Movies I watched recently!

26 Dec

It has been already about a month since I subscribed to the BigFlix Online Movie Rental service. The experience has been quite good i.e I did not have any problem with scratched DVDs or delayed delivery. The BigFlix guy is at my door every day at almost the same time.

I have stopped watching HBO or Star Movies almost entirely as I always have a DVD to finish so that I can get a new one the next day. 🙂

List of movies I have watched :


Hindi

Sardar (1993)

Sardar

Genre: Biography; Director: Ketan Mehta
Plot: Sardar is a 1993 Indian biopic on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of India’s greatest freedom fighters, directed by Ketan Mehta and written by noted playwright Vijay Tendulkar.
Cast: Paresh Rawal, Annu Kapoor, Benjamin Gilani, Sri Vallabh Vyas

Shatranj Ke Khiladi
Genre: History; Director: Satyajit Ray
Plot: Shatranj ke khiladi (“The Chess Players”) is a Hindi short-story written by Munshi Premchand. The story depicts decadent royalty of Central North India. It is set around the life of the last independently ruling Nawab ruler Wajid Ali Shah and concludes with the British annexation of the Nawab’s kingdom of Awadh in 1856.
Cast: Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Shabana Azmi, Farida Jalal, Amjad Khan

Bengali

Shob Charitro Kalponik (2009)
Genre: Drama; Director: Rituparno Ghosh
Plot: Indraneel’s sudden death averts a possible divorce, and takes Radhika on a fantastic inward journey.
Cast: Bipasha Basu, Prasenjit Chatterjee, Jishu Sengupta, Paoli Dam

Kalpurush (2005)
Genre: Drama; Director: Buddhadev Dasgupta
Plot: A man struggles with his memories of his powerful father.
Cast: Mithun Chakravarty, Rahul Bose, Sameera Reddy,

English

The Game (1997)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller; Director: David Fincher
Plot: Wealthy financier Nicholas Van Orton gets a strange birthday present from wayward brother Conrad: a live-action game that consumes his life.
Cast: Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger,Anna Katarina

The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Adventure; Director: Justin Zackham
Plot: Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

Babel (2006)
Genre: Drama; Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Plot: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

Michael Clayton (2007)
Genre: Crime/ Drama; Director: Tony Gilroy
Plot: A law firm brings in its “fixer” to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
Cast: George Clooney, Sydney Pollack, Tom Wilkinson, Michael O’Keefe, Tilda Swinton

Battle of The Bulge (1965)
Genre: War / Action; Director: Ken Annakin
Plot: In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp.
Cast: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews, George Montgomery

The Rainmaker (1997)
Genre: Drama/ Crime Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Plot: An idealistic young lawyer and his cynical partner take on a powerful law firm representing a corrupt insurance company.
Cast: Matt Damon, Danny deVito, Claire Danes, Jon Voight

Force 10 From Navarone (1978)
Genre: War/ Action Director: Guy Hamilton
Plot: During World War II, several oddly assorted military experts are teamed in a mission to raid and destroy a bridge vital to enemy strategy.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Franco Nero, Edward Fox

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
Genre: Adventure/ Action; Director: John Huston
Plot: Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafiristan – a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander.
Cast: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Saeed Jaffrey, Christopher Plummer

The Longest Day (1962)
Genre: War/ History; Director: Ken Annakin, Andrew Murton
Plot: The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.
Cast: Sean Connery, Richard Burton, Eddie Albert, Paul Anka, Red Burtons

North By Northwest (1959)
Genre: Action / Drama; Director:Alfred Hitchcock
Plot: A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.
Cast: Cary Grant, James Mason, Eva Marie Saint

Documentary

Days That Shook The World Vol-1

Between Gandhi & Hitler (2008)

(Plot sourced from IMDB)

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