59. Promoting Violence

I was very particular about the movies I post on my blog, I also never wanted to criticize any movie however bad it might be but this time am taking an exception & I really do hope so that the exception ends with this movie.

"All of life's riddles are answered in the movies", this is my view about cinema.People flock to theaters to spend time away from the lives & surrender themselves to the movie maker & enter a fictional world of the director.

Why do people do this ???

Well, everyone has their own set of problems & people tend to relate themselves to the hero on-screen with themselves, when the hero is down & out we feel an urge for the hero to defeat the villain & come out victorious.

Kids, youngsters & adults alike even consider heroes as demi-gods and try imitating what their idols do on-screen & alarmingly the negative aspects are imitated more like SMOKING, DRINKING & most importantly VIOLENCE.

PLOT : " The film is based on the life of
Paritala Ravindra and that of his rival Suri. "

Ratha Sarithiram is directed by Ram Gopal Varma.The film features Vivek Oberoi as Ravindra in the lead role, whilst Suriya as Suri.

The promos of the film were quoting the lines from
Mahabharata which goes like "REVENGE IS THE PUREST EMOTION", the lines are justifiable but the entire film was less of revenge and was more on violence.

To put it in simple words, this film glorified violent retribution.All the characters spoke only about retribution or justifying it, even the woman characters in the film were supporting this cause which was something very hard to digest.

The screenplay of the movie had little do with the actual revenge saga, even the new characters that appeared in the movie were vying for retribution.

The violent showdown between the rivals were even glorified by showing them in slow motion & the film for the most part was in slow motion.

There are numerous films which have been based on the concepts of
Mahabharata but each had their own ways of expressing their emotions but in this film the only way in which emotions were shown are of violence, violence & more violence.

Even some of the gory fight scenes of
Suriya was encouraged by some of his loyal fans, this is what I was mentioning about people considering their heroes as demi-gods.I feel so sorry for these kinda encouragements, the heroes should be more responsible on what they portray.

The only consolation from this film was of the acting of
Suriya & of his counter part Vivek Oberoi who gave a power packed performance.

Cinema is a medium in which certain aspects of our lives cannot be portrayed, Cinema has enlightened the minds of millions around the world with its depictions of real life events but at the same time certain elements cannot be glorified.

Even terrorists have their own causes to fight but we can't glorify the violent methods they adopt, "

  • Rating : "A+" definitely not for kids & women.
P.S : " The film was actually made in two parts in Hindi & Telugu but was released in Tamil as a single part. "


Rajlakshmi said...

i found the traliers so violent.. so much bloodshed... had already decided to give this a miss. :D good that u too said so :D

sm said...

no plans to see this movie
did not like the name also.

chitz said...

I haven't seen the movie so can't give an opinion.But if they promote violence and blood shed,then I should say,that there is no justification you can give for that.

Babli said...

Seems to be a action movie. I haven't heard about this movie but after reading the review I feel like watching it.

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Madhu said...

i liked this movie...oopps!

Chandrika Shubham said...

Frankly speaking I heard the name of movie on ur blog. :)
Thanks for telling me about a new (boring) movie. :D

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

The trailer itself made me NOT to go for it!!!
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