Saturday, May 19, 2007

The film that changed my life

The film that changed my life is "City of Joy". Based on the book by Dominique Lapierre and directed by Roland Joffe, City of Joy is a tale of this bunch of daily wage workers in Calcutta into whose world comes an American - Patrick Swayze. The reason I was so enchanted by the movie is that it touches upon the rawest of human emotions. It talks about poverty and sacrifice in such a manner that it doesn’t make you depressed, rather it motivates you to do something for the betterment of the under privileged. The scene that touched me the most is the one in which the American doctor acts as a mid-wife to a leper. The family is overjoyed that the baby is born with all its fingers & toes intact.
I have watched the about 5 to 6 times and every time I do, I learn something new from it. This is one movie that made me THINK; something we rarely do after watching these so called rom-coms!


Anand said...

What is a "rom-com" ?
Hi sudha,
Stopped by your blog after a long time....
Hmm....Looks like I need to draw my own conclusions after watching this one!

Hope life's treating you well.

-Anand (of anandspeak!)

Sudha said...

"Rom-com" is the short form for Romantic Comedy