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Sita Sings the Blues ( a loose retelling of the Ramayana) 
18th-Oct-2011 05:59 pm
badkarma: (Default)


Not to be taken literally and is clearly not 100% accurate, but it's an interesting and enjoyable movie. (At 1 hour, 20+ minutes.)
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18th-Oct-2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
oftheuniverse: (Animals ♥ Kitty)
I have to say, despite the Youtube comments (missing the point much?) and especially after getting some more exposition from reviews from Rotten Tomatoes, I really was impressed. It's funny without being forcibly childish and while I wasn't exactly digging the constant flash-forwards to Nina's storyline, I really liked the actually re-telling of the Ramayana.

The three shadow puppet-narrators-commentators were my favorites, because they gave much-needed explanations, and actually let there be some modern-day views on what is...honestly a fairly offensive story in some regards.

And now of course I'm wanting to listen to some more blues songs. xD ♥
18th-Oct-2011 11:58 pm (UTC)
badkarma: (Beatles • George Harrison)
I agree! Wasn't quite getting Nina's storyline, but after more and more context, it made more sense, even if I felt it didn't really 'fit' (mainly because it showed little relevancy most of the way through, plus I didn't get why she was still with her S.O. when he was obviously pushing her away, but I think that's just my own issue) but I think what I disliked about it most is that it made the entire film seem like one person giving a theoretical middle finger to their ex, which...makes the whole thing seem selfish, and not so much focused on trying to give more exposure to a highly misunderstood religion (in Western society).

THAT ASIDE, Nina still was involved with everything else, which I loved to bits, so it balances out. I was surprised that it wasn't like, three different groups working together (going off of the different animation styles) so I was definitely impressed by that. :D
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