August 8, 2008
It is funny when certain trends catch up when they have actually passed out of vogue in other places. India is ripe for such trends. Every new fashion, style, mantra or music makes its arrival slightly late out here, putting us out of sync with the rest of the world. Most of this was to be blamed on our repressive socialistic economic policies, but now things look better. After all, Hollywood does once in a while include India in its Worldwide Releases and the iPhone is supposed to be launched in India with many other countries. Likewise, suddenly this rock music fetish has taken India by storm. Wherever you go, everyone wants to be a rocker, the slogans all sound like “Life Rocks”, “Let’s Rock”, etc. etc. And for any trend to get approval in India, it has to be evaluated, agreed upon and adopted by that all-governing body of Indian culture, Bollywood. So well, when Bollywood comes out with a movie about rock stars and their lives, how can the rest of India be left behind?
So I finally went to watch The Dark Knight. And I’ll go again. And again. Maybe alone. Maybe together if you accompany me. But don’t blame me if I don’t talk to you during the movie. And I’d rather you didn’t talk to me too.
Well, by now you must’ve understood that like millions of others, even I am liking, loving, living and raving about The Batman and the latest edition out in cinemas. And well, ideally, a review is supposed to come out just before the movie or a day after its release. But well, I’ve my own way of doing things, and by now, you should be well-acquainted with my lack of method and direction. So this is my view, review and feelings about The Dark Knight.