It’s been a long time since I’ve sat down for the entirety of a movie. One – I’ve been quite busy. Two – I didn’t find any exceptionally good ones. ‘Inception’ being the single exception. So, I was quite delighted to find another movie which made me sit through it.
‘The Reign of Assassins’ is an action film – the Wuxia genre to be precise. They also try to make it humorous and romantic at the same time. There are too many cliches. The story is pretty predictable. The fights are not spectacular. But, I love the movie.
This is probably pathetically late but anyway I just wanted to let it out. The movie was shot brilliantly and the locales completely splendid and the music by the maestro was … masterful. Everyone must have seen the movie by now and either like it or disliked it, so here goes nothing.
If you remember back , back to the days when you first heard ‘Ramayan’ aka ‘Ramayanam’ ( from either your Granny or your teacher at first standard or from that awesome serial on Doordarshan like me :p ) you would remember an awesome story. Two princes are banished from their land. Evil demon kidnaps the prince’s wife. The two men muster an army of monkeys and squirrels. They fight against the ten-headed demon and all his giants. Heck, the prince even let the demon escape when he could have easily defeated him when the demon had no weapons. And you were even angered when the demon came back ( Urgh… His insolence ) and finally the prince defeats the demon and saves the world.