Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner
"There is a way to be good again."
The Kite Runner (2007) is an academy award nominated movie based on Khaled Hosseini bestseller novel of the same name. It tells the story of Amir, a young boy in Afghanistan just before the Soviet Invasion. The story revolves around Amir and his guilt of betraying his best friend Hassan. Hassan being a Hazara boy was tormented by some other childs of locality. The movie is successful in bringing out the emotions of these two Afghan childs. The movie successfully portrays the turbulent atmosphere of Afghanistan as well as the ethnic tension pervalent there. It shows the emotions of the people out there.

It cannot be said whether the American war on terrorism has helped the Afghan people or not but the life under the Taliban is regime was really tough- it underestimated the human factor. Some scenes clearly depicts the hardship faced by the people under the Taliban regime. The clerics or mullahs as they are popularly known ruled the roost. In one scene a man was hanged out and bullet shots were visible. In other a woman wearing the burqa or a veil whichever term you prefer was sitting with her child like a statue beside a trashed Soviet-era tank on a broken road. And again there is a scene in which there is Shari'a law being followed by killing a veiled woman by stoning (stone-pelting). Now a days same situation appears in Wajiristan area of Pakistan where terrorist and mullahs do the justice. This movie is worth watching and I can bet that it could well be one of your favourites too. This movie is about human emotions. It is story of friendship, of a father and son, of a writer and above all of a country, the God-forsaken land which every one forgot. Do you really care???
"For you, a thousands time over"

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