May 15, 2006

Banaras, the Spritual Heart of India!

Have you ever seen a movie back to back three times? I did it this weekend. I accidentally started seeing the movie Banaras, I had no idea about the movie before started seeing it, finally ended up seeing it twice on Saturday and once again on Sunday. I wanted to write about it in the blog, but I am still not able to figure out, what’s so special in that movie which didnt allow me to take my eyes and mind out of it. The movie is completely shot in Banaras (Varanasi) and in Sarnath,the picturization of the place is just magical; each frame takes you for a spiritual visit to those places. I guess its always difficult to express the spiritual feeling through dialogues or through acting in a movie, most of the spiritual movies ends up like a long boring preaching stuff, but this one, is done in such a way that it leaves the audience to perceive the spiritual experience by their own. The highlight of the movie is the dialogues of Nasrudin Shah, I guess the same spiritual essence of the movie, Matrix, is conveyed using short and crispy dialogues of Nasrudin Shah. Banaras a beautiful spiritual feast for eyes and mind. This movie was written and produced by L.C. Singh, president and CEO of an IT company, no wonder it’s less cinematic. Check out his Blog and the discussions with him...Thanks Meeta for the link...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Varanasi is also the geographical heart of India.Right? ;-)

-san

meeta said...

hey great that u liked banaras. this movie has become an obsession with some of us
if you want to ask any questions from the writer of banaras please visit www.banarasthemovie.blogspot.com

meeta said...

hey great that u liked banaras. this movie has become an obsession with some of us
if you want to ask any questions from the writer of banaras please visit www.banarasthemovie.blogspot.com
hey y

meeta said...

hey great that u liked banaras. this movie has become an obsession with some of us
if you want to ask any questions from the writer of banaras please visit www.banarasthemovie.blogspot.com
hey you can visit my blog too

Uma said...

Dear Meeta,

Thanks for your comment, I was wondering, if I have gone crazy after seeing this movie, I was just talking about this for the last 3 days with everyone I meet, I didn't got to know much about the feedback of the movie, nice to know that it did make a big, unknown, and unexplainable impact on people. Thanks for the writer's blog link. I like to ask him many questions and congratulate him for this great job!

Thanks again!

meeta said...

ya arent we all asking ourselves have we gone mad? what all are we seeing in the movie and our lives. gives one a lot of peace and much much more.
looking foward to you comments n discussions on our blogs too.
swana deepti me

meeta said...

hey uma i hope u r visiting swanas blog too www.swanarose.blogspot.com
thanks for your commments.
hey i might be mailing you cause i want to learn a little about meditation

L C Singh said...

Dear Uma,

Request pl provide a link to my blog from yours.

My blog is at http://banarasthemovie.blogspot.com

Thanks and all the best.
LC