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April 13th, 2010

The Japanese Wife…

…is a lovely film, and to be relished. Christina and I went to see it this afternoon at Vasant Kunj, and it is an absolute delight.

Filmed in a mix of Bengali, English and Japanese (but sub-titled throughout) it is a sweet, slightly old-fashioned love story. It takes place in the Sunderbans, which is somewhere that has been on my Absolutely To Be Visited List, and now even more so after the film.

I arrived at the Mall at the same time at some VVIP, whose motorcade swept by us in a flurry of flashing lights and wailing horns. 2 […]

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April 10th, 2010

Yawning through “The Redbreast”

Perhaps I am just not cut out for Scandinavian literature.

After battling my way through the Millenium trilogy, I have just finished “The Redbreast” by Jo Nesbo, which my sister Jane left behind for me last month. This time the author is Norwegian not Swedish, but it still didn’t do it for me.

I found it all a tad dull and unengaging. (Is that a real word ?) Basically, by the time I got to the end, I had forgotten who had done what to whom during the Second World War, and didn’t actually really care, either way.

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April 2nd, 2010

The Young Victoria

Oh, I do so love a nice costume drama.

Anjulie and I went to the morning show of “The Young Victoria” at Vasant Kunj – the film just opened here today, for some rather odd reason. The timing/release of English films here remains a mystery to me, but whatever the case, there were just 3 of us in the cinema for the first showing of the film, and that on a bank holiday – so I very much doubt “The Young Victoria” will last more than a week.

Loved the film, loved the costumes, loved the hair, loved the jewellery.

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March 31st, 2010

Suffering through “The Book of Eli”

Anjulie and I went to see “The Book of Eli” at Citywalk this evening.

What a stomach churning movie, which was not redeemed by the nice twist at the end. We were so close to leaving during the intermission, but stuck it out.