Thursday, January 27, 2011

A visit to a cinema

Few hours ago I saw a film called " Dhobi ghat"
A friend of mine appeared to be much impressed and thought
i must go and see the film.

The counters in the cinema hall looked almost deserted .
My instant reaction was " Oh god , another failed movie in our beloved city"

But If the display of panoramic inexplicity of modern man's mind
if the absence of trash like story line, If the background ghazals and some
classical ragas on Sarod playing , the spectacular and vibrant colours
on the screen tell you anything about a film , they just say that very reverentially and reverberantly
If a director understands the necessity of absolute silence in a film and
makes such a point clear then a film may not draw audience in the cinema counter as much as expected .
Love in this film has a meaning not commonly understood and the director made that point very clear by dialogues completely unknown to the ordinary cinema goer in
India .The most outstanding claim that the film can make is
that it is a success for not meeting the naive expectation of the audience.
In our ordinary Day to day life we are taught to expect knowing fully well that it is absurd to expect ANYTHING . The characters in the film time and time again made this point clear.
I loved this film as it speaks to my heart in an inexplicable language the true nature in a city, any city all over the world.


  1. Even I loved the film....That's what art is all about!A pure art film after a long time!!

  2. the audience reaction you notice, was observed by me too

  3. I know ...Thats why.....
    You Know ,My driver said , Sir this is a different kind of film ( I offered him a ticket too)
    The Potatoe chips seller in the hall said ,
    " This is a rubbish film" Poor man ! Didnt saell many packets that day.