Now Watching – Doctor Zhivago

This weekend, i watched Doctor Zhivago. To be honest, i found it better than Lawrence of Arabia. Cant believe that iam having the opportunity to watch such classics courtesy the Singapore National Library. God bless them 🙂

doctor zhivago

Had heard so much about the director, David Lean. And after watching 2 of his all time classics, i realise why his name is taken with so much of respect. *bows*

The sets, the sweeping cinematography, the background score by Maurice Jarre and the power packed performances by Omar Sharif, this is a must see. I cant believe that a movie of such epic proportions was made in 1965.

My rating **** and half (4.5/5)



  1. everydayman says:

    I’ll place that on my list of movies to download.

  2. Amit says:

    I have seen the movie. Its a masterpiece and the background score elevates it to another level. But I have heard that it was quite different from the novel because of the lenght.

  3. Ottayan says:

    I am with Amit. A great background score.

  4. Liju Philip says:

    @Everydayman, watch it if you can.

    @Amit, Ottayan…the music still stays with me long after watching the movie. Surprising, its for the first time for a non-Indian movie 🙂

  5. lazybug says:

    Hmmm…guess I have to get hold of the DVD soon…

  6. Poonam says:

    I envy you! 😛 I will get the DVD soon if I can.

  7. Ottayan says:


    It is a haunting score and as you pointed out a first for me too (non Indian film music).

  8. Liju Philip says:

    @akhil, poonam, watch it if you can.

    @Ottayan, yup the music was really haunting.

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