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Astitva (2000) & The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
05 Oct, 2008 | Inspired Movies (Alphabetical) / A

It was really sad to know that the critically acclaimed and several award winning movie, "Astitva" had a very striking similarity to Clint Eastwood’s "The Bridges of Madison County". And when I saw the English classic, it left me spellbound with its sensitive and realistic treatment of the subject.

Mahesh Manjrekar made “Astitva”,  on the similar lines, but changed the emotional topic into a tense drama which becomes cunning and sarcastic in the end. He kept the character of the lady alive to face all the hardships after her love confession. Whereas the original movie is lovable till the last scene, the hindi version has a superb first half with "Tabu" acting brilliantly. For many reasons, still "Meryl Streep" is more believable in her impactful act of a silent lover. She is just adorable in the scenes, showing her inner conflicts. Along with "Clint Eastwood" they both look like real life lovers on the screen, talking through their eyes. In short, "The Bridges of Madison County", is a poetic expression on celluloid, simply not to be missed, even if you have seen “Astitva” or not.

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