Jyothi Lakshmi Movie

I watched a Telugu movie today – Jyothi Lakshmi

It’s about a prostitute named Jyothi Lakshmi who’s sought by a decent man who’s in love with her, that wants to marry her, and how he stands by her after convincing her to marry him, supports her with her wish to rescue her friends who were forced to work at the brothel as one of her friend from the brothel commits suicide after being humiliated in a police raid at a hotel she was forced to go to, for one last time before she wanted to leave the brothel forever, to look after her father who has fallen sick. This friend was actually cheated for a job at Singapore and forced to work at brothel. Eventually, Jyothi Lakshmi succeeds in making sure the villains that run the brothel are all killed, and the movie closes. The message that is attempted to be conveyed is that no women wants to be a prostitute. It is only the circumstances which are mostly created by men that are forcing her to turn to prostitution, and the media should not exploit the misfortune of the prostitutes as they are caught in raids, while protecting the pride of the rich men who seek them.

A good part of the movie is quite emotional, and there is a particular scene when the married Jyothi Lakshmi asks her husband why he loved her. He explains that when misfortune stuck him, and his sister by killing their parents, they were looked after by a prostitute, who is like mother to them, and she dies in an accident. And that made him decide he wanted to marry a prostitute, and to care for her. He goes on and says, Jyothi Lakshmi, whom he married reminds him of his mother. To me, this is the favorite scene.

While I did not like a large commercial, and unwanted aspects of the movie, it was not waste of my time, as, to me, it was a decent love story with a good message.

Songs, And Lyrics

I’m a big admirer of Trivikram Srinivas. There is magic in his writing as it elevates my energy when I’m listening to him watching him. I’m fond of lyrics, and dialogues that carry some kind of emotion written poetically, and I like the following song from the movie Attarintiki Daredi(Which way is aunt’s home?) a lot. This song is a mix of a popular Annamacharya Kriti, with slightly modern but incredibly meaningful lyrics. The poets and singers are so blessed! I wish I could learn.

Queen The Film

I watched the movie Queen this week. I booked tickets this time to avoid the queue.
The crux of the movie is a young girl who has grown up in an orthodox family finds her stance for the way she is, and I think by changing herself when she is pushed away by her fiance.

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Although I couldn’t understand every dialogue of the movie, I enjoyed watching it, and appreciated many characters in the movie. It seems, everybody has reasons for the way they are as shown in the movie, from the lead actress to her fiance, to her friend VJ to the prostitute from Amsterdam. The more we push our self to appreciate people for being themselves, the happy we keep ourselves, I guess or should I say, we do good by pushing people to change, but lose them if we don’t do it in a sensitive way, as it happens in the movie? I wonder..
I’m often miserably confused, too. I find it difficult to decide what is good and what is bad.. Nevermind, the life still rolls.. The week still runs.. The years still pass.. 🙂 

Good Will Hunting

There are two scenes from this movie that are, and will remain, favourites to me forever.

First, when Will is touched by emotional anger that Sean, the psychiatrist who was trying to treat Will, brings about when they meet the second time. In the first scene, Sean was asked to treat Will, who was a very defensive kid, and, Will, deliberately insults Sean’s wife who was dead. The monologues in this scene are very deep in meaning. Sean’s explanation of life, love, and emotions is unmatched.

Will was said by Sean “I’d ask you about love, you’d probably quote me a sonnet. But you’ve never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable. Known someone that could level you with her eyes, feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you. Who could rescue you from the depths of hell. And you wouldn’t know what it’s like to be her angel, to have that love for her, be there forever, through anything, through cancer. And you wouldn’t know about sleeping sitting up in the hospital room for two months, holding her hand, because the doctors could see in your eyes, that the terms “visiting hours” don’t apply to you. You don’t know about real loss, ’cause it only occurs when you’ve loved something more than you love yourself. And I doubt you’ve ever dared to love anybody that much.

Will perhaps feels confronted, and the scene closes.


Second, it is in this scene that the girl that Will met was being so vulnerable to him coz she loves him a lot, begs him not to leave her, but he leaves. Will’s realization of life and love later is the cause for his reunion with the girl, and the movie ends in merry! 😀


When the protagonist says “been totally vulnerable”, and from the meaning that I could derive, it sounds emotionally very deep. This was perhaps experienced by the Skylar, the girl, and later by Will. This movie is one of “the best” movies in all aspects. An amazing story that tells what is Life, what is Friendship, and what is Love.


Lucia(ಲೂಸಿಯ) is a Kannada movie. People say it kinda seems like Inception with complexity reduced. I’m not sure what was the motive for the director.


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I always wanted to visit PVR ever since I came to Bengaluru because PVR was, in my belief, the best theater out here in Bengaluru. I got a chance yesterday, and I went with my friend, and his mother. Unluckily we were just about on time, and so the C row, third from the screen was being sold. C row was somewhat uncomfortable.

This movie Lucia falls under the category of films where the conclusion about the movie is left to the imagination/will of the audience. I’ve watched a few English movies of this sort. The movie is not concluded from the director’s point of view. It is pretty catchy thing to understand the movie or should we even try to? For instance, in American Beauty, Lester Burnham gets killed. The director never discloses who killed him, and for what reason, but leaves behind just a few dubious scenes in the end and the audience seem to weave their own stories, and justifications for who was the culprit, and what was the reason! That looks one smart way of film making. It is nice to see that a Kannada movie is made in such experimental way.

Lucia is funded by over 1500 people, and that’s amazing! Isn’t it? You don’t need to have a producer whose pocket is deep enough to fund you, as long as you can find and convince a few like minded people who understand and pay you a few thousand rupees with trust and support you, you have got producers! That said, Lucia is rich, creative, and one of the best in all senses among Kannada movies of these days.