Jump to content

Movie Discussion Thread Vol. 2


STICK3Rboy

Recommended Posts

On 12/27/2021 at 11:55 PM, roun90 said:

Saw 83 - I would recommend everyone to watch this. It's a really great movie. They covered all the India matches in the 1983 World Cup. It was a really nice movie. Not much forced drama. No song-and-dance sequences. No unnecessary fight scenes. No dramatized disputes between the team members, which did not happen in reality. And no heroes or villains. Everyone on the Indian team was a hero, and no one was given any special treatment. No other team was treated as the villain, but the other players were given the respect they deserve - like the West Indies Team of the 70s and 80s, which was highly feared and respected.

 

They simply told what happened in the 1983 WC, what was the state of India at the time, and what the Indian team did in a really fun way. Acting by everyone was superb. If you are a fan of cricket or even just want to go to an excellent movie to sit back and relax - I would highly recommend this.

Going by your description, it feels more of a documentary then a movie :lol:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Ne0 said:

Going by your description, it feels more of a documentary then a movie :lol:

 

It's a biopic, and (for once) a respectable one, without much embellishments or fake incidents (i.e. fake hard childhood/fake romance/fake villains). Heck, even Kapil Dev/Ranveer Singh is not given central hero role, and all team-mates are given importance. Other teams like West Indies/England etc. are not presented as villains. The only "villain" would be 1 bad English commentator, that's about it (His counter-part was Boman Irani who supported the Indian team). There are some comedic moments, and dressing room talks which are funny. If you want masala in movies, this is not for you.

Edited by roun90
Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 minutes ago, roun90 said:

 

It's a biopic, and (for once) a respectable one, without much embellishments or fake incidents (i.e. fake hard childhood/fake romance/fake villains). Heck, even Kapil Dev/Ranveer Singh is not given central hero role, and all team-mates are given importance. Other teams like West Indies/England etc. are not presented as villains. The only "villain" would be 1 bad English commentator, that's about it (His counter-part was Boman Irani who supported the Indian team). There are some comedic moments, and dressing room talks which are funny. If you want masala in movies, this is not for you.

How biopics should be. 

Bohemian Rhapsody pretty much fabricated the entire story. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's definitely a good one time watch, I liked it for what it was, maybe a little too long, a bit of trimming was possible. Srikanth role for me was the best!!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, roun90 said:

 

It's a biopic, and (for once) a respectable one, without much embellishments or fake incidents (i.e. fake hard childhood/fake romance/fake villains). Heck, even Kapil Dev/Ranveer Singh is not given central hero role, and all team-mates are given importance. Other teams like West Indies/England etc. are not presented as villains. The only "villain" would be 1 bad English commentator, that's about it (His counter-part was Boman Irani who supported the Indian team). There are some comedic moments, and dressing room talks which are funny. If you want masala in movies, this is not for you.

Hmmm, i don't mind the lack of masala, but if it's too much of documentary styled narration - i e., presenting one fact after another, I'm not too keen on watching it as movie.  Anyway I'm not going to theaters, will watch when it comes on ott.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

52 minutes ago, Ne0 said:

Hmmm, i don't mind the lack of masala, but if it's too much of documentary styled narration - i e., presenting one fact after another, I'm not too keen on watching it as movie.  Anyway I'm not going to theaters, will watch when it comes on ott.  

 

No documentary style narration at all. It's a proper straight up acting which shows the 1983 WC (All India Matches), funny moments between team members, condition of the country at the time etc.

 

There is no David Attenborough or Neil DeGrasse type overall narration on top. It's proper acting.

 

Anyway I expect it will come to OTT soon enough. All Hindi movies this year have done so.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 1/1/2022 at 3:46 PM, roun90 said:

 

No documentary style narration at all. It's a proper straight up acting which shows the 1983 WC (All India Matches), funny moments between team members, condition of the country at the time etc.

 

There is no David Attenborough or Neil DeGrasse type overall narration on top. It's proper acting.

 

Anyway I expect it will come to OTT soon enough. All Hindi movies this year have done so.

Hmmm interesting.  Some of the reviews i read say that the movie focuses too much on cricket and less on drama, which gives the vibe of a docu-series.  Take dangal for ex, were the focus is more on the characters then the sport itself which makes it an engaging watch. Anyway, let me check once it releases on ott.  

Edited by Ne0
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 1/1/2022 at 3:46 PM, roun90 said:

 

No documentary style narration at all. It's a proper straight up acting which shows the 1983 WC (All India Matches), funny moments between team members, condition of the country at the time etc.

 

There is no David Attenborough or Neil DeGrasse type overall narration on top. It's proper acting.

 

Anyway I expect it will come to OTT soon enough. All Hindi movies this year have done so.

Hmmm interesting.  Some of the reviews i read say that the movie focuses too much on cricket and less on drama, which gives the vibe of a docu-series.  Take dangal for ex, were the focus is more on the characters then the support itself. Anyway, let me check once it releases on ott.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Don't look Up, another one where the critics are wrong, wonder if it has something to do with the film taking shots at both Dems and Reps.

 

Film was hilarious from the beginning to the end, loved it.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, STICK3Rboy said:

 

Sad that this aspect ratio isn't part of the blu-ray release.

