Friday, February 20, 2009

I watched ‘Delhi 6’ today and I must say, rakeysh omprakash mehra has done a good job with it. Though, I notice that the editor rating for this movie hasn’t been really appreciable. Here again, I must confess that I am not here with a movie review. Just seems like I have been watching quite a few movies lately, which have started evoking my thought process.

Dealing with the subtle nature of the Indian race, (I also realize that this theme is getting repetitive if I retrospect my blog) this movie clears some dooming facts about the very traits of this race. Some dialogues seem ominous and refer to the core of the issue. Mentioning them (not quoting) there is one that says that we Indians are forced to fill our empty stomachs with love because we don’t have money. Doesn’t that so well explain the addiction that foreigners sometimes tend to have with our country? I had always been in two minds about the fact that my vision of this country (that being of a developed nation) would rob this country of its very essence…its faith and religion.

There is certain blindness in the way we Indians tend to believe in religion. And that is what makes its people different from that of other nations. There are certain parts of the country where people, celebrate the festivals of all religions keeping aside their innate differences in religion. But at the same times it is this very cause; religion, that is causing people to wreak havoc in the society.

With such ease we declare the most sensible to be insane…just because they do not fit into the idea of our ‘so called’ society. When our attempts to accept the ones who dare to be different satiates we start condemning them for their sensibility.

We can either accept India with all its faults; which can at times get ethically rhetoric; or we can decide to work on the faults to get rid of them. Though we might lose parts of the real India in that process but we have to lose something in the deal.  


pourush said...

i saw it last nite..i liked it, bt a significant number in the hall didnt..
it was a very intelligent movie i thought..the parallels with ramayan, the devil inside, n most of all delhi n the characters..i mean i cudnt help bt laugh whenever vijay raaz opened his mouth..
guess it'd have been better had he stayed dead n the last 2 mins wud've been spent on each guy introspecting..but..

i just realised ur post had little to do wth the movie, n a lot wth eth(n)ics..oops!..

heathen said...

u r ryt...i have basically been talking here about the thoughts that borne in my mind while watching the movie, and the way they have been shaped since them.

and i agree...the movie could have bn a btr direction bt it wsnt all dat bad!