My 10 Best Movies – Mimoh Chakraborty
By: Manju Chandran
BEING the son of legendary Bollywood star Mithun Chakraborty means talented actor Mimoh Chakraborty has been surrounded by cinema from an early age.
His current film projects include the biopic Main Mulayam Singh Yadav, the thriller Rosh and upcoming romantic comedy Jogira Sara Ra Ra, who shares the limelight with Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Mimoh has selected 10 films he likes, in no particular order.
Baazigar (1993): This classic is by far one of the best Bollywood movies ever made because it was a great and unpredictable thriller. The Shah Rukh Khan star was a film ahead of its time and so new to Hindi cinema when it was released. It was exciting to see the main man being the anti-hero and of course King Khan succeeded with his role on many levels.
Phool Aur Angaar (1993): My dad delivered great movies and memorable performances throughout his career. This is my favorite movie of all time from my dad. I know disco dancer (1982) is his most iconic classic, but to me he was a lion in this movie and looked like a warrior. I used to call it the terminator after watching the movie when we went to the test shows.
Brave Heart (1995): I don’t like war, but I like epic battle themed movies and especially ones based on real historical events. No one should be encouraging war, but the way Mel Gibson played and directed this film was a cinematic masterpiece. I’ve seen it countless times and this amazing background music gives you goosebumps every time.
The dead (2006): For me, personally, it’s the best gangster movie ever made and even surpasses The Godfather (1972). The representations! The scenario! Voltage! The direction! I remember watching it in the theater and not even for a second could I blink. Just awesome !
scream 2 (1997): I am a horror geek. From ghost movies to slasher movies, I’ve seen them all, but it’s Scream 2 that still gives me the shivers today. I saw this movie a hundred times growing up. The whole series is great, but Part 2 is simply the best.
The black Knight (2008): Master filmmaker Christopher Nolan has raised the bar to a
a whole new level with this breathtaking movie. I think we can all agree that this is by far the greatest superhero movie ever made. The more I say, the less it will do this masterpiece justice.
Alexander (2004) : While this epic didn’t have the success it should have when it was released, for me it’s one of the best historical films I’ve ever seen. It was a magnum opus and a masterpiece in my opinion. He deserves more credit than he maybe gets.
Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006): It is a masterpiece and a wonderful sequel to the excellent Munna Bhai MBBS (2003). It was built around a great idea, which shook me and it’s a film that still makes me cry every time I see it. It is simply spellbinding and a must see.
Save Private Ryan (1998): I don’t think a movie can be as lived or as real as Save Private Ryan. It showed the true horrors of war and the courage these brave men displayed during the darkest time in human history! Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks gave us a film that will always be remembered as one of the greatest of all time.
Daredevil Season 2 (2016): I know that doesn’t certify a “movie,” but I had to mention it because it featured The Punisher (who is my favorite superhero character of all time). Every episode of the season was amazing and had a cinematic quality. It is by far one of the best written and best presented shows on Netflix.