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Ashdoc's movie review---Dehradun diary

Post by ashdoc on Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:35 pm

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Dehradun---at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas.....

Where the majestic mountains meet the evergreen plains.....

Where the cool breeze of the misty mountains separating India from Tibet mingles with the heat of the broad subcontinent.....

Where the sprawling and leafy campuses of beautiful colleges brim with the excitement of youth......

A place where romance does not need to blossom---it just happens to you....

So is it such a surprise that it is here that a young man and a young woman decide to fall in love.....

A love that is as pure as the water from the brooks that spring when the ice melts in the nearby snowy mountains.....

A love that has the blessings of the boys parents---for who in his sane
mind would begrudge a fine young couple their chance to live life
together ?.....

Alas !! But the pure love that springs from the cool winds that flow
from the misty mountains ultimately has to meet the heat and dust of the
plains.....

And the heat and the dust of the sweltering plains brings with it hate and barbarism....

For the girl's father is a politician---and as politicians go , he's a mean and dirty one.....

But his sons who are the girl's brothers are even worse---hooligans and murderers to boot.....

And they frown upon this romance with a hatred that can come only from illiteracy and backwardness and crudeness.....

For the differences between the boy's family and the politician's family are too great to breach....

While the boy belongs to a cultured family with a good reputation , the girl's family is rough and mean and full of killers.....

And is it a sign of our times that it is the rude and uncivilized family
of the girl that has the moolah that the boy's family just cannot
match......

Angry at the blooming romance the girl's inhuman brothers kill the bright young man in a fit of rage one night.....

Cut to real life------

When I heard of the story of the film I decided to go and watch it for
one reason---it sounds suspiciously similar to the story of Nitish
Katara , the young man alleged to have been killed by sons of infamous
UP politician-gangster D P Yadav for daring to romance their sister .

And when the killers are from such a powerful family , do I even need to
say that bringing them to justice is not a task for the
fainthearted.....

.......For they can bring their powerful resources to bear and make each
and every witness to the killing change his words in court---including
the young woman too.....

And when the woman in love abandons the task of bringing to justice the
killers of the man she loved , the idea of convicting her brothers seems
beyond possible.....

......For no one in town can dare go against the power of the young
woman's powerful father and point out the young man's murderers to the
court.....

Its left to the young man's brother to undertake the mammoth task of
unmasking the truth before the judge---and he gets help from a gallant
lawyer and honest witness to try this.....

But not so easy !!!

The young woman will have to admit her love for the young man before everyone to set in course the wheels of justice.....

So does she do that ??

In real life D P Yadav's daughter refused to admit the truth , thus protecting her brothers.....

So do we see justice delivered at least in a goddam movie ???!!!! Or are
we supposed to wallow in the mire of the injustice of reality ???!!!

Watch the film for that.....

The film does show how difficult it is for ordinary people to get a fair
verdict when faced with the corrupt and the high and the mighty.....

And the helplessness of the common man does provide some moving scenes.....

No hero comes to deliver them from the oppression of tyranny.....

And for the media its just a show to get sound bytes and video footage.....

Ultimately its upto the power of the people.....

The film has some good music to rhyme with the tragic theme of the film.....

But frankly , the good music failed to lift me out of my sadness---the
sadness that come with the coming to terms with the harsh reality of
real life.....

And when a film has such a effect on you , it means it does work....

Verdict---Watchable .
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Re: Ashdoc's movie review---Dehradun diary

Post by Hellsangel on Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:21 pm

Hey Doc! When are you going to review Django Unchained?

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