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.

2 comments:

Darrell Eager said...

So simple yet it explains so much.

colin pantall said...

It's where I've been going wrong all these years - I'm going for the big Zapata and the meat cleaver.

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