About R-view

R-view contains some real short reviews of some of the movies I've liked over the years. Most of them are 140 character posts as they used to be my tweets (@mrzoozoo) This blog was created for (the purpose of showing off my INSANE movie review skills :p) some class assignment purposes. So don't frown if you don't find enough text in there to make you like or watch the movie. Hey you can always Google! :)

January 24, 2010

Harishchandrachi Factory

Paresh Mokashi's directorial debut, the movie portrays the story behind the making of India's first feature film. 'Raja Harishchandra' and the man who worked hard for this cause. As a tribute to Dadasaheb Phalke, the father of Indian cinema, it couldn't be better. Made on a shoe-string budget, the movie touches every aspect of a period film, with out-and-out comedy.

Phalke, the street magician/teacher walks into a movie screening tent one evening and it changes his life for ever. Awed at its brilliance Phalke sets out to make his own movie, learning film making by going to England. He uses up all of his resources for this sole purpose and how he succeeds in it makes the story of Harishchandrachi Factory.

Beautifully crafted in comedy, it's a light story which will make you roar with laughter at times. The performances of Nandu Madhav as Phalke and the rest of the cast has to be mentioned for their excellent acting. Such an innocent and positive film, it has succeeded in getting all the attention it deserved.


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