Cast: Villagers of Malana
Filmmaker: Amlan Datta
At the first glance, BOM: One day ahead of democracy comes across as a systematic film that features the process of the evolution of a particular society along with the development of the makers conscience about a marginalised village, but very soon it turns into a debate about democracy and its existing forms.
Bom means void (Shunya in Hindi), but Amlan Datta makes it very clear in the beginning only that he is not talking about the emotional void as he appears to be deeply attached to the people and traditions of Malana, a place in Himachal Pradesh. Amlan doesnt hide his emotions but his subjectivity remains confined to the villagers and their traditions as he has given ample time to all the significant parties to put up their arguments in favour or against the bone of contention....more
02:21 PM, Nov 24, 2012