Frightening Levels of Trivia, Shit And Minutiae
what, you don't like him?
btw, this is a great site...http://www.bbc.co.uk/hindi/I wonder if there is a more magnanimous corporation in the world than BBC.
Alok, on the contrary...i love the "old" Dev. He was a class act. But I can't say the same about his foray into direction :)) (BBC Hindi site is just great....everytime I remember their wonderful Hindi and Urdu newsreaders on the World Service programmes, I go read it.)
Remember what I said. The website is going to wear a turtleneck, bob up and down and be partial to nubile starlets. Sigh.
The way I see it, either Dev Anand is in the phase where Kurosawa was when he made Dodesukaden and Dersu Uzala, right before he made his masterpiece films Kagemusha and Ran, or he's forgotten to give us a masterpiece and launched straight into senility. i.e. Kurosawa's last 3 films. Not that Dev could ever compare to the best goddamn director that ever lived.
Anangbhai, your tongue shows through your cheek, but Kurosawa's last three films included the excellent Madadayo. That film has aged like fine wine and can easily hold its own. Dev Anand had such good taste in his choice of scripts, music etc up until the mid-1960s. How could he go so wrong in a matter of a decade? :)
Yeah, I probably should have excluded madadayo. Haven't seen it, but people do say its good.
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