the fear that a single mistake, with your family or your loved ones, could derail a life, and the difficulty of rectifying that error. gulzar turns the sound of music template into something very light and very sad; consistently amazed by how he can lead some of the most limited actors (jeetendra here, vinod khanna elsewhere) towards such elegant performances.
jauja is often but not always about a man trying to walk through a landscape without falling, although he ends up falling often.
jauja is a film for people who love horses and dogs.
the horizon in jauja rarely dominates, it is a landscape film where the screen is most often dominated by tall grass, rocks, dirt, still water, rocks. in one of the central moments the night sky dominates the frame, but in that shot the central figure is…