Saturday, November 05, 2011
#231: Johnny Gaddar
A classic of our times. And timeless.
The best crime thriller in Bollywood since it's inception. And before.
A film for a connoisseur. And atheists.
A writer can't possibly conjure a better set of eight characters. And a storyline.
Sriram Raghavan, the genius wrote and directed. And nailed it.
Dharmendra has a cameo to die for. And so does Vinay Pathak. And Zakir Hussain.
Even an actor like Neil Nitin fits the part. And Rimi Sen.
A peach of a DOP in C.K. Muraleedharan. And 'peach-er' editing by Pooja Ladha Surti.
Loads of trivia for aficionados. And joyful references to movies past.
Inspired from a the French thrillers of the mid-50s. And yet bloody orginal !
I want to do enough good in my lifetime to able to see this movie when I am breathing my last.
P.S. 1: Why is it still not a 10 on 10 you must be wondering. It merits a discussion sometime for which I would be happy to host. Johnny G deserves it. And commands it.
P.S. 2: I sat down to write a review but it reads like an ode. And I am happy about it.