Why do most people watch movies? Yes, the obvious answer is entertainment. But there has to be something else apart from that.We all agree that movies are the ultimate form of entertainment. They combine music, stories, and pictures all in one, and these days they do so with pragmatism. Sometimes they take us to a fantasy world and sometimes they make our brain tick that resonates the theme that we live in.
What is the most important contribution that films bring into our society? And do we actually learn from what we see, or just forget the whole thing after we see it? Everyone has different reasons to appreciate a movie…It could be acting, cinematography, direction, dialogues etc. Here’s the list of movies that we love at Bouryaku. Read on..
Note: We understand that it is hard to select just one favourite movie. So the movies mentioned here are the ones which our team can watch on repeat.
Kinchit Dave – Account Director
The Shawshank Redemption is a truly a class movie that teaches many things.
I remembered being sad a few times, being astounded by the plot twist for a moment or two and ending up sitting alone, inert and all, just because of the once-in-a-lifetime beauty of Shawshank. Just recall the scene in which Andy locked himself in the room and turned the music on, all the cons stood paralyzed on the ground, listening to the magical tune like the song of hope they had never heard before.
Shawshank is more than a feel good movie, it’s about life-changing experiences, about the endless struggle against life’s harshness and unfairness, about true friends who will stand by you forever… The simple yet hard to convey messages could not be handled more subtly than this.
Shawshank should have won every Oscar for any categories it was nominated, but it’s all about struggling against unfairness, time’s proved its monumental magnitude.
Shawshank is a lesson of life that you have to learn in just 150 minutes!!!
Souvik Sarkar – Business Development Manager
There are so many movies that I like but I will go with Pulp Fiction, because of the way so many small stories are interconnected, and each has its own charm. Tarantino’s signature style of story telling with violence is captivating.
My favourite scene is when Samuel L Jackson eats the big kahuna burger and sips the cola to clear his pipes..:-)..the entire sequence of interrogation.
Rishabh Shukla – Social Media Strategist
For me Layer Cake directed by Matthew Vaughn is one of the finest British crime movies ever made. It has all the elements that make it different from the rest of the movies in this genre like style, narration, characters, dialogues (especially one at the end by Eddie Temple).
“You’re born, you take shit. You get out in the world, you take more shit. You climb a little higher, you take less shit. Till one day you’re up in the rarefied atmosphere and you’ve forgotten what shit even looks like. Welcome to the layer cake son.”
If you don’t see the credits you’ll feel like it’s from Guy Ritchie factory.It lacks the dark humor of Lock, Stock and Snatch, Layer Cake is more like Goodfellas. Not to forget the movie encompasses different genres of music right from classic rock to slow electronic beats that makes the overall film a treat to watch.
Subhadip Sural – Creative Director
One movie which I can watch on repeat is Amelie. 122 minutes of pure French quirkiness! Just check the opening lines:”On September 3rd 1973, at 6:28pm and 32 seconds, a bluebottle fly capable of 14,670 wing beats a minute landed on Rue St Vincent, Montmartre. At the same moment, on a restaurant terrace nearby, the wind magically made two glasses dance unseen on a tablecloth. Meanwhile, in a 5th-floor flat, 28 Avenue Trudaine, Paris 9, returning from his best friend’s funeral, EugèneColère erased his name from his address book. At the same moment, a sperm with one X chromosome, belonging to RaphaëlPoulain, made a dash for an egg in his wife Amandine. Nine months later, AméliePoulain was born.”
The things I liked about the movie are the characters you can totally relate to, a script where even modern, mundane activities appear grandiose, a heartwarming soundtrack by YannTiersen and superb dialogues: “These are hard times for dreamers.” or “A man who remembers proverbs can’t be all bad.”
It is really difficult to explain the kind of movie it is, may be this trailer will help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0rnLZN5r6w
It will make you believe in a life and dreams, which you normally wouldn’t have believed.
Nusrat Khan – Business Development Executive
Well i am not a big movie fan but yeah there are few movies which i would love to watch over and over again. The Vow and A Little bit of heaven are my favourites. Starting with “The Vow”: I love the story and the characters.This movie is based on a true story and that why i think it’s a truly heart touching romantic story. This movie proves that if you truly want something in life, you will get it no matter what. A must watch movie.
Govindray D.B. – Visualiser
Being a visualizer I love movies that expand my creative horizon in terms of design and characters .I like all kinds of movies but the animation genre. My favourite movies are Kung Fu Panda . I Like Kung Fu Panda because it teaches us that Nothing is Impossible n this world if we believe in ourselves plus the characters are really good, both in terms of animation& characterization.
Natasha Rodrigues – Account Executive
Every Friday brings along a little celebration for me. And therefore to be able to select one out the billions is a daunting task for me. Nevertheless I will talk about a film I watched during my childhood and cherish to this very date.
“A Walk in the Clouds” is a wonderful romantic fantasy,ablaze with passion and that bittersweet desire.
One perhaps would need a soul full of these qualities to appreciate the film.T o a cynical eye it might look like overworked melodrama, but the film to me sang with innocence and trust. The movie, set in the vineyards of Northern California in the months right after World War II,tells the story of a young man and woman who meet at a time of crisis in both of their lives,who agree to pretend to be married, and who end up desperately in love
The most touching scene in the movie is the one where Paul stands beneath Victoria’s window, singing a Mexican love song that he has just learned.
So what’s your favourite movie??