3 Movies I Enjoyed Watching Recently

It’s been an absolute lull on this blog since December 2013 and in last few months, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t write a word. To get over the lethal slack, I wanted to start afresh with a subject that’s been in trend in India since 1913 (hint: Raja Harishchandra). Apparently, the topic requires very little imagination, it’s easy to compose and even if I end up with an awful content, it can still attract considerable attention. Therefore, I decided to write on cinema, the much-loved pastime of normal people in India.

In recent weeks, I watched quite a few movies and not surprisingly, none of them were bad. I pick my cinema on one considerable merit – recommendations from friends, both in real life and on digital world. Following are the three must-watch movies I recommend you from the recent bunch I watched. The listing is in no particular order, not even alphabetical.

DuelEnglish, 1971 | Key Artist: Dennis Weaver

On a bright sunny day in America, David Mann (Dennis Weaver) embarks on a business trip in his red Plymouth Valiant. The routine drive turns dreadful when in California desert, a truck driver starts to terrify David Mann by tailgating at high-speeds. What follows is a live-wire cat-and-mouse chase in which the petrified car driver must be in the fore to be alive, even if it means driving at deathfying speeds.

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The movie, made in 1971, surprises you with breathtaking cinematography and edge-of-the-seat action packed screenplay. And if it interests you, Duel was directed by Steven Spielberg.

SidlinguKannada, 2012 | Key Artists: Ramya, Yogesh

Sidlingu is a movie primarily about two distinct individuals drawn to each other for solace and love. Ramya, shedding her glam doll image, plays a demure school teacher and Yogesh shines as a deprived youngster infatuated with cars and women. With a lineup of brilliant actors, Sidlingu showcases the intricate lives of several individuals in a very lighthearted narrative.

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Please be warned that if you enjoy run-of-the-mill movies with balding lead actors trying to look cool or teenagers gyrating to worn-out soundtracks, Sidlingu is not your type.

Im JuliGerman, 2000 | Key Artists: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christiane Paul

Daniel decides to cross much of Europe, from Hamburg in Germany to reach Istanbul in Turkey, to meet Melek, a Turkish girl he fell in love after a brief encounter. As Daniel starts his journey in a rundown car, he stops to pick up a hitchhiker, a girl he had met at the flea-market. Unknown to him, the hitchhiking companion, Juli likes Daniel. What follows is an epic voyage of self-discovery, deception and love.

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A feel-good road movie, Im Juli combines impressive direction, screenplay, soundtracks and cinematography to provide a pleasant experience. You can watch Im Juli on YouTube with English subtitles.

(Movie posters source: The internet)

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