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Thank You, Yash Chopra October 21, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Srirekha @ 8:47 pm
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This is a small tribute to filmmaker Yash Chopra who passed away today in a Mumbai hospital.

As a particularly choosy movie watcher, it was through Yash Chopra’s films that I discovered:

the concept of beauty and aesthetics in cinema;

intellectualization of romance;

celebration of the feminine form without objectifying it;

non-stereotypical and unconventional portrayal of women;

non-judgmental acceptance of complex human relationships;

unapologetic etching out of flaws in human character;

unabashed indulgence of elite lifestyles;

and of course the pristine locales of Switzerland.

I watched 13 of the 22 films that he directed in his lifetime. I loved every one of them.

I will watch his last venture that is set to release next month… just to say Thank you.

Srirekha Chakravarty

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