Tuesday, April 1

My life is a Beatles Soundtrack

Hell no, I am not a Beatles fan. Or at least was not until I saw the movie Across the Universe. The entire movie is scripted in such a fashion that atleast one Beatles song would be applicable in that scenario. The movie talks about how an irishman comes to New York searching for a meaning to his life, falls in love with his best friends sister, only to loose her to the revolution. And then how love conquers all bringing the two people together. In the middle it meanders between the Flower Power of the sixties and the seventies, to protesting against the Vietnam war, to facing the horrors of the war, psychedelic music and love.

The movie is a refreshing concept with around 60% of it being songs of Beatles and the like. What I am trying to say that its not like a conventional movie ... at one point of time I was thinking ... ye kya ho raha hain. But it cleans out nice in the end and love conquers all. You know what?? That's the third english romantic musical that I have seen in the last month. All of them being good hits on IMDB. This one is a 7.7. Definitely a sign that film goers have started warming up to musicals and romance. The good vs. evil formula seems to have gone out, and now its love wins all.

Would it not be cool to have the songs which go on in the background ... I get by with a lil help from my friends ... I love you yeah! yeah! yeah! ... I am walrus! Koo-koo-kachu ... what's your song?

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Hello!

Thank you very much for the comment on my pictures.

Also I absolutely loved this movie. It was a real treat for the eyes. I was afraid that the movie would be too much like St. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (if you haven't seen it or heard of it its a movie named after the album from the 1970's with the Bee Gees and a lot of other stars in it. It bombed.)

Thanks again!
- Sarah

Prasad said...

Hey Sarah! I will definitely give it a look see sometime this week!!

Btw, do put up a post on how that cyborg painting turned out!!

Sudhir pai said...

YOU SAY GOODBYE AND I SAY HELLO!

Do not miss I am Sam. Even if you not a beatles fan. sean penn at his best.

Prasad said...

lol @ Sudhir. How very apt! Ill get to it today itself.