Harishchandra Chi Factory

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Harishchandra chi factory, what an excellent Marathi movie. The movie narrates an excellent tale of how Dada Saheb Phalke did his first motion feature film, in short how he started the Bollywood.

The gist of the movie is simple. It is about how a visionary lays the foundation of Bollywood in 1913. It is about his way of thinking, his attitude and his hard work that earned him all the success. And the best thing, all this is shown in a comic way. The movie doesn’t focuses on how he faced the problems but it focuses mainly on the way he addresses them. Dada Saheb, the character in the movie, is depicted as a comic character with a smiling face and ready to address any problem that blocks his path.

There have been many inspiring movie but according to me, this movies stands out different. Movies like, Chak De, Natarang, Guru etc. are all inspiring but they are a medley of success and failure. These movies talks about the success and also about the adversity of the characters. Harishchandra chi Factory is little different. In the movie the character does face many problems but the way he addresses them is extremely impressive. The family support, his relation with his family, his eagerness and his courage are some of the traits conspicuous to the audience.

I am not sure whether the situation was same in real life or not for Dada Saheb but the director has made it look very simple and easy. He made it sure that the audiences are filled positively throughout the movied

A must watch movie… !!!!!

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Effective Punishments……

The other day I was watching a movie “Jaago”. It is a bollywood flick about a family, fighting against the rapist of their 9 year old child. The end of the movie actually took my attention. The rapist brutally assault the girl and she dies. The rapist gets a death sentence and everyone is satisfied with the justice but me. I did not feel that the justice prevails over the crime. I some how agrees with the Saudi Arabia’s practice for justice. In Saudi Arabia, the law is very simple. “An eye for an eye” is the mantra and it works and is effective. Let me explain.

Lets talk about the 2001 terrorist attack on Indian Parliament. Mohammad Afzal is the convict and death sentence is awarded to him for his terrorist activity. But it has been years and yet he is not yet hanged. Lot of people wants him to be hanged but I am of the different opinion. Don’t hang people and kill them. Make them suffer for their ungodly activities. Mohammad Afzal is in jail and is dying every day. This punishment is way more effective than killing the person in a moment. In one of his interview, he begged for death !!!!!

The same theory can be applied to rapists, murders, theives, dacoits and all other criminals. Currently, according to the Indian Penal code, a rapists gets a 7 year rigorous imprisonment or at most a life imprisonment. Is that punishment enough? The victim of a rape goes through such a mental and physical trauma that this punishment is not enough according to the convicted crime. There should be a different punishment something which is with the culprit for its entire life. For e.g. both the hands or legs of the rapist should be amputated or some surgery to force him to be a celibate. These punishments are so intense that a person will think twice before committing any felony.

I know these punishments are inhuman but are these culprits human? Do they deserve to be treated like human? What kind of human rapes a 9 year old or what kind of human performs a mass homicide. If we have such punishments in force then I believe that the crime rate will fall drastically. Even if the law system is flawed, the grave punishments will make the system effective. If these punishments are awarded to few culprits, others will fear about it and will think before any felony.

Don’t kill culprits… Let them live and suffer……