“Film making should be an occupation and not a profession.”
A film is something that is made to satisfy one’s creative interests. If the film does well at the box office, everyone’s happy. If it doesn’t (like Naan Kadavul), who cares; you’ve made a classic and the audience were too dumb to not appreciate that. These are some of the best pieces of silver screen art this year. Forget this year; some of these are proud add ons to the library of ‘the best Indian films ever’.
Dev D (Hin)
Love Aaj Kal (Hin)
Wake Up Sid (Hin)
Ayan is the only film here which might seem a little out of place. But, if you were to make a so called ‘masala film’, Ayan is how you do it.
All these films were a joy to watch, but, in the end none of these films were good enough to arrest its viewers completely. They had good scripts and all of them had honest technical interests, but, none had the complete package of brilliance.
Luck By Chance (Hin)
Rocket Singh (Hin)
Little Zizou (Eng/Hin)
Quick Gun Murugan (Eng, Hin, Tel and Tam)
Arya 2 (Tel)
3 Idiots (Hin)
Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu (Tam)
This column’s main endeavor is to point out the pseudo, non-sensical, big budgeted, money minded films with hardly any brains attached to them. Though there are other sorry films this year, Daskino’s thrust was to attack the major or widely advertised films.
Kanthaswamy / Mallana (Tam / Tel)
What’s your Rashee? (Hin)
Aadhavan / Ghatikudu (Tam / Tel)
And all 5 Akshay Kumar films this year (Hin).
I’m surprised as hell that some of these films have collected unimaginable sums of money. But the way I see them, they were all amateur attempts at film making. These are films made for all the wrong reasons.