Tuesday, January 17, 2006

My choice

Frantic work schedule, and couple of busy weekends have sort of numbed my wits. Even as I write this post, I suffer from two acute conditions – verbal diarrhea and intellectual constipation. These two aren’t exactly medical conditions, but again not very different from those.

Now exactly what have I been busy with? On terribly hard-working weekdays, I was kept busy with what is called the sole motivator, the only force which gets most of us moving.. yes that major factor is called deadlines. And on weekends, particularly last weekend, I was busy simply watching movies … by tons. Loads of them (see the sidebar on the right-side of the blog). Then I saw this terrific movie, The Shawshank Redemption. For those who have seen the movie, I need not delve into why and how good a movie is this, and for those who haven’t seen it, read this viewer comment on imdb.

After one sees this movie, one cannot stop thinking about it for a long while. It set me thinking too. One not-so-overwhelming thought was that this is definitely the best movie I have ever seen. Then continuing on the same chain of thoughts, it occurred to me that I should make a list of my favourite motion pictures. This post is a result of that very chain of thoughts. Before I mention the list, lemme clarify the term favourite motion picture. I don’t say that these are the best movies ever made, but these are my favourites, because they have touched me (in metaphorical sense of the word) at some level. Maybe because of the inherent story strength, acting, cinematography, or just presentation.

Anyway, here goes the list:

Hollywood movies:
The Shawshank Redemption
The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Saving Private Ryan
Schindler's List
Big
The Mummy
True Lies
Cliffhanger
Forrest Gump
Monsters Inc
Wall Street
Good Fellas
The Usual Suspects

Foreign movies:
Run Lola Run
City of God
Amelie

Apna Bollywood:
Andaz Apna Apna
Prahar
Sholay
Dil Chahta Hai
Lagaan
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
Deewana Mastana
Muskurahat
Shaan
Khaaki
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

There may be many movies that deserve to be here, but I might have left them out. Just leave a comment if you think any of your favourite movie will make me change this list. This blogger shall be grateful to you for eternity if it turns out to be a list-changing movie :)

3 comments:

Zakeer said...

I think you should watch One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).

Sanjay said...

Thanks Zak miyan.... allthough I must admit I'm not a big fan of oldies (as apparent from my list), but will surely watch your recommendation :-)

Anonymous said...

Please watch CRASH too..ravi danda