Happy Cinema Sad Cinema!!

The Critic's Cut


While the world of social media was raving about the trailer of a movie star’s upcoming release, I quietly booked tickets for The Lunchbox. The trailers were impressive, and the ensemble of Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin and a brilliant Nimrat Kaur is something a film lover shouldn’t miss.  Matinee shows on Fridays can draw in large crowds, but I noticed that only a miniscule 3 rows were filled, which included couples who didn’t look like they were interested in the movie in the first place.

“Why isn’t there a bigger crowd?” “Are these the same people who make lousy movies grand successes?”. Questions crop up in my mind, and more often than not, the same answer is given.

People are depressed enough in life, and they wouldn’t want to pay money and get even more depressed by watching such cinema.

I feel that it isn’t true, and on…

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