Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi: with popcorn to the ’70s :)

Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, a 2005 Bollywood movie directed by Sudhir Mishra, was screened in the CSA Movie Club on 6th December. Extremely cerebral and thoroughly engaging, its soulful story that juxtaposed contemporary socio-political issues with the eternal reality of man-woman attraction that transcends marital barriers blew our minds away.

The film portrays three university students hailing from varied backgrounds torn between the desire to make it big in their lives and contribute to the world. Violation and subjugation of the dreams of the oppressed—the messy socio-political issues of the 1970’s—form the backdrop of the movie.

The movie sensitized us toward the hypocrisy of a society that laments for change but resists it when the time is due. Social reform, it seems, however positive its moral benefit would be, is dependent on its practicality too.

— Anumathi Malak, I PSEco

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