My Life, The Universe and Everything

Truths I learn. Barriers I seek to break. Let me scream.


Posted by themischord on June 14, 2007

I watched the movie Water. It is the story of widows in India, set in a pre-independence era. What struck me most was that no character shed a single drop of tear in any scene. Given the depravity of the situation, I expected to see a lot of crying. Here is where I give the director 5 stars. She shows that laughter and tears are not always the sides of the same coin. In their years of isolation, the widows are shown to have submitted to the tradition, accepting fate and waiting to grow indifferent as the only means of escape. The widows have rare occasions of laughter, but there seemed to be no occasion of tearful distress. Natural? Can someone who has not experienced bliss, truly cry about having lost it?

Trust A. R. Rahman to create amazing music.


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