After reading a Story, you can tell about the Author ; you can guess his likes and dislikes, his wishes and wants. Similarly, from a Movie you can tell all about the Director. A director makes different types of movies, on different themes ( As a good director should) ; but just pay closer attention and you ll find a similarity in all his movies. Director makes what fascinates him; just like an artist, he only creates what he would want to see in the Society.
So, my this thread TALES OF INDIAN DIRECTORS will introduce the readers with Leading Indian Directors and their moods, tastes. Lets Start :
Our first discussion will be about Rajkumar Hirani. Even though, he only has made 4 movies under his direction but all of them were Blockbusters. So his height as an artist is undoubtedly tall. He started career by making advertisements, they were so creative. He was earning big but he wanted to make it bigger. He wanted to make movies. In his 12 years career, he only made 4 movies. Munna Bhai MBBS (2003) , Lage Raho Munna Bhai ( 2006), Three Idiots ( 2009) and PK ( 2014).
As I pointed earlier too, all the movies are on totally different themes but something is common in all. In all the movies, the central character was a rebel. He made his way, different from the society. The central character questioned the stereotypes and social norms.
In a frame, A Gunda joins a MBBS course and changes the air with JADU KI JHAPPI. His common affection to everyone is just awesome. This only reflects the truth, in this world of Artificial, what is more beautiful than a hug? We crave for touch, dont all of us hug the pillow at times? Had the pillow been an understanding human, our lives could have become almost perfect.
In another frame, He was a Gandhiwadi person who decided to solve everything with a SORRY (Lage raho munna Bhai); with total forgiveness. With increasing education, violent fights are sure to decrease. Moral fights, attitude problems, Egos, Depressions are surely increasing. What is a better way to resolve things than a simple SORRY? Sorry takes so much courage to come out. Divorces happen, breakups happen, friendships cease just because both parties refuse to say SORRY. So a person who always forgives you no matter what, would have unlimited appeal.
In another case, the subject happens to be a College student(3 Idiots). But he questions the system! The education system, the prejudices, the imposements that our parents put on us. Many of us are dissatisfied with careers, we find ourselves in the wrong river. We love something else, we should be somewhere else. But while selecting career options, we were too young to make our decisions. So parents made the decisions; even though they wanted the best for us, still parents dont always reflect what children want. So this movie makes parents think on a single sentence, ASK THE KID WHAT HE LOVES TO DO?
In his latest movie PK, he questions the society itself. All the evils of society are generated by us. God made it simple, A Human. A female and a Male. But we did so many sub divisions, so many castes, so many religions. Then the rituals; ritual of one religion is very opposite to other , which one is right, who knows? And why care? Should not the religions be abolished? Okay, someone should tell me only one benefit that religion has done to the world. There is probably not a single benefit, I can count 100 harms that religion has done.
In Rajkumar Hirani’s movies, there are no super heroes ; hardly a single action sequence, hardly a single deadly car chase. But his movies are classics with drama, emotion and intelligent humor. All the movies left us with a strong message. He wants people to think, to question the faiths. To explore the boundaries, to think out of Box. I Salute to that great director and hope that he will come with something even better in his Next.
Thanks for Reading ; In the new post, We ll talk about Karan Johar.