Of Telugu movie marathons…

Ok. So I’ve fallen sick (again) and it’s the same sniff sniff and cough cough.

This is fast becoming a monthly affair:( Have to work something out to prevent it from happening again and again.

Anyways, sick time meant down time but I still was able to throw in a few hours of work and a lot more hours of bed time with movie time.

Saw Fidaa (Telugu) starring Sai Pallavi and someone else. Somehow, the movie struck a chord with me, and I loved it, especially the last 15 minutes. Indian cinema has so much to offer, and OTT is making it that much easier to appreciate good stories, wherever they are from.

I also saw the Hindi version of Jersey – the Telugu one had Nani and the Hindi version had Shahid. Beautiful story that I didn’t mind sitting through once again. It was a flop, I mean it didn’t make money, but the movie is solid, and you should try it this weekend.

Movies are fascinating because they show us alternate realities – stories that we feel part of, that we live through and that culminate in a feel-good feeling as if you have actually gone through it in reality. At least the good ones. Here is where I don’t know why Google’s Second Life was not successful – we as humans are essentially escapists, isn’t it? Why live one life when you can have many?

Should stop before I start sounding like I have a multiple personality disorder. On to Rangasthalam – Telugu again, with Ram Charan of RRR fame and (sadly) a fake accent at the Globes. Dude, your fan base in India is a hundred times that of Hollywood, so rather than trying to fit in there, try to get them here:)

See you tomorrow, and wish me the best of health!