Posted: 27 January 2015 at 8:01pm | IP Logged
Frankly I didnt get any message. The only 5 minutes that made impact on me was perhaps the Sonu nigam song when Aamir is all bewildered and helpless about which God to worship and tries everything to get back his locket. But besides that did anything else touch me? Nothing. And then I have so many issues with the movie. I am not against depicting flaws of Hinduism, but it should be done with some brains. The most crucial part, the Baba -Aamir debate was juvenile to say the very least. The whole debate got focussed on whether his prediction regarding a person turns out to be true or false. If prediction is false, he is a fraud; and if its true he is truthful. What impeccable logic!! Is this the way you prove someone a fake. They could have revealed how Baba was misusing the belief of people for his personal gains. He is taking money from innocent people and buying properties and bungalows for himself. Yes its simplistic, but atleast its sensible and logical. Also Aamirs dialogue toBaba that you thought that he is a Muslim so he would cheat didnt sit well with me. When you are targetting a flaws of a religion, atleast be neutral to others rather than glorifying one at cost of others. It seemed like movie was trying to imply, that Hindus think Muslims are Cheats and dishonest but they are not. And if it was not that, then that dialogue was not needed. Infact that whole India Pak angle of Anu Sushant looked like a ploy to preach. Again I am not targetting any religion, but only saying that the sham that these Babas run in name of Hinduism could have been exposed in a more logical, sensible and less controversial manner.Even that sequence of actor dressed as Shivji hiding from Aamir was not funny but OTT and stretched out after a point.
Then there were other flwas too. That marriage joke was again so stupid. If people hide condoms, why do they celebrate marriage so publicly to announce to everyone that they are having sex tonight. I was aghast at that logic. Marriage celebration is not about having sex. Its about the fact that two people are embarking on a new journey, making each other a integral part of their lives and going to share a life and family together. And the dialogue, Jo dar gaya, wo mandir gaya was so generalizing. Perhaps its true for a section of students, but for general devotees, they visit temple not just in fear but also to share happiness, to convey gratitude, to apologise, in times of distress and hopelessness. And infact it was the issue with whole movie. Over simplifying and over generalizing things just to make a point.
Edited by -enchanted- - 27 January 2015 at 8:07pm