Heeramandi: An Over Thought Out Review

Back To The Movies

Step aside, OTT platforms, for July in India has reignited the (kinda sorta) lost love for movies. The silver screen, which was overshadowed by the allure of streaming platforms during and after the pandemic, is back in business. With back-to-back (good) movies releasing, the daily conversations now seamlessly revolves around movie reviews, discussions, and opinions. Honestly, it is refreshing for me.

Ah, the exhilaration of being swept up in a whirlwind of reviews, fervent discussions, and unabashed opinions! July, you've breathed life back into the art of storytelling on the grandest of stages. 

The fact that none of the producers cried about the dates clashing was another big win, in my humble opinion. It kind of gave the power back to the audience to choose from all the movies available, and more often than not, the audience chose more than one movie. 

The box-office politics didn’t come into play here and the sheer option of having four amazing movies to choose from meant that the ‘movie experience was back!’ 

I saw Oppenheimer first and did yet again deep dove in this world. 

Some of the interesting quotes by J. Robert Oppenheimer I found are as follows:

  1. "The best way to send information is to wrap it up in a person."
  2. "The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country."
  3. "It is perfectly obvious that the whole world is going to hell. The only possible chance that it might not is that we do not attempt to prevent it from doing so."
  4. "There must be no barriers to freedom of inquiry... There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors."
  5. "The atomic scientists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose."

I am also re-reading the book on which the movie is based. I have also read a book on the Spy at Los Alamos, and would really recommend both books if you would like to learn a bit more about the Manhattan Project. 

Here are the links:


  1. I loved Oppenheimer. What a great movie!

  2. Interesting quotes.
    Yet to watch this movie. Hope to do so :)

  3. I also watched Oppenheimer. Very well made. Lots of messages wrapped up inside the movie!

  4. I watched Barbie instead last month, and it was a fantastic movie! Oppenheimer does look interesting though!


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