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TeeBee for many, Manthru for some, Sunny for a few, Myna for selected, Suresh for record. Hailing from Thrissur of Kerala and now lives (read survives) in Monroe Twp, NJ with wife and daughter.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Word of the day : Pretension!

Thanmathra is one of the better movies I have seen recently and surely the best among the recent offers from Malluwood. It is a movie with a soul. At least the comment would not be: "What bad karma did I do in my previous birth to watch this movie today"! For that matter, please do not expect a review here. The movie, I thought, has perfection in most frames and so when I heard that one scene just before the interval was taken off due to pressure from family viewers, I felt bad. It was a bedroom scene with the characters Ramesan nair and his wife (played by the versatile Mohanlal and Meera Vasudevan) silhouetted against the wall in blue light. It was a brilliant work but had to be censored, after showing it in theatres for some time, at the request of an egoistic and pretentious family audience. Just when I thought that the golden Bharathan touch was coming back by one of the disciples of his comrade Padmarajan, it was uprooted by the saviours of Kerala culture. What an idiotic decision!

Ignorance is not bliss. Children will grow with bits and pieces of sex education that they get unofficially from friends and relatives. That little information is dangerously short of the actual and original. We must change to accept the truth. When will we understand that sex can no longer be taken as a taboo? When will we realize that there is nothing to be guilty if we want to talk about a subject as good as music? When will the third rated weekly magazines stop the mutilated descriptions? When will we have a system that changes the unchanged? And ultimately when will we stop pretending?


Blogger R.Nandakumar said...

i too saw tanmatra yesterday (you beat me to it from the US!). it is a well-made film. i liked the bharatiyar song the best - it felt like a gust of monsoon wind bustling thru a bamboo grove... - the picturization was perfect.

8:58 PM  
Blogger Myna said...

I just don't know how many times I had listened to that song. Nice to know that you too liked that song than others.

Movies and Kerala food were the only two concerns I had while coming to New York. and solved those problems.

I am due to see Lion this week.

6:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, really.

12:21 AM  

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