WHY SO CERIOUS????
Have you ever seen an Oscar nominated film?? I saw Hurt Locker
Or ever read a Booker prize winning novel?? Yeah read this one… Inheritance of Loss
Or which newspaper is considered intellectual-er?? Ans. The Hindu
Well all the items in these categories are DAB BOOOOORING!!!! You may know if were daring enough to go through them or May be you will know if get you inspired to go through these attacks on your happy self after reading this.
Taare Zameen Pe was good,no doudt and ran at Oscars. While 3 Idiots, equally good but far more entertainin cuz it’s humorous, was not even heard of in any SERIOUS award functions. Both raised the same issues albeit in different ways with different characters and different story lines.
Or Why Jim Carey isn’t nominated for Oscars while his films also carry strong messages in a light hearted way?? Dun tell his films aren’t good enuf or his actin.
More than once I have been tricked by these awards to watch a particular movie(i.e. Hurt locker) or read a book(The Inheritance of Loss) and found myself with throbbin headache at the end(i.e. if I manage to reach that stage).
What keeps comedies going are mass audience acceptance and commercial success that follows. And nowadays Docs also prescribe mass doses of comedies to augment healing process and in general. While interestingly enough award winning blah-blahs find themselves in mass audience after being awarded and as a side effect leave innocent souls like me fumbling over soundness of my intelligence over even trying to tackle them.
I have learned to see award winning “items” with double suspicion and in general keep away from them at a reasonably safe distance. As for Award givers and Award winning blah-blahs I think both r seriously…….CERIOUS