Ashdoc's movie review---The attacks of 26/11

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  1. ashdoc

    ashdoc Senior Member Senior Member

    Jul 21, 2010
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    It was a situation tailormade to be filmed by the Badshah of blood and gore---Ram Gopal Verma who else.....

    Bullets flying , blood flowing freely and bodies getting smashed to pulp---Ram Gopal Verma must have been licking his lips in glee.....

    No wonder he went wandering in Taj Mahal hotel ( which was the scene of a bloody battle between the terrorists and commandos ) along with the then chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh in search of a plot for his future film . All this was done in callous disregard of the fact that such a huge tragedy had just unfolded . And after the uproar over his act of going on a reconnaissance of Taj hotel for filming his film has now subsided , he does come out with the film---again in callous disregard for the uproar ; thats Ram Gopal Verma for you....

    So was the reconnaissance worth it ?? Has he come out with a film that was worthy of taking the tour of Taj and getting all the criticism ?? Not really....

    Of course he has shown plenty of what he excels in---dollops of murder and killing and bodies getting punched by bullets and mayhem . The terrible gleam in the terrorists eyes as they carry out cold blooded acts of mass massacre is shown in a manner befitting the master of violent films in Bollywood . Blood oozes out from both sides of heads as bullets pass through them . And the director is not afraid or too politically correct to show how religion is shown to be misused as a tool for creating terror rather than mold society . The pitilessness and remorselessness of those who train jehadis in Pakistan and those who become machines in carrying out these acts is well brought out .

    However the director stops at that---after the terrorists have killed people at CST train terminus and Taj hotel and Cama hospital , the film suddenly changes focus . The main focus then shifts to Kasab---the inhuman face of the whole event .

    Yes , martyred constable Tukaram Ombale does receive his moment in the sun---how he captured Kasab is shown . But what about the NSG commandos like Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan ?? In fact , the fighting at Chabad house and at Trident hotel along with the bravery of NSG commandos is not shown at all.....

    Is it because the director does not have the ability to show a military operation like the flushing out of the terrorists by NSG commandos ??

    Or is it that he was short of funds and the budget of the film did not have the capacity to fund the showing of the whole bloody fighting ??

    Or is it that the director wanted to spare us more doses of death ?? Now knowing RGV thats hardly possible is it....

    But whatever the reason is , we get to see an incomplete version of what happened .

    Instead , we get to see Kasab describing his point of view---how he was brainwashed into becoming a killing machine by all the fears of hellfire and promises of virgins and milk in paradise given by his trainers . One good point is that the actor playing Kasab looks uncannily like the real man and acts well in his role .

    But then the joint commissioner then goes into a lengthy explanation of how these acts are unislamic and against what the prophet of Islam taught etc etc . In short , it becomes all talk and no action .

    Of course , all this is to be expected from hindi films which are usually notoriously tardy in showing military operations with precision and deliver heavy only on the emotionalism part . Hindi film directors simply lack the technical finesee to show commando operations .

    At the end I felt that the definitive film on 26/11 is yet to come . When it does , it should not waste its time in discussing as to how the acts of terror are to be juxtaposed with what religions say about them but should show the whole fighting in clinical precision . But knowing Bollywood's lack of expertise in this field , it will be a long wait....

    Verdict---okay .
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