SPOILER ALERT! Do NOT read this piece until you have watched the film “Inception”.
What is Existence? It is the domain of our senses which persists independently without them. Our knowledge of existence requires 'senses' but existence itself is independent of our senses.
Philosophers throughout time have questioned 'existence' and have elaborated and discussed it. Interestingly, this is one of those topics in philosophy which have branched out into several sub-topics and has effectively made its stand in all those disciplines. Metaphysics, Ontology, Religion, Epistemology, Materialism, Supernaturalism and Mathematics all have important references to the concept of 'existence' and define and work with it in their own ways.
In our previous article we talked of how international acclaim can be best attained through making cinema that is as local as possible. Udaan is the most recent fantastic example of this fact.
Being officially selected to compete in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ category in the 2010 Cannes Film Festival speaks enough about the international accolades this film received.
The story kicks off in Shimla where four guys are expelled from Bishop Cotton as they indulged themselves in Angoor by Kanti Shah (Gunda, Loha….God!)
If you follow Indian cinema in recent times- you would find that it is more desperate than Mallika Sherawat to get the “international” tag.
This lust for the “international” tag is evident with every meaningless script shot in South Africa, England, Malaysia, Australia, and of course, USA. The tourism department of each of these countries gets richer after every Bollywood flick made there (and every IPL played there). Though all this helps in attracting viewers from India and that respective country, it takes the “quality of film-making”
They became epics, they became tales that are still told, they became plays that are running and running for centuries, what made them stand the test of time were the content and the quality of writing and most importantly the everlasting wisdom and a classic message true for any generation they are read in. From Ved Vyas’s Mahabharata to Shakespearean Epic Tragedies Othello, Macbeth, etc to Valmiki’s Ramayana; all have not only survived the rust of time but also bad remakes. Their importance and position, like wine, has become better with time…Ramayana and Mahabharata for thousands of years, Othello and Macbeth around 400 years.