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Filmy Series- Part 1

Updated: Sep 8, 2021

Why do films matter?

For some people, that would be like asking: why does food matter? There is simply a need that has to be fulfilled – a need to experience meaningful, life enriching stories unfolding on the screen.

Because we all need to believe in movies, sometimes.

From “Kuttey main tera khoon pi jaunga”, “Pushpa, I hate tears” and “Mere paas maa hai” to when heroes impressed their lady love with dialogues, “I love you kkk… Kiran”, “Bade bade shehron mein aisi chhoti chhoti baatein hoti rehti hain.” to now “Main apni favourite hoon”, “Goli nahi marenge, kehke lenge uski” and “Mari chhoriyan chhoron se kam hai key” Bollywood has come a long long way. The changing patterns in movies are basically a result of the changing mindsets of the audience as well the bid to attract international audience who have different perspective than the ones for whom movies were made in the 70-80s.

But, that’s a different discussion altogether. For now, we have a few good movies which had a few good scenes which helped a few good posers of our society to recreate a few good movie posters.

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Rock On

By: Ghazal Abdullah


Rock On! it’s youthful yet elegant. It’s contemporary yet identifiable with, by anyone who’s had a tiff with a close one. But at the core it’s a very simple story told with compassion and sophistication. Apparently, Farhan Akhtar was so pissed off of not being able to act in his debut directorial, Dil Chahta Hai that seven years later after, Farhan Akhtar relived parts of Dil Chahta Hai with a film that continued its legacy, while still standing firmly on its own two feet.

The movie revolves around the tremendous power of friendship and the pressures and tension that comes along with it. The story revolves around four friends forming a collegiate rock band called MAGIK with Aditya (Farhan Akhtar) the lead vocalist and lyricist, Joe (Arjun Rampal) the guitarist, KD (Purab Kohli) on the drums and Rob (Luke Kenny) on the keyboard, out to cut out an album. Somethings go awry and the friends who shared the same passion drift away, each leading their own life. A decade later, some circumstances bring these four friends together and Magik is in action again to give the most memorable performance ever.

It’s about desiring something and breaking all the rules to get there. To always follow your dreams and your heart.

All and All, the movie is really Rock On!

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How you doin’, peeps? Wondering why we had this long gap, well… WE WERE ON A BREAK.

Had a bad day?

Depressed?

Watch F.R.I.E.N.D.S. It will tickle all the funny bones in your body.

It is a versatile show which deals with friendship, relationships, commitments, also food(in Joey’s case) etc. And sarcasm…it is one lethal weapon in the show.

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Friends

By: Ghazal Abdullah


If there is a generation today who haven’t seen at least one of the ‘Friends’ episodes then something is sincerely wrong. This sitcom is a classic! All ten seasons are appreciated by millions and are still watched repeatedly. It doesn’t matter that the show ran from 1994-2004, the humour it had is timeless.

Suffice it to say that Friends is a classic comic treatment of what we call as the “post-college adolescent phase” of life, which is roughly the ten years immediately following college graduation as you strike out on your own and try to find your place in life. It is the time in life when you are likely to have the best health, the most freedom, the most disposable income if not necessarily the most total income, and the most fun if you are fortunate enough to have people to share it all with. This phase ends when you “settle down” both career-wise and family-wise.

It follows the life of six young people living in New York City from 1994 to 2004. Watch ‘Friends’ to hear stories of Ugly Naked Guy, to meet Mr Heckles from downstairs, to see Central Perk, to witness flashbacks into the character’s past lives, and to clap every time during ‘I’ll Be There For You’. Also, do remember one point, Joey doesn’t share food.

P.S. :- “You have to stop the Q-tip when there is resistance”.

Almost Famous looks back at the world of rock ’n’ roll as it existed in the early 1970s. Almost Famous is still not much different than the typical Hollywood feature. This does not prevent the film from being a good effort but it is hardly so close to reality as people try to describe it. Despite its faults, Almost Famous is an interesting and entertaining picture to watch. Just do not expect that this is the definitive movie about the rock industry or about journalism. It’s a movie after all thus it’s a bit disconnected from reality. Almost Famous is Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical story of an aspiring rock journalist who goes on tour with a band in the 1970’s. Almost Famous will be hard to top for its sheer exuberance and high feel-good quotient. The film’s ecstatic atmosphere is only briefly interrupted by the sense of longing that is associated with first love and the pain that accompanies the inevitable separation between a child and a parent. Almost Famous is an unqualified success.

The name’s Bond…James Bond.

James Bond, designated Agent 007 (always articulated as “double-oh-seven”) in the British Secret Intelligence Service, or MI6, was the creation of British novelist Ian Fleming, who introduced the character in his 1953 thriller Casino Royale. Bond was portrayed by several screen actors, including Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan. Bond remained effectively ageless throughout those decades. However, as Daniel Craig took up the role with a new adaptation of Casino Royale (2006), the character’s history was formally restarted, establishing him definitively as a post-Cold War hero born in 1968.

Taking James Bond down a peg has always offered a sort of thrill. It’s different but no less effective than, say, a dangerous chase on skis down a mountain or a run through the jungle. These moments, which have come and gone to varying levels of permanence in the franchise’s history, are of note because they suspend the idea, if ever so briefly, that James Bond is an invincible superhero.

Stay tuned for the Part 2 of the Filmy Series as we recreate some more (almost) famous posters!

Article by: Sparsh Chandra

Pictures by: Nixon Rathor, Saurabh Arora and Ghazal Abdullah

Editing by: Nixon Rathor

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