City. Some men lost their brothers. Some women lost their
sisters. Many others too lost their close ones. The reason
being sought after, money, power, fame and the want of all
these came out pronouncedly. And these are the devils ruling
a few wise men and women came together
VILLAGE: The Village is a beautiful place. The crops are
grown; the cattle are reared; a few wise men and women take
care of the people's needs. No one owns anything; money, power
and fame are far from this world. There are no fights, no
murders, no betrayals, no crime, but
there is one danger. And the danger surrounds the Village.
From the woods surrounding the Village, come shrieking sounds
of the unknown. The wise men say that they are wild beasts.
The people do not speak about them. The people do not grow
or possess anything 'red' because that attracts the beasts.
The people do not dare to go into the woods (out of the Village).
VILLAGERS: On hearing the strange cries from the woods,
everyone in the Village becomes tense, except a young man,
Nova, who begins to laugh and clap. And it doesn't take us
long to realize that he is mentally retarded. Adrein Brody
was exactly what Nova has to be and gave his best shot while
showing the blood ('red' color) on his hand.
There is this ambitious man, Lucius, who wants to go out of
the Village to the City. He is not afraid of the unknown beasts.
He is daring enough to cross the woods. Joaquin Phoenix
shows Lucius' daringness in his eyes. His words are so sincere
and obedient that even the blind can fall in love with him.
a blind girl, Ivy, dares to go out to the town, all alone,
to bring medicine for her wounded lover. The journey isn't
an easy one. This is the striking debut of the American actress,
Bryce Dallas Howard. Ivy is a blind girl; but Bryce
Howard expresses everything with her eyes; and still she is
Ivy, a blind girl. She is one sure nomination at the Oscars.
WISE MEN: If I am given access to the Oxford Dictionary,
I would add Manoj Night Shyamalan to the synonyms of
the words: Originality and Brilliance. (That I don't have
such access is a different issue!). The original plot and
brilliant screenplay surely compete with those of his previous
films (The Sixth Sense, The Unbreakable, Signs). And for me,
this film goes ahead: the plot leads towards a good solution
for the widely distributed problem, and the screenplay of
this film is more authentic and has a beautiful poetry.
The Village designed by Tom Foden is a perfect beauty.
It was simple and real.
The background score is appealing. The emotions from the violin
played by Hillary Hahn told whatever the absence of
the dialogue meant.
The rest of the wise men (crew) illustrated their decency.
THE WOODS: Visit 'The Village' to experience what you
are missing in the City. Visit 'The Village' to experience
the romance of Blind Love. Visit 'The Village' to experience
the thrill and excitement of Entering the Woods.
My Movie experiences:
- Gudumba Shankar
Purnesh - Gharshana
Purnesh - Lakshya
Purnesh - Yuva
Leenesh - Yuva
Kis - Lakshmi Narasimha
Indian Pride - Tagore
Raj - Boys
Phani - Gangotri
Phani - Khadgam
Vikram - CKR
BKR - Indra (Singapore)
Ram - Indra (Dubai)
Ranjeet - Idiot
King Koduri - Indra
Srilakshmi Katragadda - Mitr: