Happy Saturday! I successfully saw Manikarnika last night! And then was up way too late doing my first post on it. And now have woken up way too early. Hopefully I will manage to go back to sleep.
Let’s see, what is in the news for you to talk about while I sleep?
Not-Padman is Up for an Oscar
Did you all see that one of the short films up for an Oscar is “Period. End of Sentence” which is about the SAME THING that Padman is about? A group of high school students in California got interested in the issue of providing safe affordable period supplies so girls in India could go to school, raised money to buy one of Muruganantham’s machines for a village, and eventually with the help of their parents (this is an LA school, so some of the parents were film people) made a short film about it.
What do we think about this? The two films on the same topic in the same year? Oh, and you absolutely SHOULD read this post, which brings up obvious valid issues that both films seem to dance around: https://mythrispeaks.wordpress.com/2018/02/09/padman-the-real-story-of-how-he-shot-to-fame-by-selling-shame/
Ek Ladki Trailer I Missed
I saw this in the theater last night, but somehow I missed it when it released online. Finally, a trailer that comes close to being obvious about the rumored “Sonam’s character is gay” plot. And the film looks good in how it treats the story, Sonam is a little girl who dreams of marriage and all traditional things, and then comes to discover that may never happen for her.
Republic Day Song!
It’s Republic Day!!! Which I don’t feel like celebrating with chauvinistic patriotism because the films in theaters right now are doing more than enough of that. So instead, I will celebrate it with a nice light patriotic song that makes me smile.