a new generation awakens
But i dont think i can say that now...I am just returning from seeing the movie " Rang De Basanti" for the second time..an i guess i shall have to see it many more times..again and again..
RDB is an extremely well made movie.. well scripted, a taut screenplay, fairly gripping at times, soothing blended music, and of course several rivetting and restrained performances..
But that is not what i draws me to it ( and it does have some technical flaws too), it is the idea that the movie generates, it is the thought that it ignites..
and even though it might be felt that the movie goes about spreading it's message in a very jingoistic way..I would beg to differ..like our protagonists say " Behron ko sunane ke liye dhamake ki zaroorat hoti hai"..
and that is exactly what our lives need..a little nudging from where it is..and that is what this movie seeks to do..by paralleling beautifully our current existences with those of the great ones from indian history..
indeed..the situation might be the same..and the individuals involved are also the same...just the time settings have changed..
and through the diary of a long dead British jailor come alive the Krantikaris of yesteryears, to take modern shape and form, for a second coming..
truth and fiction keep blurring for these young men....who start living their parts...and the movie they are shooting for turns into reality..just as the movie you are viewing becomes the truth..
And our youth get a reason to live...they have that fire in them..which they thought they never had...which was only possessed by their fighter pilot buddy..
as they sing" ab mashalon si bad rahi hai lau meri"
go find your spark..an let it become a flame ..before it is too late..