Withnail, Ignatius and I.   
Sep,10,2009
 

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. Iím not sure I should recommend it though. I am not sure how many people will find this kind of humour appealing. I believe it wasnít 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 donít 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 Tooleís mother who found a carbon copy of the manuscript left in the house following Tooleís suicide in 1969 at the young age of 31. Tooleís 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 Tooleís 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
 
 
2809 Comments
 
2759.praf_2007
Posted on Sep,29,2009 at 08:19 PM
Hi aamir,i usually read ur prevous posts and ur replies to fans.I like that. Do u read these posts and comments of the fan

 
2758.Ronharmon
Posted on Sep,29,2009 at 08:19 PM
Rashouland

I don't mind at all, certainly you can add my web site to your Face Book page. I donít belong to Face Book, however.

Cool Friend re2723

Yes a wedding of my good friend. I am looking forward to that since I have never attended an India wedding. Should be really fun.

I am glad this blog is coming around to the way it used to be when I first joined. Nice movie questions and a real interest in Aamir.

Ron (www.ronpics.com)

 
2757.praf_2007
Posted on Sep,29,2009 at 08:18 PM
Hi aamir,i usually read ur prevous posts and ur replies to fans.I like that. Do u read these posts and comments of the fan

 
2756.debashisg
Posted on Sep,29,2009 at 08:02 PM
Hey Aamir, I'm a big fan of yours and would love to have an answer to a question. Why don't you attend award ceremonies even after so many years? I sincerely think the award ceremonies were all crap until a few years ago. However, the scenario has changed a bit these days. And your movies rack up all the awards in any case. I understand that you don't care for awards. But doesn't getting appreciated in front of so many people make you feel good?

 
2755.debashisg
Posted on Sep,29,2009 at 07:53 PM
Since you watched the movie, I'm preparing to download and watch it. Let's see how it goes.

 
2754.nasrin_20
Posted on Sep,29,2009 at 05:33 PM
Rashouland--

Hi how ru?thank u for ur attention and nice answering to my question.

about ur fav song of Ghajini iam really happy that u like _Kaise mujhe tum milgayi-too:-)actually i am agree with u that me too cannot explain my feeling about this really nice and romantic songs.everytime i heard this song .i feel like crying.its really nice and sad also.
by the way r u indian?


regards



*Nasrin*

 
2753.nasrin_20
Posted on Sep,29,2009 at 05:25 PM
Susi--

Hi dear .raelly happy to see ur nice post here.oh then u will go to my fav india and my most fav city of the world mumbai 4 weeks later??;-)OH THATS REALLY INTERESTING.i wish i were u;-)i really like to visit lovely mumbai.its just like adream for me.actually i heard so much about festivals there.specially navratri-diwali-holy.i watched all them in hindi movies
diwali and holi r two really great festivals.diwali is light festival and holi is festival of color.hope u see both there


cheers!





*Nasrin*

 
2752.Susimaus
Posted on Sep,29,2009 at 05:16 PM
cool_friend:
No, I have to wait almost 4 weeks, till I go to India and to Mumbai.
I fear that I`ll miss all the festivals, even Diwali:-(
How about some at the end of october? Are there any?

 
2751.shafiquek
Posted on Sep,29,2009 at 05:08 PM
Hi,
Aamir im ur damn friend....
& best of luck ur upcoming movie

 
2750.shafiquek
Posted on Sep,29,2009 at 05:08 PM
Hi,
Aamir im ur damn friend....
& best of luck ur upcoming movie

 
 
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