Its not good for the health of one's soul to dwell upon something which one does not appreciate. There is so much beauty and joy in this world to relish and savour. Bollywood Cinema has matured beyond comparison in the last ten years. The snobbishly regimented boundaries of art and commercial cinema, between parallel and pulp cinema have blurred. Only good and bad cinema remains.
A series of brilliantly fascinating movies have been made in Bollywood during the last few years. The calibre of Hindi movie directors and actors seem to be quite high when compared to that of Tamil cinema. If the average IQ level of the good Hindi movie directors can be taken to be 8 in a scale of 10, then the same for their Tamil brethren would not cross 4 for sure. There seems to be no redemption anywhere in sight from the pretentious trappings of the Tamil film world.
In recent times, marketing a film product before its release has reached dizzy heights as the money invested is huge and the probability of getting higher return is a risky business proposition. But nothing can beat the marketing strategy employed for "My Name Is Khan". After two successive flops, Shah Rukh Khan could ill afford another failure in the box office. And to his good luck, Bal Thackeray and his son, the electronic and the print media came to the rescue and propped up the sales of tickets everywhere.
I didn't like the movie a wee bit, except for some flashes of brilliance scarcely scattered here and there. Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan have been seriously infected with KamalHassan's Syndrome rather than Asperger's Syndrome as falsely claimed in the movie. I feel this movie as an insult to the already persecuted Muslim community and its self-esteem. Is there no other creative way to portray the complex problems faced by the members of Islam in the current global scenario? Why should the protagonist of a movie keep babbling at the drop of a hat that his name is Khan and he is not a terrorist? With a pathetic script and a mediocre storyline, the film fails miserably on all creative fronts. But it has been a commercial success and it is now good times for the Karan Johar-Shah Rukh couple!
That is no bad news afterall.
Rating : 3 out of 10