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Schmidt
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Re: Indian Movies Thread

Post by Schmidt » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:38 am

Uri - was the 72 hoor dialogue included in the movie ?

Am scheduled to watch it on Feb 1st at my club

Couldn't get tickets at cinemas before that anyway

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Re: Indian Movies Thread

Post by Vikas » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:38 am

Schmidt wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:38 am
Uri - was the 72 hoor dialogue included in the movie ?

Am scheduled to watch it on Feb 1st at my club

Couldn't get tickets at cinemas before that anyway
It was altered to 'Bhaiyo' instead of hoor.
Only if they had kept reference to 72 :)

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Re: Indian Movies Thread

Post by Primus » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:14 pm

Saw Manikarnika yesterday with SHQ. It is a record of some sort for me to have seen two Hindi movies in a theater in one week! Looks like I'm on a roll here :-)

I liked the movie, SHQ thought it was mediocre. I've always been a big admirer of Jhansi Ki Rani. I thought Kangana did a good job, the role is somewhat of a hyperbole and therefore does require a little bit of an OTT performance. The visuals and the battle scenes were well done, the backdrops at times looked too much CGI - perhaps they could have done a somewhat better job there. To my mind nobody has been able to get the slick quality and visual power of the battle scenes in the LOTR finale - The Return of the King, but then the budget for that movie was humungous.

All in all I would give it three and a half stars out of five, but I do recommend it, especially for us Jingos.

What is interesting is the Wikipedia entry on the life of Laxmibai. The overall impression is that she was some kind of bandit queen, the word 'Jezebel' is used to describe her although attributed to a quote from an English historian. At the end of the article they do compensate by quoting Subhadra Chauhan's famous lines on her, but I came away with a bad taste.

If you read the Wiki entry on Bhagat Singh, it is even worse, the first section describes him as a cunning terrorist. And you cannot even edit that page any more.

FWIW, I stopped contributing to Wikipedia a while ago once I found out their anti-India stance.

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Re: Indian Movies Thread

Post by Chandragupta » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:59 pm

I noticed another thing in Manikarnika. They showed the Maratha slogan as 'Deen! Deen! Har Har Mahadev!' which I think was done to 'secularise' the movie because Deen Deen is akin to AoA & is a jehadi call. Did Marathas really use this deen deen har har mahadev or is it just a figment of imagination of the filmy directors?

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Re: Indian Movies Thread

Post by Primus » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:19 pm

Spoiler Alert***************

They only show that when she is walking up the Gwalior Fort. Before that it is mostly just Har Har Mahadev, and even the Pathans are seen shouting that. I am also not quite sure if Deen Deen means an islamic call to arms, usually deen refers to the faith as in 'deen dharam', a phrase often heard in Hindi movies. But perhaps they inserted that in the end to make sure the seculars were happy.

On a different note, Muslims did side with Jhansi and the Marathas in the 1857 war of independence.

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Re: Indian Movies Thread

Post by Kabir » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:37 pm

Primus wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:19 pm
Spoiler Alert***************

On a different note, Muslims did side with Jhansi and the Marathas in the 1857 war of independence.
Yeah, for the larger goal of the caliphate :)

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Re: Indian Movies Thread

Post by Shandilya » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:20 am

Primus wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:11 am
Finally managed to see Uri today with SHQ, it was sold out in our area for the weekend.

Very slick movie, well acted, well directed, great cinematography and action sequences though could have been a bit more tensely scripted. What is amazing is that even though it comes across as fiction - none of the soldiers were killed - we know it is all factual and true. That in itself is mind boggling. The movie has just the right amount of sentimentality, brought a tear to my eye many a time, SHQ admitted afterwards that she cried - she never does, so that is another amazing thing from my pov.......
Super awesome movie, best hindi movie ever. let me change that to best movie ever.

With the theater at full capacity even after 10 days of release, and the amount of crowd cheering, clapping, and sloganeering; I think Modi/Doval planned for this movie while planning the strike, how else could you churn out such marvelous effort in such short time? also the timing of release near the '19 election campaign - how's the josh!

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Re: Indian Movies Thread

Post by rsingh » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:40 pm

No "URI" in Brusselabad. Most of the viewers are Bakistani...........so distributors decided not to show URI in Belgium. We had all shitty films here. shame

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