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Monday, September 08, 2003

Movies over the weekend: Shrek, Kaakka Kaakka, Andaaz Apna Apna, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Lots of movies happened this weekend. I watched "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (WAoVW). Now, I was told that VW was a feminist writer and hence I thought the movie was about anti-feminism. Now, I watched the movie and I still thought it was a dig on feminism! Only, the Net says it isn't! The title is a mere play on a song 'Who's afraid of the bad wolf?" and apparently the director of the original play that this movie is based on, saw this line on a bathroom grafitti! You can see (warning: spoliers ahead!) some explainations here and here. The movie's whole cast was nominated for oscars and 2 out of 4 actually won! Anyways, the movie is quite gripping. Its set in one single night and involves a lot of psychological, sub-conscious dimensions, if you are the arty type. If you ain't the arty type, heck u wont understand it much like I didn't.

Then later in the night, I watched the remaining CD of Shrek in my room. Its a wonderful movie and most of you must have watched it already I am sure. Gawd, gimme a princess like that!. Anyways, now to talk about movies in campus on the weekend,

1. Lets start with Sambar Mafia's "Kaakka Kaakka"
Jeeves wrote at 1:15 pm on Sun, Sep 7 2003:
Hi Folks

Sambhar Mafia is screening the latest MEGAHIT action film "Kaakka Kaakka" at
2:00 pm in the REC ROOM. Be there to catch the action!!!

Starring: Surya, Jyotika
Music: Harris Jeyaraj


2. Then came the "MBA Over" celebration movie "Andaaz Apna Apna":
-----Original Message-----
From: Students Cultural Committee
Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2003 9:29 PM
Subject: Tonite's Movie!

MBA OVER: Ball # 2

As part of the MBA Over Celebrations, CulCom brings you a movie screening at L square tonite! Be there at 9:30pm to watch Aamir Khan and Salman Khan in one of their early movies, "Andaaz Apna Apna"! Guys the movie starts in 15 mins at L square!! Be there!!

As the Prezi would say
Welcome to CulCom and Dress Circle invite you back to the real world where Rambo means the movie "Rambo" and nothing else. Now that you can live the way you want to, we show you the movie "Andaaz Apna Apna"

Venue: L-square
Time: 9.45 p.m. tonight. Be there at the square

3. And, of course Sunday Dress Circle movie, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? :
-----Original Message-----
From: Film Club
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2003 11:00 PM
To: Film Club
Subject: Dress Circle welcomes you to this weekend's movie screening!!
(Sunday 07th September at 6 pm at the IIMB Auditorium)
Importance: High

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We invite you with your family and friends to the screening of this weekend's movie on Sunday 07th September at 6 pm at the IIMB Auditorium.

Movie: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Awards: 5 OSCARs (nominated in thirteen categories), 3 BAFTA Awards, 7 Golden Globes, 4 Laurels and the Grammy for the orginal score
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis
Timing: 6 pm
Venue: IIMB Auditorium
Runtime: 134 minutes
Language: English
Subtitles: No
Colour: Black and White
Rating: PG (children below 15 yrs of age to be accompanied by an adult)

The synopsis of the movie is available at http://spidi (right hand top
corner of the webpage).

We apologise for the delay in the announcement of the movie. This was due to the ambiguity about the availability of the equipment. Looking forward to your presence at the screening.

Dress Circle - The IIMB Film Club

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