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When Rajkumar Hirani first released ï¿ 1/2 1/2~3 Idiotsï¿ 1/2 1/2(TM), it was the top grossing film in India. Now almost ten years after its release, the film is still grossing high, being popular movie amongst generations in India and even around the globe. Although the film might be placed in the comedy genre, it is so much more, as in a span of three hours the audience experience everything from sadness and fear, to laughter and joy. The story revolves around three young engineering students, each of which have captivated the hearts of the audience in different ways, however, the protagonists Rancho, who was played my Amir Khan, not only teaches his friends, an important life lesson, but also us, his audience. Hirani uses Ranchoï¿ 1/2 1/2(TM)s character as a tool for criticism of the Indian education system and more importantly, the culture where Indian parents put very high expectations and stress on their children. Ranchoï¿ 1/2 1/2(TM)s values differ from his friends Farhan and Raju and the rest of the school, as he cares about learning rather than earning good grades, something that top educators donï¿ 1/2 1/2(TM)t agree with him on. The overall life lesson of the film that Rancho keeps reiterating throughout the movie is to make your passion, your lifeï¿ 1/2 1/2(TM)s purpose, he challenges the pre-exciting beliefs that are set by the Bollywood rules, which is refreshing to see and experience. I would recommend this film to someone who has never seen Bollywood films before as it would it is lighthearted and very entertaining. Movies like Brahman Naman (2016) and PK (2014) are equally as entertaining and contain elements of romance, friendship and societal expectations.
27 Dresses is a romantic comedy that was first released on January 10, 2008 in Australia before it reached American theaters on January 18. Katherine Heigl stars as Jane Nichols and Anne Fletcher directs this quirky comedy in which Jane is a hard-working wedding planner that is altruistically always a bridesmaid, and never a bride. This movie is comparable to The Devil Wears Prada, a movie with a similar relatable main character whom the audience watches fumbling through love and trying to balance it with her career.
27 Dresses has a sub-genre of feminism in that Jane is seen sacrificing her own desires for her sister (Malin Akerman) who steals the man Jane is in love with. As mentioned earlier, Jane is a hard-working woman who puts her job and family first while not swooning to the beautiful man who is actively pursuing her. The script is teeming with witty comebacks and the awkward yet relatable moments classic to any romantic comedy. It is relatable to most women who feel that they are consistently expected to put other's needs before their own while also attempting to be successful in the workplace. The cinematography was conducted by Peter James who has worked on many similar movies which are similar genres. With the interactions between the actors being the main focus and not the art of the film itself, Peter James does well to use primarily wide shots and simple filming to convey a positive mood to the film.
With an initial rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 41%, the movie tends to polarize viewers. Although the script, cinematography, and soundtrack, all follow the basic romantic comedy formula and do not break any rules, the performance of actors and provocative scenes make the movie a favorite for many viewers. What sets 27 Dresses apart from other romantic comedies are the memorable scenes that most women and girls would dream of having with their prospective other. The initial tension and disagreements between Jane and Kevin and the moments that bring them together are alluring, hilarious and idealistically relatable. I would highly recommend this movie if you are a girl looking for an easy watch with attractive actors and heartwarming moments.