Well done Aamir! That movie has a theme and a strong social message. I do not write blogs on movies and in fact that (watching a movie) is one of the rare things I do. But frankly of all the movies I have seen (which many might argue is not a big number!) till date this is one that stands out and says, “All kids are special. each one of them needs help in some or the other way.”
It talks about the mental disorder in children that hinders their normal progress and it is something that people should look up on as a “help call” from the child who is suffering from it, rather than a distress call from the society saying “oh! your child is not up to the mark”. Heck! with society, they wont come to save your child.
Well the movie does capture many of the social perceptions prevalent in the society back home in India and I am sure it is some movies like this and people like us, who if act upon in spreading awareness and accept it as a fact if it is for our own children and help them, can clear the problem.
It is a must see from my side, although a word of caution, if you are a person who does not like sentimental stuff then keep off, that surely is not for you.
PS: The post under category ‘Life’ are the post I have moved here form my old blog “Life”.
Some funny heads in this world have arranged to elect “New” seven wonders of the world. Well our very own Taj is also a part of the race. And whole of Indian media is now romping big time on this opportunity. They are making sure that every rupee and dollar up in the offing for this “Fooling / Patriotic Marketing” is in their kitty. In past 8 days every radio channel, TV channel, website and what not have started at least 15 advertisement in the prime time. They urge the public to vote for Tajmahal. Well, if you thought only media is a part of this hold it, the cell phone companies are coming in big time too. They have opened some number where you can send SMS for casting your vote. That cost you some where between 10 times of your regular SMS (Text).
The kind of marketing that is being done is so spot on, in to a person’s mind that you would surely feel the void if you have not cast the vote. They have used a small kids voice (touching), an elderly aunt (caring), many film stars (stardom pays!). Man!!! money gets people to do whatever it wants. Good god gracious save us from these marketing gimmicks!
I just think of the person who ordered to make this huge and beautiful monument. I do not know what Mr. Shahanjahan must be thinking up there, “My beloved wife’s tomb, a monument that will remind people of her beauty and serenity”? may be, or “What the hell these people are upto? That’s my wife’s tomb not a art gallery, not a war hero crematory, for god’s sake leave her and her tomb alone.”
Coming out of the entire episode I have certain questions, What if Tajmahal does not really feature in the “new” seven wonders of the world? Will its beauty diminish? Will the people of India or world stop visiting it? Will the residents of Agra stop living their daily routine life? Will the polluting industries in the Vicinity stop the production and take up the work to restore the beautify the monument again? What are you up to guys? We people are so damn crippled by these marketing gimmicks, they show us a new direction and we start following and running in the same direction. This is really ridiculous. This gets some of the emotionally sensitive societies like ours (Indians), in to the motion of following and fellowship. I really appreciate the brain of the person (or group of people) who decided to “RE” – elect seven wonders. He must be given his share of this bounty as well.
At last I just want to say, I wish some day comes when we stop thinking in the form of sheep and goats in a hood and try to think out of the box.
PS: This is a post moved form my blog “Life”.
I believed this long that it was really an IITian performing on the stage. But a simple Google on the term IIT Diwas gets us to Deepak’s blog. Further check on net gets you the total truth, the sweet lady singing that song Mahia is Annie. A Pakistani singer whose live performance at some place (I heard Lahore) is being told as a IIT Diwas Performance.
Some facts about this mail that came to me were right in the face, if this was an IIT performance then which IIT? Will the girl who sang so well not publish her name? We questions are just one too many.
Anyway a good song, sung well, but a bad try to put it as an Indian singing it. Annie, good work, album could have been better, I thought.
The original video from YouTube and the Live performance from YouTube too.