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Natchathiram Nagargirathu talks about love as a centre point in life and society, is as much political as it is personal, and how we can grow in it.
In recent times, one of the movies that impacted me the most was “Natchathiram Nagargirathu”. This film feels close to my heart because I always seen my cousins or aunt or uncle work out their love marriage.
This movie has an important message that for a change to happen, the journey is more important than the destination.
Honour killing was a new word in my dictionary. I always wanted to understand why marrying people from different caste or religion was a big deal to the parents. Yes, there are going to be differences in practices when people from different background gets married. But isn’t it also fascinating to experience these differences that one loves?
The film Natchathiram Nagargirathu tries to answer this question keeping love as a centre point. When there is a discussion on love in this film, we see how love sets one free and how one considers love to be a political issue. When people with contrasting ideas had to do a drama on this controversial subject “love”, how they go through the battle of understanding and embracing the differences is what makes this movie special to me.
Of the various points this movie puts forth, one of the key points that I want to discuss is how this film relates education and rational reasoning (பகுத்தறிவு).
When Arjun doesn’t know how to react to seeing a transgender or a gay couple, we see people around him mocking him about where did he study? In the society in, which we live education is linked to the success and intelligence of a person. And yes, education does help one to get a job and increases one’s standard of living. But what our education system has failed to give us is the ability to think with reason. This failure needs to be considered because the literacy rate is also one of the parameters to measure the development of a country.
For a society to develop we as a society must evolve and move to a better place right. One of the aspects that I loved about Arjun in this movie is how he realises his mistake and evolves as a person. From mocking a gay couple he suggests ending the drama on a positive note where inter-caste marriage is being accepted by the parents. And yes for this evolvement, Rene plays an immense role in accepting Arjun as she how accepted the differences with her fellow crew members.
I just want to say one thing to all the Arjuns and Renes out there. To all the Arjuns, differences and changes can be difficult but with the help of Renes out together, let’s work together to uplift ourselves and the society that we live in!!
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Rajshri Deshpande, who played the fiery protagonist in Trial by Fire along with Abhay Deol speaks of her journey and her social work.
Rajshri Deshpande as the protagonist in ‘Trial by Fire’, the recent Netflix show has received raving reviews along with the show itself for its sensitive portrayal of the Uphaar Cinema Hall fire tragedy, 1997 and its aftermath.
The limited series is based on the book by the same name written by Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy, who lost both their children in the tragedy. We got an opportunity to interview Rajshri Deshpande who played Neelam Krishnamoorthy, the woman who has been relentlessly crusading in the court for holding the owners responsible for the sheer negligence.
Rajshri Deshpande is more than an actor. She is also a social warrior, the rare celebrity from the film industry who has also gone back to her roots to give to poverty struck farming villages in her native Marathwada, with her NGO Nabhangan Foundation. Of course a chance to speak with her one on one was a must!
“What is a woman’s job, Ramesh? Taking care of parents-in-law, husband, children, home and things at work—all at the same time? She isn’t God or a superhuman."
The arrays of workstations were occupied by people peering into their computer screens. The clicks of keyboard keys were punctuated by the occasional footsteps moving around to brainstorm or collaborate with colleagues in their cubicles. Most employees went about their tasks without looking at the person seated on either side of their workstation. Meenakshi was one of them.
The thirty-one-year-old marketing manager in a leading eCommerce company in India sat straight in her seat, her eyes on the screen, her fingers punching furiously into the keys. She was in a flow and wanted to finish the report while the thoughts and words were coming effortlessly into her mind.
Natu-Natu. The mellifluous ringtone interrupted her thoughts. She frowned at her mobile phone with half a mind to keep it ringing until she noticed the caller’s name on the screen, making her pick up the phone immediately.
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