This blog is about the death of #SushantSinghRajput, a fine human being and a successful actor who committed suicide at the young age of 34 at his house in Mumbai today. More on this later since I would rather celebrate his life first with a couple of movie reviews of the ones that I watched over the last week.
Tangerines which was released in the year 2013 is a story about the breakaway region of Abkhazia from Georgia where war rages on in 1992 and Ivo, a resident, is harvesting his tangerines when a wounded man is left at his doorstep and what ensues.
The movie is not in English but has a great story and talks about relationships above the need to wage war between different religions or people. It has some fine performances by the lead actors and has a rating of 8.2 on IMDB. Highly recommended.
Annie Hall(1977) is a powerhouse performance by Woody Allen and Diane Keaton where Woody also directs. This is an evergreen movie for all ages transcending time and you can’t do anything but fall in love all over again. Alvy Singer played by Woody Allen who is a compulsive stand-up comic who falls for the capricious Annie Hall played by Diane Keaton. Thoroughly enjoyed it and most ‘refreshing’
Back to the actor #SushantSinghRajput and the utter disregard for the person concerned, there was a lack of privacy even in his death. #Delete was trending because his dead body’s photos were taken before the ambulance came in and were being shared with impunity across social media.
I mean, I can understand if it was the tyrant Saddam Hussein being photographed after he was hanged but this should have been a celebration of the actor’s life and work, something that we, as an audience, identified with.
Another couple of hashtags that were trending were for the Hindi news media such as #ShameOnAajTak and #ShameOnZeeNews who blatantly used the cricket analogy to equate it with the actor’s suicide in #India. Melodrama Inc. best describes the state of affairs of Hindi journalism from a previous experience.
The least we can expect is some sort of decency and humanity from the journalists and their teams. Is it only about sensationalism and TRPs(Television Rating Points)? This is not the first instance and where we’re headed as a country, I’m sure it won’t be the last.
My deepest condolences to the actor’s family and may they find the strength to cope with such a loss. The actor has truly gone too soon. R.I.P Sushant.
Ps- Some of the movies that I watched of his and I would like to recommend to you are Kai Po Che, M.S. Dhoni and Chhichhore.