Thursday, January 01, 2009

The first one

As usual, the first post of the month (and the year this time!) is a Bollywood poll. (This should actually be a 'My resolutions for 2009' blog post, but I think I'm just going to follow the first point in my last post.)

Anyway, in line with positive thoughts to start the year, I hereby invite all you bewdas to nominate one Bollywood movie that inspired you the most, a movie that had the best message for its audience, a movie that made you want to wake up the next day and do something different. Or do the same thing differently.

Results will be out in the next post.

ps: As usual, to avoid 'influence', comments will be moderated.

pps: As usual, under 'influence', bewdas will still yell 'gold'. :P



53 comments:

Soham Shah said...

I guess the movie Lakshya made me think that why I di dnot join Army to serve my motherland ..

Lakshya did inspire me a lot ..

Mayuri said...

umm...i think it has to b munnabhai m.b.b.s for me..weird choice i kno,but at tht tym i was hell bent on pursuing a career in medicine,n the movie really inspired me to tk it up as a career n b of help to people lyk dr.murli prasad did in his unconventional way...

Nikhil Kumar said...

Yes, of course, its Slumdog Millionaire.
Oh, You wanted bollywood. Even if it is not.. its a story about us.

praveen said...

Gold !

Its a tradition to claim it rite...:)

praveen said...

Undoubtedly, It has to be 'A wednesday'.It didn't get into pseudo intellectual talks about how a terrorist is born, it didn't propose a solution, it didn't hit on politicians or cops. Instead, it plain and simple raised the voice of a common man and asked a few plain and simple questions - 'How a man on the street should react with all the bombs and bullets around him? What is his fault? Whom does he look at?'

Wonderful...

Atul said...

I would vote for 'Swades'

Dewdrop said...

Gold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Dewdrop said...

For me, it would be Raang De Basanti OR Lakshya

Koi Pahailee said...

GOLD :P

hmmm..RDB botay tu Rand de Basanti

Ammu said...

Chak De India for its 'sutther minute dialogue' :)

Ipsita said...

Gold...

ursjina said...

Despite its disapproving subtle nuances..."Rang de basanti"

Happy New Year Sayesha...!!!Just to let you know I was around though I didnt comment

Shashikant said...

Iqbal.

Though, I don't find any parallels of "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Pursuit of Happyness."

The Rat... said...

GOLD.... ummm Silver??? bronze??? atleast a copper????


Swadesh will tkae d cake for me.. it inspired me very much..

varshaac said...

Surely has to be "Swades". Was so inspired by SRK's performance and his decision at the end of the movie.
Not sure whether I liked the "lighting the bulb" event, but the significance of a small act to bring about a change in an Indian town was inspiring. Notwithstanding "Pani lo pani, 25 paise ka ek glass" scene. Whoa, 25 paise is not even in circulation now.

Varsha

Cinderella said...

In my case, 'Swades' is that movie :)

akashthematrix said...

While 'Dostana' brought the gay culture sound "in"...'RNBDJ' celebrated the ordinary man...
While 'Ghajini' made people change their hair styles...'Race' made every 1 go evil yet classy...

But Hands down the winner change agent movie for me was "A WEDNESDAY".

Anonymous said...

is it the lack of ideas or laziness that there are too many bollywood poll posts lately? just wondering...

CodeSmith said...

The movies that really inspired me are V Shantaram's "Do Aankhein Barah Haath", specifically V Shantaram's character, and Gulzar's "Mere Apne", Meena Kumari's character. Then there are "Bawarchi" and "Satyakaam" in the list. Waise in general my habit is to try to get learnings from every other movie I watch, so the list will be long :)

Anonymous said...

"Gold"

It has to be "Rang De basanti"...

P.S. Love your blog.

rupal said...

movie that inspired me most is sarfarosh .hi sayesha im a big fan of ur blog. i live in lucknow.

Sanchit said...

dil chahta hain... hum na rahein kabhi yaaron ke bin...

Nishith said...

