Mush Movie Marathon

29 07 2008


Serendipity: a fortunate accident, or lucky discovery, we all believe in them in some point of time. Fate, or Destiny, sometimes it feels so right to leave life to them and be driven in the flow.

Serendipity, this movie lives up to its tagline: Destiny with a sense of humor. To cut a sweet story short, this movie is about two strangers who share a beautiful evening on a Christmas eve, decide to test the destiny by leaving clues that travel around the world. Though each have their own respective fiancΓ©, they couldn’t get the beauty of that encounter out of their heart, and so begins a frantic search to locate each other. When they are about to give up their wild goose chase and get back to the routine life, we realize that destiny had different plans for them.

Do watch this movie to share a few laughs. I loved this obituary that Dean writes for his friend.

“Dean: Jonathan Trager, prominent television producer for ESPN, died last night from complications of losing his soul mate and his fiancee. He was 35 years old. Soft-spoken and obsessive, Trager never looked the part of a hopeless romantic. But, in the final days of his life, he revealed an unknown side of his psyche. This hidden quasi-Jungian persona surfaced during the Agatha Christie-like pursuit of his long reputed soul mate, a woman whom he only spent a few precious hours with. Sadly, the protracted search ended late Saturday night in complete and utter failure. Yet even in certain defeat, the courageous Trager secretly clung to the belief that life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences. Uh-uh. But rather, its a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan. Asked about the loss of his dear friend, Dean Kansky, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and executive editor of the New York Times, described Jonathan as a changed man in the last days of his life. “Things were clearer for him,” Kansky noted. Ultimately Jonathan concluded that if we are to live life in harmony with the universe, we must all possess a powerful faith in what the ancients used to call “fatum”, what we currently refer to as destiny.”

A Walk to Remember

Wonder, beauty, joy and love, guess they sum up the essence of this movie. Life, hope and the long journey ahead, all that and more find their place in this soulful movie. This movie made me revisit faith. This movieholds a beautiful example of what an ounce of faith could accomplish: Magic. Faith, such small word, yet how powerful! it forever continues to shine and touch the soul like nothing else could.

The entire movie can be summed up in this Landon’s confession: “Jamie has faith in me, she makes me wanna be different, to be better.”

Its been sometime since I saw a movie that runs like a beautiful poetry. It feels good to be alive, to feel pain, and to cry my heart out. Do watch this for some sweet time, and don’t blame me if your heart turns heavy.

The Notebook

“I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived: I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.”

And so starts this movie, and flows like a serene river of love. Watching this movie made me realize how pale its remake ‘U, Me and Hum’ was. This movie is a beautiful capture of a summer romance that lit the lives of a couple of teenage kids Allie and Noah. After being separated for years by protective parents, Allie discovers Noah on a chance encounter and finds that her feelings are alive. Ala M&B style, Allie chooses her first love Noah over her fiancΓ© and then they lived happily ever after until death claimed them. People may claim it as a usual dramatic movie, yet for me its a remarkable film.

P.S: Do check these movies out when you care for a little dream and a little hope. Am sure they don’t disappoint you.



9 responses

29 07 2008

I am surprised to see the list..I have seen all three :)..just wondering does that make one less of a man πŸ™‚

30 07 2008

@ Rambler
Only sweet.. πŸ™‚

30 07 2008

Mmmm. Mush, indeed. But better mush. The ultimate mush movie I like is “Love Story”. I read the book too!


31 07 2008

@ Vamsi..
Didnt knew u appreciate this genre too.. And yeah, I absolutely loved ‘Loved Story’ (book).

31 07 2008

Appreciating thrillers and appreciating (some) romantic movies are not mutually exclusive activities πŸ™‚ There are some M&B movies and then there are some movies that tug at your heart strings. I just prefer that latter πŸ™‚ I call them infatuation movies vs. love movies. Quite a few (well, most) of the Telugu movies, I believe, come under the juvenile infatuation category πŸ™‚

3 08 2008

@ Vamsi
Agreed. πŸ™‚ I was just pulling ur leg. πŸ™‚ There are some good movies in Telugu in recent times too.. Dhee, Bommarillu, Gamyam, Godavari are my favorites.

3 08 2008

Oh yeah, I’ve seen all those Telugu movies you mentioned and I liked them too. Especially Godavari and Gamyam. How’s your movie marathon coming along?

18 08 2008

@ Vamsi
Kind of running low of them. πŸ™‚ I ran out of steam I guess.. πŸ™‚

30 10 2008

Loved Serendipity…thought it was different than the rest n yes loved the obituary

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