Star Wars:The Rise of Skywalker - adieu dear friend

Updated: Apr 9, 2020

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...January 1979, Sterling Cinema, Fountain, Bombay to be precise (it released in the US in May '77, but yes in those days it sometimes took a year or two for Hollywood movies to arrive on Indian shores). A young kid with his mom on his way home from enrolling in a German course in Max Mueller Bhavan stopped at the theater which was house full. Luckily got a single “extra ticket”, as it was called, from someone, so abandoned mom, walked in and into the arms of cinematic history.


Forty years from that day, I still experience that boyhood thrill when I see those pair of words appear on screen with that immortal musical flourish and recede into the starry night of space. Three trilogies, and a total of 11 movies later, the Skywalker saga has come to an end with Episode IX:Rise of Skywalker.


This is not going to be a review as I am too biased a viewer and fanboy to give a dispassionate one. Suffice it to say, there was never a moment where I had to say the one line that is in every Star Wars movie, “I have a bad feeling about this”. Like Anthony Daniels, the actor who plays the human-cyborg relations droid C3PO, and is the only actor to appear in all 11 movies, I too have been along for the ride for every single one, but I still feel like saying, “Mom, can I see it one more time please?”


December 21, 2019

74 views2 comments

Recent Posts

See All

"I am a revolutionary"

On Aug 28, 1963, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr gave his seminal "I Have a Dream" speech on the Washington Mall. More than half a century after that, and the historic 1964 Civil Rights Act and the

The White Tiger - it's a jungle out there

A white tiger is a rarity, a product of a genetic anomaly, occurring naturally only once in about 10,000 births. The protagonist of The White Tiger, the new Netflix original movie, based on the 2008 B

Tenet - a man, a plan, a canal : Panama !

Do geese see God? Madam, in Eden, I'm Adam. A nut for a jar of tuna. Had enough palindromes yet? Nope, you haven't even begun to scratch the surface. Every one of those sentences, as well as the title