This image is all about what MSG-2's
trailer means to me.
Normally, I don't write about
movies. Yes, I love watching them - but those that suit my taste. So, Citizen
Kane is my favourite. Padosan is my favourite. Schindler's List is an all time
in. And I appreciate the art of filmmaking that has gone into making of
I do write about such movies. My
personal collection goes with detailed analysis of them. Films are the best
communication tool ever crafted and I respect the movies that respect
filmmaking as an 'art' process.
And movies like MSG are certainly
not there. In fact, it is such a product that it should not even register.
And that is exactly the reason
why its trailer registered.
Its trailer told me how rubbish would
be the movie and that how fool we are to worship such people as Gods or as our
religious gurus next only to the God.
Yes, with most of the movies
being produced here and there, one doesn't need to watch trailers to make any
opinion. Name of cast and crew and are enough to tell about the product (save
those small time, obscure movies like 'Court' that are big on content and on
But, then there is a silver
lining - in some empty moments - when you want to watch something funny - not
to recharge yourself - but just to continue in the flow of the moment - and
that moment happened today.
I was sifting through television
channels to catch something funny - some hilarious action stuff from C-grade
movies that I do sometimes - when I found myself staring at and then watching
this trailer in amusement. And that
reflection soon turned into 'sheer' amusement.
The image above explains what the
And the image is about nothing. I
simply, randomly drew lines on my computer screen with a while background. I
was dragging mouse on and on until I felt it was black enough to draw lines
The trailer is like those lines,
the countless ones in the image, with no meaning and purpose. Yes, as a mind
can stare even at a blank spot and think for hours, and no doubt, can draw
conclusions or pointers to think further, similar process can apply even to
But then this trailer is so bland,
so bad in taste creatively (and therefore so funny) that you laugh it off -
like I found myself stuck at it today - to laugh its blandness off - like I do
with some C-grade action flicks whenever I catch them.
The trailer's (or the movie's)
central protagonist is a controversial godman who continues to wield power.
And this C-grade trailer had all
the D-grade elements like silly special effects, a flying, omnipresent and
omnipotent but odd-shaped and oddly clad
hero, funny and funnily shot miracles, badly written dialogues, grandiosely
exaggerated frame settings showing everyone else a minion compared to the hero,
bawdily stacked shots and gaudy song and dance sequences - a perfect curry to
enjoy moments of some absent-minded laugh.
And like drawing this image, that
took my time (as its resource), big money (as resource) would have been
invested into making this trailer (or the movie).
But while I care for my time,
trying to write something around this image to see my resources talking to me, the
ones who have invested in this sort of production, they never care for their resources
(or they never care wasting their resources).
And it is natural (and
understandable) that I am not going to use the movie's poster as the featured
image of the article.