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Ray: Directed by Taylor Hackford. With Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Clifton Powell. The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

“Iu0026#39;m from the Philippines. For years, I have always been curious about Indian cinema. Iu0026#39;ve seen clips of Indian films on cable TV and to be honest…I just donu0026#39;t get it. I donu0026#39;t get all the silly dancing and singing in almost all movies. I find it so corny and irrelevant to the story. But donu0026#39;t get me wrong, Philippine movies back in the 80u0026#39;s were also filled with corny singing and dancing. But we have gone past those and transitioned into movie-making based on good scripts…rather than cheesy story lines. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWhen a friend of mine recommended this movie, I havenu0026#39;t really heard of it. I thought it was a Hollywood release but it wasnu0026#39;t. It was a Bollywood movie. He said it was really funny, so out of curiosity, I got hold of a copy. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMy first thought was that it was nothing but a silly story of 3 guys doing slapstick comedy that I have all seen before. When they started singing u0026quot;All iz well..u0026quot; I told myself… I knew it! Just what I thought.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBut as the movie progressed…I was amazed at the intelligence embedded in this movie. I was so impressed with the smart dialogues delivered by Amir Khan. It was so mature and thought-provoking. The life crisis all of them were in… the pressures at school..the pressures from society and the pressures from family as well… they rang so true. I was even at one time crying my heart out. I canu0026#39;t believe it! All the preconceived notions about a Bollywood movie were obliterated. I was so moved by this picture and I have no regrets seeing it.”


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