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Friday, February 10, 2006

Kamlesh Pandey - dunce of the month

Kamlesh Pandey says in an interview:

Rang De Basanti may have a cynical point of view but I think it is the wake up call or today's youth, who seem to have compromised with the two monoliths- the corporate and the family, who shape your, who actually shape your mind and make you believe what they want you to believe", he states Kamlesh is happy that Aamir Khan has loved only two subjects in the last ten years- Sarfarosh and Rang De Basanti. "The way Aamir has accommodated himself so beautifully and dissolved himself in the group is to be seen to be believed.", Kamlesh chips in

Here he is, sermonizing on what the youth of India should or should not do. And he uses the engine of corporates to do so, and therein lies the irony. He gets an actor - Aamir Khan - a model who endorses Coca Cola, the product that is anathema to people who hate multinationals. His film is promoted in all channels, endorsements and runs well in America. But wait, guess who attempts to hinder his freedom of expression? Who attempts to "make you believe what they want to?"

Ans. The government! The representatives of the people. [The MiG21 episode. The Animal Welfare Board.]

Delicious irony there. Ha!

Maybe we should not take movies or movie makers very seriously.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kamplesh and Piyush aren't brothers. Piyush and Prasoon are the two Pandey brothers, not to be confused with Prasoon Joshi, another ad-man and lyricist for RDB.sz

1:33 AM  
Blogger Quizman said...

Thanks, Anon. I've removed that reference.

9:22 AM  
Blogger J. Alfred Prufrock said...

(with a hint of senile petulance) I LIKED the film!

J.A.P.

5:23 AM  
Blogger Quizman said...

J.A.P - I'll probably do so as well, when I see this film. I was complaining about the interview. :-)

7:18 AM  

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