Thursday, December 01, 2005

For World AIDS Day


Today I saw 2 films on AIDS.
One was like a documentary but covered a lot of things in terms of cinematography. I don’t know the name as I started seeing it half way and VH1 didn’t have any commercials! What I really liked about the film was that it connected people from different places..told the story of different people..who were connected with the same disease,and at one point in their lives had met each other.

The next one was My Brother Nikhil (Victor Bannerjea,Sanjay Suri and Juhi Chawala).
I must say it really touched me,especially their performance with the songs and background music.A very well made film. It was really well put…the way people treat u if you’re infected. The movie really put u in Nikhil’s shoes…what if I was Nikhil.

N another message which was so true- It doesn’t matter how you got AIDS, what matters is how you react to it!

I wouldn’t have really felt the message if I hadn’t seen the pain society caused Nik. and his sis..even his friend..twas really deep. He stood alone..and and they fought for him. Even his parents didn’t help! That was really sick..and scary.

I know its pretty depressing to read stuff like this…but its world AIDS day and since I saw the 2 films..wanted to blog about it!

6 comments:

SquirmsteR said...

I did not even know that it was world AIDS day! You are right though. AIDS is an extreme, but with any disease or disorder, it is not how it happened, it is how you handle it! It is amazing just how many victims AIDS has clamed, and how badly they have been treated by others. Great post!

the_ego_has_landed said...

Thanks squirm...:)

Delhi's Deviant said...

the message is so strong, that once you've got it, you shouldn't need any reiteration..go out and spread the word.as for me??too lazy--just do my bit to prevent the spread---abstainence.

the_ego_has_landed said...

lol..as long as we do 'something'...that;s a step

RandomThoughts said...

I saw the film & really liked it too. The thought that the people you always consider your own may not stand by you in crisis is what scared me too!!

A really subtle well made film!
Timely post!

the_ego_has_landed said...

thanks rashmi:) just visited ur blog...lovely!