So most Indians (especially the ones living in India) have probably seen this movie (or surely heard about it) called Sairat.* Well, unless you are/were living under a rock. In that case – hello, hello – welcome to our world. 🙂
(*Okay fine, I know – exaggeration. This was only that popular in Western India, but it was hotly debated on many national media outlets).
Sairat is a Marathi movie which released quite some time back (in Feb), but I only got to it last month. And ever since then, the visual of the climax has not left my mind. It has alternatively made me upset and angry – very very angry!
And here is the thing – I knew going in that this was not going to be a joy ride, but still – that ending – the child witnessing that awful scene…it broke my heart. And I am possibly overly sensitive, but I just couldn’t deal with it. It still haunts me!
I know the world is cruel, and everything is not rainbows and fairies, okay, I get that.
But there is enough shit that we go through in our everyday lives. And then there is the NEWS (which is never good news these days!). Why then do we need a movie like this? Why?
Some people may say that it is a reflection of the society, and this raises awareness. Okay, this I actually agree with. Honestly, I do. But awareness is one thing.
How does this change anything? It makes people like you and me angry and upset with the world, yes. It also makes us question the principles of humanity and natural justice. But that’s just us. We wouldn’t have ever been the ones doing this awful crime in the first place. We would have always been against it – Sairat or not.
Coming to the ones who are actually doing such honor killings – will these people see this movie and have a change of heart? No. Of course not. If the
death murder of a loved one doesn’t alter their narrow minded, egocentric existence, a cinematic production is most certainly not going to do that.
So then, what does a movie like Sairat really do? Except make the majority of the living populace angry, upset, and discontent.
And this is not a rhetorical question. I truly want to know what you guys think. The thing is – I need closure. And just mulling over this in my mind is not helping.
What do you guys think? Did you see the movie? If yes, do share your thoughts and views about the climax. I would love to read, what, according to you guys, is the impact of a movie like Sairat?