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Silverscreen Protests

April 25, 2010

Generally movies are always seen as a form of entertainment which makes us to break-free from our routine life. But the impact that a film makes on a viewer can’t be matched by any kind of mass media. With right visuals and right kind of performance they will create a massive impact on the viewers. No wonder actors fame is bigger than the creators and writers. When 90% of the filmdom is running towards the entertainment some filmmakers trying to be different by registering their views.

There are many ways to show our protest and all the protests which are done in streets nowadays, according to me, is just a show off. For my conclusion, the reason maybe our current scenario of inaction of government and the no care shown towards the public. Some creators use mass media as their way of registering their concerns. And there is a way to show the same. If they continuously show the grievances then people may questions its credibility and also will get bored of it.

But last week I have seen a Tamil film ‘Angadi Theru’ which has shown the plight of the workers in a large textile showrooms like Saravana Stores about whom we have given very less thought. From the way they select the workers for their shops, the place given for them to stay, the way food is provided to them and  to the way they are conducted in the shops. I have never thought about those workers and also never complained about them being not good towards me as I always prefer to pick the things by myself. But many among us always crib about them not being polite with us which is a required quality for the customer service. But the inhumanely way in which they are treated make us to stop and think before we pass on the judgment on them.

There is a fine line between documentary and mainstream film while directing these kind of film. But the director of this film manages to make this film to fall in the latter category thereby reaching common audiences. Else there is a lot of chance that this film falling in former category which is least seen by masses.

A beautiful song from this movie. I love this much 🙂

The other film I have seen is a documentary ‘Food Inc’ a few weeks back. It explains how the food industry is made as business by the retail chain market giants. It talked about the growing of hens in congested place, the grains which is given to pigs and cows creates some kind of chemicals in them which is not good for human consumption, how the corn is produced abundantly compared to few decades ago and the role of GM seeds manufacturers like Monsanto in preventing the farmers from following traditional form of cultivating crops. Even though the film is based on the food practices in US, I could see the same going to happen here in India as well atleast in the cities where the supermarkets and retail food chain outlets like KFCs, Marrybrown and McDonalds were doing well. Their main source for making food is chicken and they way its going to MANUFACTURED is going to be horrible. When my mom said about the news of the hens which are used to grown in homes are being grown behind the cages I was like how crazy a man can become when money takes centerstage.

Watch it guys as this will prepare us for the new way of production of food in our country.


The other film I have seen long back is Requiem for a dream. The film dealt with the drugs and its after effects on the life of 4 persons who are using drugs extensively with or without knowledge. There is never a single scene in which there is a preach on what will happen if the drugs were taken regularly but its effect is beyond preaching and the persons who are taking drugs will atleast be away from it for 10 days. And I can’t say everybody can watch this movie or I am not going to recommend this movie as its really hard hitting and with its powerful background music it will haunt us for few days. I have read lot of reviews in IMDB and also the comments in youtube trailer section where people say that they almost left the habit of taking drugs after watching this film. Such is the power of a film which does what the persons around them can’t do.

Trailer:(Depressing one. This will give clear idea of how this film will be)

21 Comments leave one →
  1. April 25, 2010 4:56 am

    My fav song kanags, “kathaigal pesum”….beautiful lines…
    havent seen the movie yet…have to watch!!

    kanagu: Yeah.. the lines are superb too in that song 🙂 🙂
    watch that movie.. its good…

    I’ve seen requiem for a dream, never knew it was a documentary until now..hehe..funny movie was a little heavy…

    kanagu: Its not a documentary… its an independent film.. where am I said its documentary…??? 🙄 🙄

  2. April 25, 2010 7:31 am

    Frankly, I’ve never given a thought to showroom workers…I didn’t know they were ill-treated (lowly paid, yes) or that they stayed at accommodations provided by the showroom owner…It’s sad how so many people are exploited…

    kanagu: Actually not every textile organizations gives this accommodation but some big stores who chooses its workers from rural parts…. if you get a chance watch this movie bones….

  3. April 25, 2010 11:07 am

    Food Inc sounds interesting..will check it out

    kanagu: Hope you will like it Reema…

  4. April 25, 2010 7:06 pm

    I too have read that ‘Angaadi theru’ is based on Saravana bhavan workers and is quite good. Will have to watch it. I love the songs of the movie.

    kanagu: Me too love the songs of this movie… so pleasant to hear 🙂 🙂 watch it soon 🙂

    Don’t know much about the English movies, though, Kanagu. You write very good reviews.

