51. Price of Oil !!

Long gone are the days when wars were fought for PRIDE ,HONOR ,LAND ,WEALTH & EVEN WOMEN ,these days the war that is fought is more or less focussed on a commodity called "OIL" which virtually runs our entire planet.

Obviously such a needed commodity has a price but its not the monetary price alone that needs to be looked at but also the human price thats paid.

People always look at the middle east an an unstable region with the stable countries heavily relying on its western counterparts to take care of their security alas there is one point which never makes sense at all ,why are the richest Arabic countries armies dependent on a foreign entity for its security ,are they not able to form an army or are they forbid from maintaining one ???

" A political saga that throws light on the politics behind the shady PETROLEUM POLITICS. "


True to the above spoiler ,
Syriana is one of those films focussed on the oil crisis in the middle east however this is not another run of the mill story of action & drama ,this film will certainly enlighten those unaware of PETROLEUM POLITICS.

Written & directed by
Stephen Gaghan of Traffic fame ,the film operates on multiple ,parallel storylines that has the audience hooked from the very beginning ,you need to have sincere attention to comprehend the happenings on screen.

With an ensemble cast its easy to loose focus but
Stephen Gaghan has just proved otherwise ,i like the working pattern of hollywood stars who have no qualms in multiple starrers unlike their Indian counterparts especially in South Indian film industry.

Casting of
George Clooney ,Matt Damon ,Jeffrey Wright ,Amr Waked ,Chris Cooper ,Amanda Peet ,William Hurt ,Christopher Plummer ,Tim Blake Nelson ,Alexander Siddig ,Mazhar Munir was one of the best assembled cast.

Each & every cast had a role to play which in itself was not easy considering the depth of each character in the film ,they had definitely done their homework to ensure justice to the screenplay.

I especially loved the roles of
George Clooney ,Matt Damon ,Alexander Siddig & Jeffrey Wright ,do watchout for them for its so memorable to see them perform in the various roles ranging from a secret agent ,to a Prince who is willing to take extra effort to make his country a prosperous one.

Music by
Alexandre Desplat provides the film with an ample dosage of whats required during the various pressure points in the film ,the authentic feel of middle was also a treat to hear.

For a film on such a complicated backdrop the editing work by
Tim Squyres stands out ,the audience are lead on the right track from the very beginning & are able to feel with the characters.

Political dramas based on real incidents offer the audience to look at things in different perspectives & enable them to understand the real happenings in the world today but its a sad fact that most films in this genre especially in our country face opposition from political parties who are entangled in the many scams.

Syriana only provides glimpses on the happenings behind the shady mergers ,assassinations & many terrorist attacks taking place due to OIL ,these all just form a small percentage of whats a much larger conspiracy thats happening so that we don't come to know the true PRICE WE PAY FOR OIL !!!

  • Rating : "PG" for some scenes of violence & language.
P.S : " Syriana is a term used by Washington think-tanks to describe a hypothetical re-shaping of the Middle East.
Harrison Ford was the original choice to play role which eventually went to George Clooney,but he turned it down. He later told a magazine that is one of the few movie career decisions that he has regretted."


Babli said...

It will take long long time for our country to become like Dubai or Australia.
Syriana seems to be a very good and serious movie about the oil crisis in Middle East. I would love to watch this movie. Thanks for giving the wonderful review.

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Earlier I've got a forward mail about how US used the oils. Reminded of that mail reading about this movie!!!

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Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Babli

A change in the democratic system will ensure rapid development in our country :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Mitr

Watch the movie yaar & you will be enlightened with many facts :)

Madhu said...

enlightenment is what u say no? Ill watch it..promise me its not a boring flick!

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Madhu

I have already given a spoiler but you will like it nu namburen :)

Chandrika Shubham said...

The theme of movie is different and interesting.
As always interesting review. :) Will try my best to watch this whenever I will get the time. :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Chandrika

Gimme ur feedback after watching it :)

Babli said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy Janmashtami.

Sourav said...

This was a nice movie, haven't seen it yet! But your suggestions and reviews work for me always! :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Babli

Wish you the same yaar :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Sourav

Am glad that my posts help you out :)

brandMARIO said...

check this out... after that you will never have to bother about the price of oil...


I bet you will like it... and plz promote it u do :-)

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