In this re-watch, I noticed how Aparajito moves through choices and based decisions as a unit of growth. Apu's father passes away and the mother decides to move back to Bengal, so that Apu doesn't end up as a servant where she was working as a housemaid. Apu could have also ended up becoming a priest, but he expresses his desire to go to school and learn about things that really matter. His mother passes away and his grand father…
One of the most excellent moments in Sir, for me, was when we see Ratna (Tillotama Shome) serving food to all the guests at a party. The camera follows her, as she moves from one guest to another. Some take what she is offering, some of them don't, while some didn't acknowledge, however, none of them, really, looks at her. This POV shot, though not unique, is extremely effective in explaining the life of a maid. The invisible force that…
It's problematic to glorify the idea that every soldier's only dream is to go in the warzone. I don't think there is anyone who despises war more than a soldier. A soldier does his job sincerely, but like everyone else, he also wants his job to go on peacefully on a day to day basis. Stop romanticising the idea of war, it's a fucking war, people die taking part in it.
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