Movies – Dec 2018
CLASSIC REEL: REAR WINDOW
Another Alfred Hitchcock mystery thriller to find a place in all-time classic films, Rear Window is based on the short story, It Had To be Murder written by Cornell Woolritch. The film is acclaimed by many critics to be Hitchcock’s best creation and received four Oscar nominations. A treatise on the power of observation, Hitchcock unveils the story from the point of view of photographer Jeff who is confined to his wheelchair recuperating after an accident, and watches the neighbourhood shenanigans and eventually, a murder, from his rear window.
Year of release: 1954
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly
On The Basis of Sex
The movie tells the true story of lawyer Ruth Mary Ginsburg, who teams up with her husband, to fight gender discrimination in the US Court of Appeals.
Based on the life of mathematics whiz and guru Anand Kumar, the film takes you through his journey to build Super 30. The educational programme aimed at getting the underprivileged into IITs.
Another real-life-inspired epic drama to look forward to, Manikarnika is the story of the brave Jhansi Ki Rani. Dressed as a man, the 22-year-old queen fought the British, refusing to cede her kingdom to them.