A farce for Violence

This particular movie came highly recommended and after exhaustive hunt all over, I finally caught hold of a print that was decent. Now when movies like this that have titles that convey something about the movie and also when they loose out on particularly tight academy award races I tend to have high aspirations from the film and do all in my power to settle down to an uninterrupted movie watching session.

 

With the lights out, soda in hand I finally readied myself to watch what some people told me should have been a contender for the Oscars. What followed next were a series of emotions ranging from yuck to wow, smirks to amazement. Some smiles too but mostly hmmms… And I waited, waited to see if there was indeed something in the movie that was unexpected. 15mins into the film and a couple of murders later any seasoned Hollywood film buff can more or less decipher the storyline. Yet something inside me kept telling me to hold on and wait for that remarkable twist that would leave me spellbound. You see up to now, this story had been told in all the language channels that I get on my television. And trust me, the number is staggering.

 

Well, as in the case when you really raise your spirits, the fall is bound to be hard. And in this case it was. The movie ends before anything different happens and the hero walks home to his family and they live happily ever after. Whatever twist or originality that made it an amazing film was definitely edited out in the print that I had but it for sure deserves applause for the straightforward way in which it was shot.

 

Drive, Kill, Fuck, Weep, Dine and Sleep. That is the gist of the movie or if you say the sequence of scenes in the film.

 

Gruesome murders and some really in your face love-making sessions add some spice but the plot falls flat. I really don’t know much about graphic novels and they don’t interest me much anyways but if these are how they are, and then I am definitely better of not wasting my time on them. Nothing much I can do now about the movie though…

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8 thoughts on “A farce for Violence”

  1. ur farmer post is up again …supposedly part of a huge plan? where is da plan ?

    Graphic novels trust me for it are the most hyped abt hollow,ridiculous,regressive things like abhishek bachchan …wierd analogy but i guess u get it…

    graphic novels can only drive u closer to being a social outcast. ur little cousin will come up to u , c dat buk in ur hand and ask u to grow up n u also need to face those “r u my son?” looks frm ur mom.( out of personal experience)

  2. ur farmer post is up again …supposedly part of a huge plan? where is da plan ?

    Graphic novels trust me for it are the most hyped abt hollow,ridiculous,regressive things like abhishek bachchan …wierd analogy but i guess u get it…

    graphic novels can only drive u closer to being a social outcast. ur little cousin will come up to u , c dat buk in ur hand and ask u to grow up n u also need to face those “r u my son?” looks frm ur mom.( out of personal experience)

  3. farmer post, yes. The whole big idea was to get a NL running to be distributed to the camps of MVF on the topics of rural problems and injustices they face. We hit a road block on that but shud come through.

    Abt graphic novels, ok. If you say so.

    Dude, don’t have your answer yet? Exams are done kya? Wanna come to the camp once?

  4. farmer post, yes. The whole big idea was to get a NL running to be distributed to the camps of MVF on the topics of rural problems and injustices they face. We hit a road block on that but shud come through.

    Abt graphic novels, ok. If you say so.

    Dude, don’t have your answer yet? Exams are done kya? Wanna come to the camp once?

  5. Haha.. I remember when I first saw this movie I was laughing on the floor laughing (at certain scenes, which reminded me of Tollywood) but when I looked back at the movie.. later, I realized that in Cronenberg’s story telling.. lies certain sense beauty.. in the blandness, if you please. It’s almost like watching a circus on mute and eventually realizing it was a mirror all along. And c’mon.. you had to have loved Will Hurt in the movie.. one has to!! And Ed Harris..

    About graphic novels.. Oi! Viggu.. shut up.. if you don’t understand them.. hogay? :p

  6. Haha.. I remember when I first saw this movie I was laughing on the floor laughing (at certain scenes, which reminded me of Tollywood) but when I looked back at the movie.. later, I realized that in Cronenberg’s story telling.. lies certain sense beauty.. in the blandness, if you please. It’s almost like watching a circus on mute and eventually realizing it was a mirror all along. And c’mon.. you had to have loved Will Hurt in the movie.. one has to!! And Ed Harris..

    About graphic novels.. Oi! Viggu.. shut up.. if you don’t understand them.. hogay? :p

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