Monday, April 21, 2008

A Cinempact

I’ve always been a great lover of cinema and I have my own taste of selecting my favorite movies. I always feel that cinema is a tool which has the potential to tune ones mindset from one frequency to other and if a movie not only tunes, but if possible to set the change in frequency then its an achievement of the story teller. Khuda ke liye is of his genre, which has the capability of tuning and setting the views mindset and leaves you disturbed for quiet some time.

The movie unfolds beautifully without even words spoken, just like a flower. Right on the second scene you are taken into issues which are told delicately. If you keenly notice the movie unfolds the issues of communism, brain drain, gender bias, terrorism and racism. The thought process of two brothers which was same is then becoming contradictory with time is handled with great delicacy. The story has both the brothers as protagonists and moves from there to different parts of the globe which shows the poles in lifestyle. The lead lady has her eyes do the talking, particularly the scene when she comes to know that her father ditched her by separating her from her boyfriend and get her married to her cousin. The remote village without transportation and toilets which cause an impact on the viewers…

You have an educated young youth listening to a local Maulana Tahiri and that changes his life and on the other hand his family which is contradictory to the deeds but not the thoughts. A situation which needs to be handled impeccably. Maulana Tahiri’s words are soothing and convincing enough for anyone who is open to listen.

The elder brother moves to America following his dreams and joins a music school over there; on the other hand the younger one moves to a remote village in the border of Afghanistan to marry his cousin to save the holiness of his uncle’s family. The struggle of the girl to get out and escape from the village makes you pray for her and the scene when all her efforts go in vain, you’ll really have your hearts heavy. The color combination of bright scenes of the American life and the dark / brownish view of the village life adds more feel to the happenings.

Suddenly the director has some surprise for you when the elder brother’s life takes a change. Now if you carefully notice both the brother’s life which took different track, getting into serious trouble. Even though the contradictory minds and thoughts made them to choose their lives, they both suffer and struggle from normal life. On the other hand the fight back shown by both the leading ladies are commendable. After all these surprise you have Nasureenden Shah as Maulana Wali, who is a special package who gives new dimensions to the views on Islam.

Director Shoaib Mansoor succeeds in making you sit, relax and realize a flow of river in front of you. This will remain in one of my all time favorite movie.

4 comments:

In Serch of ...... said...

I was amazed to see the depth of acting and dialogues by Naseeruddin shah ..
The movie is a must see for all the people who say them secular ..
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It become my fav. as well

Aashiq said...

Great movie indeed....
Superb acting and direction .....

one more movie which deserved much more attention than it got is "Dharm" starring Pankaj Kapoor.....do watch it or let me know ....i wll screen it in the next AID movie screening...

selva ganapathy said...

oh.. yes Abhinav!,
I watched Dharm too... Bhavna Talwar have crafted a master piece but somehow I couldn't rate that a standard that high...

Dharm lags a bit in the way the story is told.

Banvri said...

Hey me wanna watch this movie ..i heard a lot about this n the song called "bande " is fab i think...

let me see this one :)