Monday, July 09, 2007

the bong connection!!!


The bong connection is all about coming back to roots....ANDY returns to his homeland in kolkata to his grandfather and his passion for music...in hope to retain the rich culture that bongs have to offer in terms of baul gaan and rabindra sangeet.....on the other hand APU travels to New York in search for greener pastures.....in his motherland ANDY learns the nuances of a city life...the politics in music...the shrew mentality of cunning,plotting relatives who just see their profit in life..sentimental values nor culture means a bit to them....in the end ANDY's jethu breaks down and submits to his nephew saying...if only he had a son like him life would have been better...despite being the man who had nearly driven him out of home saying his was the son of a selfish brother who refused to look after their handicapped father...APU in a new country and a new city finds a lot of probashi bangali[bongs who live abroad]he gets mugged...walks in on his roommate making out with his gay partner...almost makes out with this unknown girl from the bar...still the bong connection worked....it refused him from giving in to the non bong population...Gary, his boss a probashi himself who had metamorphosised into an American and surely not a bong in the end surrendered defeat "Apu is always aporajito" he had said ["Apu"the name here is symbolic for Apu is the famous character of the ace film maker Satyajit Ray, was always undefeated]

The music was absolutely brilliant...with the OST - the bong connection and majhi re...was really melodious but "pagla hawa" with the holla hoolla was a real bad attempt at fusion...a true bong wont ever accept Tagore's masterpieces being such badly handled...

According to me...the movie was a bit abrupt in parts....witty one liners and typical bangla kothabatra and masala made it seem real life...with glimpses of the city....Park street,Flury's, Ramkrishna Mission and Someplace Else....all in all a good entertainer...a great crossover movie that definitely brings one back to his roots......

10 comments:

KAYLEE said...

Sounds like an interesting movie...I want to see it now:P

ani said...

i quote kaylee "Sounds like an interesting movie...I want to see it now" :D

Jeya Anand said...

hey no see nowadays????

how r u gal???:)

KAYLEE said...

WHERE YA BEEN? i WANNA TALK!

KAYLEE said...
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Dream catcher said...

do u have the OST?? can u send it over or give me the download link yaar.

Rajarshi said...

i guess i'll have to watch it then...

AVIANA said...

hey thanks for the movie review...keep updating on new Indian movies...all most americans know are bollywood movies and water...

that guy in the pic is cute!

:)

phoenix said...

@kayleee
typical u to say tht,heheheh

@ani
yeah yeah

@jeya
hey im good,....miss having u around

@kaylee
sorry dear

@dream catcher...
now i dont...but i am trying...if i get i ll surely pass on :)

@rajarshi
yeah u must...good watch!

@lisa...
yeah sure...that guy is called shyan munshi...looks absolutely cute in the flick :P

KAYLEE said...

RAKA THATS OKAY GET YOU LIFE IN ORDER THEN WRE CAN TALK!!!!!!!!