Movies – May 2019
CLASSIC REEL: GOLMAAL
At the time of its release, Golmaal stood in stark contrast to the rest of the films that flooded theatres, which almost always followed the trope of the ‘angry Bollywood hero.’ The film is an absolute comic relief, relying on ample amounts of slapstick comedy. The story revolves around the central character Ram (played by Amol Palekar), a hard-working accountant who is employed by Bhavani Shankar (played by Utpal Dutt), a stickler for sanskaari values who despises men who love sports. Despite being a sports fan, Ram pretends otherwise in order to land the job. When Bhavani spots Ram at a hockey game, Ram lies that it was his twin, Lucky. Golmaal delves into the life of a typical middle class family in the 70s and comically presents the values they held so dearly back then.
Year of release: 1979
Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Starring Amol Palekar, Utpal Dutt, Bindiya Goswami
Spiderman: Far From Home
Everyone would agree with the favourite Spiderman so far is Tom Holland. The world’s most popular superhero will be back, to stop the evil and evasive Mysterio from creating mayhem across the entire continent.
This vibrant rom-com is a hilarious take on the practice of ‘pakaruah shaadi’ or groom kidnapping which is commonplace in Bihar. The title literally translates to ‘forced couple.’
Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood
Leonardo di Caprio,
This film will be Tarantino’s first movie not associated with The Weinstein Company, after sexual allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The plot is centred around a television actor and stunt-double duo played by Leonardo Di Caprio and Brad Pitt.