torsdag 9. mai 2013

"I'll Die For Mama"


Original title: दीवार (Deewaar)
Year: 1975
Country: India
Language: Hindi
Number: 594
Director: Yash Chopra
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Parveen Babi

The Indian classic Deewar is the story about a mother and her two children, Vijay and Ravi, who have no other choice then to leave their village to find a better life in the city of Mumbai. The life in Mumbai is tough. Their mother have to work hard for low wages, so does Vijay, in order to send his younger brother Ravi to school. The two brothers goes their separate ways. Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) becomes a smuggler, while Ravi (Shashi Kapoor) becomes a policeman, who must take his brother down.

As in the US, India's youth was also rebelling against the old and corrupt government. While US actors like Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro reflected the angry youth in America, Amitabh Bachchan did exactly the same thing in India, where he was known as "the young angry man". And I must say, Bachchan kicks ass, with his laid back attitude, his lazy eyes, his hairy chest and baritone voice makes him one of the toughest bad boys of all time. And it's certainly one of his greatest performances and most emotional ones, with a great story about two brothers torn a part by society. A big thumbs up.

Grade: A

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