Just back from a movie date with Hubby. He booked a cab for me to the mall while he came straight from the office this noon. As we greeted each other
Me: So, what movie have you booked? (thinking it’s going to be another Hollywood movie in the action/horror/thriller/ drama genre)
Me: Heh? How come?
Him: You wanted to watch a Hindi movie with me na!
Me: Ya, but that was Simbaa, and it was only to watch Ranveer and Sara on the big screen. (Now, it’s all making sense. Any movie with men in uniform draws my hubby like a bee to the honeypot.)
Him: We will go for that tomorrow.
Me: Let’s cancel Simbaa and go for M.Night Shyamalan’s latest.
Him: Which one?
Him: Done. Tonight?
Me: No, Tomorrow! ( As much as I love movies, cannot sit through two movies in one day. Though, my hubby surely can!)
It’s a Hollywood-Bollywood role-reversal for us, as a couple, for the first time ever!
So, how was #URI? I wouldn’t go to watch the movie on my own, having more than my fill of Hollywood war movies.
But, I was glad that my husband booked it and I had to tag along. The movie is a patriotic film in the action thriller genre. It is a well-made movie, and you should definitely watch it. Acting is fantastic. Midway,
Him: Hey! There’s Sandra Bullock!
Me: Shut up!
So, that was Kirti Kulhari..lol.
Me: Hey! That’s Prabhu Deva!
So, that was Vicky Kaushal!
As I was saying, the movie is engaging. I teared up at the funeral scene and gasped with my heart literally going to topple down from the tip of my tongue any moment at the gory scenes.
The movie is a beautiful tribute, a love song to the Indian Army soldiers.
As much as I loved #URI, I couldn’t help not shushing the voices of the cynic inside me. It’s the timing and deluge of propagandist movies (not just in Hindi but other regional languages) that are raising my antennae.
I guess all’s fair in love and war/elections battle.
So, URI is doing phenomenally well at the box-office in its 4th straight week now. In fact, it is the first and only hit of 2019 so far. Even new releases such as Manikarnika and Ek Ladki Ko Dekha is falling like a house of cards in just its second and first week respectively.
“How’s the Josh? High, Sir!” couldn’t ring more prophetically true than in URI’s case.