Starring: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller
I never thought I would be writing a film review of an English movie, and that too of one which has earned high acclaim from all quarters--awards, accolades et al. I haven't watched too many Hollywood flicks, so anyone reading this blog please note this disclaimer sentence :). After watching Descendants, I wanted to write about it, talk about it and go for a second viewing. I guess thats what great movies do to us. They leave an impact on our minds with their sheer simplicity. And like going back to a crazy, uncanny lover who is irritable and loving at the same time, these movies and their magic grow on us. We never get enough of them. Some of my all time favorites are Serendipity, As Good As It Gets, The Sound of Music, A Walk to Remember, and Before Sunrise.
The Descendants hit the theatres in India around the same time that Agneepath did. I was sure of writing a review on Agneepath as it was a Hrithik movie. That was before I watched the movie. In the last couple of years, I've enjoyed watching Hrithik Roshan movies and writing about them. But Agneepath didn't allow me a hattrick on Hritthik reviews :(. It was a royal let down. After Guzaarish and ZNMD, Hrithik looked such a misfit in Agneepath as Vijay Dinanath Chauhan that I wanted to leave the theatre before the interval! The only good reason...rather evil reason why one can sit through Agneepath is Sanjay Dutt alias Kancha. His dreadful guise and deadly acting will freak you out for sure!
I would recommend this movie to one and all.