My vote goes to Rock on. It keeps you alive.
The following lines read my key takeaway from the movie.
Jaise jeene ko dil chaahe jee waise tu,
apni to hai bas yeh raai ki apne jitne bhi armaan hain poore kar le tu..

Raj said...

Swades!

Preethi said...

taxi 9211

Preethi said...

taare zameen par

Mysorean said...

A Wednesday

Swathy said...

gold gold gold!!![*jumping with hands high in the air]
hahaha..
hmmmm..
most influencing movie bole to...
hmmmm...
rang de basanti..

felt as though we can change a lot of things around us if we make up our minds!!
hey na?

Koi Pahailee said...

i must ALSO say that its truly Moksha (for very personal reasons :P)

haha

Koi Pahailee said...

i must ALSO say that its truly Moksha (for very personal reasons :P)

haha

VIDYA said...

Chak De India....
What SRK says,you do.Period.


Also,Guru for the witty business acumen.

Kal ho Naa Ho which taught us all how to smile..."1...2...3...eee(indicates wide grin)
Note:Is NOT intended to scare people,although if you lack charm,you will end up scaring the shit out of friends.

shub said...

Rock on.
I wanted to wake up and marry Farhan the next day. Seriously.

starbreez said...

ooh hope i'm not too late. lage raho munnabhai! it gave me new eyes for the world.

basskeyz said...

GOLD...hihihihaahaahaa
Nominate the next Oscar winner - Taare Zameen Par

PizzaDude said...

Dil Chahta Hai.

Made me want to visit Australia.

Saraswathi said...

Lage Raho Munnabhai!!

Bhavya said...

Taare Zameen Par. Made me decide that, when I have kids, I would recognize their own special talents and not push them to be 'achievers' in the conventional way. Also made me stop comparing myself with my colleagues, and recognize my own unique abilities.

sunshine said...

Lakshya

How do we know said...

Sparsh. I saw it at the age of 7-8 and am still working with the blind. Over 25 years later and counting.

Urv said...

*lurking around*

*tip toes inside the bar*

*looks around to check if the bartender is present*

*is not*

*climbs onto a bar stool*

GOLD!

GOLD!

GOLD!

*runs away Dhoom style*

Urv said...

I think RDB will top this one.. Lakshya might be second.. If this does happen, I will take up astrology :D

Reflections said...

Any Bollywood movie?????Hmmm....Lakshya for want of a better one.

Happy New Year:-)!!!!!!!!!

~vagabond~ said...

Gooooold! LOL. It never gets old.

This one's got to be Taare Zameen Par hands down.

Nandini said...

"Trikaal" opened my eyes to a higher plane of storytelling... an experience akin to watching Pulp Fiction for the first time. I think it's given me a tiny bit more courage to break the rules of plot and theme. A little madness, a little WTF in the midle of a normal story can make the difference between good and mindblowing.

KARTHIK said...

Lage Raho Munnabhai

arpitgarg said...

rab ne bana di jodi. which else?
some might say a wednesday, but it was just the portrayal of the anger within which existed all along.

chirpy-paaro said...

1. Rang de Basanti
2. Munnabhai Lage Raho

Prats said...

Guru & Chak De India

Taurus Girl said...

Well I would have to nominate - Rang De Basanti..
The approach may be filmy, but the intentions were not..
Infact, the trial for Jessica lal murder case would not have happened so soon had RDB not released when it did...Also, the rallies against reservations were also influenced..
Basically, it did boost the common man to atleast raise their voices in unison against anything wrong!!

Shekhar said...

Gold !!!

:D

'Ghajini'... it made me start taking my workout at the gym seriously. err.. But don't come back to me in a year and ask me about the 8-pac.

janak chandarana said...

12 angry man

Ranjini said...

Taare Zameen Par

here i 'm said...

Oh i easily get influenced by movies... but the last one ..which really made me think was "dasvidaniya" ... we have so many wishes and how little we take it seriously... and take it for granted that either " its silly or not possible " or " i'll do it when i m XYZ years old or when i'm done with blah blah blah" ... but the fact is yesterday is gone and tomorrow is yet to come... the reality is today... so live life to the fullest...and try to follow your dreams as much as you can.