Monday, May 30, 2005

'Black Friday'

This movie was one I was looking forward to when it was released, but it got embroiled in controversy and the release has been stayed on grounds that it would influence the verdict in the court case on the blasts which is still going on.

The movie is based on a book by Hussain Zaidi which has been around for nearly three years. What new influence can the movie make that the book has not already made? Can someone please explain this logic? Is it that the visual media is much more influencing than the written form? Or is it something else?

Anyways have caught a pirated copy of the movie...gotta watch it sometime today or tomorrow...and see how much it influences me...

Incidentally, the movie is directed by Anurag Kashyap, who was the co-writer of Satya (directed by Ram Gopal Verma), one of the best gangster movies ever made, and my fav hindi movie of all time. Satya is the only movie whose VCD AND DVD i posess :)

A separate blog on Satya later. It deserves it!

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Blogger eV says...

Soon after the movie was banned, there was an interesting article in Outlook by the director of the movie. His main point was that his movie was being punished for being too real. If he had instead changed the city and used false names & dates, the film might've been allowed. So he was being punished for being honest!!

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