Mother India Reviews
a technicolor spectacular
This is one of the better paced Hindi films I've seen --- I actually wish the last half hour of the film could have been extended and thought it felt a bit rushed. One really feels the raw emotion coming from characters and the script while managing to forgo the melodrama that carries (or plagues, depending on who you ask) most Bollywood epics. And the climax? 'Mother India's ending simply has to be seen to be believed.
You've never seen an epic, melodrama, musical until you've seen THIS!!!
A classic of Bollywood, this movie is crazy! Ungodly long, you feel it and it literally goes from good to bad to worse to even worse! The husband looses his hands, then commits suicide, then the flood, then "Mom, the baby isn't breathing" and so on, and so forth! IT JUST KEEPS GOING AND EVEN WHEN IT LOOKS GOOD... IT ISN'T!!!!!
OMG! Hollywood has nothing on this movie when it comes to melodrama! OMG! SO MUCH DRAMA!!!!!
It looked good and the songs were catchy, just wished they had had subtitles but you kind of got the gist of the songs! And it was really, really well acted. Hee hee hee, the kid with Sachin's mannerisms, he was annoying!
Wait... this was only 2 1/2 hours? It felt much LONGER!!!
Yeah... not much criticism here!
Nargis is fantastic in the lead role, filling the role with a dignity, strength and respect that is often missing in Hollywood films. The surrounding players don't carry the same weight that she does, but are none the less respectable.
It's an epic and it more than lives up to the billing. Gorgeous colour that is used to its best advantage, creating striking compositions, highlighting in particular the wonderful costumes.
While I find the end a little too over the top for me as well as the adult Birji, but that's more personal preference than a criticism of the film.
its at a time and place, no fancy tricks, no fancy story, just a story. And a great one at that.
a aa e ee i ii o oo u uu
Anyone going to India should watch this movie