Sita Sings the Blues
The movie is about Sita, the Hindu Goddess from the epic "The Ramayana", who accompanies Lord Rama on a 14 year exile in forest. Sita is abducted by Ravana, the ruler of Lanka. This movie tells the story of Rama and Sita, along-with a biographical account of the director's relationship with her husband. It intersperses events from the Ramayana, light-hearted but knowledgeable discussion of historical background by a trio of Indian shadow puppets, musical interludes voiced with archival tracks by Annette Hanshaw and scenes from the artist's own life. The ancient mythological and modern biographical plot are parallel tales, sharing numerous themes.
- Stars:Annette Hanshaw, Aseem Chhabra, Bhavana Nagulapally, Manish Acharya, Reena Shah, Sanjiv Jhaveri, Pooja Kumar, Debargo Sanyal, Aladdin Ullah, Nitya Vidyasagar, Nina Paley, Deepti Gupta,
- Director:Nina Paley,
- Writer:Nina Paley, Valmiki (book)
An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Sita Sings the Blues torrent reviews
(au) wrote: Cons in this movie: Unnecessary presence of heroine and songs, habitual expectation of the audience from a regular superstar.This movie is true event based and the director has treated the subject with proper r&d and precise execution. In fact you may get nostalgic while watching ten rupee notes printed in black ink, 'gaddi' style offices, 'aangan' centric homes, Air India airplanes and sparsely decorated airport lounges.The movie is about false CBI raids by conmen imposing as CBI officers who are expert in seizing both apparent and hidden assets (money, jewelry etc.). Everyone has acted well in the film. But Manoj Bajpai needs special mention for his remarkable performance. His entry is rather late, but his histrionics are unbeatable. Like Aamir Khan, every time he performs a pivotal character, he manages to bring something new on the table. Akshay has pretty well underplayed his character. But the kind of superstar he is, you constantly miss what you always expect him to deliver i.e. glitzy romance and action!In such an intense and interesting movie, you feel impatient when more than the required movie time (read plenty) is allotted to display the personal simple lives of the conmen. That part is neither interesting nor different. Also you fail to understand the purpose of the same. Con activities are both sinful and illegal. So, why the director has tried to generate public sympathy for the aforesaid conmen by displaying their emotional and family side?
(it) wrote: boring, no suspense...nothing scarey here...waste of time
(br) wrote: a nice lovely picture
(ca) wrote: To find hope in the worst of places. An amazing movie that is one of best war movies I have ever seen.
(ca) wrote: Whoa! Crazy documentary about the townfolk of Vernon Florida who are eccentric to say the least. I had to watch with subtitles because the backwoods accents are so thick!
(ru) wrote: Much better! More upbeat music and fun story telling. Loved their takes on American Folklore classics Johnny Appleseed and Pecos Bill.
(fr) wrote: Planned as a follow-up to the successful White Zombie, this movie never quite lives up to the spirit and originality of the first one. The love story is pretty weak though the more realistic view of living zombies (instead of the flesh-eating dead) is kind of nice in today's popularity of zombie movies/tv/books. The movie needed a more charismatic leads since White Zombie at least had Bela Lugosi (who's eyes still appear in this movie).
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(it) wrote: Slow Burn Romantic, Crime Thriller Which Doesn't Amount To Anything. But I Found It Watchable But Sadly Predictable Which Is A Shame As I Found That This Film Showed Some Promising Material, Which Sadly Doesn't Get Built On.