Feb 16, 2005

Colour of accomplishment, colour of success, colour of graduation robe

That's Black. It is how the protogonist of the movie, Black expresses her views about the colour. I happened to see a different movie today. Story that has never been experimented before. Story that has never been so deep in feelings and emotions.

It is the life of people whose world is totally dark. A life where they can't see, can't hear but can only feel. A truly different way of conveying one's emotions.

Michelle, the main character is deaf and blind from her childhood. Her mother gives her so much of love and affection but her father wants to put her in an asylum. At the age of eight, she is a violent, arrogant and spoilt child. No one bothers to teach her even the basic manners of eating food. Enters the teacher in her life who becomes a life changer for her. He treats her like a human being who has physical disabilities and not like a mentally retarded child. Her life turns into a page of colours from a state of black. She dreams through her heart. In the end, she becomes successful.

The little girl (not sure about her name) has played her role very well. I can't imagine a child who could play such experimental roles at a young age. The latter half belongs to Rani. Her face has so much of expressions. She deserves an award for this movie. What can be said about Big B? I would say he is the main character who takes us through the movie. No one can act like the way he has portrayed the character. Some of my friends say that he has over acted but after watching the movie, I feel it's perfect. What a powerful voice !!! He deserves an award too.

These experimental movies are very good for Bollywood. This movie has definitely set the bar high.....A must watch for people who hate traditional Masala movies.

Feb 10, 2005

Mahashwetha - a good read

I read the previous two books written by Ms.Sudha Murthy - "Wise and Otherwise" and "How I taught my grandmother how to read Kannada". Both of them narrated her experiences in life. I got very much inspired by her philanthropic work. When I happened to see Mahashwetha, her latest novel in Landmark, I just bought it without giving a second thought.

The story is about a woman who inspite of facing so many challenges becomes successful in life. The characterization of the lead character, Anupama is awesome. The story depicts the author's keen interest in drama and Kannada literature. I couldn't put down the book as the story was moving at an interesting pace.

Anupama, a beautiful woman with so many talents hails from a poor family. With the help of scholarships, she manages to pass M.A. A rich doctor, Anand falls in love with her when he sees her in a play "Mahashwetha". They get married. One fine day, she comes to know of a big problem that she has to face. How she struggles in her life thereafter and finally how she manages to be positive and successful forms the main story.

I liked the climax when she gives her decision to her friend vasant and her husband Anand. The story emphasizes that a woman can stand on her own feet and be independent both emotionally and financially without a man's support. A must read for all women in India.

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