Saw Amu, EMI and Road side Romeo.
Amu was a poignant look at the gruesome 1984 riots- the aftermath of Indira Gandhi's assassination. Konkana fits the bill and adopts a pseudo American accent but remains credible. It is about an adopted and now privileged girl returning to find her roots. Brinda Karat is beautiful in the Nafisa Ali sort of way. The rest of the cast is very authentic and natural. Watch the grand ma and the dhaaba waala's wife( Chutki of Hum Log) .
I was a kid in 1984 and only recall the long leave we got at school, in Vijayawada and that the Niky Tasha TV dealer closed shop since he was a sardar. 1984 in Delhi seems to have been shameful & inhumane as at Godhra recently or at the Jewish holocaust long ago ( fresh in my memory due to the recent The Final Reckoning - Sam Bourne book and Parzania)
EMI starts off slow- that I do not like Malaika Arora does not help. But it builds up very well - stories bind why people opt for the EMI and why they may default. Enter the recovery agency- Good luck!! Post interval it turns into a Munna bhai type do gooder movie. And not as funny or cute. Watch it at home, when you can fast forward the songs which slow down the pace.
Roadside Romeo was cute and the dance- song sequences were really cool. This was the only movie Anush watched with me, rather only the songs .
I tried to watch Ek Vivaah Aisa bhi and manged to see it in 20 minutes thanks to the remote. Can't remember anything about it except that the hero was called Prem. I must be given a bravery award as per Amma to even get such DVDs home.