Life is Beautiful! Hindi Movie Review

Feature Film | Comedy, Romance
Aug 22, 2014 By Noyon Jyoti Parasara

I remember watching this beautiful, awe-inspiring 1997 Oscar winning film called 'Life is Beautiful'. That film left a mark on me; one that has not been washed away for over a decade now. That film made me fall in love with movies and life.

As I rushed to a theater this rainy Mumbai evening to watch the new Hindi release 'Life is Beautiful', my only wish was that the makers had not done anything that could in anyway take away from the name. Fate however had other plans!

This Hindi 'Life is Beautiful' is not just a awful film, it is utterly unoriginal. This is about a man who marries a woman to get a Canadian citizenship. The story deals with [at least wishes to] the elements of love, breakup, pain and longing. And oh, should we discuss stereotypes?

While the story is an absolute tearjerker - It bored me as much - the way it has been shot and edited makes inexpensive TV shows better planned.

Life is Beautiful is the second film this week that has the lead actor doing everything possible - from acting to directing to composing music to choreographing. Saahil Prem at least did not design the costumes in 'MAD'. Manoj Amanani even does that in 'Life is Beautiful' [Pains me to use this name for the film].

I wish there was at least something good about the film. Okay, may there is one song sung by Sonu Nigam.

These are the times when I feel there should be a law preventing filmmakers from using names associated with classics.

If over-acting could kill, I would have been a dead man. Life is Beautiful, seriously? Not for me at least. Not today! My apologies to Roberto Benigni.

Noyon Jyoti Parasara