April 04, 2007
Two worlds, one journey! - Follow your bliss!
I don’t know if I am evolving or Mira Nair’s direction or may be both? I was not a big fan of her earlier movies, but I was spellbound by her latest one “the namesake”. I was bit paranoid about seeing this movie ,after reading the reviews that “it’s a sad story about Indians living abroad” especially with my present emotional dilemmas, living in two contrasting worlds and just one life to live, often get confused in making decision and choosing the ‘right’ path. This movie left me with “a greater sense of assurance” with the life that I am living. Apart from conveying a beautiful philosophical message, the director has given every small attention to show the transit from ‘parents’ generation to the present so beautifully. With the type of ear rings, dressing, the body language and especially the difference in the art of making love in 70s to the present generation was depicted like a poem in movie; I feel its one of the most challenging part of the direction, as there is just a thin line between vulgarity and aesthetic in such scenes. I have to agree with Karan, one of the reviewers and say “For God sake please see “the namesake”!