Has Amitabh Bachchan’s life given us right message? 5 roles studied

Amitabh Bachchan was floating on cloud 9 after success of film ‘Black’.  He then encountered Aamir who when asked about it said very openly and clearly on his face that “Black” was a very bad film. Bachchan was taken aback and asked why? Aaamir quickly retorted, the film had a very bad message. “What message were you sending a by beating a disable kid, fisting rice into her mouth? Is this what you want parents to do when children are not capable of doing the right thing ?“. Bachchan had no answer. Indian film industry and media are full of sycophants and put him on a high pedestal demanding a temple, civilian honor or immortalization. As an adolescent , I admired him and he was an epitome, a hero but as an adult I am trying to see what kind of message has Amitabh  sent to millions of his fan through his conduct or the roles he has essayed.

Amitabh – Has he sent the right message?

1. As a son : If you see his movie Shakti, he played the role of a son. In this role he displays that if your father is true to his principles (Of not compromising on it for his own personal benefit), you go and join the smugglers and become a lawless goon. Even contemplate shooting your father down when he comes to arrest you.

The message : If your father is true to his principles and that hurts you, go ahead be an outlaw. Espouse being a smuggler or a criminal

2. As a youth :  In Hum, his travails are of teasing a woman asking for a kiss along with other 10os of his goons. He keeps pestering her while drinking alcohol. His escorts spray water on her against all ‘NOs’, he  finally gets rewarded with kisses all around his face and lips. Teasing and harassing pays him well, he persists. As a Sharabi he glamorized drinking excess of alcohol and alcoholism. He made alcohol look very very glamorous .

The message : Go ahead and tease women asking kisses till she gives one, or glamorize evil or addiction if it fuels a 1000 crore industry even if its a social evil.

3. As a father : We all believe that the role of parents is to provide good education to our kids and let them build their own careers. He however took to his own responsibility to bully people to ensure that his son get undue favors. When Maruti wanted to do Versa advt and approached him, he said, he wont do it unless his son is also featured in. When Maruti said, they will pay for his son but dont want him to be shown in ad,he said unless his son is shown , he wont act.

Message : Push your sons, daughters, son in laws even when they dont deserve.  Bully people if they dont accept them.

4 As a politician : As a politician in Inquilab, he shows a totally arbitrary message. He is a chief minister and towards the end of movie. He takes out a machine gun and shoots down all the people in the room. Seems like a great solution to the youth. In his real life, after becoming an MP from Allahabad, he resigned mid term. This gave a clear signals to his followers that politics is not worth the time.  Intelligent and succedssful people should not enter it. Its best left to dogs. Further , he got into strong association with a crook like Amar Singh and got associated campaigning for Samajvadi party ( A party which is a collection of rapists, murderers, vandals, minority appeasers and unprincipled swines ). He got his wife nominated to Rajya Sabha through the same party.

Message : If you cant change people, dont think much, just massacre them. Other conduct sends a message that politics is  best left for crooks, but make crooks your friends to meet your ulterior motives

5. As a citizen : As a citizen he has been using great innovative ways to grab land, going down to abysmal limits fraudulently declaring himself as a farmer. All because this allows him to buy land at very low price. If you see his role as a KBC host, the show is a very clever business. It asks very stupid question and convinces the masses that inspite of low IQ they can win crores. For and average of 1 crore distributed in a weekly show 50 crores re siphoned from common man through Rs 5 sms and huge competition call charges. While the people are nurturing stupid dreams he makes his millions out of this one wins- millions lose probability trap. While many of us believe he is essaying rags to riches story for common people,  the show KBC in fact is robbing much much more from common masses.
Message : If you are getting some benefits, do whatever you can regardless of ethics.

He might have also sent good messages somewhere but they have been rare and not got picked by people. A society is like a large banyan tree, full of monkeys. When monkey on top look down ,  they see smiling faces . The monkeys at bottom when they look up … they see ass holes.

Vidhya Balan Beware! Congress is out to play Dirtier picture

Vidhya Balan you have an immediate competition. You just can get dirtier than Congress. We know that state polls are on. Swept by trust deficit, the ruling Govt  stands slimmest chance in any of the states. The  demographic surveys conclusively indicate that results will be decided by OBC/ MBC voters. This class just has narrow personal interest of reservations to decide where to vote. If you have to win them, you need to dole out reservations in lucrative education, jobs, promotions or low risk high profit businesses etc. Now with model conduct in force , the ruling govt cant announce any new schemes, so out comes a possibly planted news on the cover of Economic times on 20th January ( Link given at the end of this post. It tells, keeping everything unconfirmed and every minister and offcial anonymous that Congress wil give 27% reservations to OBCs in petrol pumps, the biggest cash minting business. This it says is for benefit in the next election. Its made to appear like a brilliant investigative journalism by Rajeev Jaysawal at this opportune time in pure journalistic interests.If you are a general voter, it tells you,Congis wont reduce your quota. If you are OBC living in Bundelkhand, UP, punjab you will believe that Congress is your biggest well wisher. The content of this article is so setup to serve the interest of Rahul Khan ( Yes , his Gandhi surame is big fraud read about it in this blog : https://arunpurohit.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/the-brand-gandhi-and-how-congress-illusions-and-cheats-us-with-4-myths/) that it stinks of his desperation to establish himself. Mr Jaysawal ate a supari or bit the Congess bait is difficult to surmise. The dirty tricks by poll managers of Congress, to get  a moll, duress on   the editor, or an oversight ( innocent or vested ) we may never know. This front page story on ET, however must be taken note of by Election observers and opposition sympathisers, nation lovers, bloggers, and literates.  We can only hope that someone out there, uncovers the truth.


