Having a difficult boss is a good thing, it makes you tough. Its like ingesting poison and getting immune to it eventually.
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
The darkest side of France is depicted in this movie “13 Tzameti”, going a lot away from its romantic association. A 22 year old boy is hired for some roof work in an understood distraught mansion of couple. The husband is succumbed to drug addiction and experience bouts of feats throughout the day due to poor health. The wife canopies his worthless life by just sticking with him around. They have odd visitors, unknown visitors bringing some tensed agenda to be discussed with them. Spies hawk around their house collecting information. The 22 year old boy named Sebastian is pulled in their domestic matter as there is no one for his wife to help him out when he passes out. He gets to know there is lot of money on stake in the matter of her husband.
The film takes a diverse route when the husband dies and Sebastian uses his name and takes his place. The film shocks you with the dirty inhuman business it introduces you to. The film flows through very good plot points with different notes but it fails to tickle your adrenaline in comparison to the gravity of the story it slowly unfolds.
Corruption, greed and barbarism stink well from the other characters who gamble in the business. Sebastian who is trapped like a mouse goes through hell. He could never be the same. The day would become a nightmare for his long life that is to be lived. There is no moment of relief after he starts what he never wanted to do and is forced to finish it.
B/W makes it even more depressing. The film takes you in a mode of depression and compassion after a while when it shocks you with the only suspense it contains.
The end of the film is well crafted. It is according to an ordinary citizen knowing little how to act in an extra-ordinary situation. It’s a not a story of murder nor a struggling young gentleman nor a dirty business, it’s a story of fate.
Friday, 4 May 2012
The Iron Lady
Meryl Streep brilliantly portrays the bold and dramatic life of the only lady British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Born and brought up in a middle class grocer’s family. Driven by the idea to make difference in the world, she began the lowest rung at a very young age of the conservative part and never stopped to climb. She falls in love with a man who doesn’t mind to marry exceptionally bold and ambitious lady. For her love he sustains himself as a recessives husband till he dies. Her political vision and her leadership qualities made her even more independent, who would care a very little less for man’s love by getting bounded to it.
Being very used to popularity, criticism and appreciation and suddenly getting isolated from all these elements of her life, leaves her hallucinated and nostalgic. Her habits and her senile old age constantly get into a tussle. She is lonesome and tiresome. She is being visited frequently by her daughter. Inspite of her mercurial and dictatorial nature, her daughter still looks out for her. There are scenes suggesting emotional distance from her son who lives in South Africa.
She is one of the most sharpest and smartest among her party workers. She has the charm and thoughts that could turn into actions. Her approach is distinguishingly pragmatic. Knowing about the weakening party from all the corners, she gets tempted to run for party leadership. She puts forward this agenda. She gets support from her friends in the party.
Her life was an objective and every day was an obstacle. She battled everyday from her crisis in personal life to men who underestimated her.
The movie The Iron Lady allows the heroine to revisit key chapters in her life so that we can feel, Yes! That was a life indeed.
Lady Thatcher was a commanding lady. When she spoke, all men felt silent. No one disagreed. Respect could be out of her fear, her Feminist Triumph. What everybody exactly thought about her is huge mystery question that no biography of her could answer. She was indeed an iron hand among all the commons sitting there in the parliament.
The movie doesn’t clearly answer of what character she was. Was she pulled by destiny or was this the life she always wanted. Was she really as great as Churchill?
Meryl Streep is one on whom we constantly roll our eye balls, displaying brilliantly a character of remarkable authority.