October 11, 2009


Assembly elections is just a few days away,on 13th to be precise.I feel a bit ashamed to say that I've still not applied for my voting ID,thanks to laziness,procrastination and many other similar terms to go along with it.It's that time when Bollywood actors will pop in your TV screen and will advice you to vote(which is a good thing),and say that every single vote counts.Though we'll stay in denial and say,what?my vote will hardly matter.Whereas some of us will remain uneducated about the elctions as in who is going to contest and what their agenda is or going to be.The complicated nature of Indian elections adds to the further lack of participation.

October 7, 2009

Dahmer,the movie.

Just a few days back I saw this movie Dahmer(2002).The movie is based on the life and crimes of the infamous American cannibalistic serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.This movie as expected turned out be very ordinary like many other serial killer flicks.The only good thing about the movie was its ending,which showcased the killer of choosing the wrong path by going ahead with his fantasy world and urges.All the fantasies in his head in the woods followed by an amazing song(Blue Theme by Mariana something) to go along with the ending rolling credits.The filmmaker concentrates more on Dahmer's psychological views than on depiction of gore and sadism.movie takes the compassionate route and is quite successful in it as in the viewer may feel sympathy for the protagonist.

Talking about Jeffrey,one of the most twisted serial killers of all time if not the most twisted,is the only killer whom you might feel pity for...just the way he carried himself and was courageous enough to take the entire blame on himself rather than putting it on parents,childhood,pornography etc.,and also helped the authorities in identifying the mutilated victims.Some of his quotes like 'It's been ages since I've cried' or 'I should have gone to college and got myself an aquarium,that's what i should have done.' shows that Jeffrey tried to feel guilt but was not able to since that emotion was completely absent in him since birth,perhaps.But at the end of the day he was an evil man with evil desires.A psycho.

I'm in no way justifying his acts.Society needs to be protected from such people and the only way to do that is by exterminating them as they cannot be reformed.No one deserves death but it becomes necessary in order to avoid death of innocent people.

Looking forward to see Silence of the Lambs.