Monday, September 12, 2005

Difference between Iqbal and Black

to begin with ...Black annoyed me and pissed me off and even bored me...and i loved Iqbal...unashamedly i loved it...and they were kind of about the same thing weren't they...the life of the disabled people...their problems...tehir dreams...basically everything that makes a life...
but there is a difference ...iqbal was a human being and the rani in black...was a disabled person !!!
When iqbal struggled hard ,we wanted to say-"way to go champ!" and when the black girl ( i am not going to look for her name...i don't remember it and that's that) struggled we were forced to say ' hai hai poor girl...saare jahan ki museebat us par hi hai' ek to dekh nahin sakti sun bol nahin sakti and aur upar se insensitive father!' and we were made to feel guilty for having eyes, ears and speech....
i mean if i had a friend who was blind or had any disability do you think she/he would want me to keep on saying poor you...let me do that for you...oho such a sad life...blah blah...or do you think she/he would want me to forget that she is blind after the inital getting used to
...but no mr bhansali did not let us forget that for a second that she was blind deaf and dumb...and that we were not...there was no US in teh film ever...just all of you losers and this poor great soul....
and iqbal was a friend...he was us...his father saw him like any father sees another child...lazy and whiling away time...neither a burden neither a porcelain doll...i am not saying what happend in Black can never happen...it sure does...all i am talking about the message that the films sent...are the disabled people THEM and we are US....wasn't that the whole idea behind Black....

1 Comments:

Blogger chamkigirl said...

to me, they were different *films*, different genres altogether. It's like saying i don't like `ba ba black sheep', i like `kajra re'!! apples and oranges.

I do agree that iqbal definitely left me with a very different energy, an energy that i would like to revisit and recreate.... rewatch the film... but still, can't bring myself to compare the two...

love black for its technique and cinematic style, though i have to agree it was a trifle pretentious. loved iqbal for its unabashed sincereity that simply made the entire film pumped witha lot of energy... and for the first time, i saw such cinematic ease with nagesh kukunoor. he's really come a long way... and how!

my 2 paise worth.

12:16 PM

 

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