….the rising

One joke that Really made me crack up..
A famous reporter did a story on gender roles in Kabul, Afghanistan,
several years before the Afghan conflict. She noted that the women
customarily walked 5 paces behind their husbands. She recently returned
to Kabul and observed that women still walk behind their husbands. From
the reporter’s vantage point, despite the overthrow of the oppressive
Taliban regime, the women now walk even farther behind their husbands
and seem happy to maintain the old custom. The reporter approached one
of the Afghani women and asked "Why do you now seem happy with the old
custom that you once tried so desperately to change?" The women looked
her straight in the eyes and without hesitation said "Land mines."




Saw Mangal Pandey..(after a long time in the stalls instead of dress circle forget multiplexes!) was interrupted by one power cut..loads of hooting and cheering and one very chatty bong  lady who kept passing comments loudly..but it was fun..added to the entire movie watching experience!

The Bad parts:

  • Didnt like the songs.they seemd Totally un necessary…apart from the title track..which added to the theme of the film…was like a part of the narrative..the mangal mangal chant
  • females have no role…amisha barely speaks two lines..think the director should have done some justice to their roles
  • Mangal’s character should have been defined better…somehow i think it could’ve been more stronger(not physically)


Good parts:-

  • Aamir rocks..as always..his film all the way( the crowd totally loved him when he said-"tu kutta hai!" lol)
  • The period has been shown really well..the entire setting,characters, the problems..lots of issues tackled in the film too…sati etc.
  • the parts showing an indian woman feeding the brit-infant and then her own child, the untouchables and how mangal comes to accept them, i liked the hindu muslim unity also- its just shown normally and isn’t made a big deal about.

 So all in all a good effort! Not so popular mangal pandey deserves some recognition atleast!


5 thoughts on “….the rising

  1. THe movie lacked substance/direction.As an audience i paid 225 bucks for the movie in the 1st week- and i simply felt cheated.THe producers, themselves knew that Word-of-mouth for the movie would suck hence they flooded all multiplex screens across the country – to gain from all the hype which had been "rising" in the past 4 years. They actually recovered all costs in the 1st week itself- thanks to the exorbitant pricing/ however they probably have lost the trust of audience’s all across. Amir though acted well, cant save this fall. I agree that they could make the movie more hard-hitting. The part where Amir asks, "yeh company kya hoti hain?" – was impressive- movie could do with more insights rather than woman.Anyways, I posted your comment questions as a blog. (was too long/important for a reply 🙂

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