Wednesday, March 28, 2007
It is very rare that I missed a good movie in the past 2 years.I was never an avid movie person.However S introduced me to the world of movies and it caught up on fast track basis.Oh boy I am glad for that.I now try and remember all the good ones and not limit my view to only regional or international(American to be precise).
So I have watched plenty and have quite a few directors already added to my fav list.Now yours truly wants to increase the list and also maintain a personal journal of all the movies,directors,script writers and everything about the movies I watch.Now comming to the most interesting part of my story here.
Hyderabad International Film Festival began on the 23rd of March.This is like serving south Indian meal in France kinda occasion to celebrate!!!
I was one among the privileged few to watch
Sarafina! It is a story of a young girl in South Africa and her conversations with Nelson as she calls Mandela.She is born and raised in the pre-nelson got out of prison era.She tells you the story of every kid.The emotions and the portrayal of the Protagonist is something that makes you want to stand up and salute her.It is about the Sarafina's battle of disappointment and adimiration and much more with the Mandela.She is a school goer and the school is fiercely guarded by police.It is when a battle breaks down at school and her fav teacher Mary Masombuka played by Whoopi Goldberg is arrested for teaching the truth,the war begins.
The students revolt against the system and the alien control on the mother land.The portrayal of the teacher and the student fall in place so perfectly,like words on a white sheet of paper.There dream is of a free,peaceful south Africa and the fight they have ahead is nothing compared to the dream of achieving....
Kudos to Darrell James Roodt he was born in South Africa and made another wonderful movie called "A palace of weeping".This movie he made was adapted from a stage musical.
May more movies tell us the reality of life around us and give us the inspiration to be a human being with heart to dream on......