2007, at the movies, sprang a great many surprises. Norms were broken. Trends were set. And while comedy continues to rule the roost, new age cinema is here to stay.
Here is a list of Sukanya Verma's top 10 favourites of the year. Some appeal to the heart, some to the head. And others to both. Go ahead, make your own list.
There's nothing more delightful than a film which can grab you by the collar and make you a part of its topsy-turvy world for those two and a half hours. Mani Ratnam's biopic Guru made for one such viewing.
What's interesting is the ambitious and larger-than-life tone of its narrative, blending in seamlessly with its lead protagonist's cocksure, even if, questionable modus operandi. And Abhishek Bachchan plays the graph with astonishing enthusiasm emerging as one of the best performances of the year. He infuses his character, from a boy-with-dreams to a man-of-the-world, with undeniable magnetism, charisma and spirit. The transformation is not just restricted to make-up dependent paraphernalia, Abhishek's body language reflects them too.
Ratnam's mastery is evident in his ability to create memorable scenes with utmost subtlety. Unlike their previous outings together, Guru showcases tender chemistry between Abhishek and wife, Aishwarya. Also, it's so good to see Mithun Chakravarthy in a role exploiting his true mettle.
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