Ferdinand: A Manna of Hope and Love today … The Context Last night, I saw the 4-D version of Ferdinand – an animated film adaption of a classic story that refuses to die down in a world that is besotted with achievement, success, greed and masculinity. On one hand, there have been a series […]
Anomalisa – A tragicomic search for Intimacy & Meaningfulness Shadows within the Self Obsessed Networked World Introduction This blog explores the dark shadows that lurk within the self obsessed networked world that we may discern around ourselves – comprising of successful, well connected, yet perhaps delusional, paranoid and immensely lonely individuals, […]
Using the film as a resource, this blog raises three crucial double-binds and contradictions that we face today.
In the past few weeks, I have been mulling over the sheer paucity of mono-myths or the hero’s quest that used to energize people – the old, the young, the men and women around me. It is almost as if the inner realm of magical unfolding has dried up, leaving us, at best, feeling […]
Let me begin with a caveat – Udta Punjab is not a Hindi movie – nor is it meant for general audience in India for it cannot be understood lest appreciated by all. It is a dark and intense narrative and yet incredibly funny, that had me chuckling at times or weeping a tear, […]
Context 10 Cloverfield Lane is a psychlogical thriller embedded in a science fiction context that follows the narrative of a young woman trapped in an underground bomb-shelter with two men who subscribe to the possibility of Earth attacked by aliens and that it has now become inhospitable for life on the surface. The narrative begins […]
Preamble English language translates the word ‘Mastani’ as “intoxicated passion”. The translation does little justice to the warrior heroine – Mastani, a smoldering beautiful Muslim princess, borne into the kingly home of a Rajput and his Afghan consort, a brave and passionate woman, skilled in art, dance, horse-riding and warfare, who while trying to save […]