Guide

Hi there,

Hope the preceding week had been good to you folks. This weekend, I had plenty of time on my hands to watch movies, finish my coloring, stir up some dishes in the kitchen, and sip coffee from the not-so-cosy, yet alluring confines of the balcony.

I watched Padmavat on the big screen yesterday and was mesmerized by Ranvir Singh’s power-packed performance. He is really something else.

A lot was talked about when Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ released of this character called Raju, the guide. I admit, my interest was actually kindled then – I wanted to know more about this movie that the media was referring to.

And so, today. I watched R K Narayan’s film adaptation of the novel, ‘The Guide’. It has Waheeda Rehman and Dev Anand in lead roles and it was released in 1965. I’m actually quite surprised at my interest in these old movies. My roommate insists that I’m probably adulting but I think I’m getting old without the adulting bit (Whoops that reminds me, Have I paid my dues for them month?!).

Anyway, this was an engrossing movie. It has some of the best songs that will feature in your collection of yesteryear’s favorites if you have the ear for good, soulful Hindi music. I like that a lot of these movies tried to depict social stigmas and turn it around, an attempt to shift society into progressive lines of thought and action but I can only guess if they were successful or not.

If you’re not doing anything or are doing too much and would like to multi task as you figure out your way through life, this is an interesting movie that is worth a watch!

Enjoy 🙂

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