Sheer Melody

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Yuck again...

Heard on the Bollywood grapevine: SLB (Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the uninitiated), is planning to make his own version of the Ray classic, Charulata. Coming on the heels of a strikingly pseudo-intellectual and supposedly profound comment which goes on the lines of "Even in Pather Panchali, the realism is only an illusion...", it makes me wonder at the pretentiousness of the Bollywood crop.

At one point of time, I used to wish that this guy would go and make a movie which would make me change my mind about him. Khamoshi was a "watchable" movie, period. Ever since that, he has never failed to impress me with the way he manages to make a mess of every single movie he touches. With Saawariya, he has laid an egg, and although there will be starry-eyed lovers who will fall for the blue (again???) sets, and histrionics more suited to a middle-school adaptation of White Nights, there's nothing much going for this guy now.

Sincere advice: Leave the classics alone. That includes both Pather Panchali and Charulata. And even if you are dying to make a comment on them, at least make an educated one...

1 Responses to “Yuck again...”

  1. # Blogger Manoj

    Hey Sheer Melody,
    out of this context...I loved the chords you gave for " ashq bhi muskuraye" from Bas Ek Pal on indianguitar tabs.
    I love this song and I love to play it on the guitar.
    Can u tell me how to play the lead guitar track from that song. I just cant figure it out.
    manoj1mazumder@yahoo.co.in
    Cheers  

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