Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Passage to India

David Lean (last film)
Returning to this film with a certain bias, it was enjoyable in its reconstruction of the colonial period, its unflattering caricaturization of Indians notwithstanding. Visually lavish and exhilarating, as might be expected of Lean. The Britishers roles, specially the two female leading roles, are well done, though Alec Guinness is at his least impressive as an Indian professor. Of the Indians, only Roshan Seth, as the defense lawyer, is dignified.
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Anonymous said...

Guinness was a bit awkward, but it seemed he was effective as Lean's lucky charm because the movie was well received compared to his previous film, which incidentally did not have Guinness.

S. M. Rana said...

My reaction is subjective, colonised as opposed to coloniser..