Sarita Choudhury

Sarita Choudhury

Sarita Choudhury Quick Links

News Pictures Video Film RSS

Sarita Choudhury - A Hologram For The King UK Premiere at the BFI Southbank, London at BFI Southbank - London, United Kingdom - Monday 25th April 2016

Sarita Choudhury
Sarita Choudhury

Sarita Choudhury - Hologram for the King UK premiere held at the BFI South Bank. at South Bank - London, United Kingdom - Monday 25th April 2016

Sarita Choudhury
Sarita Choudhury
Sarita Choudhury
Sarita Choudhury
Sarita Choudhury
Sarita Choudhury

Tom Hanks , Sarita Choudhury - German premiere of 'Ein Hologramm für den Koenig' (A Hologram for the King) at Zoo Palast movie theater at Zoo Palast movie theater - Berlin, Germany - Sunday 24th April 2016

Tom Hanks and Sarita Choudhury
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks, Sarita Choudhury, Tom Tykwer, Sidse Babett Knudsen and Alexander Black
Tom Hanks, Sarita Choudhury, Tom Tykwer, Sidse Babett Knudsen and Alexander Black
Tom Hanks, Sarita Choudhury, Tom Tykwer, Sidse Babett Knudsen and Alexander Black
Tom Hanks, Sarita Choudhury, Tom Tykwer, Sidse Babett Knudsen and Alexander Black

A Hologram For The King Trailer


Alan Clay is a middle aged American businessman who's life has recently derailed. With nothing left to lose, Clay travels to Saudi Arabia in a bid to secure a potentially huge IT contract - a 3d meeting system to be installed in a huge new complex that's currently being built. Accompanied by his friendly Chicago (the band) loving driver, Yousef, Alan is taken to the site of his client's new city and what he finds isn't what was expected - a barren land to be specific.

Working under increasing pressure, Alan suffers an anxiety attack and collapses. When he awakes, he finds he's in bed and a nurse is by his side. As their friendship deepens, and cultural differences are obvious, something connects the pair. Perhaps a trip to a distant land is the exact thing Alan needs to add some perspective to his life. 

A Hologram For The King is directed by Tom Tykwer and based on the 2012 book by Dave Eggers.

Sarita Choudhury - New York premiere of '99 Homes' at AMC Loews Theater - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 17th September 2015

Sarita Choudhury

Learning To Drive Trailer


Manhattan book critic Wendy is forced to adjust to a dramatic life change when her husband leaves her for a younger woman, and sets out to reclaim her independence. The problem is, having lived in the Big Apple all her life, she has never learned to drive. So the fiery writer decides to take lessons from Darwan, a softly spoken, patient taxi driver from India who is about to embark on an arranged marriage. As the pair get to know each other behind the wheel, they both learn valuable lessons, and an unlikely friendship develops between these two very different New Yorkers. It's a friendship that will change their lives for ever.

Continue: Learning To Drive Trailer

Sarita Choudhury - Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) - 'Learning To Drive' - Premiere - Toronto, Canada - Tuesday 9th September 2014

Sarita Choudhury
Sarita Choudhury

Lady In The Water Review


Good
Is it possible for a film to be cheesy and interesting all at once? That's the question posed by M. Night Shyamalan's latest effort, Lady in the Water, a film that manages to throw in enough twists and turns to keep you engaged until the last schmaltzy drop.The film begins, appropriately enough, with a fable. A cave-painting style animation lays the groundwork for the fairy tale that's about to play out in a sleepy apartment complex called The Cove. After this ultimately unnecessary introduction, we meet Cleveland Heep (Paul Giamatti), caretaker of the complex, and a gaggle of eccentric residents. One night Cleveland spies someone in the residential pool who isn't supposed to be there. Slipping and falling in, he's saved from drowning by the mysterious stranger, a young woman named Story (Bryce Dallas Howard). Like its heart, the film wears its post-modernism on its sleeve.Through a legend meted out in fits and starts by an elderly, vaguely stereotypical Chinese woman and her daughter, Cleveland learns that this woman is, in fact, a narf, which is not, as one might suspect, some kind of undercover DEA pixie, but is instead a water nymph meant to bring great change and awakening and yadda, yadda, yadda. But before you can say "ancient Chinese secret," Cleveland finds out that there are monsters in this legend, as well, and must spend the rest of the film trying to negotiate safe passage home for Story by enlisting help from the motley tenants.Finding out who these helpers are and just how they will help is part of the fun and frustration of the film. Although Shyamalan manages to find neat and clever ways to fit them into his puzzle, the puzzle itself seems to be manufactured as the film progresses. Every ten or fifteen minutes, the plot stops so that the woman and her daughter can, in often clumsy exposition, reveal another part of the myth that they inexplicably left out before. A game like this is much less fun if it seems like the rules are just being made up as you go along.At the same time, the elements that make for any good Shyamalan film are here. There are very few directors (Spielberg and Scorsese among them) who virtually shot for shot find the most interesting place to put the camera, and Shyamalan is one. He also knows how to cast a film, and Giamatti's performance here ranks easily with Willis' in The Sixth Sense or Gibson's in Signs. In what should be one of the film's most saccharine moments, he delivers a nearly tear-worthy speech.Which brings us, inevitably, to the cheese. Being a fairy tale, Lady in the Water is susceptible to moments of artifice, and with lines like "The great Elon is coming," it can be hard not to chuckle. On the other hand, writers like Joss Whedon manage to bring the fanciful into the modern without taking the viewer out of the moment (and it would be very interesting to see him write and Shyamalan direct a project like this).There is maybe half of a great film here. In many ways, this is Shyamalan's Close Encounters, in which in an ordinary man discovers he's living in an extraordinary world. And many of the themes of faith, purpose, and self-discovery explored in Signs and The Sixth Sense are all touched upon here, but are posited in a far less convincing way. Lady in the Water is not without its magical moments, but you really have to want them.Let's narf tonight!
Sarita Choudhury

Sarita Choudhury Quick Links

News Pictures Video Film RSS
Advertisement

Sarita Choudhury

Date of birth

18th August, 1966

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female


Suggested

Dev Patel Is A Lost Boy In Touching True Story Drama 'Lion'

Dev Patel Is A Lost Boy In Touching True Story Drama 'Lion'

There's already an Oscars buzz surrounding this movie.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Sarita Choudhury Movies

A Hologram For The King Trailer

A Hologram For The King Trailer

Alan Clay is a middle aged American businessman who's life has recently derailed. With nothing...

Learning To Drive Trailer

Learning To Drive Trailer

Manhattan book critic Wendy is forced to adjust to a dramatic life change when her...

Lady in the Water Movie Review

Lady in the Water Movie Review

Is it possible for a film to be cheesy and interesting all at once? That's...

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.