I recently watched this movie namely, AA DINAGALU(Those Days). I had to watch the movie for various reasons which can't be revealed. :-) I liked the movie for many reasons. Go through this blog and tell me whether you watched the movie. What did you feel?
After watching the movie on my recommendation my friend sent an SMS which read, "Doesn't d movie seem anachronic? V being used 2 RGV's kind of Crime n Killing feel impatient.. Y doesn't he just shoot him off? No guns. Killing wasn't so easy"
I wrote him, "You should have seen the subtitle of the movie , Underworld that suffered in the oven of love." It literally happens in the movie unlike the Crime Movies that sprout every week where love suffers due to underworld mostly in raw form and illogically. The youngsters do not have anything against the don except that he poked nose in their love, which in turn was not the usual work of the don. But as it has happened with the most of the underworld dons, this don also gets killed by a group of novices.
They do not have the hurry because it is real life story! As simple as that! This movie has the authenticity required for the story because one of the characters involved in the main episode is the writer of the story. This could have been the case in many love stories. Any underworld don might have not written a story! But Sridhar has written "Daadaagiriya Dinagalu", which in fact is not a story but narration of experiences. We can see decency, ideas, thoughtfulness and rationality of the character which represented the writer himself. This might be the polish done or the actual portrayal.
Since it is a real story which happened during 1986, two decades ago, things can't be and are not glorified. The whole movie unfolds as it happened in real life. Naturally Ram Gopal Varma has all the liberty to send his characters abroad or use the latest weapons which a real past story doesn't have!
Except for the early demonstration of the don's cruelty without reason everything else in the movie moves like a leaf on the stream.
Songs(which make the movie a love story, haunt you for many days), performances(which reminds us of the real characters) and cast(which suits the temperment of the characters) have worked well.
By making the movie AA DINAGALU which was DAADAAGIRIYA DINAGALU, the director and writer have made those days pleasant and worth suggesting somebody, "Watch this movie! It's different!"
No wonder, the movie has gained a place amongBest Twenty Indian Films of 2007 as expressed by The Week!
Govinda said...yES, I liked your blog, "floating like a leaf on a stream"!I did not that your favourite book was and is "The outsider" buy ALbert Camus!You had lent the book to me!Good day!Sharma Govinda (INC)March 26, 2008 6:48 AM
Madhukar said...Hi..Ya.. the movie AA DINAGALU is really Natural... unlike most of the current day underworld movies..Though it may seem very unlike of present crime movies, it effectively presents that past time..How were Those days...How difficult Killing was.. Unlike the present 'just Shoot off'.And... why do v like underworld movies... If v observe the movies which v've liked...(which u too've mentioned)... those are movies made by some greatly skilled directors..Maniratnam, RGV etc..So.. not all the crime movies are liked. It's the men at the helm who matter.. i mean their perspective. The way they portray...March 31, 2008 10:27 PM
KS Anand said...I havent watched that movie. By going through your Blog i understand the content of it. Allow me to look at this through Evolution - Biology :-)Evolution has brought man through harsh situation, he has survived through tough situation starting from the cave man platform. He had strugled for food and survival by fighting within his community and from other common predators ( like Lion, cheetha etc). So that is the reason we like these kind of movies !! and the genes we carry are having the history of our strugle for existence so we naturally like them. That may be the reason why movie like "Godfather" has become blockbusters and inspired other directors to make similar kind of movies and even they are attracting audienceApril 1, 2008 10:46 PM