I went to watch the movie NEW YORK thinking it would be one of those masala entertainers & ofcourse coz Katrina was there in it too. I mean who woulnt want to see her on the huge screen. The movie didnt end up being one of those brainless entertainers but one of the most thought provoking movies ever. A total moneys worth.
Halfway through the movie when you listen to John narrating the torture he had to go through in those "detention camps" makes you cringe. I've read a lot of this in Friedrich Forsyth & John Grisham's books but to actually see it being potrayed on the screen makes it seem much much more brutal.
Which brings me to the controversial thought which we all had when we came out of the theatre. Was terrorism justified if those so called terrorists were subjected to such inhuman torture? Mind you i know this was a movie but the fact remains that stuff like this happens all the time. Everyone knows about the infamous Guantanamo Bay. Is it fair to put innocent people through such agony & then let them go for the "lack of evidence"?
You just cant expect a normal human being to forget it all. You are cruisin down the street in your car & suddenly a policeman stops & asks you for your liscene which you dont have one you. He asks you to pay the fine. Dont you just get so so so wild with him. Dont you abuse him once you are at a safe distance from him? Imagine being tortured & treated worse than an animal for a considerbale lenght of time. Will you smile & accept the fact that they are "sorry"? Wont you harbour so much hate that you'd wanna do the same thing that was dished out to you? Its they who create the terrorists & then fight them! Not all of them but a lot of them. Terrorism has no place here & Im in no ways justifying it BUT every terrorist out there isnt someone who was born a terrorist.
My only question of interest would be "would you have been happy if the Sameer in the movie had pressed the button & triggered the bomb"? :-)