The Hyderabadi Hindi complimented by foreign returned english only made this movie with hoardings across Khairatabad flyover even more a reason why I wanted to see what the movie was all about . But since I was 12 and the movie had a kissing scene my mother and father left me behind when they went to watch the movie. But I did manage to catch it, in a printed cassette with bad print and totally loved the movie much later.
I have followed Nagesh Kukunoor and his work ever since and think he one of the very few film makers that goes into finest of detailing when it comes to his characters or emotions in the story. None of his stories are ever glamourised so to speak. They are real and relateable.
With a series of movies after that like Dor, Tasveer, Iqbaal, Rockford (another super favourite that I have watched thousands of times), Bollywood Calling, Teen Deewarien, the one that I saw last was Ashayein, and the songs of the movie turn up out of turn on my I-Pod more often than not forcing me stay connected with them. Chala Aya Pyar ki my favourite, and der lagi lekin brings tears to my eyes each time I hear it.
I havent had a chance to watch Mod, but I soon will.
Today is Nagesh Kukonoor's Birthday! He is mana Telugu Ayana, and I smile each time I think of this. Wish You a Very Very Happy Birthday Nagesh and we at Rangmunch hope the years that come will comprise of movies that will keep us enthralled in all ways!