Manorama Six Feet Under


there i was channel surfing while having breakfast and decided to check out the local movie channel. there was a hindi movie playing ( just started) which i recognized as “Manorama Six Feet Under” i had wanted to watch it cause i had heard that it was a different type of movie. true, it is a non-mainstream movie. the main protagonist is Satyaveer(Abhay Deol) is a down on his luck junior engineer . he used to be a writer whose first work “Manorama” sold barely 200 copies which was why he lost interest.

the movie opens portaying him in a bored life in a small rajasthani town , married with a kid, from where he sees no escape. one day a woman appears and asks him to play detective akin to his book’s creation “detective Raghu”. Satyaveer is pending enquiry regarding a bribe that he took and hence jumps at the idea of making some money rs 20,000 to be exact. so he takes up the assignment and his life spirals out of control. the woman dies ( murdered , he says) , he gets beaten up by thugs and his marriage gets rocky. what happens after this? how the plot unfolds? watch it šŸ™‚

i liked the way the movie was picturised , directed. the dialogues where good although the rajasthani dialect is at times difficult to understand but everything is explained so not much ambiguity is left( there still is some ) The story flows smoothly , is a bit slow at times. It incorporates the nuances of small town life and politics. i loved the detailing.

by the way , it appears that this is a remake of a Hollywood movie “Chinatown” starring Jack Nicholson and directed by Roman Polanski.

Advertisements

Author: iNOsaint

Inosaint. The Evil Genius. The Mad Hunter. I go by many names!

4 thoughts on “Manorama Six Feet Under”

  1. i loved the movie too, once i got on UL 900 plan, i downloaded a bunch of hindi flicks.. ek chalis ki last local was bakwaas but entertaining, but abhay amazed me in Manorama six feet under.. these are the movies i like, you can believe the story unlike the usual love crap they churn out. and gul panag’s damn cute isnt she ? šŸ˜‰

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s