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Saturday, March 21, 2015

NH10 Not a movie review

So here I am again after watching another movie this week. NH10 is a pretty good film and I don't want to dwell into it and write a review there are lots of others on the net to see an refer if you feel like it. I just want to write my observations from the film like I did for DUM LAGAKE HAISHA the last time around, okay observation is a pretty strong word I would prefer saying my humble learnings from the film. Okay here goes nothing. 
No Anushka don't scream I won't do that bad you see. Okay now as everyone knows the plot , fine not everyone but everyone who has seen the film does it's about a couple going on an almost honeymoon trip to some village for the wife's birthday and they encounter some goons picking up a girl and a boy when they are sitting eating their lunch at a dhaba. It looks like it's going to be a honour killing from what is being seen, well the husband .... Okay don't get too confused the husband I am referring to is Anushkas husband our films hero... Goes and stands up to the goons but then the angry goon who is the brother of the girl being picked slaps the hero ... This sends him on an ego trip and he is fuming like all heroes do ... But then our hero here isn't Chulbul Pandey so for the moment he just fumes and can't do anything ... Well he is still fuming and driving with his wife trying to calm him when on a desolate stretch of the highway he spots something .... The same car that the goons were in going to an even more desolate spot on the highway .... So our ego tripper decides to be brave ... Very brave and follows the goons to the spot they are going ... Stops his car at a distance ... Takes out his wife's gun and marches on to have some fun at the goons expense... Scare them and all you see with the gun... Village bumpkins you see will be scared and run helter skelter on seing a gun... Now what does he see... Oh these goons are barbaric they are kicking the girl and the boy ... The ones they picked up from the Dhabha where our hero was slapped ... On seeing their displays of barbarism our hero comes to his senses and decides to run back to his wifey but then by then it's too late and all he'll breaks loose.

 Well I told I won't tell the story but still I did let out a lot of it so nothing more ... Okay so what did I learn ... Our hero while he thought he was being brave was actually being foolish ... Why would a bunch of goons take a couple to a desolate spot on a desolate stretch of the highway ... To get them married ... Duh ... There is a very thin line between bravery and stupidity and I guess our hero didn't see that and ended up being plain stupid. So boys and girls learn from this and be brave but don't be stupid. 

But yes now to the serious part, honour killings are very much the bitter truth which a lot of us ignore and quite a few accept it as part of life... Which is shameful and disgraceful ... Stand up to it and bring some change in the mindsets of the people who think like that ... Won't happen overnight but gradually and slowly change will come if a sustained effort is put towards it. 

What our hero did was plain stupid because driven by his ego he ended up losing a lot of things. But then it needs to be asked, what can be done when you find yourself in such a situation that you know a honour killing is going to happen, what will you do if you know that this area is so rural that even the police are going to be of no help and are almost hand in glove with the goons. The only sensible thing to do sadly is run away from there and try and do something about it after you are safe and able to do something ... Maybe raise awareness .. Maybe spread the word ... Maybe bring about a change in the society ... Everything is a maybe ... There are no definitive answer to it.... Remember to do what you feel is right ... But remember don't be stupid. 

Back to the movie .... Really loved the way Anushka kicked the goons sorry asses later on with so much cold blooded intensity..... But well well that will happen only in a movie MAYBE ... So don't get too inspired by that and do something foolish like what our hero did. 

Go enjoy the film it's pretty good with some pretty solid performances, and learn what you can learn from it. Ya if possible do your bit to try and bring about a positive change in the society. 

Cheers for now have a beautiful day.

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