DVD Weekend Playlist

 yllw.jpg* Yellow – Starring Roselyn Sanchez, Bill Duke, D.B. Sweeney. Plot Outline – Amaryllis Campos is young and beautiful, a classically trained dancer delivering pizzas in Puerto Rico, living with her parents and her drug-selling chump of a boyfriend, her dream deferred. When family tragedy and betrayal hit in the same week, she goes to New York with help from an unlikely friend in search of making her dreams come true.

I’ve always been a fan of Dance movies, and was little disappointed because I was expecting to see a whole lot more dance. This story though a little predictable has heart in it, and Roselyn Sanchez is not only gorgeous ,but she shows us what a great actress she can be especially in this one. Oh and I can only imagine how hard she must have worked to get into that perfect dancer’s physique.

partition.jpg* Partition – Starring Jimi Mistri, Kristin Kreuk, John Light, Neve Cambell, Irfan Khan. Plot outline -Gian Singh & Avtar Singh are officers with the Indian Army serving under the command of Andrew Stilwell, who lives with his sister, Margaret, in Delhi. During 1941 the trio are dispatched to active duty in Burma where Andrew is killed. Both Gian and Avtar return to their village in Sarsa, Punjab, where Gian lives with his widowed mom, Shanti.

During 1947, after 350 years of occupying India, the British decide to leave, but not before separating Islamic Pakistan and secular India. Millions of Muslims crossed from India to Pakistan, while an equal number of Hindus, Sikhs, and Christians crossed over from the other side.

When I first came across the DVD and saw that the lovely Kristin Kreuk (Lana Lang of Smallville) was playing the lead, I was tempted to buy it.

But then as I read the description….this is what it said, “Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38-year-old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon in turmoil when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17-year-old girl, traumatized by the events that separated her from her family. Slowly, resisting all the taboos, Gian finds himself falling in love with the vulnerable Naseem and she shyly responds. In a moving and epic story, woven into a rich and exotic tapestry, they battle the forces that haunt their innocent love, fighting the odds to survive in a world surrounded by hate.”

Well I was a little put off because it sounded more like another ‘Lolita‘ Movie. But a few months passed and once again I came across the title, so I decided to rent it to see what it was all about. I must say that the cast did an excellent job even though some of them are not of the correct ethnicity. The cinematography was magnificent, however there were a few scenes which are far fetched considering the conservativeness of that era. Overall it is still a very good movie and a must watch!

2 Responses

  1. Hey there

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  2. Just a little hobby of mine mate….nothing to shout about, but thank you 😉

    And I have checked out your website but the currency exchange would break my bank *chuckles*


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