Wednesday, 8 December 2010
How to be a real man!
"What good is a man without a moustache or a knife."
The line is from Amar - this film has a genre of it's own, one where the hero Anju rapes Sonia, a simple peasant girl. After raping her, Anju leaves Sonia to the vengeance of the village - a village where the honour of the men has been tainted by Sonia's rape - and so she must die.
Sonia is rescued by Santak, who utters the line above, but then Sonia loses her mind and is left wandering the temple in a state of complete lunacy. In the end, Anju marries Sonia, casting aside his intellectually equal fiance to save the girl. Weird even by Hindi Cinema standards.
Gazebook was fantastic! If you don't know it, it's a festival that takes place in the small town of Punta Secca on the south ...