So I made a note to watch one film from the list every weekend.
It also got me thinking about Indian films that depict palliative care issues like living with life-limiting illnesses, end of life conversations, and the dying process.
Love imagined, or love lost, makes the film more emotional.
The songs of sorrow (‘dard bhare geet’) produce longing that was celebrated in Indian aesthetic theory as ‘vipralambha shringara’ – love in separation. It is no coincidence that Shah Rukh Khan, the biggest romantic hero of the last 20 years, weeps beautifully and often.
The film is the fourth installment of R aaz film series.I asked my colleagues in the department of palliative care at MNJ Institute of Oncology in Hyderabad to name their favorite Indian films that realistically portray the issues we deal with at work every day. Either there aren’t enough films being made about quality of life and death in India or we aren’t watching those kinds of films.One of my colleagues said she spends all day dealing with death and dying and she wanted an escape from all that when she watched a movie.There should be five to eight songs to mark nodes in the narrative, such as meeting, falling in love, union, separation and so on.Many romantic films end with the promise of happily ever after, but the key romantic moments are often those of sorrow and sadness.Raaz Reboot Release Date: 29th July, 2016 Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Kriti Kharbanda and Gaurav Arora.Director: Vikram Bhatt Music Director: Jeet Ganguli along with the duo Sangeet-Siddharth.Release Date: 5th August 2016 Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Mayur Patole , Tillotama Shome , Shruti Marathe Director: Soumendra Padhi Music Director: Sidhant Mathur, Ishaan Chhabra Synopsis: Budhia Singh: Born To Run is a real story inspired from the life of a marathon runner Budhia Awoog Singh.The story narrates the relationship between the young runner and his coach, Biranchi Das.Bollywood has always been about cheesy romances and love stories, with a number of songs thrown in here and there.It has, in fact, always molded the manner in which Indians have loved each other, with spectacular gestures and serenades and shayari.