SAARE JAHAAN SE MEHNGA and re-run of films that used price rise as the focus
March 7, 2013 07:22:06 PM IST By Enkayaar, Glamsham Editorial
How times change! in the earlier times when there was an issue of price rise there was an element of despair that was projected in the cinema but as it became an endemic feature and became a monster which could not be controlled, it became a farce, and that is how it started being projected in the world of Hindi cinema. SAARE JAHAAN SE MEHNGA... which is releasing this Friday is one more addition to l'ffaire conundrum associated with price rise. Such is the confidence of the makers of SJSM about the content of the film that they have not taken any mainstream stars, but instead used the actors of the likes of Sanjay Mishra to be the lead protagonist with the understanding perhaps that a star would not be able to depict and portray the daily struggle associated with price rise, but the characters would be able to deliver a convincing performance.
One thing that needs to be underlined here is the fact that SJSM is also a satire on the different schemes being promoted, and how those who know the ways to manipulate it are benefiting from the schemes, while the real beneficiaries still continue to be at the receiving end of the price rise.
On the eve of SJSM, here is re-run of films that used price rise as the focus: