Thursday, February 16, 2006


Went to see Rang De Basanti last night. I didn't know why so much hubbub over that movie. It was an average bollywood movie, with hindi speaking europeans, glorification of vandalism, violence, drinking, and all those vices, DIY patriotism, etc.
There are four friends, and another one. The another one is an airforce pilot who gets killed in one of those MiG-21s. The defense minister is supposed to be responsible for buying crappy products for those flying machines but he throws aspersions on the another one's ability. The friends protest this when the police break up their heads and puts the pilot's mother into coma. All these happen after they get all patriotic after 'acting' in a movie made by a colonial policeman's grand-daughter.
The saddest part of the movie was when these four friends were compared to the freedom fighter Bhagat Singh and his friends! They died for a reason - to take revenge on General Dyer, the Butcher of Amritsar. These four die only because their friend died. Never mind they vandalising national monuments, bribing policemen, endorsing coca-cola, etc.
Fortunately, no one got jingoistic during/after this movie, as it happened during Mangal Pandey.
Jai Hind!


Rising...... said...

all the noise is because we consider the things done by those 4 ppl in movie to be "cool", and that they changed to becme brave, with correct tonic of love in between.. everysecond and everyday the worship of western traditions and civilization with ill speak of India's, and moaning abt everything in India to be bad..., increases.

PacketGuy said...

Thanks a lot for telling me how the movie ends before I had a chance to see it.

Next time use :SPOILER WARNING: before you pull such a trick.

Lumbergh-in-training said...

Don't worry PG, the whole country knew about the whole movie even before it was released :)
Anyway, this is a hindi movie, so it shouldn't be a problem for you - everybody knows how they are supposed to end :))