A movie by Vikas Khanna released on 11 December 2020. And written around a widow named Noor played by Neena Gupta and a girl named Choti played by Aqsa Siddiqui. This movie has been shot mostly in Varanasi and on Varanasi’s Ghats. And some of the shots are so amazing that it made way to viewer’s heart. It has a strong message to deliver and a strong story.
In this movie Choti is a tight rope walker while Noor is a widow and does small works for her earning. This movie is all about hope and promises kept between Noor and Choti and how some people in our society have to fight things just because of the mentality of our society. The main actors worked in this movie have worked like they know what perfection is and how to be a perfectionist.
In Indian traditional culture it is believed that when a girl becomes a widow she can not have their life. They can not wear colorful clothes, sarees and they can not celebrate any festival like Holi or Diwali. People also don’t want the Widows to be near them they just believe they are untouchable. This movie has showed the struggle of a widow and a girl. How they survive in this blind world.
Plot of the movie “The last color”
The plot in the movie is, the 9 years old Choti and the widow flower seller Noor tries to arrange 300 rupees so that choti can go to school. They both faced struggle in spending their daily life style. It is hard for them. The Noor tells Choti about her childhood memories like how she played Holi and how she enjoyed her life and encourage Choti to fly a bit in her life. Noor encourage choti to study and get educated as well.
The 9 year old best friend of Choti decides and promises Noor that she will play Holi this year and she will enjoy her life like she used to. But she didn’t knew with whom she is having her fight with. It is about the mentality tradition vs a Human happiness and desire. Everybody wants to live a happy life. And this movie is all about that. And then Choti struggles and becomes a lawyer and fights with society reform for making street children and widow’s life better.
Many of the viewers or public don’t even know about this movie ever released. May this be lack of advertisements or may be due to some nepotism reason or something. May be some Bollywood’s internal issue.
Who is Vikas Khanna?
Vikas Khanna is a popular chef and almost everybody knows about his chef’s profession. But very few of us knows that he is a filmmaker. Apart from film making and chef he is also a humanitian, cook book writer and have been judge in star plus India’s Master Chef.
Nepotism in Bollywood, a hurdle for talented actors!
Nepotism is a barrier for some great movies like The Last color. And the art that Vikas Khanna created is such a master piece but it is a hard fight for him to stand in such a environment where money and nepotism is above talent and master piece.
Everybody would have seen such things or faced such problems in their life and you can connect yourself with the movie if you have. Sushant’s death shook the Bollywood and it was a controversial and sudden turn to Bollywood nepotism industry because when any outsider comes to bollywood he is never treated well and they have very hard time and have to struggle a lot. May be Sushant’s death reason is also something from bollywood as nothing has been proved till now.
Controversy surrounding the movie “The last color”
He also wrote “When I used to hear @KanganaTeam speak ab this issue of critics & favoritism & nepotism it used to hurt my heart. But today I experience it first hand. Minions won’t let outsiders enter even if they put their heart & soul in craft. It’s painful to hear “Pay or we’ll destroy you” He also did mention that he is not scared of any one, all he cares is only for his fans. He want his fans to see the movie and decide whether his deserve love or not. His movie has a star rating of 7 out of 10 on IMDB rating scale. This nepotism politics has to stop so the public gets to see some of the best movies of our Indian cinema. He has talked about the politics and criticism he had to face in Indian cinema he mentioned it in his tweet also.
The last color will leave a strong impact on you the message it conveys is really worth a thought. How can people in this 20th century can be with such mentality. This movie shows us why and what things we should change in us and in our society.
Movie is a complete master piece and we need more such movie to be made in Indian cinema. Movies with star kids are getting good popularity but movies without stars or star cast are not getting popular and this is the drawback of Indian cinema. This movie can inspire people at a great level and everybody should appreciate such kind of movies and support them.
Because if we will see such good movies only then we will grow and have much better stories than just remakes as we are getting much of the time. And may be we can get Oscar someday. Viewers now days are also appreciating stories over remakes and that is what Indian cinema needs for now.