Tuesday, May 1, 2007

never judge a book (movie) by its cover (title). never.

i am just back after watching Ta Ra Rum Pum (it was a night show). me, my didi and my cousins went to watch any movie (we just wanted to watch a movie), and at the cinema, we were told that Ta Ra Rum Pum is about to start in 15 minutes. "yuk!", i said, for i did not like the name at all. i declared hastily that this movie is going to be unadulterated horse crap because its makers gave it such a cheap and inelegant name.

the story behind this feeling- my personal belief has been that when a single man makes an effort, then the output reflects that single man's character (quite naturally). and if this effort turns out to be good, then it has this goodness everywhere in it. 2 nicely fitting examples of this are the 2 wonderful programs- irfanview and editpad. both of them are great in all aspects of them- from installer to the program itself to speed to the text used in interface to stability and so on. i have always held this belief that something good, and done by a single man, shall be good in everything.

another example? james cameron's 2 wonderful movies- 'The Terminator', and '
Terminator 2: Judgment Day'- these movies are great in every aspect- from their names to special effects to storyline etc.

and hence i felt that a producer/director allowing a name as inelegant as Ta Ra Rum Pum (especially because it does not match the story of this movie- this is not a comedy movie) would not have made a good movie. i was sad that i shall be stranded in this hall for the next 3 hours, with a movie thats going to smell like horse crap.

and how did it turn out? awesome.
i enjoyed watching the movie. there were over 10 moments when i wanted to stand up, jump and clap loudly (i frequently do so while watching movies on my laptop in my hostel room). there were many emotional and touching moments, and many inspiring and motivating moments too. many scenes depicted real life, and many of them made one realise the importance of money. i could feel my increased heartbeat and some type of currents/waves flowing in my chest at the racing track scenes. i loved the theme music of this movie- ta ra ra ra rum, ta ra rum pum [especially its instrumental version which plays many times during movie].

and what was my first comment about the movie to my cousins when we came out of the hall? "naam bekar tha, par movie bahut achi thi:-)" (name was bad, but movie was very good:-)).

and i also realised, for the first time, the rightness of age-old adage- never judge a book by its cover. really never.

and finally, i am convinced that this movie is meant only for a cinema hall. watching it on a tv will be plain ruining the movie. it is meant for a cinema hall only. those who do not like it [or like it less] after watching it on a tv set have ruined the true effect this movie could have cast.

update- 2-5-07
i realised that i had forgot to write some qualms i had with the movie. it may have been because i was feeling quite good yesterday night when i was just back from cinema, and so poured only the goodness above. a few things i disliked about the movie were the occasional over-acting done by rani mukherjee, some [again] cheap and inelegant comedy scenes [personally i dislike any stupid comedy- i think 'hera pheri' is an example of a high quality comedy], and finally, some [only some] unnecessary and stupid scenes [i especially disliked the many non-serious actions during many serious situations]. i consider them as pimples on the face of this movie. overall, though the experience was great.

version 2

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