Saturday, June 18, 2005


I haven't seen the movie yet but having the unfair advantage of being a Bong, i read the novel last week. The novel is cute and yet delves deep into the psyche of the Indian male (not again!)

I am told Sanjay Dutt looks as Bong as Steve Waugh in Udayan. In the novel, Lalita the girl was 13 years old. Ofcourse, our censors will go snip, snip, snip, if we show child marriage.(Thank God! no one fagged in the movie)

After Devdas, this is the second of Sarat Chandra Chatterjee's novels to be adapted for movies in Hindi. But the distortion is painful.

If i manage to watch the movie, i guess i am going to review by directly comparing with how much the movie has strayed from the book.


Prasoon said...

This one is a great movie except that it kinda becomes a Devdas type and a Hum Dil de Chuke mix kinda story. Atleast the setup and grandeour of the sets make u belive that.
I'd suggest - Watch it and regarding the "straying from the book" - The base always remains the same, only the facts faulter and so, here Lolita (name morphed in the movie) would be married at somewhere roundabout her 20ies.
Shud I revealing the story to someone whoz read the novel? i'd be a fool if I do so.

First Rain said...

I read the novel recently too! And I am waiting to see the movie before I venture into a review as well. From the wholly understandable point of view of the psychotic indian male, ofcourse.