Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Kite Runner - Movie

Just finished watching the movie. It is a very lovingly made film I think. The director Marc Foster's other movie I have watched is Finding Neverland and I found that too, charming in its own way.

The child actors who play Hassan and Amir are very good cast and I enjoyed listening them speak Farsi among other things. After reading the book a long time ago I had thought that Khaled Hosseini had gone a little over the top towards the end and made it too dramatic. And since it was a long time ago, I had forgotten the events when Amir goes to Afghanistan. To my pleasant surprise, I did not feel the same way about the movie. It was all good - the redemption of Amir and his running kites for Sohrab.

The character which stuck me the most in both the book and the movie is Amir's father. To see him leave his country - never to come back and build a new life in America, raising Amir and his hope of seeing Amir become a doctor was moving.

I am surprised that the movie has not become as popular as the book.


UmmeAaiman said...

So far I've reached just chapter 4!! But I agree with you about the father of Amir... I love the way they etched him in the movie the tiny nuances in his dialogues which said so much more and his taking of a pinch of Afghan Earth before finally leaving for Pakistan..... I think my leaning towards literature won't go.... but this movie is so moving, makes me wanna talk and talk .... hope ur not bored!

Phaneendra Yalavarthy said...

Great post!. I got Kite runner movie last week from Blockbuster, I am looking forward to seeing it!.

Huzefa Mukadam said...

@ Phani
Do watch it. Its a very feel-good movie

Not at all. I am a sucker for stories of people going away from home.

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UmmeAaiman said...

Hmmmmmmm any good book you've read lately? Lemme know, it's been ages since I got my hands on a good book.... just have to keep re reading my old Mario Puzos.

Huzefa Mukadam said...

Thank Umme Aaiman for waking me from my blogging stupor!

I just wrote a post about a book i read. Its non-fiction and i wonder whether you like those kinds and if you do like, then I wonder -more loudly if you can find it in DXB.

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