La La Land review
written by Souranath Banerjee
A Classic is born and it will make you sing and fall in love all over again!
My Ratings: 4.3/5
The original 1953 20th Century Fox logo reappears on the big screen and makes it seem even bigger, and then the magic begins!
Yes, the resurrection of the old Hollywood charm, that feeling when the white shoes start tapping in rhythm and the dialogues metamorphose into soothing songs – the sheer magic of experiencing a musical, an odd combination of a modern classic!
And you are lost in the darkness of the theatre, well suspended on your disbeliefs, wondering in a world so full of love and dulcet melodies, absorbed in the sheer beauty of brilliantly choreographed, colourful, talking Cinema!
“How are you gonna be a revolutionary if you’re such a traditionalist? You hold onto the past, but jazz is about the future.”
And thus he join hands with Ryan Gosling who learns to play piano like a professional just for this film, and then Gosling’s chemistry with Emma Stone (undoubtedly one of the best actresses at present) is just so sublime! When they dance looking at each other’s eyes – that’s a major part of the ‘magic’ in the film that I was talking about earlier!
Long song and dance sequences masterfully choreographed that takes Justin Hurwitz‘s music to another level; great camera work and colour play by Linus Sandgren and crisp editing by Tom Cross. But again along with superlative directional capabilities thanks to Damien Chazelle‘s brilliantly written love story!
Recommended only for those who adore Jazz, Musicals, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Damien Chazelle and powerful Cinema!
P.S – Oscar winner J.K. Simmons makes a guest appearance where he seems to hate good music!
Poster courtesy: www.impawards.com.