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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Rang de Basanti - II

Note that in my previous post I was careful to argue that the Director of the movie does justice to all the characters and their characterization in the movie and that one does not find anything to take inspiration from as far as reality is concerned- in the movie.

Columnist Sagarika Ghose writes an interesting analysis of the movie. She says

Rang De Basanti does a terrible disservice to the nationalism of India's young people. It wilfully paints modern day patriots as unthinking anti-establishment killers. It foolishly creates a myth known as Gen Next which does nothing but drink and dance. And it promotes a leviathan media as the ultimate interpreter of India. The fact that Rang de Basanti is a hit shows just how catastrophically distant we are getting from reality, where we're happy to live from media image to media image, from frame to frame, without realising the depth and profundity of "ordinary" human dramas.

You may read her comments here

This movie was given what people call as "rave" reviews which entice the audience to see the movie. And one flaw that the reviewers did in the process was to give weightage to the case of some 5 guys and their rage in the movie a wider scope and show it in the angle of waking up the pulse of people towards nation's cause.

I must say that even Sagarika makes the same mistake - of trying to see of "RDB" as a source of inspiration for youth. Let me remind you the quote from Soha Ali Khan - whose categorical statement that "RDB is a quote unquote commercial movie" is something that I am very happy about. Whatever anyone else says - just ignore it.

Enjoy RDB for good production values, brilliant colors, good acting, and the characterisation and all that you expect for a good entertainment. While you go to watch the movie, either keep your brains aside and see the movie or watch it with great care so that you would not mistake it to be an inspiring movie.


Blogger mythalez said...

go .. enjoy the movie .. come out .. forget abt it :D

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:33:00 PM  
Anonymous playboi said...

mythalez said...

go .. enjoy the movie .. come out .. forget abt it :D

cant agree more

Thursday, February 23, 2006 2:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i totally agree with u and soha ali khan :)

Monday, February 27, 2006 11:47:00 PM  

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