Also, which all “real” Imax movie have you seen?  
 

the best imax experience I’ve had was in Prasads imax, Hyderabad where the screen is gargantuan 72 feet x 95 feet. I watched Bahubali 2 and it had a super massive image. 

 

the last “real” real imax movie in India I believe was Interstellar at Prasad’s where they brought the 70mm physical film reel print for showing. I missed catching a show there because I didn’t know what imax was at that time. It is my biggest regret till date movie-wise

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, 0verlord said:

3D blurays have imax aspect ratio, 4k blurays don’t surprisingly 

Not according to the official Amazon listing. 3D version will have the same 2.39:1 ratio. :(

 

81SFrv-OrDL._SL1500_.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

39 minutes ago, him2anshu said:

Not according to the official Amazon listing. 3D version will have the same 2.39:1 ratio. :(

 

81SFrv-OrDL._SL1500_.jpg

Damn, usually 3D blurays do have the imax ratio. Hard luck this time

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, 0verlord said:

Also, which all “real” Imax movie have you seen?  
 

the best imax experience I’ve had was in Prasads imax, Hyderabad where the screen is gargantuan 72 feet x 95 feet. I watched Bahubali 2 and it had a super massive image. 

 

the last “real” real imax movie in India I believe was Interstellar at Prasad’s where they brought the 70mm physical film reel print for showing. I missed catching a show there because I didn’t know what imax was at that time. It is my biggest regret till date movie-wise

 

The original IMAX Adlabs in India - which is sadly dead. The IMAX Dome in Wadala, which was one of the only 5-10 IMAXs in entire Asia at the time. It offered almost 360° movie views and was breath-taking. It was something like this -

 

imax-adlabs-500x500.jpg

 

(The above was the actual Wadala Theater)

 

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQGGGTVwLoTLBg8F-2aSVu

 

omnitheater-opt-5.jpeg

 

(The movie is not from Wadala Theater, but the experience was similar).

 

It showed mainly documentaries and movies actually custom made for IMAX. Last commercial movie I saw there was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Sadly, Anil Ambani came and Reliance took over. They boarded up the Dome and converted it into a normal IMAX (Not even a great one at that). 

 

Now it's like this -

 

maxresdefault.jpg

 

Then Carnival took over after Anil Ambani went bankrupt -

 

maxresdefault.jpg

 

Problem is, it's now a flat screen. The original dome was the height of an almost 5 Floor Building. eating was such that you used to lay almost on your back and watch a 360° movie with original IMAX clarity. You look down, you were almost afraid you will fall.

 

Now it's meh. I miss that original IMAX Dome experience.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, roun90 said:

miss that original IMAX Dome experience

 

Totally get it. 

 

The Lucknow Planetarium still has dome IMAX btw. They rotate old documentaries every fortnight or monthly (not sure). I make it a point to visit it many times as possible whenever I'm in the town. Awesome experience. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, roun90 said:

 

The original IMAX Adlabs in India - which is sadly dead. The IMAX Dome in Wadala, which was one of the only 5-10 IMAXs in entire Asia at the time. It offered almost 360° movie views and was breath-taking. It was something like this -

 

imax-adlabs-500x500.jpg

 

(The above was the actual Wadala Theater)

 

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQGGGTVwLoTLBg8F-2aSVu

 

omnitheater-opt-5.jpeg

 

(The movie is not from Wadala Theater, but the experience was similar).

 

It showed mainly documentaries and movies actually custom made for IMAX. Last commercial movie I saw there was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Sadly, Anil Ambani came and Reliance took over. They boarded up the Dome and converted it into a normal IMAX (Not even a great one at that). 

 

Now it's like this -

 

maxresdefault.jpg

 

Then Carnival took over after Anil Ambani went bankrupt -

 

maxresdefault.jpg

 

Problem is, it's now a flat screen. The original dome was the height of an almost 5 Floor Building. eating was such that you used to lay almost on your back and watch a 360° movie with original IMAX clarity. You look down, you were almost afraid you will fall.

 

Now it's meh. I miss that original IMAX Dome experience.

I used to live 10 min drive from there and remember watching one of the documentaries which was in "real" IMAX dome format, not this modern shitty IMAX that just stretches the curtain up and down and keeps it flat or slightly curved. It was like being in VR except in a giant theatre where your entire visual FoV was covered in all directions. Last I heard they installed a flat screen IMAX curtain there like every other theatre so the dome is almost never used. I'm glad I managed to experience the dome thingy, really thought this was going to revolutionize theatre experience back then.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, 0verlord said:

Also, which all “real” Imax movie have you seen?  
 

the best imax experience I’ve had was in Prasads imax, Hyderabad where the screen is gargantuan 72 feet x 95 feet. I watched Bahubali 2 and it had a super massive image. 

 

the last “real” real imax movie in India I believe was Interstellar at Prasad’s where they brought the 70mm physical film reel print for showing. I missed catching a show there because I didn’t know what imax was at that time. It is my biggest regret till date movie-wise

 

I watched Interstellar, MI4, and Star Trek: Into Darkness at Prasads IMAX. All amazing experiences.

But my personal favourite, even though it isn't "real" IMAX, is Pacific Rim. Its aspect ratio made it cover 90-95% of the IMAX large screen throughout the entirety of the movie and it was f**king mind-blowing!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...