Was reading Sidin’s blog ( http://sidin.blogspot.com)– his hilarious take on RGV's Aag.
Here goes my theory about a movie that one just MUST have an opinion about...
I can’t quite recall a period in the past two or three years when someone, somewhere was not carrying a story on it. The movie has actually succeeded in what the movie industry is conventionally here to do – provide entertainment. And how. Not just for a few hours, but over a period of a few years.
Let me theorize without ever having seen the movie (and God forbid, ever having to see it), that RGV who I’ve never met (and God forbid... ), has always been made out to be this supercilious and arrogant son-of-a-gun who ignores every single tangible individual in his life - his sister, his actresses & actors, and the media goes adoringly hysterical about a guy who is so atypical of the cultural norms of seeking social reassurance. Well, once in a while, it is within the realms of this new quasi-reality that the director must get his diabolical come-uppance from those who actively partake of his life, so freely supplied, as much as his movies, that one buys tickets for.
‘Reality shows’ have gripped the nation. The media definitely, but even the producer-director allowed themselves to be carried away by their own hype of build-up. The Reality was whatever was the media representation of the movie representation of a movie made in 1975, which was a representation of an Akiro Kurosawa movie. The Quasi-official truth Q = r of r of r of R.
So finally, the co-conspirator media, feeding and fanning the fires of stories of the remaking of Sholay turn into perpetrators, and cannot contain itself at RGV’s misfortunes of a movie gone dud. It is time to be the vultures to the kill (and blogging fits in nicely in this scheme of things as well) to pick the bones of RGV's A dry, at leisure.
In this culture industry , his 'Factory' made Aag cannot die a quick death, as long as it is not allowed to rest in peace. It's having a very successful debacle just like its long build-up.