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Pushpak, 1942: India''s best?

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A good ten movies but still need some improvement.
by vinod on Jun 24, 2005 01:16 PM  | Hide replies

Good work sabu cyril,

atleast i could find one indian to represent south indian movies as well,

to Mr.Rakesh who gave his comments, i would like to tell how many south indian movies where shown as top ten by the last few selectors.

talking about indian movies, i would say any world film industry would appreciate south indian movies more than north indian. apparently north indian movies are exploiting the culture and tradition of india a lot for the sake of praise and money from hollywood.

be indian, and think about all indian movies from different languages.


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RE:A good ten movies but still need some improvement.
by Sankar on Jul 06, 2005 07:02 PM

Your reply shows that you are biased. You are putting all south Indian movies in the same basket, which is not correct. Can you tell me how many South Indian movies you have seen & give some names, so that I can tell you why your assessment is flawed.

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RE:A good ten movies but still need some improvement.
by Rakesh on Jun 27, 2005 03:36 PM
You got the point Vinod: If not many south Indian movies where shown as top ten by the last selectors, there must be a reason: think about this.
India has long stopped endorsing short stout overweight moustached black goggled heroes in leather jackets running around trees after hardly dressed equally short and fatty heroines (with heavy make-up) in semi-porn type south Indian movies, man! Don't be overtly biased!
It's time you understand that north Indian movies are not exploiting but bringing into world attention the beautiful and rich cultures and tradition of India. You can also say they are trying to sell this to promote tourism to India and to promote Bollywood, as a counterweight to Hollywood. Is there anything wrong in this? Hollywood always sells American patriotism and "Saving the world" idea. Bollywood sells love, family values, strong bonds, friendship and Indian cultural and traditional values.
I strongly doubt the world film industry would appreciate the south Indian semi-porn style lusty movies more than what Bollywood or other north/east Indian film industries have to offer.

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Sarajit Mondal
Pushpak is one of the best films
by Sarajit Mondal on Jun 24, 2005 09:22 AM

I do not know why so many days we did not think about the silent movie "Pushpak". Now we are telling since somebody selected it as his best film. Puspak is India's one of the best films. Our directors should be encouraged for more silent movies.

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Thobey Srinivasan
Pushpak, 1942 India's Best?
by Thobey Srinivasan on Jun 23, 2005 07:15 PM  | Hide replies

Everything is fine.
But it is Rajinikant's 'Netrikkann' that is sticking out like a sore thumb in this otherwise fine selection.

Rajini has performed much better in Rudraiha's "Aval Appadithhaan', 'Thee' (Tamil remake of Amitabh's 'Deewar')and K Balachander's 'Thappu Thaalangal'.

In 'Netrikkann' there was just the usual overbearing and irritating mannerisms of the super star.

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What the ........!!
by Rakesh on Jun 23, 2005 06:29 PM  | Hide replies

Hey Mr. Cyril! Get out of your well in South India and look around! You'll find a whole new world of Indian cinema around. It's true that you have added 2 non-Tamil, non-Malayalam movies (1942.. and 36..) in your list, but one can't help but feel this is done to avoid being judged totally biased, which no doubt you are. I won't waste any more time with you as you haven't even found one of India's finest cinema, "The Apu Trilogy" by Satyajit Ray, worth putting in your list.

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Asha Kumar
RE:What the ........!!
by Asha Kumar on Jun 27, 2005 06:00 PM

a comment from someone who looks down on south indians.. perhaps u should start watching some south indian movies yourself before writing comments on what should be included and what should be not.. i\'m not a south indian but i have seen several south indian movies and feel they are a whole lot better than the usual masala movies produced by bollywood

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Nice !
by Sithu on Jun 23, 2005 05:26 PM

Evethough u didn't see so many films ,ur selection is really nice .

All de best & waiting for ur coming works


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Excellent link
by Sivanandan on Jun 23, 2005 10:52 AM


Its truely different good list. Unlike others who want to prove to others they were above all named Pather panjali, Mother India etc its nice to know that u had identified technically good commercial and excellent star cast films.More importantly u thrown the light to others that even south indian films rates much higher.

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Dr K Prabhakar
Pushpak: the best movie
by Dr K Prabhakar on Jun 23, 2005 10:10 AM  | Hide replies

I feel that Pushpak would have won more than 10 Oscars, if it was made in Hollywood. This was a silent movie,in modern era, in which each scene spoke and there was never a need for dialogue. It had the universal language. I rate it among the best three movies in world !!!

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RE:Pushpak: the best movie
by rEnju on Jul 03, 2005 04:13 PM
Iam sorry my friend to correct in that movie sharadha is one of the main character only thing which u said is correct - its not a B&W movie

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RE:Pushpak: the best movie
by ajith on Jun 23, 2005 07:38 PM
You are wrong Mr. Deepak. Sharada is in the leading role.

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Thobey Srinivasan
by Thobey Srinivasan on Jun 23, 2005 07:09 PM
On "minna Miniyyin Nunangu vattam,

Deepak you are half wrong, half-right!
It was a colour film but it had Sharada!!

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Wrong images, as usual
by Deepak on Jun 23, 2005 07:49 AM

Minnaminumginte nurunguvettam is not a balck and white film, and doesn't have sharada in it!! Please correct the image

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gurpreet kaur
puspak really a good movie
by gurpreet kaur on Jun 22, 2005 09:52 PM

hi, i have seen pushpak twice and its really a great commedy. Being a silent movie and still catching the attention, wonderful. Generally, people think movies with popular songs and stars go well but this movie has proved that silence can also convey the mesg and can make anybody laugh. wonderful movie, keep it up.
gurpreet kaur

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