I’m going to do something a bit different for this question. I’m not going to mention a kdrama, jdrama, or a cdrama. Nor am I going to mention a movie from China, Korea and Japan.
Instead, I’m going to go with a Bollywood movie. Wait, wait! I know what you might be thinking and trust me I understand. I’m not the biggest fan of Bollywood. I’ve seen a few movies here and there, but the over abundance of dancing tends to ruin the flow of the story for me.
I remember this one time I saw my mom watching a more serious Bollywood movie, so I sat down to watch it with her. As I watched it, I started to notice that the movie looked familiar. Really familiar. That’s when it hit me, it was the Bollywood version of Collateral. I quite like the original movie, even with all of its plot holes. So I watched the movie and it was censored since it was on TV. One moment someone was alive, the next they were dead. That didn’t bother me so much. What bothered me was that this was a serious movie and it still had numerous dance numbers sprinkled through it.
…I got so annoyed that I didn’t watch many Bollywood films after that.
But then I saw my mom watching another serious movie. This time it was Amitabh Bachchan’s Nishabd, which is the movie I’m choosing for this day.
The movie is about Amitabh Bachchan’s character falling in love with his daughter’s friend, played by the late Jiah Khan. Things happen…I’m not really sure what since I never finished the movie, but I really enjoyed the way it was shot. Unlike most Bollywood movies that I’ve watched that is usually filled with colour and life. Nishabd is shot in almost a lonely manner, which makes sense since it’s a movie about an older man in a midlife crisis and is willing to destroy his life for a younger free spirited woman. Lots of blues hues and instead of straight shots, we got longs of angles here and there. It’s a really beautiful film to look at, even if the story isn’t all that amazing.