November 19, 2007

The Beauty of Saawariya

In the lazy Saturday afternoon, I happily slept off on Amit’s couch after polishing off almost a quarter kilo of Muesli. In a moment of inspiration, we decided to meet Nitin and catch Saawariya. It served two purposes; I wanted to watch a movie in Plaza just to feel the charm of old world Mumbai Theatres and we anyway weren’t doing anything worthwhile.

Saawariya is a movie I loved watching, but I am sure it won’t be liked by most of the people I know. The beauty of the movie is not in the story; neither it is in the freshness of its lead stars. The beauty of Saawariya lies in the magic of its making. Sanjay Leela Bhansali has always been a master painter to me. Even in Black, the background scores, the layout of the sets and the placement of the actors in them spoke of a new way of making films. SLB has created a new world, a world every single one of us dreams of when we think of our past, of our unrequited love. Gabriel Garcia Marquez has written about bitter almonds telling the story of unrequited love. The sets of Saawariya - the bridge where he meets her for the first time, the water which carries the flames of a burning letter and the road full of poodles of water – tell us of a world that is safe in our minds, far from the prying eyes of even our closest confidante; a world where our personal definitions of love exist. Saawariya is not a movie to be watched with a gang of friends, it’s a movie to be enjoyed with select company.

3 comments:

CJ said...

"SLB has created a new world, a world every single one of us dreams of when we think of our past, of our unrequited love." that had me saying WTF for a coupla seconds :D

CJ said...

p.s.: oh in case u dint know SLB is industry code for schlumberger

Madhurjya (Banjo) said...

@CJ - Stop advertising :-)