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)