Monday, April 14, 2014

Lakshmi

I watched the movie "Lakshmi " directed by Nagesh Kuknoor in a local theatre.It conveys very strongly, that trafficking in girls, is a horrific reality.

This is the story of Lakshmi ,a minor girl, who is sold off for a few thousands, to a corporator & a female one at that ! Then her nightmare begins.She reaches the home of a kind man.He ravages her first & then she is sent to a brothel.Every night ,she serves customers all night .As she cleanses ,herself after each customer,the lumps rise in the throat .And before the lumps can be swallowed,many more rise.It is heart wrenching to watch her go through the same ordeal so many times in one night.This continues night after night.In between all this ,she tries to run away some times.Every time, she fails & is slapped ,beaten black & blue into submission. Does she manage to  fly like a kite   towards freedom  ? Do her tormentors get punished ? What about her two sisters, who are seperated, when she is sold off ?

The film torments .It is brutal,  to the core .The film depicts that  men, across all ages,all sections of society,  take immense pleasure in sleeping with minor girls.They just want sex.They  care a damn,  if the girl is unwell. Their raging libidos need to be satiated,nothing less.Some scenes are such, that the viewer, cannot dare look at them.


Official trailer : courtesy You Tube 

All performers Satish Kaushik,Shefali Shan,Monali Thakur,Ram Kapoor & the director, who acts in the film have given stellar performances.Swear words & double meaning words are used freely.The film is an honest & brave attempt, to create awareness about sexual trafficking of women & children worldwide.It is estimated that human trafficking is the third largest organised crime after illegal drug industry & arms trade.

The movie gives jitters as it reveals dark secrets like increasingly minors are in high demand in sex trade & examines the reasons allegedly behind the same.Many are suffering from STDs ( SexuallyTransmitted diseases ). And there are myths  that having sex with a virgin  is a cure for STDs.These reasons & the aftermath,  are enough to stun us into silence.

Let us speak out against child sexual abuse,child pornography sexual trafficking.Let us speak  for compulsory sex education in schools.Let us be aware of the dangers, that are lurking #Child Sexual Abuse Awareness .

This blog post is for letter "L" in the A to Z Blogging Challenge,2014.

Sharing blog posts of two fellow bloggers :

Lizzi Rogers 

Shinjini Mehrotra 

24 comments:

Shail Mohan said...

This is so hard to read.

Suzy said...

Oh gosh this left me feeling quite disturbed.

Prathima Rao said...

Very painful to read itself, about this. I shudder to think of the kids and the women who die a thousand deaths every single day. Living hell for them.

Afshan Shaik said...

This was tough for me to finish till last :(
I hope liek u said ppl start speaking against it. Saw many such similar movies but this one looks like a real brave attempt showing exact facts :( Feeling sad....

Afshan Shaik said...

I meant people should start speaking about it *

Vasudha Rao said...

Yes,Shail,you said it.This was a difficult film to watch.I just buried my head during some scenes.

Vasudha Rao said...

Suzy,

The film is made with that aim in mind -to jolt us all...to make us aware.

Thank you !

Vasudha Rao said...

Yes,Prathima,this is one of the horrific facts of our times.The poor are affected most and yet the rich & well to do are also victims.

Vasudha Rao said...

Yes Afshan,this is one of the bravest attempts so far.

As you said rightly,we must start screaming about it rather than keep mum.

Nabanita said...

Oh my God...this is so disturbing..

L for loved-Random Thoughts Naba

Nabanita said...

Oh my God...this is so disturbing..

L for loved-Random Thoughts Naba

juzta mom said...

Yes really hard to read. I can't even muster the courage to think about the girls who go through this!

Vasudha Rao said...

Nabanita,Thank you for reading !
It is really hard hitting & a brave attempt.

Vasudha Rao said...

Sfurti,

India si the hub for sex trade.Thousands of girls from neighbouring countries are lured into this flesh trade.

It is horrendous for them all !

janaki nagaraj said...

This is one movie which I wanted to see but missed. Hope to watch in online sometime. wonderfully reviewed.

Vasudha Rao said...

Janaki,

Yes,you can watch it online.I am sure you will be moved.

Ghata said...

It's a reality no one wants to talk about...it's heart rending to even read this one!

Jean said...

Thank you so much for bringing this so passionately and empathetically to our attention!

Sincerely, Jean

Roshni said...

Awful and so disgusting!! I'm surprised I didn't know about this movie (I like Nagesh Kukunoor's movies) though I may not have wanted to watch it!

arpita mudit said...

this movie is in my next watch list. And now that you give me the review, I may watch it just today. but mere wwatching the movie may not help. What we need is actions..

Vasudha Rao said...

Thanks,Ghata for stopping by.

Vasudha Rao said...

thank you,Jean ! Your kind words overwhelm me !

Vasudha Rao said...

Yeah,Roshni ,I can understand ,why you may not want to watch this.

Vasudha Rao said...

Yes,Arpita,we must start doing something about it Awareness is the first step.

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