    kanagu: Watch the Food Inc.. its nice… 🙂 🙂 thank you 🙂 🙂

  5. April 25, 2010 7:40 pm

    Hmmm… Nice reviews. Am not very sure if I will be able to watch the last two…. 😦 and the way you have written about Requiem, it has already scared me off.. 😦

    kanagu: Thanks Shilpa.. 🙂 🙂 you can watch Food Inc… it needs to be watched.. 🙂 🙂

    So, “Angadi Theru” dhan paakka mudiyum 🙂

    kanagu: Kandippa parunga 🙂 🙂

  6. aryan's mom permalink
    April 26, 2010 10:33 am

    Mr review expert, as a couple of good reviews from you. Need to watch the Tamil one, don’t know when. In Hyderabad, very less time Tamil and Malayalam movies run in theaters…and we end watching all those Hindi ..

    kanagu: Thank you for calling me expert… I hope I never mislead you 🙂 🙂
    yeah… I know… very few shows… try if you can watch this.. 🙂 🙂

  7. aryan's mom permalink
    April 26, 2010 10:59 am

    One little award for you in my blog…

    kanagu: A big thanks.. 🙂 🙂 I am honoured 🙂 🙂

  8. April 26, 2010 11:46 am

    Hmmm nice reviews 🙂 Another movie with a similar theme has come out this week “City of Gold” it is based on protests my Mill workers in Parel, Mumbai. As I had read in a review it said “if you have a conscience and still want to visit the malls don’t watch this movie”

    kanagu: Thanks Smita.. 🙂 🙂 I have to watch that.. hope to catch that sooner… 🙂 🙂

  9. April 26, 2010 12:21 pm

    So you’ve been watching alot of movies, huh?? 🙂 Nicely done reviews, kanagu. Very saddening truth about showroom workers indeed.

    kanagu: A little 😀 😀 thanks Deeps… great to see you back 🙂 🙂
    true… 😦

  10. April 26, 2010 12:28 pm

    will come to read this later. but wanted to tell you.. yayy Chennai won 😀 see didnt i tell you they will. My instincts are always right 😉

    kanagu: Yeah.. you have said earlier.. 😀 😀 YAY.. 🙂 🙂 you are good in predictions… 🙂 🙂

  11. April 26, 2010 12:46 pm

    Well reviewed Kanagu. I so want to see the first one. U r rt abt the diff. b/w documentaries and mainstream cinema. I just hope my profound Tamil knowledge will be enuf to understand the movie 😛 😛

    kanagu: Thanks Swaram.. 🙂 🙂 surely you will understand it… if you don;t call me.. I will help you for sure.. 🙂 🙂

  12. April 26, 2010 2:43 pm

    I havent seen any movies that you have mentioned. But I wanna watch Food Inc documentary. One my friends also said thats its a great one and worth a watch. Hope to catch that soon.

    kanagu: Watch it Harini.. you may love it 🙂 🙂

  13. April 26, 2010 7:06 pm

    I havnt had chance to watch Angadi theru yet ! If I was single, I wouldve watched on the first day itself; I jus love the songs of AT. Might watch it this weekend. Will be back here to comment on the movie ! 😀

    kanagu: Me too loved the songs 🙂 🙂 watch it bro… you will like it… 🙂 🙂 waiting 🙂 🙂

  14. April 27, 2010 1:21 am

    okie !

    will watch the movie .. i watched ‘Vel’ too … tho depressing, it was d one beautifully …

    kanagu: Vel.. the one which has Suriya????

    • April 27, 2010 9:06 pm

      nopes … the one with Pasupathy

      did i get the film name wrong ? Lemme check ..

      sorry it was Veyil

      kanagu: Ok… ok.. I am confused…

  15. April 27, 2010 12:26 pm

    Oh the new theme .. looks nice 🙂

    kanagu: Thanks Swaram 🙂 🙂

  16. April 27, 2010 1:44 pm

    First, this theme is damn good. Whats the name ???? I like it. The header pic is fantastic. Did u click at Munnar ????? 🙂

    kanagu: Thank you…. Its a new theme introduced 2 days back.. Twenty ten… 🙂 🙂 header is given by WP itself for this theme.. 🙂 🙂

    Now, angadi theru – got some good reviews and invite to see it, but couldnt go at that time. May be I can catch it on some DVD. 🙂 The other two – interesting, though I doubt I’ll go for that. 🙂

    kanagu: hmmm.. anyway watch it sometime… not enjoyable.. yet a must watch… 🙂 🙂

  17. April 29, 2010 10:47 pm

    i was talking about ‘Veyil’ .. Pasupathy and Bharat.

    kanagu: I got it 🙂 🙂

    am sorry for your friend .. wish he had tried to talk to some1 before taking the extreme step

    kanagu: He should have done that… 😦 😦

  18. saritha permalink
    May 1, 2010 5:06 pm

    Nice theme thambi.

    Was not able to comment on the latest post,will mail u.

    kanagu: Thanks akka… 🙂 🙂

  19. September 22, 2017 1:21 am

    Right away I am going away to do my breakfast, afterward having my breakfast coming again to read other news.|

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