Monday, 28 December 2009

Excellence not success

Last night I watched my first hindi movie in a theatre after joining the Salesians... 3 Idiots. It was worth it! Beautiful movie, a good theme (similar to that of the previous movies of Rajkumar Hirani), first class acting and a good cinematography. The story is simple but gripping. The best part I liked of it was that it never dragged. The narration of it too, weaving between the past and present too is appreciated.

I realise that 3 Idiots, like Munnabai MBBS and Lage Raho Munnabai, is an attempt to change the system rather than get rid of a few individuals. This is a good shift in India cinema where there has to be a villian and then a hero who eliminates that villain. In this movie there are no villians, but the whole structure is faulty and therefore the movie is a form of 'satire' on the existing structure, especially that of education. Though not very practical in its realistic take, yet the movie drives home a point with conviction: strive for excellence and education not success and grades.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Bro!
    We'll try to see this film too when it comes to this side of the 'subcontinent' (hopefully this expression is correct.) I am now trying to manage with my little Urdu. Thanks. And have a woderful new year ahead.

    Melo

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  2. Hi Melo,
    It is a good film, worth watching.
    And from the way you use the urdu words in your blog, you will surely understand the movie!
    Have a good time!
    Castilino

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