July 15, 2011 01:26:10 PM IST Enkayaar, Glamsham Editorial
When one sheds the clothes, along with it, one sheds the inhibition and does not have fear to do anything. CHILLAR PARTY is shot through and through with this motif, and one after viewing the film can clearly understand, why Salman Khan has this penchant for shedding the clothes, and why though he is not there in CHILLAR PARTY, he has used the children to underline his penchant for shedding the clothes. After all, the Sanyas Ashram and the Baal Ashram in most of the Hindu religion is characterized by lack of inhibition about proper dresses and clothes.
One wonders, why this aspect was not underlined by the critics when CHILLAR PARTY was reviewed, or is it that the camouflage and veneer of clothes is ingrained in our psyche in such a manner that we tend to hide our falsehoods, pretensions and aberrations under layered clothing? As a matter of fact in a subtle manner CHILLAR PARTY also pays tribute to the thoughts that famous thinker Khalil Gibran had about the children.
'Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. And though they are with you yet they belong not to you,' once the parents realize this in CHILLAR PARTY, the children carve out their own place in the sun.
Often we as parents criticize the schooling that our children are undertaking, but the manner in which this aspect has been underlined in the CHILLAR PARTY, as it was done through the show-down between the political leader and the children, where children quote from their copies about the thoughts that emanate from their hearts, underlines the purity of soul that a child has, as compared to the polluted mind of an adult.
CHILLAR PARTY also in a subtle manner points out the indecisiveness that the average middle class has about exercising its franchise under the perceived threat of bringing opprobrium for its action, and how fence sitting leads to all around confounded confusion for all the stakeholders, while those in the power enjoy the splurge of the offices.
CHILLAR PARTY also is a milestone for Mohit Chauhan as a singer for the effortless manner in which he has rendered both and happy version of CHATTE BATTE. Parents having young children should see CHILLAR PARTY as it would help in clearing quite a lot of fogged notions that they have about their children.