With ZOR LAGA KE HAIYA a new beginning has been initiated towards the cause of conservation of natural fauna, more so in the metropolitan cities, where the trees are becoming the discounted commodities in the path of March of concrete trampling the natural habitat to unceremonious death. It is a novel attempt as it is a pointer towards the fact that now slowly but surely the industry is waking to the cause of the spirit of conservation and is trying to spread the message in its own commercial way. Children as a matter of fact are the hope for conservation and this is the message that the film is trying to propagate. Mithun Chakraborty in his second innings is indeed having an interesting and diversified innings that underline his ability as an actor who still has lot of fire under his belly.
Girish Karnad was probably the first director who had underlined the importance of conserving the trees when he had made his film CHELUVI, but it was Mahesh Bhatt who had handled this issue in a very sensitive manner in KABJA. In KABJA as well, hacking of a tree started the resurgence of the main character played by Sanjay Dutt. Mahesh Bhatt also has traveled quite a long distance from the time when he used to make such relevant films.
While ZOR LAGA KE HAIYA is pitted against KAL KISNE DEKHA and score of Hollywood films that have released this Friday, it is the nature of content of the film that should make it stands out in a crowd. For the first time, in quite a long time, children have been used as a protagonist to spread the message underlining its importance in the present days time.
It indeed is surprising that while all other major film industries consciously try to address the issues of conservation and nature on a consistent basis, we in India have not been that fortunately blessed to have a cinematic experience about the importance of conservation of nature. Let's hope ZOR LAGA KE HAIYA does the trick.