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This movie combines bollywood and the overheated romantic advice found in Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Take those ingredients and stir in the questions an immigrant might have after being thrust into the dating scene in a new culture after many years of marriage and a grown daughter.
The result is the most delightful movie I saw at the South by Southwest Film Festival.
We were told scenes are being added to lengthen the one hour narrative and bring this charmer to the big screen.
The writer of Monsoon Wedding offers another romantic story and you don't want to miss it.
"Cosmopolitan" is a charming film about starting over, when life throws
you some serious curve balls. Our hero, Gopal, whose wife has left him
for a life of solitude and meditation in the ashram, back home in
India, and whose daughter is traveling to Mongolia with her boyfriend,
must look within (and without) to start life anew. For starters, he
decides to tune into what women want, through reading Cosmopolitan
magazine (a magazine he formerly shunned and discouraged his daughter
from reading). He also seeks refuge in Bollywood films. The flashy
dance numbers bring his spirits up, as he embarks on a new relationship
with the cute American neighbor next door (the irrepressible Mrs.
This film was written by the beloved writer and director, Mira Nair, whose previous works (Monsoon Wedding, Mississippi Masala, Salaam Bombay!) covered very compelling and thought-provoking topics. This film is no different. It examines how we reinvent ourselves, after life has been anything but kind. The protagonist grows, as he comes to terms with his own shadows, and must rise above his own selfishness and learns to love again. This film has it all...romance, drama, great dance numbers (done in the Bollywood style). You will love it.....
I love this movie. Its a must see!!!
I have been waiting for a great movie to come out in 03.
Finally, I am thrilled!
Unfortunately this film doesn't quite come together. Mostly because of
the casting. Roshan Seth is a fine actor, but he is nothing like the
ordinary middle class Indian man he is supposed to play, not with that
posh Doon School accent! and the same goes for Madhur Jaffrey, with her
clipped Convent school speech. It looked like the producers/director
just went for known names, without bothering to figure out what they
were trying to depict. Fortunately the screenwriter knew what she was
doing, and the film isn't that horrible, I suppose you can't mess a
good story too much.
The direction was competent, but rather uninspired. it just feels like a project that was put together without too much passion. Or somebody didn't do their homework right.
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