September 26, 2006

Believe it or not!

The movie water was released in Paris couple of weeks back, last week me and Micha got a chance to see it, with student offer, buy one student ticket and get the second student ticket was for 1 Euro. I am always hesitant to spend money on movies, but I felt really bad to just spend one Euro for this movie. Its the best movie of Deepa Mehta, unfortunately she faced lots of troubles while shooting the movie and now its banned in India. Seeing the status of women in Indian society, just half a century ago, makes me feel so blessed. The highlight of the movie is little Sarala acting as seven year old widow and the final Gandhi's punch dialogue "I used to think that God is truth, but now I know that the truth is God". This movie is nominated for Oscar from Canada, We Indians should really feel ashamed of our self for always showing the blind eye towards the bitter reality of our country. The best way to show our love to our mother country is not by idolizing her, but to see the reality and listen to her pains and work hard to fix it, thats what all the great leaders of past did to bring up our country to this admirable condition. We just like to talk and feel proud about Gandhi but fail to walk on his path. I wish this movie wins the Oscar.

7 comments:

ashgene said...

Deepa mehta, she is spoiling the society in the same way as ignorance use to be. She takes all rotten lesbian movies and she doesnt get my respect in this regard.

Uma said...

Thanks for you comment, it will help the readers to understand the present level of ignorance in India. On one hand we accept and worship thousands of years old homosexual statues carved on the walls of our temple, on the other hand we blame Deepa mehta for doing the same on the movie screen, Unfortunately the very same ancient Indian culture and ideology which helped us to accept and understand the emotions of fellow living things, and helped us to face the reality, are now pushing the people into ignorance. hope we find out the difference between beliefs and blind beliefs very soon.

ashgene said...

Homosexual symbols carved on the temples!! I havent seen any such in the 100's of temples i have visited. May be there is one somewhere but that doesnt repesent Indian culture as a whole and one never knows why such a thing was carved and for what purpose and the motives behind it. It is not good to take things at facevalue to such icons. But in a way it is good to see through that one temple that 1000's of years back people in India had an open mind and outlook about these facts and accepted them in the society as is what is. It is this culture which we need to be proud of and not criticise about. It was is infact a rich civilised state that India and its people were in since long.

Uma said...

Yeah! no wonder this temple is not popular with the present time religious people. check this one.. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5096103596865842301&q=tamil

As far as we can speculate, the carving in the temples of India are the things which people accepted and wanted to stand long in time, I am sure they will not make something on a temple, which they consider to be a sin.

you are right, "people in India had an open mind", when and how did we lose that?

ashgene said...

I had seen this documentary way back. That KS structures was built for a different purpose. But you mentioned that we were worshipping homosexual symbols!!!! It is a surprise to me. Atleast to my knowledge I havent ever remember worshipping homosexual icons atleast not certainly for the reason because they were queers.
Yes we lost the open mind because of such reasons of false interpretations of our own faith by our own people.

Uma said...

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I don't remember saying " we worshiped " , I guess I said the symbols are present in the places of worship. And as I wrote in this blog, I don't care if we worship it or not, as its is very obvious from the present status of the world, that the religion or worshiping something don't give us peace and Harmony which we all crave for, in turn they have become the reason for our conflicts. If we all ask ourself these question, what makes us uncomfortable, separate and brew conflicts with our own fellow human being? and what makes us not to accept and love people as they are? when you have the answer for these questions, you will know when and where we lost our "openmind". Interpreting the "dead" past in the right or a wrong way will not give answer to our present conflicts.

ashgene said...

" On one hand we accept and 'worship' thousands of years old homosexual statues carved on the walls of our temple, ...."
I see this in ur discussions.
Sorry again ours is not a "dead past" ur projecting things which a small population donot follow as a universal thing.