Listen Up Bollywood Fans, Here’s One Movie You Should Actually Watch This Weekend

Listen Up Bollywood Fans, Here’s One Movie You Should Actually Watch This Weekend

I really miss Bollywood films. I miss them. I miss the musicals filled with vibrant colors, elaborately draped sets, myriad dancers enrobed in dappled pinks and yellows and protagonists embracing on moonlit hilltops. Disheartened, I reluctantly went to see La La Land after boycotting the cinema in mild depression, and boy was I in for a surprise.

La La Land was brilliant, to say the least. It’s not your conventional Hollywood love story. La La Land is the epitome of perfection, and it gloriously filled the void of a pitiful Bollywood-less existence in my soul. It felt like I was plunged into an overly dramatic Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie for the most of it. It was an eclectic mix of song, dance and most importantly, it was a film with a heart.

Here’s why you have to watch La La Land immediately to cure your Bollywood-fever:

 

1. The music is just perfect

Justin Hurtwitz has composed what is definitely the best album of 2016. It’s been on a nonstop loop on my phone ever since I made the trip to the cinema. Who knew jazz could sound so good.

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2. The aesthetics

Everything about the film seeps warmth, especially the visuals bound by the candy land cinematography.

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3. The dance numbers are flawless

The dance sequences are rather remarkable. Tap dancing to jazz and Old Hollywood waltzes take your breath away.

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4. Emma Stone

Emma Stone is a delight. She’s transformed from the girl next door into a beautiful starlet, and an Oscar worthy actress.

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5. Ryan Gosling

After cult films like Blue Valentine and Drive, you’ll see Ryan Gosling in a completely new light in La La Land. Watch it for him.

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6. Their chemistry

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling mold extraordinarily well together. They have an incredibly heavy presence on screen.

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7. The sets

Imagine Ram Leela, with soft purples, tangy yellows and hot pinks in modern downtown L.A.

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8. The direction

Think Midnight in Paris meets The Grand Budapest Hotel. Damien Chazelle proves his versatility after Whiplash with this wonder.

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9. There is this awesomely raw realness

It’s more than a love story between two ordinary people who have dreams; it’s about how they try and have it all – love, a career and happiness. It’s the imperfections in life that often stem from trying to become masters of our own fate, and that’s what La La Land touches upon. Like I said, it’s not your conventional love story.

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10. And most importantly, watch it for the story line

Here’s the trailer for those who’d like a little snippet of what to expect:

 

Basically, this movie is for anyone and everyone who loves movies. Are you one of them?



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