Thursday, December 25, 2008

A - Z of Films: Tag from Prerna



I have succeeded in creating a serious image of myself. Prerna feels that posts are very serious and that she would like to read a fun post. She said this in a tag she has passed me.


Humour is Gopinath’s forte. I am more somber in comparison. I have tried my hand at humour and shall request Prerna to read this post - "Should I or Should'nt I - A Quirky Dilemma"


I have been scratching my head hoping that some divine inspiration strikes me………..and I will soon respond to Prerna’s request.


Now let us get on with the tag. List of movies to cover all alphabets from A – Z. Before I started, worry about X started looming large…Other alphabets protested saying that was not fair and I must be equally worried about the others. I was taken aback and decided taking on twenty five on them would be too much, so I beat a hasty retreat saying “I have been misquoted and my comments were twisted out of context by anti-national elements to deliberately create mischief.”


I now turn to the real task at hand…….


A – Aradhana, Abhiman

B – Back to the Future, Bheja Fry, Border

C – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Chak De

D – Dil Chahta Hai, Devil Wears Prada


E - ET

F – Fedora, Forest Gump

G – Guns of Navronne, Gaddar, Guide

H – Hitch, Harry Potter series


I – Independence Day


J – Jaane tu ya Jaane Na, Jurassic Park, Jaws


K – Kabhi Kabhie, Khosla ka Ghosla

L – Last Emperor (The omitted), Lagaan, Lage Raho Munnabhai

M – Munnabhai MBBS, Miss Congeniality

N – National Treasure


O – Omen, Oceans-Eleven, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

P – Padosan, Parineeta

Q - QSQT

R – Roman Holiday, Reincarnation of Peter Proud, Rangeela


S – Swades, Sholay, Sound of Music

T – Taare Zameen Par, Titanic, The Sixth Sense

U –


V – Viraasat, Veer Zaara

W – Welcome to Sajjanpur, Wait Until Dark

X -

Y – Yaadon ki Baarat

Z – Zanjeer, Zubeida


Now I also have to deal with U (no - I have not seen Umrao Jaan) apart from X. Cannot even coin a limerick on this...

6 comments:

prerna said...

Thanks for doing the tag Mavin, great choice of films.
Umrao Jaan is a must see if you are comfortable with Urdu. Rekha and Faroukh Sheikh have acted well, the music and lyrics are great, excellent direction. It could be one of the best performances ever by Rekha.
Mavin, please leave the link for the post you mentioned. I would love to read it.

Indian Home Maker said...

Nice collection of movie names.
I am not much of a movie goer. Watched it on TV, only a few years ago, but Umrao Jaan was a brilliant, though sad and tragic - socially relevant movie.

Vinod_Sharma said...

great choice of movies Mavin...wise of you to have skipped the 'X' variety! But why even 'U'?!

There is an old classic that suddenly cam to my mind...Chalti ka naam gadi...I think it should be in most lists but we all, including myself, never remember it at the tight time.

manju said...

Mavin, your choice of English language films is almost exactly what mine would have been. Except for Jaws. :)

Krishnan said...

Mavin: That was a nice meme. Aradhana, Abhiman Dil Chahta Hai, ET, Forrest Gump and Sholay are some of the movies I enjoyed too.

L. Venkata Subramaniam said...

Looks like you havent been keeping up with the movies lately? Not too many new ones on this list.