Thursday, December 2, 2010

Two Line Reviews - #132

Movie: Ran (Japanese,1985)

Plot: An aging Lord of an empire decides to let his first son take the throne. The second son accepts it but the third refuses and gets paid by being banished from the empire. The emperor slowly understands the deceitful ways of his first two sons & the candid yet caring third son rescues his guilty father from his brothers.

  • The locations & the picturisation of outdoor war sequences - Has inspired Maniratnam in Thalabadhi's Sundhari song.
  • The dialog-less massacre scene at one of the castles where hundreds of the emperor's guards are slain cruelly.
  • Touching scenes are abundant. The dialogs spoken by the emperor's caretaker are gems; the villainous lady of the masters shows sheer devilry.
The ending portions could have been conceived in a better manner given the way it went till that point.

My Rating: 9.3/10

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