Friday, September 30, 2005

Dancing to an unheard tune

It's not often that one comes across such poetry in visual medium, let alone in Bollywood.
Naach, like Kopos says, is indeed mind blowing.

I browsed a few reviews of the movie and man, do we have some hopeless gits or what?
One dude felt Antara Mali's 'body show' was good. Body show? Did anybody look beyond the cleavage? The dances were sensuous and NOT sensual and dammit there is a difference between the two! Another felt all the monkey dances were useless and that it was a stupid love story with 'no story'.

Why are we such a bad audience?

Here is this director who decides to break away from the "good & normal" that is rubbish and makes something different...a wonderful movie in appreciation of the Ayn Rand school of thought and we cry FOUL coz we don't see enough pelvic gyrations and a woman is not supposed to be so strong and stubborn. Bah!

For anyone who felt Reva's dances made no sense, please, please for dance's sake look beyond Antara's wasn't so much as a dance as much as it was love making. It wasn't meant to titillate but rather to pull you deep into her soul, talk of strength and freedom.
And Abhishek? Sigh! He lived as Abhinav. His eyes - My Gosh! Especially in the scene where he first watches Reva dance his eyes spoke volumes. In the 'Ishk ka Tadka' song, both of them seem to speak to each other just through their eyes.

Yes, the movie is slow but this ain't a thriller so what's your hurry? 'Bandhne Lagi' is an awesome number...a lilting song caressing your senses. When Antara Mali dances she is the rain, the wind, the pain a broken heart feels, the raw passion in Abhi's eyes, the madness and the freedom you want to breathe...she is all this and more and that is why Naach is poetry.

P.S: If you want a decent review, check this out.


Anonymous F e r r a r i said...

Antara mali in naach looks like b rehabilitating ostrich trying tm mate :p

11:53 AM  
Blogger Kumari said...

@Ferrari: Ipdi oru imaginationa? Nalla velai neenga ennoda College dance program parkala :D

4:20 PM  
Blogger Swathi said...

first 'Bridges of Madison...' and now 'Naach' I seem to like u better and better :))
when the clock struck 12 on the day of my b'day last year,
I was watching this movie and a few days after that I was known to
crush anyone who were waxing eloquent of wat a stupid movie it is.
common on one hand u crib there r no quality movies and on the other
when beautiful movies r made u dun appreciate them ...hindustani junta r too much

3:24 AM  
Blogger KoPoS said...

hey! i got a mention in the lil girl's blogs. yippeee :))

I got to do a rewatch of the movie recently and in the song, it was just shocking to see antara doing a rhythmic dance with the muscles in her legs & calf. thats perfection!

'Rakht ka gubbara' awesome lyrics...

i wouldnt at all find a mistake with the indian junta; nacch came amidst the then phase 'bare-dare' movies and its promos were not much different.

5:16 AM  
Blogger aakanksha said...

Have been visiting you

12:20 PM  
Blogger aakanksha said...

Have been visiting your blog for quite some time seem to like your posts more and more:-) especially the one on Naach... I loved the experiment done with dance(Me being a dancer...loved the passion and movements of antara) spoke my mind....a visual poetry:)

12:22 PM  
Blogger Kumari said...

@Swathi: Glad am climbing higer up the ladder of approval :D

@Kopos:I didn't watch it that minutely...was always lost in the flow of her hands :p And the pleasure is mine :)

@aakanksha : I don't dance much but i do love to dance. Makes sense? :p Nice to know you like my posts :)

4:00 PM  

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