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Few Indian movies one must see before declaring anything as outstanding

Indian publishing is infested by a large no. of venal movie critics. Each one revelling in his/her own idiosyncracies and often bribed or goaded to shower encomiums. While the likes of Amitabh Maitra are rare and too academic to appreciate any thing less than Kurosawa, I believe there are other 5 movies which are decimate the boundaries of Art/Entertainment/ Quality work. They are a good kaleidoscope to get delighted with Quality work in Film making.

5. Agnipath /Parinda:  The vengeance, attitude, the look and dialogs are awesome . Amitabh ,by far looked  most amazing as a Don in one and Nana Patekar is awe inspiring in another. The action scenes and camera work are amazing  in both.The Villainy of Danny is chillling in one while characterizationof Jackie in other is peerless. I will put this movie in league of Mississipi burning , Godfather. Bandit Queen too makes the mark in this categoryThe stories are original

4. Sholay  : This classic is everfresh. The comedy of Dharam, Hema, Leela mishra, Jagdeep, Ashrani has never been matched in any other movie. The fear which Gabbar evoked in minds of audience is unparalleled. The subtle romance of Amitabh, Cabaret by Helen, Gun battles in various scenes, the dialogs, the hand crushing scene by Sanjeev Kumar , songs, camaraderie create benchmarks. I wonder, it this kind of magic will ever be recreated. Sholay if seen with unprejudiced eyes can leave Good, the Bad and ugly miles behind.The story is original

3. Roja : The music transforms you to a different platform. The vulnerability of Madhu, natural expressions of Arvind Swamy, the photography, the poetry , ” Bharat humko Jaan se pyaara hai ”  . The way movie moves from a village in Tamilnadu to Kashmir crafts a beautiful story .It  captures the myriad hues of India. Pankaj Kapur looks menancing as Kashmiri militant. The ending scene is mind blowing. Shawshank Redemption( Rated to have best movie ending ever) will stir you to the hilt but Roja shakes you a little more The story and drama is fresh and original.

2. Munnabhai MBBS : Raj kumar herani scaled this peak and there after, the journey has been downhill.  Sanju baba has been immortalized after doing this role. The sense of comedy, innocent questions, wit and  humor are unprecedented. Bomman Irani displayed aura hitherto seen only in Amjad. His best role till date. There after he has  probably never come this close to perfection. Great direction, screen play and probably the best ever performance by Arshad. Supposedly a rip off from Gangsta MD, the movie gets you on the floor laughing. John Travolta in Look who’s talking pales in comparison to this.  I would put Rangeela as a close contender.The story appears original ( I am yet to see Gangsta MD)

1. Slumdog  Millionaire & Gandhi : Both these movies made by Britishers to portray India/ Indians have been global success. The casting in both are as good as they can ever be. Ben Kingsley brought Gandhi alive on screen, no body else will ever be able to recreate this resemblance. Om puri as a rioteer, Roshan Seth as Nehru , Rohini as Kasturba shook the world . Slum dog exploited the terrific story from novel Q&As to extremes. The hope and survival thrown in with humor and wit are par excellence. This is what creates a masterpiece . Probably these 2 are landmarks in world cinema everone can be proud of. The stories are absolutely fantastic

The work, then left for producers and financers is to challenge all directors to ask if their proposed work   match or exceed the standards set by movies mentioned above. The critics may do better to bench mark new movies aganist these.  The audiences need to summarily reject mindless love triangles or remakes vomited by Johars, Chopras, Red Chilies etc  . In a good movie and a commercial success, the biggest factor is story.

Lest we do this, these buggers will keep remaking stupid Dev Dasses, Dons , Kamineys, Anand ( Kal ho na ho) and keep insulting our intelligences while laughing their way to banks.  They consider story as something which can be recycled, borrowed, stolen or fixed during movie making ( Chandni Chowk to China, Kaminey etc) . A clear rejection of their dirty motives will get Indian cinema the respect  and money it deserves.

PS: Am gladly surprised to see that the following disgustingly sissy  people are not even remotely related to these great works : Shahrukh, Govinda, Rishi Kapoor, Jeetendra, Karan Johar.

Contrarily, consider the kind of respect you have when you  hear AR Rahman, ManiRatnam, Salim Javed, Amitabh ( Yesteryears- Not Stupid Sexy Sam or Jhoom Barabar), Nana Patekar ( Ankush, Prahaar not meterdown)or Aamir Khan