It would be surely getting out of scope here but I am taking a “creative license”, so as to say.
There are some movies which work on a very subtle level and this movie was one with which I could identify my present state of mind. Hence, I felt that it was appropriate to share it with you all.
I wouldn’t be going in the details of the movie; I would suggest that you read Rashmi Bansal’s take on the movie. Incidentally, I find her writing straight from the heart, even though I don’t agree to her prescriptions.
The movie is about ideals; the take on the system even though it was questionable. We as a nation need to arise and think as one rather than scattered individuals.
Long before this blog, I felt strongly at the way we are being ripped off without any pardonable actions. The sole purpose of a company is to make profits; though questionable means are not justified. Of course, it would be pertinent to point out that “questionable means” are indeed debatable. I would risk so far as to say that the the national interest ought to be paramount instead of short term profits.
It would be difficult to aggregate everything on this post as to what I have been driving at. The whole idea is to make the powers that be accountable. The corruption is entrenched; very much part of the society of which we are a part of. Similarly, elected representatives need to be questioned; through debates, discussions and awareness, we need to speak out.
Most of us twiddle our thumbs, scratch our testicles and let things be as they are. I remember on the forums, I appealed to all to work together to make a decent broadband happen to us. A lone voice is lost; a collective voice is deafening.
Indeed, I was surprised at the hostility and resistance to change. It isn’t really worth it to hang around wasting time with a bunch of loosers for company. Luckily, I found Sushubh who gave me this platform to voice the concern. For those who don’t know, he refused to be cowed down by a company, that no longer is in existence now. He had to uproot himself from his home and hearth and make his living in an alien place.
Coming back to the movie. Indeed, public memory is so short that we have no concern for anyone. Who is to be blamed? The education system which has given us infact nothing; makes us largely unemployable and no one wants to change the status quo? Or would you blame the corrupt and venal politicians? Little realising that they come from the same society as we are. Would you make them accountable?
What is the way out? In your daily lives become aware. Interestingly, you’d find that you would feel a little different when you breathe. When you shake off the facade of “normalcy”.
As in the chracters in the movie, one doesn’t have to give up your lives and it’s indeed surprising that the movie ended in that manner. The point here is that it leaves a strong but subtle message. Either live the way you are living or get up and do something.
I chose to blog to vent off and to keep me sane. In the process, it has made me aware of many issues which are all interlinked as if in a grand plan. This seemed to be the most reasonable ( and perhaps cowardly) option as of now.