What's with people turning a corner on a straight street?
Over the past few days I've been watching this Tamil movie - Anbe Sivam (un-bay, she-vum). Simply put Love is God.
Watching it over a period of time and several times in a row, various aspects of movie-making and interpretations of the movie's theme dawned.
It surely is a well-made movie. A good product with all the details taken care of - sound, nuances in acting and dialogue, screen composition, music and lyrics, a smart narrative. Well you must have realized by now that I could go on about the perfection in movie-making that Anbe Sivam epitomizes. But there's a greater cause that's tempted me to write about this movie.
To each his own.. concept of God. There have been several interpretations of the supreme power that we commonly know as God. What I liked tremendously is the expression and the concept of the supreme power. Love conquers all, right?
The power of love, the tenderness with which it bends the hardest bough and the feeling of supremacy it leaves behind though the humbling, is indeed Godliness.
Kamal Haasan - the renowned Tamil actor from South India is thought of being an aethist in his personal life. He's not just made this movie his personal propaganda to make people understand that his concept of God is, Godliness in people. There's a new looking glass for sure. For it takes as little a time to look at the goodness in people and life as it takes to look at the lack of a God in them.
Thank God for love.