Aayush Arya

Aimless wanderer. A bit of a simpleton.

Favorite films

  • In the Shadow of the Moon
  • The Prestige
  • Ratatouille
  • When Harry Met Sally...

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  • Barfi!

    ★★★½

  • Lost in Translation

    ★★½

  • Hereafter

    ★★

  • Creation

    ★★

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  • Barfi!

    Barfi!

    ★★★½

    I seldom watch Bollywood movies, but there are some that are recommended so highly to me by so many people that I cannot resist giving them a shot. I regret the decision most times, but sometimes I come out of the theatre with a smile on my face. One recent movie that did that was Kahaani, and Barfi! is another (though not nearly in the same league).

    Ever since I saw the first poster for Saawariya, I have always thought…

  • Iron Man

    Iron Man

    ★★★★★

    One of the best superhero movies ever made. I’ve watched it several times already and probably will many times more. Robert Downey Jr. puts in such a pitch-perfect turn as Tony Stark—simultaneously witty, savvy, intelligent and just supremely entertaining—that it is hard to find faults with the movie.

    The production values are excellent and the special effects are all very well done. At no point do the effects feel artificial, which is something that I very often find distracting in…

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  • A Wednesday!

    A Wednesday!

    It’s the sort of Bollywood movie that tries to portray itself as better than it actually is. It’s the kind of movie that bores you throughout and then adds an uplifting speech at the end to make it all seem worthwhile. It’s the kind of movie that most moviegoers feel the need to respect and like even though they may not actually have enjoyed it much.

    I, for one, do not feel that need.

    If everything else in this movie…

  • Swades

    Swades

    ★★★★½

    This is my most favourite Bollywood movie ever. It has a great story, pretty decent dialogue and excellent music. But I’ll tell you why I really love this movie—because it is nothing like anything Bollywood has ever produced before.

    I do not remember watching any other Shah Rukh Khan movie where he forgot that he was SRK and just became the character he was playing. The acting in this movie does not feel like actors reading from a script, which…