Life in Mega Cities through Movies
I am not a film buff. I am not able to watch a movie from the beginning to the end. May be some friend recommends a particular film or it may be good movie is the reason why I watch them sometimes. There is almost no social life as we are new to this place and I am also not inclined.
Watched three movies in 3 days: Delhi Belly, Dhobi Ghat and Slumdog millionaire. Each one entirely different from another.
Delhi Belly captured the life of three friends in Delhi. The term “Delhi Belly” is used to mean infections in the belly like food poisoning which foreigners especially the Britishers suffered due to taking the strong spicy and unhygienic food and hot weather.
Dhobi Ghat depicts the life in Mumbai: stark contrast between extremes of rich and poor living conditions. The movie moves ahead through the video tapes recorded by a married girl. These tapes are meant to be sent to her brother in USA. The girl narrates stories through which the life in Mumbai is shown. Finally it is found that the girl hangs herself. Based on these narratives, the protagonist of the movie, played by Aamir Khan and who is a painter by profession, paints a series of his work. The story revolves around the South Mumbai and places like Nagpada, Gate of India, Chaupati beach.
Slumdog Millionaire also revolved around Mumbai’s underbelly brought about through two brothers. The movie by Danny Boyle is loosely based on the book of the same name by Vikas Swarup. The answers to the questions posed in the show propel the story and are the incidents which come across the life of two slum dwelling brothers. It goes into the back flashes in response to the questions asked in the Who wants to be a millionaire.
And I missed again the Mumbai.