Wednesday, August 06, 2008

ranjan's forever young

...just watched ranjan palit's "forever young" - his latest film or should i say labour of love? i mean, we knew he'd been going each year to shillong for dylan's birthday celebrations and we knew ranjan's wonderful dylan act - guitar harmonica n song and we know how extraordinarily good a cinematographer he is...so when i heard it was ready, i couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy n see it...the usual suspects let me down, but thanks naresh...
...so much love!...in every frame, and tenderness...the man - lou majaw shone thru with all his imperfections and brilliance! what a character!...the narrative unfolding with just the right balance between the music and the spoken word. hardly felt the length, something ranjan seemed so concerned about when we spoke later. and some lovely transitions...of course, the end makes me want to send my daughter to that all-girls convent school in shillong where the head-mistress/principal invites the band to play for the students because exams are just over!! and what does the madman break out into? - everybody must get stoned!! :)
now to get a nice big screening going here in bombay...(and no, not a sweaty overcrowded sittingcrossleggedonthefloor screening ;)

5 comments:

mira said...

Such a free soul...lou majou. Enjoyed the film so much. The songs were so apt and superbly chosen. Wish we had those kind of nuns when we were in school!!

ajay noronha said...

hehehe you bet!...i will pass on your comments to him.

patrook said...

...ever thought of doing freelance film reviews for the press?...just a random thought...

Deepshikha said...

Such a lovely description of the film -- now I want to watch it... What r u doing over the weekend?? If you have any time, gimme a call and we could catch up..

ajay noronha said...

hey pat!...no man, then that would be work ;)!
d: done, i'll call you later today.