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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Why I absolutely loved "Queen" (a Facebook conversation)... and Chetan Bhagat's column in today's ToI

A COMING-OF-RAGE MOVIE LIKE NO OTHER

If more Hindi films are made like "Queen", I'll watch every one of them. I swear. Mummy-daddy ka promise.


AND HERE'S CHETAN BHAGAT WRITING ABOUT QUEEN IN TODAY'S TIMES OF INDIA:
There are hidden messages in the movie, perhaps more than the makers even intended. One, we have trapped our women. We think we care for them, but we suffocate them in the name of security, safety, morality, tradition or culture. We are not comfortable with an Indian woman expressing herself. A woman has to be a good daughter, sister or wife. It isn’t enough for her to be just, well, herself. In some ways, they endure disguised slavery. In the civilized, developed world, where women have choices, they do not choose to live like this. Every girl in India deserves a journey of self-discovery like Rani. 

Well said, Mr Bhagat! Bravo!