Thoughtful and Inspiring
Everybody loves to go to the movies. Some more than the others. But not many want to see a documentary film, hung up as they are on fictionalised narratives which transport them to a magical world of make-believe. We all want to see a Salman Khan bashing up baddies by their dozens, and when we walk out the theatre, a bit of the actor’s character would have seeped into our psyches. We may not have Khan’s six abs, but we would like to feel our muscles and dream of those ripping ones we saw on the screen.
But there is another kind of movie that fills the screen with images which provoke us to think, even get angry. This is the documentary film, often called the poor cousin of the narrative or feature movie. Documentaries have very little popular appeal, and this is not just in India, but the world over.