I was mighty disappointed by the much hyped movie. It struck me as being entirely devoid of passion. Lisa Ray mouthing dialogues with her anglican accent and her firang look was definitely misplaced. I wonder what John Abraham was doing in the movie. The path that Lisa Ray choses in the climax, well, she could have done that much earlier to escape the demeaning life at the ashram. The child artist Sarala is an amazing actor. It is for her that this movie is worth a watch. And for Seema Biswas as well...
we went to see this movie yesterday and to be honest we did not like it at all. it wud have been really great seeing somebody making film on contemporary times rather then making us see what what happening in 1930, Fire was very well made movie, you would like to see it in one sitting, but i think water is failing.
i also fail to understand how it got nominated in oscar. i agree that yet our other films are not worth getting nomited for oscar but neither this film is worth. just because it touches some sensitive issue (1930 ??) people nominated it for oscar ?. ofcourse i m a layman and do not understand mathematics of oscar and other nominations, but personally i did no like like it and i do not think it is worth spending even rs.70/- to see this movie.
This movie is a deeply sociological theme and has to be viewed and reviewed in that light and perspective. To a normal Filmi addict who wants dream sequences forthree fourths of the duration, it will be disappointing as much as to a Realist it may not sufficiently explore all dimensions to the deep rooted malaise of the social taboos which have got rooted as Conventions. Like the beauty of art is in the beholder's eyes,the beauty of WATER lies in your mindset ! DO YOU follow what this means ?
by nabeel ahmad khan on Mar 11, 2007 05:20 PM
Dirts and Hurts are seen everywhere,but ,we should clean our touches first as we take daily wash & bath and then start perfect thinks of our goal of objects and one of that be the harmony and senceful to others ,not to pulling anyone to our malicios interest. DEEPA is great and giving tips to our society to be moralised.
by rahul m sharma on Mar 12, 2007 05:45 PM
Just shows how little you people know before you jump to conclusions...the movie has been shot in Sri Lanka with all sets recreated there...so what the reviewer meant was that you can make out that this movie wasnt shot in India because there is this one scene in the movie where they show a couple of south indians in a temple..now the movie is supposed to depict varanasi and suddenly amidst north indians when you see two south indians in the temple scene it strikes you that this is not india where it was shot..not to say no south indians would have been there in varanasi in 1938..but just trying to tell you ppl what the reviewer meant when she said the above mentioned line..in fact just to add to the trivia..the casting was changed and the movie was shot under a totally new english title and so people thought it was some new english movie deepa mehta was making...if not then who knows how many fanatics would have reached the srilankan shores and disrupted her sets there too! Just cause they cant agree to the evils that existed then and in many parts of the country continue to exist now....
by Swamidoss Rosario on Mar 10, 2007 11:58 PM
Hey Vatsala Do not jump..everyone has a right to give the opinion.He has expressed his views...just bcoz he has mentioned the words sex and lesbian it doesnt mean that the message should be banned.
by BHASKARAN GANESHAN on Mar 11, 2007 01:24 PM
Nothing wrong in his expectations, given the reputation of the director, reason ..lack of ...spasm of late !!!! The subject dealt a thousand times on screen and TV, is a sore to the eyes.
by Naveen Babu on Apr 10, 2007 03:14 PM
you are right, this crap Deepa Mehta takes the Hindu subject and enacts chirstan or muslims so that they can act with full vigor, and we Hindus appreciate the ills shown by this pseudoschelur.....every religion has something bad, we don't have to dig to our wounds, forget and move forward.....crap and sadist are the pepole who appreciate this ugly movie, especially hindus.....
i saw water..4 months back, i really dont know wat deepa mehat was tryin 2 show da world wid dat movie..ok agree dat widows have been livin hell..but...wat do u get by portraying dis 2 da world ??? a name for urself....if u realy wanna do somethn rather makin a movie...make a documentary showin wat U have done 2 bring dis problem 2 justice...all countries have problems...bangkok has prostitution..africa..somlaia have hunger...n so on...y dont u try n portray wat problems ppl r facing over there...but...all our so called NRI's have a problem 2 show in a down right manner...even if we have moved on 2 a next level of development... every country has it's high n low points..we also have..but...da lest u can do is..instead of bringin da low out..y cud u not bring da high out 2 da world n show..DIS IS INDIA>>> DA 1 WORLD HASENT EVEN SEEN YET
guys, forget rediff reviews - this is the age of blogs! read this amazing review of WATER here:http://baradwajrangan.blogspot.com/2007/03/review-water.html Rediff can never match the insightful views of the above review
In my entire life I am yet to see any person as ungainly and grotesquely dressed in a saree as Deepa Mehta at the 2007 Oscars. A saree makes a woman look more beautiful that any other dress. But she wore it in such a foul manner that it was an insult to the beautiful garment. And if, as is more likely, this rudderless reformer made this garment look bad by association, it is incredible that none of the members in the huge retinue she was walking along with in the Oscars told that to her on her face. It is quite surprising because this retinue of also-ran starlets and wannabes claims it is not afraid to talk about uncomfortable truths, hold a mirror to society, and such gibberish.
RE:2007 Oscars: Deepa Mehta%u2019s water is diarrhoeic
by shikha dhar on Mar 10, 2007 12:46 PM
I am so surprised that all u got to talk about deepa mehta or this movie is " her saree" .i can't believe how naive people can act. I think u need to get LIFE