The sound of music

Yesterday, I saw “The sound of music” for the umpteenth time, but after a long time. It brought back memories of my childhood. Our extended families, with all our uncles and aunts and cousins, would meet a few times a year to celebrate something or the other. We used to have an awesome time with a lot of singing, dancing and food. Among other things, a ritual used to be to rent some VHS cassettes (of course no CD / DVD then) and watch them in a packed room. And without fail, we would get “The sound of music”. All of us knew all the songs by heart, and would sing along while the movie played: “The sound of music”, “Confidence”, “Do, re, mi”, “I am sixteen”, “The lonely goatherd”, “Edelweiss” and so on.


The simple flow of the plot; the brilliant performance by Dame Julie Andrews; the evergreen music; the subtle humor; the lovable von Trapp kids and personally, for me, the nostalgia: makes this one of my anytime-watch movies.

9 comments:

Rohit Talwar said...

I personally have no family time memories but some movies are close to everyone's heart.
There are so many wonderfully shot sequences in this movie. Definitely a class apart. :)

~ | | OM | | ~ said...

hmm...

Anuradha said...

hey those were the days my friend :) but it isn't that bad either now !

i remember the vacation/puja times with tons of cousins,food, movies etc. great times .. i miss those days too!!

and just like some of the classics SOM can never be old or out of times!!

Subhadip said...

@Rohit
That's because we have a generation gap here :-P. Not blaming you, my young friend, it's the time (they are changing)! Agree about the movie - class apart.

@Pete
Was that a grumpy "hmm", bro?

@Anu
Those were the times! And we are getting old... no, sorry ... wise!

~ Deeps ~ said...

wondeful movie and really good songs........

Butterfly said...

Yeah, The Sound of Music is an amazing movie. And, that song "Do, re,mi" is even more amazing.

Subhadip said...

@Deeps
You bet!

@Butterfly
Oh! My personal favorite. What a song!

*`Simple Is Beautiful~* said...

lol haha love that movie too... my fave song is 'the sound of music'... love it.

~iman

Rhapsody said...

Same pinchhh!!!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the movie :))
I have seen it umpteen times.
Love the songs. Remember singing them as a little choir girl at school :) and yes!I still find myself humming them once in a while :)

Julie Andrews was brilliant!

One musical play that I really want to direct is a translation or at least an adaptation of 'The Sound of Music'.

And now that you've reminded me of the film, I HAVE to watch it again :).