Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Last night we watched “Kaya Taran” at the University. The movie in the words of the director Shashi Kumar ‘tried to straddle two events – the Godhra riots and the 1984 Sikh Massacre”. Infact the Godhra riots serve as a platform to introduce the real story – that a Sikh mother and child who were saved by a group of nuns in 1984. The director digresses way too much and somehow dilutes the impact of the movie. The acting was wooden at times and the characters spoke this bookish Hindi which was peperred with big words. I found the Q and A session with the director more interesting than the movie. A left leaning journalist by profession, he provided some fascinating insights into the Press world in India.