Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Capital matters!

The Hindu : Metro Plus Delhi / Cinema : Capital matters!: "world heritage sites like the Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb look purely enchanting, particularly the panoramic shots of the former. India Gate becomes an epitome of royal grandeur, of pomp and pageantry, evoking a feeling of nationalism at the clockwork drill of our armed forces. And even though a gate of the National Stadium was converted into the Rashtrapati Bhawan entrance, it can be overlooked, as depictions of the Mazaar, fleeting glimpses of Connaught Place, the lawns around India Gate, traditional eating joints, local knick-knacks (like vibrant glass bangles) were woven into the narrative with such style and verve, love and dedication, that one wishes the entire film, and not only a part of it, were shot in the Capital. (Besides, the sher-o-shairi seems a tribute to the city's patron poet, Chacha Ghalib). But then, if only wishes were horses!"

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