Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Hindi review of Hollywood movie "Avatar"

By my friend, Arvind Mishra, at Science Fiction in India: original Hindi post; automatic translation to English by Google. I'm not sure it's based on English original movie, or its Hindi dubbed version.

Includes some commentary on how the duplicated man controlled from remote original closely resembles the notion of "avatar" in Indian mythology. I'm not sure I see the connection, but there are many ways of looking at mythology - so here is one view.

Mostly a positive review but with a low overall rating - 2.5/5 - I guess mostly because the story is about imperialism, even if the hero makes natives win in the end.

PS: I personally haven't seen the movie.

Caution: While the main post is generally balanced, some of the comments are what you would expect on an online forum - generalizing the character of Americans from the movie!


Arvind Mishra said...

Thanks Tinkoo for linking the post and your comment! Please see the movie asap.