Monday, July 1, 2013

361. Meghe Dhaka Tara

Meghe Dhanka Tara
The Cloud Capped Star
Directed by Ritwik Ghatak

Yikes, if things don't turn around soon I am going to get a reputation as a film basher and intellectuals everywhere will be charging down my door.  However, I can't pretend to like a film that I did not, merely to please my commentators and this film was boring as hell.

To be fair, I am not a huge fan of Indian cinema.  I find that films from India tend to be a little too melodramatic for my taste.  Additionally, the music that is inserted tends to annoy me and I feel like it really has no place in the film.  But let's get to the movie at hand.

This is the story of Neeta, a good, self sacrificing person who is constantly exploited by people around her, including her own family.  Well, they certainly miss the water once the well dries up.

Like I said, these kind of films are so over the top, that even the best actors seem a bit silly when they say their lines.  For instance, at one point in the film Neeta's father says "I accuse…", pauses dramatically, and then says "no one".  Really?  I just did not find the dialogue or the behavior of the characters relatable in any way.

Still, there are some pretty shots and I don't regret watching the film.  Certainly not a favorite, though.

RATING: **---

Interesting Facts:

This seems to be quite an unknown film, so there is very little trivia on the web.


  1. I don't understand why some of these films are on the list.

  2. If you ever consider going to India, this is the kind of movie that may convince you to skip on it.
    Misery with misery on top...

  3. Oh I know. Indian films are the most depressing.