Withnail, Ignatius and I.   

Kiran and I saw what we thought was one of the funniest films we have seen in our lives. Its called Withnail And I. It is the most wacked out and bizarrely funny film I have ever seen.

Warning. I’m not sure I should recommend it though. I am not sure how many people will find this kind of humour appealing. I believe it wasn’t very successful at the box office when it released, so judging by that not many in the public liked it. But for those who want to experiment with very unusual humour in cinema, go for it.

Its a story about these 2 out of work actors and their mad, funny and tragic lives. Exceedingly well written, brilliantly performed and superbly executed. Its a huge cult success. Written and directed by Bruce Robinson. British.

Watching Withnail And I reminded me of one of my favourite books, A Confederacy Of Dunces, written by John Kennedy Toole. Again a piece of work that I find supremely funny and tragic. Absolutely brilliant. A must read, but again I don’t know how many of you will like it. Have read the book twice and plan to read it once every couple years.

The book was actually published after the death of the author and he did not live to see the huge success that it became. In fact the book would never have been published had it not been for Toole’s mother who found a carbon copy of the manuscript left in the house following Toole’s suicide in 1969 at the young age of 31. Toole’s mother took this manuscript to various publishers in attempt to get it published without any success until she took it to Walker Percy, an author, and literally forced him to read it. Percy explains in his foreword that he started the manuscript with great reservation but got sucked into the book and loved it. The book was published in 1980, 11 years after Toole’s death, and became a cult classic, and then later a mainstream success.

So much brilliance in this world. So inspiring.

What fun.

Posted by Aamir Khan at 04:49 AM 2809 Comments  Post Comment
Posted on Sep,30,2009 at 01:33 AM


I extend my sincere thanks and deep appreciation to those of you who were kind enough to send me their sympathy through comments and mails.
In a painful moment of my life, your words have managed to touch my heart and my soul.
In my last comment, I decided that henceforth I only shall send my comment to the Bloghost.
For many reasons, the main one being my writing work that requires a "Zen state ". This project is close to my heart and is waiting too long already. I need Peace!
The atmosphere on the blog, as you could see, crossed some turbulences.
I'm really sorry, especially since I'm involved in this "hodgepodge".
I maybe have a too big mouth and a muzzle a little too small. Aamir had warned me but I had not caught the message seriously. So much for me!



Posted on Sep,30,2009 at 01:32 AM


Nothing obliges me to come back on the blog except that I like leaving, letting the clean place behind me.
About what I have written, these phrases you've taken and that offended you, although it was not my intention, are used here in France, without any "a priori" and freely. After watching the film "Firaaq" by Nandita Das, the impression it left me, had probably sweated through the post that I sent you.
If you have not seen, you should watch it, you better understand the why of things.
That said, I will not dwell further on this, for not disturbing all those nice people here and also the respected host of this place.



Posted on Sep,30,2009 at 01:31 AM


I apologize if I offended you, Sir.
You have always been courteous towards me and even if I do not always understand your English perfectly, because I am French, I always have appreciated the fineness of your comments and I kindly ask you to stay on the blog for the pleasure of all.
I only react to those to whom I have some esteem and you have my esteem, my respect and deep consideration. I didn’t forget the kind words and your attitude « fair play » in the past that I had much appreciated.
Well! That said, I really have not the heart to blog more but to mourn a family member.
Thank you for your understanding.
It was an honor and a pleasure to meet you Praveerji. I wish you all the best in your life!
Enjoy the blog with all the bloggers.
And leave us the place for Art, Artists and all those who love Art!

PS/ I deeply love India!!!



Posted on Sep,30,2009 at 01:31 AM
aamir bhai, aap ek bar muje jawab do please. mene ap ko 12-3-1991. me sirf ek khat likha hay. jis ka bhi aap ko jawab dena hay............ pleaseeeeeeee................. ek bar jawab dooooooooooooooooooooo..................... i steel wait................ i mmmmmmmmmmmmmmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisssssssssssssssssssyyyyyyyyyyyyyyooooooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ssssssssssoooooooooooo mmmmmmmmmuuuuuuuuuuuuuccccccccccchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Posted on Sep,30,2009 at 01:23 AM
hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ......aamirbhaieya, kese ho? idd mubarek. aap ab kab blog likoge. or aap kab online hote ho plese tel me .me hamesha aap ko mmmmmmmmmmmmisssssssssss karti ho. i missssssssss you so muchhhhhhhhhh and vvvvvvvvvvvery muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.......... plese answer meeeeeeeeeee??????????????????

Posted on Sep,30,2009 at 12:05 AM
Hullo all.

Have just come off the TOI site, where I read a short and sweet interview with Rajkumar Hirani, director 3 Idiots. Sincere praise for Aamirji from Hirani. Do read at www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Click on entertainment section and then find interview in Bollywood section. Enjoy.

Good night all.

Posted on Sep,29,2009 at 11:52 PM
Ciao Aamir....un grande bacio dalla bella Italia!

Posted on Sep,29,2009 at 11:08 PM
Wanna meet U Aamir once..... Keep Inspiring the youth of this country by your perfectionist traits....... BTW do u read all the comments we visitors leave on your blog.... Hope i become one of the lucky ones to receive a response on my comment....... Nd plz plz make my wish come true.... :)

Posted on Sep,29,2009 at 11:04 PM
I am very much glad to say that the climax of the movie ghajini is outstanding.I have seen that movie in telugu tamil n hindi....ofcourse both telugu n tamil are having same story...your ghajini has impressed a lot even south indians eventhough we have seen the original version...

Posted on Sep,29,2009 at 11:00 PM
♥♥♥♥ Hi Aamir ♥♥♥♥♥
Greetings from Colombia for you and your family......↑↓→
I tell you that at last I found something from Ghajini and I was delighted the plot of the movie......♥♥♥
Peace to you and yours ☺
♥♥♥♥♥ ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺ ♥♥♥♥♥

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