Thursday, February 02, 2006

Rang de Basanti - Laal rang?

Why is this movie being talked about much?
Who are the youths of India, the film talks about?
What is the message passed on to the present generation about patriotism?

This film encountered a controversy, but on MIG 21 airplanes. Did the jury think that the violence and blood in the movie can be tolerated, just because it linked patriotic leaders of the past with the youths of today? Can justice taken on their own hand by the students be justified?

Unfortunately, the senior citizens of our country, who experienced the freedom struggle are not seen in the cinema halls to watch such movies! Today's youth can easily be misguided about patriotism depicted in this film. They can be made to think that justice can never be achieved in this country. What did this group of angry young men achieve, by killing the corrupt Defence minister and in the process the whole group embracing death! A dangerous message is getting on to the student community!

A truck-load of talents, Aamir Khan, Siddharth, Madhavan, Soha Ali Khan, Anupam Kher, Kiron Kher, the vintage classic actors Waheeda Rehman, Om Puri.... A big sigh... the film could have been made a great feel movie, with the beautiful and timely theme. A fine fabric is got when carefully chosen threads are woven by master weaver.

Where were these people who speaks volumes of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the director of the film, when 'Iqbal' directed by Nagesh Kukkunoor was released?
The great spirit of a deaf and mute youth, dreaming big and achieving the goal, by sheer hard work and with the support of a cute sibbling... The family and moral values are expressed with subtle comedy. A film to be shown in the history / PT / Moral Instruction periods of any school.

If Rang de Basanti is recommended for a History period - O! my dear 'futures of India'! Bunk the history class! (Read the post of Jan.31, 2006)

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