Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mal Seh'n Kino

Recently, I got to see an Indian movie in a theatre called Mal Seh'n Kino (Let's see cinema in English) in Frankfurt. It was a special show on a weekday. We were initially reluctant, but then decided to give a try. We were in the theatre, only surprised to find that we were the only Indians there. All others were Germans and they all gave us a "friendly" smile :-). The movie was 'Peepli Live'. I just find no special words to describe how good the movie was. It shows the sheer reality of life - the life of a farmer in a remote village in India. The movie has a very heavy, strong theme. It revolves around a farmer and his family, who is forced to take a decision to end up his life to pay up his debts. What happens following this "decision" is the story. But, the way it was directed is awesome. Throughout the movie, we enjoy it completely until the end, only when we are given the message. It is a sort of black humour, but you don't actually feel sorry for the state of things. It is rather the acceptance of reality that matters.

In my opinion, Peepli Live is eligible for an Oscar. Mal sehen ;-) A must watch !!


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