When Harry Met Sally

Rob Reiner

Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) meet at a time when Harry’s divorce and Sally’s break from a long relationship brings them together. They try to help each other find a suitable partner but fate intervenes. Meg Ryan breezes through as the independent, self-made Sally while Billy Crytsal remains the rock solid anchor in this cult classic.

Monsoon Wedding

Mira Nair

This globally-acclaimed film was a rain of emotions. It opens with the grand wedding plans for the only daughter of Lalit Verma (Naseeruddin Shah). The extended family gathers for an extravagant ceremony in a frame that has other stories and sub plots coursing through it. The bride confesses to her fiancé about her past, a niece recollects a painful memory of child abuse and the wedding organiser and the housemaid create their own little love story.

Body of Lies

Ridley Scott

Leonardo Di Caprio plays the role of secret agent Roger Ferris who spies on the hideouts of terrorist organisations and helps the U.S. government to catch the wanted. Russell Crowe plays his head. The job pushes Di Caprio to fabricate events and people for the sake of the mission. In the midst of all this he falls in love with a nurse in Jordan. A parallel plan emerges with an unexpected twist in the screenplay.

Devar Magan

Bharathan

This is the story of a suave young man Sakthi (Kamal Haasan) who briefly vsisits home and ends up staying back to help his people. The second half traces the transition in the protagonist’s life and the dialogues, cast and music made the movie an evergreen hit.

Few Good Men

Rob Reiner

The story revolves around the trial of two U.S. Marines who are accused of killing another Marine. Tom Cruise with the help of Demi Moore fights legally in support of the accused members. Despite losing many prominent witnesses, Cruise manages to unearth the truth from Jack Nicholson who plays the role of the Commanding Officer to the hilt. A tight screenplay and impressible dialogues make this film a must watch.

Those that almost made it

A Beautiful Mind: Ron Howard

Mouna Ragam: Mani Ratnam

Kannathil Muthamittal: Mani Ratnam

Shangai: Dibakar Banerjee

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara: Zoya Akthar

My Little Bride: Kim Ho Jun

Padma. S is a graduate in Geoinformatics from the College of Engineering, Guindy.

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