A winsome if utterly conventional ugly-duckling story about a sympathetic character's much deserved progress toward a richer self.
I'm sorry but I don't get why you think that teaching a lesson is bailing out on what you've got. Shashi explained her self very clearly when she said that she's got love already by that she means her family loves her but doesn't respect her and that's all she's trying to gain from all this. By running away with the french guy all she would end up doing is giving up on a lovely life just because of one hurdle, I guess that's why marriages don't last too long in some countries and they work perfectly fine in India! If you didn't understand why and what Shashi was thinking you should probably watch the end where she explains herself to the audience and to Laurent again! She explains how a marriage should be and that in itself a great lesson, something worth learning !!!!
Oct 9 - 04:38 PM
Kate, I do not think you know anything about Indian women and culture. Leave it, no point explaining to you.
Oct 15 - 02:05 AM
Seems Kate is still an amateur as far a reviewing a movie is concerned, She was not able to understand a self-descriptive movie and still rushed to write a review.
Over all user rating says it all and proves that Kate need some serious help.
Oct 27 - 09:56 PM
Probably this story does not fit into with western concept of a transformation in life, I think you probably were looking for something more dramatic (like Shashi going with the french guy). But it would have made the movie completely unrealistic from an Indian culture perspective. What we saw in the movie was a very every day Indian story. Most of the folks seeing the movie in India (my parents, some relatives and colleagues) feel that they are able relate to the movie i.e. it was not a fancy tale being shown at the movie theater. Thats big compliment to the movie. You might not be able to relate to it, which is understandable since you have a different cultural background (btw no grudges on the review just wanted to share my view. :)
Oct 27 - 10:45 PM
It feels good to see that none of the people commenting here understood the review. How jingoistic/confused/patriotic can we (Indians, and perhaps others too!) be, when someone says something (about something/anything), that is not in line with our own views!
Nov 1 - 11:47 PM