When you are sick and not working then you do all the stuff which you wouldn’t have done if you weren’t. Well, happened to me today… I am not a movie fanatic, also I am miles away from being referred to as a movie buff or even as ‘a random guy interested in movies’. (Exception: if the movie appears appealing to me).
So the thing that made me watch this movie was this post on Malini Agarwal’s blog. Frankly I had never taken interest in the Jessica Lall murder case when it was doing rounds in the media (also because when this incident happened in 1999, I was just 9), but when I read the entire case history and timeline on the internet, I was sure that this was going to be an appealing movie, so just made the mood and hit the next door movieplex.
I am not here to review the film but one thing that amazed me that the Indian film industry still makes such momentous stuff. After all the hope lost from bollywood after the bloody Munni and Sheila and stupid Akshay Kumar starring movies, this one makes you believe that bollywood still has got some sensibility. This flick strengthens your belief in the power of media and the role it can play in such cases, truly, Jessca’s murderer Manu Sharma wouldn’t have been behind the bars if it weren’t for the efforts of Tehalka and NDTV. (I think the English-speaking media has a valuable role to play as no fucking sensibility can be expected from Hindi media groups but just astrology crap-shows and superstitious bullshit meant for illiterate, ignorant and gullible rural population). But this flick also makes you lose confidence on Indian judiciary and politics much to the extent where it can’t be revived. At this point I would like to mention this comment by a user on one of the web portals which is… well, true.
i feel ashamed of being an indian now. this is just too much. thank god i gave up my indian nationality.
Its damn obvious and it is a shame that rich and powerful hoodlums escape with murder in India. Witnesses are bought or threatened into lying. This is the sad state of India in 21st century. Justice is definitely blind for poor people. And this is all so real, this could so easily have been happening to us. Politicians in India are corrupt as shit! There is no “system” in existence and no accountability. People can get away with anything provided they have money and power, The poor are everyone’s game.
This movie is the one which makes you glad and angry at the same time, as you leave the hall. Glad that someone made a film on a topic like this and at the justice was brought in Jessica’s favor. And angry, very angry that in our country we continually let those in power abuse those without it, to the point that they think they can get away with anything, even murder. And in most cases we let them… Rightly it has been mentioned in the film that the value of life in India is cheper than a glass of drink.
The hair-raising ‘Dilli’ soundtrack appeared even more dramatic in the intro with Rani Mukherji’s narration, man I never noticed that she is such an amazing actor, seems that the ‘bitch’ factor works… Also I agree with Malini Agarwal on Rani’s apology issue.
Rani Mukherjee had to apologize for using abusive language, showing her middle finger and smoking in a few scenes of the film. Are you serious? This is a film based on the real life murder of a model by a politician’s son in front of hundreds of witnesses who went unpunished for 7 years and someone has a problem with the actress who smoked and swore on screen? Wow. #wtfhappendtomycountry
How about we teach people not to shoot each other over drinks before we worry about how a little bad language may effect the next generation?
Now when did I feel like shooting someone???
The guys in the projector room when they played songs from Tees Maar Khan, both the title track (which has irritating kid resembling vocals in the beginning) and Sheila (do I need to say anything???) in the beginning and the interval…