Haven’t written in a long time, didn’t find anything motivating enough to write. But finally found something that was blog-worthy. And this is going to be our screenplay; real one, of course.
As we sat in Pratap’s XUV to head to Forum Mall, pick up a pair of footwear for him and then head to a movie. The rain spoiled the little shopping plan, super heavy traffic. We entered the theater, heard some heavy dialogues and I was like WTF am I, only to be told that this was only a trailer of another movie. I Thank God and we quickly sneak out to grab something to eat, come back just in time for the movie.
U-Turn, a Kannada movie. Before I write anything else, I want to Thank Pawan for bringing audiences back to the theater to watch/enjoy a Kannada movie. It was great to see the amount of turn out we saw on a Wednesday evening.
Most film makers blame the audience for their film not doing a good job in the box office, they find excuses saying our people don’t like subjects like these, piracy, our-people-can-only-watch-4 songs-3-fights-hero-intro-song-song-before-climax-type-of-movies, and then they say that Bangalore has more floating population, immigrants don’t want Kannada movies, kind of theories. This guy has proven that these are mere excuses for their incapability to make a film that will bring movie lovers to a theater. It takes a lot to accomplish that and Pawan seems to have mastered that art quite naturally, guessing that is only because he is passionate about Film making (I mean Truly Passionate, not like other film makers that only claim and are in industry for no good rhyme or reason)
U-Turn was a very simple plot, something that we all see or some of them do at some point in time; the director has just made the screenplay to show, what goes around, comes around. Simply put.
It takes a lot of guts to make movies like this, (I haven’t had the opportunity to watch Lucia, yet). Admire the guts and confidence of Pawan in making such a wonderful wonderful script. Making a movie successful without popular actors is a very challenging art.
If such people make more such movies, Kannada film industry will breathe a new lease of life real soon!
Wondering why I haven't written a lot about the movie? Ok.. Here goes, it's an edge of the seat thriller, now go watch it and you'll know.. :-)