Monday, December 27, 2010

Bildungsroman

Udaan is a fantastic film. A coming of age adventure not just for the protagonist but also for Ronit Roy - from his weak, floundering beginnings in obscure flicks like Jaan Tere Naam (remember its undeniably catchy title song - "ये अक्खा इंडिया जानता है हम तुम पे मरता है/दिल क्या चीज़ है जानम अपनी जान तेरे नाम करता है." (translated as:"This, the whole India knows that I('ll) die for you/What is the heart O love! I pledge my life to you.")?), to his stardom in the saas-bahu sagas of Balaji Telefilms to Udaan in which he reinvents himself as the impossibly strict, tyrannical, borderline psychotic father and gives a brilliant, bravura performance.

Bravo!

2 comments:

Siddhartha Joshi said...

i completely agree, and i vividly remember 'jaan tere naam' and all its songs :)

it was an eagerly awaited movie when i was a kid, till it released and tanked without a trace.

Shishir said...

Of course its an awesome movie. Its shot in Jamshedpur after all :D