22 September 2015 | adityainsaan-131-78731
An entertainer to transform
A film is what it does to you. It is true today that some look at the skin show, others at the photo realistic nature of special effects, and mostly the cast, the grandeur and scale and of course the story , action and direction etc. Finally, the viewer has his biases and choices, which are entirely subjective. But the overriding true proof of cinematic success remains in, whether a movie succeeds in tugging your heartstrings or not. MSG 2 - The Messenger succeeds in this vitally important dimension and in fact, despite a few cinematic peccadilloes, it works in a lot of ways. First, it entertains non- stop, which is an essential function expected of a film. Second, it gives a very high quality of innovative music across genres, making mainstream Bollywood look very ordinary in comparison. Thirdly, it has a grand canvas and is shot in scenic locales and on impressive sets. Fourthly, it triggers our positive range of emotions and leads us to be the change. But isn't the last part vitally important. Consider the largest challenges that mankind faces today; they are all outcomes of human malbehaviour. Take terror, there is indoctrination that works as a one way street with no avenues for de-radicalisation and we are finding solutions solely in drone attacks and physical elimination. Our success rate? First, we had Al Qaeda and now we have the ISIS! Take global warming, again a story of doing too little, too late. From the range of options discussed to actually cutting down on emissions, we are making near zero progress. Or if one takes the scepter of insanitation in India or HIV worldwide – one common thread, our malbehaviour is the only constant. All practical solutions to all of our planets ills and evils lie in behavior change. Drug addiction, violence, crime, fresh water depletion, over-fishing, pollution, gender crimes, discrimination, obesity, religious intolerance – the problem may be any but the solution is only one - Behavior change! Science has been around for a while but it has found no way of preventing suicide or depression. Science has no cure for anger or hyper-sexuality. Science has been around for a while but our temper is still unscientific. Any talk of spirituality, and half baked advocates of science close their minds. But here we are talking a film made by a spiritual Guru. He has shown in an entertaining format as to how behavior change can be brought about. And it is a technique that he shares for free. Granted that you have many reservations, but this is someone from PLUS ie people like us, sharing his story. I saw my father pull out of paralysis in an hour and a half to complete physical recovery with MSG's meditation. I saw him pull out of a creatinine of over 5 due to diabetic nephropathy with uncontrolled blood pressure and a proteinuria of 4+, when he was written off as spiraling to end stage renal disease by top notch nephrologists. I know my friends, you are intelligent beings. And I trust that you have minds that are open to knowledge and experience. And if you think that I am vulnerable to spirituality because of being a sentimental fool, there are topnotch doctors and medical scientists who have experienced the benefits of meditation first hand. Anyway, it is only my occasional foray into Facebook after a long time, Can I just ask you to look at MSG2-The Messenger with an open mind! There is no need to look at things through someone else's prism, when you can open your eyes and see for yourself. And let me have your honest feedback at One part of me is still an Ophthalmologist researching newer techniques to cure Keratoconus, but mostly, I am now into working on film projects for social change. Thanks for reading through!