With new transition in life, I happened to get a lot of time exploring what I really loved...Painting, reading, photography, exploring new tastes, new places and even watching old TV serials and movies. I love and relish cinema with substance. This may sound both weird and interesting but I enjoy characters from movies and novels and like how they shape in different situations. I am not critical about movies but do enjoy watching classics, comedies, romance and art movies. Oh yes, I love art movies. Something about these movies makes them beautiful, stimulating and live long in my memory. One of such classic art movie that impressed me most is 'Suraj kaa satwaan ghoda' or 'The Seventh Horse of the Sun"(1993) by Shyam Benegal . Its a retro movie based and named after a famous book by Dharmveer Bharati Ji. This movie is beautiful, mysterious and very thought provoking. The more I watch and think, the more it walks me to a void of question and answers. Film maker Shyam Benegal's choice of actors and editing is so perfect that it brings life to each character.The beauty of both movie and the book is that every character is so real and shares a story of their own which is entangled in a captivating and thrilling manner. The movie shares sets of mini-narratives by the lead character Manik Mulla that are interwoven beautifully. Each of these mini narrative includes stories of three women in Manik's life -Jamuna, Lily and Satti and how class, economy, intellect and society decides and changes definition of love in his life. A few more prominent characters include Mahesar Dalal and Tanna. The movie also includes narratives and extracts from a classic Devdas that adds meaning and creates a new perspective for characters. The main lead includes - Rajit Kapur, Amrish Puri,Neena Gupta, Rajeshwari Sachdev and Pallavi Joshi.
A Brief Look: Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda
My recommendation - Must Watch!