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Modernization and Brotherhood in Kaminey-Miriam Gaistman

Kaminey has been one of my favorite movies watched throughout the course. It is one of the most westernized films in Bollywood; first of all it only lated around 2 hours and the whole ambience was full of intensity in the whole realm of sexuality, violence, and breaking through society’s expectations. In Bollywood it is rarely seen, and even looked down upon any sign of sexual activity or going out the modest code of conduct. Here we see them kiss and an implication of them having sexual intercourse out of wedlock, and having an unplanned pregnancy. These actions are completely shunned upon. When they are in the streets they begin singing a song which talks about aids and they hand out condoms as a message to portray protection. This whole modernization in the movie is one which is rarely seen but it is good to know that there are people out there with different perspectives and open minds even if for the most part it is completely unacceptable.

Another aspect I would like to touch base on is brotherhood. It is very difficult for me to grasp the fact that two blood brothers let alone don’t get along, but can’t be in the same room as each other because they can’t tolerate their mutual presence. Ever since I have reason I remember my parents telling me in the end the only thing you have is your family for the good and the bad, everything else in life comes and goes, but-immeadiate-family is unconditional. They always told me that no matter what I must always defend and stand up for my sisters, even if it was standing up to them-my parents. Throughout the movie they fight, they hit, yell, insult each other and it is not clear why until we see that he is blamed for his father’s death and could never pardon him or himself. A lot of this could have been prevented if it weren’t for the lack of communication.

Filed by mirigai at June 27th, 2013 under Uncategorized

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