OMKARA - Hindi movie

#1 Aug 8th, 2006, 17:57
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I saw Omkara last Saturday and enjoyed it. It is a good adaptation of the bard's Othello to rural UP setup. Vishal Bhardwaj has extracted fine performances from all his actors. Saif Ali Khan as Iago was outstanding, and Konkona Sen is a wonderfully talented actor -hope she gets more opportunities to showcase her extraordinary talent. Some people may find the language objectionable! All in all a good movie.
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I am looking forward to seeing the movie. I liked Maqbool a lot ( again from Vishal Bharadwaj, and based on Macbeth ). I hope i like this too.
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Pathetic Movie ! they speak typical hindi with most abusive words one could think of. I took my time out and It was during the interval that I realized that the movie was rated "A". Felt ashamed the whole time.
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I'll join the crowd of those that liked it. It has fantastic scenery and cinematography, and really good music -- the 'beedi' song was the first time I was struck by how sexy Bollywood song and dance numbers can be, mostly because it was so raw (no formation dancing -- although I do love a good traditional synchronised dancing number!).

I'm not fluent in Hindi so can only base my comments on the subtitles, but I found the more 'adult' humour a refreshing change from standard fare, and very much in tune with the gritty atmoshphere they were trying to give the film as a whole.
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Originally Posted by Cantillon I found the more 'adult' humour a refreshing change from standard fare, and very much in tune with the gritty atmoshphere they were trying to give the film as a whole.
I agree with you - though i havent seen the film yet. You cant have characters from UP badlands conversing like upper middle class bombay folks...

Vishal Bharadwaj is a talented director, so i am sure i wont be disappointed.

I will take him over Karan Johar any day!
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Maybe I should drag hubby to the cinema hall soon. Ages since I saw a movie. But all the multiplexes in Gurgaon get so crowded during the weekend that we chicken out eventually.
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I expected Omkara to be good, and it was. It really was refreshing. It is one of the most "adult" Hindi films that I have seen but with song & dance scenes, and the song & dance scenes were also different from the average "all-together-now" Bollywood dance scenes. I also really enjoyed seeing Saif Ali Khan as a "bad man", not as a "cute boy". Sorry Aamir Khan.... Now I want to see Maqbool! (Mmm, and yes, I'm in Finland, and that's why it takes a while for me to see the "latest" films...)

Oh, and Bipasha Basu definitely inspired me to return to dance classes...
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i liked saif ali in that movie aswell...overall movie was alri8..
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I saw Omkara a couple of months ago as part of the South Asia Film Festival in San Francisco. I thought it was very good. It was an excellent transposition of the Othello story to contemporary India, but it also had a timeless qualtiy -- except for the vehicles and the cell phones, the story might well have been set in the middle ages! I admit that my familiarity with Bollywood is not huge, but I had only seen Saif Ali Khan in "cute boy" roles before, and he was very impressive as the villain in Omkara - almost unrecognizable! The acting in general was good, and the cinematograpy was fantastic.
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Forgot to add an update to this thread - Yes, i did see the film too, and liked it a lot.

The same director is coming back with a new movie called "Blue Umbrella". Looking forward to watching it..
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Also watched Omkara last weekend!

I liked it though it was disturbing at times, but only faintly remember Othello. My favourite was also Saif Ali Khan as the bad guy. He's played the variation of a bad guy a few times, like in the English language movie 'Being Cyrus'. I enjoyed this one too, it was different.
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I've seen Omkara some time ago too - it was very-very good - love Saif Ali as Langda too!!!! He played some negative roles - as in Ek Haseena Thi - another good perfomance - but in Omkara he's really excellent!!!! And love Ajay perfomance - though it's not an outstanding role for him - he has a lot of the same ones.
The soundtrack of the movie still one of my favorite, and I like the way how the music works in the movie - and the colours of music the same as the colours they used in film.

And about Maqbool - another very good movie, and great perfomances from Tabu and Irrfan Khan - a bit too dark and not very optimistic, but makes you to think. By the way - it's Shakespair's adaptation too - "Macbet" :-)
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You may also like to watch Sarkar, Gangajal too

Few of my favs are

Pushpak - (Kamal Hassan) - Amazing movie with no dialogs
Sadma - (Kamal Hassan) - One more classic
Gol Maal - (Amol Palekar) - Classic comedy
Koshish - (Sajeev Kumar, Jaya bhadhuri) - Both actors cant speak
Black - - (Amitabh Bachchan, Rani) - No words for this

anyone has their fav movies to share ?
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yeah

i`ve seen thousands of movies till now ,from B movies{not many} to masterpieces ,also i adore Bollywood but i didn`t like Omkara.Good cast but just couldn`t follow it.Don`t know why .Tiring

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