Monday, September 07, 2009

‘Gaali’: A sound message

-By Swetha Amit
What a 3 hour film manages to convey with immense melodrama, the same impact is created in 15 minutes leaving the viewers stunned. Not surprising as their attention span is retained all through with a question of “what next?” playing in their minds. It sort of reminds one of a T 20 game of Cricket which is nothing less than a fast paced thriller with the scales tilting on either side at any given point.

Kiran Motion Pictures and Indian Ocean pictures’ ‘Gaali’ is one such film that will evoke tremendous cerebration amongst the audience. The movie revolves around a chance encounter of two characters (G.K.Desai and Usha) on the streets of Mumbai after dark. An interesting conversation prevails between a man who has lost his love and a call girl. A flurry of abuses follows with the language depicting immense vulgarity which is typical of such class of individuals lurking around the streets of the maximum city at an odd hour. What turns out as accidental meeting results in changing the perception of the male protagonist with regard to life?

Interesting references can be drawn from the film. One is usually known to draw lessons from the flamboyant literary world of words. However this dares to defy such norms as the irony lies in deriving the same from a hurl of abuses and language exhibiting a lot of vulgarity. It also makes one realize that uncertainties in life is what propels unexpected array of events leading to change in one’s thinking. This especially can be identified by people in Mumbai, a city which never fails to surprise you at any given moment.

With movies like these, Gaali will open a new era to cinema altogether and precipitate interest in short films eventually. A daring film which can be termed as a path breaking one carves a niche for itself in the world of Cinema. Well directed by Dipk G.N.Nangalia, good performances, original, innovative and hard hitting, ‘Gaali’ deserves to be presented in the short film category in an event like Cannes film festival. With sub titles acting as a guiding force, language will not prove to be a barrier which is a blessing. It no doubt showcases one experimenting with the audio language of the film format in Indian Cinema. Especially since the film’s tagline states that “And you cannot get more vulgar than this”.



Blogger A New Beginning said...

Swetha, the film's tag line has discouraged me enough not to watch the movie. Dont u think sometimes in the name of reality film makers carry things a little too far, arent we witnessing enough of hard hitting reality every now and then..Well but everyone has a different opinion :)

9:26 PM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

Actually it put me off as well.;) But after watching it, I found the film to be quite interesting. I won't deny that the language could put off a lot of people though!!But if they manage to steer past the vulgarity used, then it would come across as a sound message which is what I've mentioned.:-)

11:17 PM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

Comments on MSN:sangeeta ghosh - mumbai on 9/9/2009 3:33:43 PM
Dipk G. N Nanglia's subjects are always very original. His treatment and direction is taut, holding the audience's attention. And the bold ideas linger for a long while.

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