Vantage point

Monday, June 17, 2002

Hey one more thing... Vijay Anand and Dev Anand, go stand in the corner with your hands on your knees. How could you take a book so invigorating and crisp (The Guide by R K Narayan) which embodies the very simplicity and humour the man stood for, and turn it into a movie so drabby? Even before I read the book, i had found the movie ok, no great shakes. Now as I look back, I detest it. So fine, what you guys did was 35 years ago, but still, go stand in the corner. And while you are there, Dev, please stop making movies!!!

Well, even though The Times of India is falling in my sights by the hour, there is still one feature of their's I love. DUBYAMAN by Jug Suraiya and Neelabh. People who havent been in India for a while will enjoy it. No prizes for guessing who it's about. A link to it on my sidebar as well.