Tag: no one killed jessica
Ajay Devgn will soon be seen playing a no-nonsense Income Tax officer in RAID. Set in Uttar Pradesh in the 80's, the film is based on real life events involving one of the most high profile income tax raids the country has ever known...
Delhi has set the tone for the new cinematic oeuvre with NO ONE KILLED JESSICA and now it is the turn of Mumbai this week to demonstrate that indeed the middle class that is the vibrant spirit of a city has not been left aside by the cinematic fraternity. Would Kiran Rao's DHOBI GHATbe able to demonstrate once again that indeed Mumbai is the melting pot for the urban development through the ages and it is cinema which forgot to showcase it, rather than the city forgetting its middle class ethos.
If one of the most underlining motifs of the year gone by can be underlined, it would be the films with Delhi as a theme that made the audience sit up and take notice as they were situated around the middle class existentialist dilemma. One may not have much problem in saying that what Mumbai represented just few years ago, the angst, the tribulations and the trials of middle class, Delhi came to identify it in a much more pronounced manner in 2010. It was primarily owing to the fact that large number of directors who had grown up in Delhi, used it as the backdrop to make their films in Mumbai.
Hindi cinema, it seems is slowly gravitating to the manner in which cinema of Hollywood has evolved. The suggested conversion emanates from the frequent use of cusp words by the female actors of Hindi cinema in the recent times, a phenomenon which was and is quite apparent in the Hollywood cinema. After all, what is a lexicon or a dialogue without the use of cusp words, some swearing etc? It might be a characteristic feature of the women in the day-to-day dialogue, but the holier than thou approach of the censor board and the conscious decision of the female actors to maintain an on screen-sati savitri image meant that they would always utter dialogues which would be highly sanitized and would conform to the norms of the society, it altogether being a different fact that in real life the argument would stand on its head.