Sunday, June 15, 2008

Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda

Dharamvir Bharti's
Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda

Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda is a tale of existence, life, sorrow, tag rag, society, money, lust, unexpected and love may be.
I could find all of them but not love. Although the central personality (Mani Babu) keeps on narrating love stories in movie in a non linear fashion but i was not able to figure out love from that. Mani Babu share his words with his friends and he tells them about 3 women in his life Jamuna, Lily and Sati. Jamuna being just as a friend, Lily as a girlfriend and Sati. Sati was a different case altogether. This girl is so intensely in love with Mani Babu; but Mani Babu was a great coward guy, he ran away from his responsibilities and when his friends asked him about reason he gladly said -
"I never approached those women they came to me"
Sati wanted to live with Mani, she even planned to leave that place as if it was a matter of life and death to her but Mani being a weak character didn't had enough courage. Similar conditions came up with Jamuna and Lily. Each character in the movie gets displaced by another throughout the length.
In between those stories Mani Babu mentions about love, kind of love, pleasure in love, Platonism and motives in love.
But, about what kind of love he's talking about?
Does approach in love is more important then life of your lover?
Was the movie objecting towards materialistic love?
Not only love contentions it also put up queries on society, dowry and women extortion.
Another interesting point of movie was justification of title, it was justified by Mani Babu as -
"Suraj ke saat ghode hote hai,aur sabse chota ghoda hame bhavishya ki taraf le jata hai"
The movie is worth watching, it leaves you with so many questions, philosophical views and reason's to move ahead in life.


Nirav Sinha said...

People usually accept whatever you
throw at them in the name of art movies.
Your views were bold, explored with neutrality.Haven't watched it yet,
read it out of curiosity..
will watch it soon.

joiedevivre said...

yeah nirav do watch d movee and analyse it..may b u'l cum up wid more such questions.

महेन said...

U r right here but I hv something to say... before watching the movie one should read the novel. It makes u visualize and this visualization is purely original without putting shyam benegals glasses for looking at the story and it's treatment. Mani was an escapist and lives bohemian life for not being able to stand up on his own. He wants to run away from everything.

joiedevivre said...

@ mahen
yeah i havent gone thru d buk yet..
but i will for sure..
and is said d same for mani..he ran away frm his responsibilities..
ders no doubt on benegalji's caliber..
he is a genius

Nishchal Shukla નિશ્ચલ શુક્લ said...

interesting review. the movie is in my to-watch list...ab pakka dekhenge...

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

I remember watching this movie when I was a kid,didn't get the true gist of it then.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane :)

joiedevivre said...

@ nishchal
hmm..jarror dekho..

@ sameera