“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Art is a divine providence for the silenced.
Art has the power to spark conversation, in a world where people have lost the art of communication.
Art invokes feelings, those that you never knew existed within you.
Art is capable of providing perspectives to issues we tend to look over.
Art allows you to think ‘Beyond the Panorama’.
I recently watched a movie by Pan Nalin titled ‘Angry Indian Goddesses’.
It was a work of art. Crafted by Nalin with a definite purpose; to convey a message, to spark conversation, not allow for a vital issue to be trivialised.
The way in which he portrays everything a woman in India goes through with sensitivity and respect is commendable. The movie is anchored by Nalin and his genius.
The movie has a very natural element to it. You feel like you are one of the friends and you find a part of your story in theirs.
It is the first time I saw people come out of a theatre confronted by reality and angry with circumstances.
Apart from some factual errors that one can completely overlook because the movie achieves its goal. It has set the ball rolling for changing rigid patriarchal notions.
It sparks conversation and thus fulfills its purpose as a work of art.
Watch the trailer here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIdxxvph-Vw
Written by Kshaema Susan Mathew