How does this movie deserve 5 stars? A movie dealing on a sensitive topic is so full of stereo-types that it made me puke. Steoreo-typing starting right from the convent school with the image of mother mary right from the first shot.
Then you have priests, Ms Rosies, Mr Vermas, Ms Iyers and so on - each character was stereo-typed. Even that Mr Verma, the Hindi teacher and the villian of the movie, has to invoke Ma Saraswati to bolster his regressive thinking about the left-handers.
It was one of the few movies that I really hated for its crass, unabashed, subtle potrayals with a specific agenda, perhaps devised by producers that owe allegiance to xtian missionaries
Re: A movie full of stereo-types
by Story editor on Sep 24, 2011 04:00 PM
You need some love buddy...you have been so blinded by religious propoganda that you cannot even enjoy a exceptionally well made movie without getting suspicious.
Really pity you friend, its this attitude you have that should be puked at.
... with a predictable end. Well! these are not my only objections, but the film seems to be cleverly stereo-typed, at times, the stereo-typing even appears malicious.
Right from scene #1 that shows the convent image of mother mary, you get a clue of the things to come. The film subtly tries to propagate christianity while telling the story of a young boy abused as a child labor. The end has been deliberately kept swift and suspense-like because it is the weakest link. The more you show details, the more you can confirm that the film is moving away from reality. After all, how many children with such background can even dream of an education like our young protagonist?
In fact, the story could have been more interesting if they show how convent schools built on govt lands initially promise to reserve 20% of seats for Stanleys and eventually end up allocating hardly one or two seats to a few bright children from that background. Well! let us leave that behind and move on.
The stereo-typing part begins with Ms Iyer like Science teachers, Mr Verma like Hindi teachers and Ms Rosie like social science (was it?) teachers. Well, this is harmless but useless steoreotyping, it appears malicious when Mr Verma has to invoke Ma Saraswati to justify his regressive thinking. Was it necessary for the movie, or was it a special request from the movie producers? And as usual, the good characters of the movie are always fathers, nuns and Ms Rosies. Why?