One of the most beautiful movies of Indian cinema, its as real as it can get along with melodious song, folk dance, lush village fields, rainbow chunris, clear rushing brooks and latticed ataris ..... the characters are honest, well layered and recognisable ...

First the story by Bharathan and Kamal Hassan in itself is complete then cinematography of Ravi K. Chandran and direction of Priyadarshan left nothing for desire. The movie has 'THE Priyadarshan Touch' with antiques, authentic art crafts,old havelis and sahmbles of temples with lakes, pools and  banyan trees with hanging roots.. all to capture your attention and imagination! 

The natural talent of Anil Kapoor and the rest of the cast with a special mention to the acting and characters of Govind Namdev  and Milind Gunaji take it to the  next level.
Special mention to Tabu for the wide eyed ,bholi-bhali village belle crying unabashedly at her broken marriage ...

Though Chithra got the award for 'Payalein chun mun ' my personal favourite is 'Taare hain Barati' in the intoxicating voice of Jspinder Narula ..... with the tall n firang Pooja Batra as the  blushing bride to be ... radiantly daydreaming her seven vows , with pooja ki thali , roli, akshat, haldi snan ,,flowers, sacred ornaments, jewellery, milk kesar ubtans, her bridal trousseau  and all in the timtim lights of mitti ke diyas and havan agni ..... sigh!
Still to see something better.....

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