This post is part of the Chennai Bloggers Club‘s CBC VIBGYOR BLOG TAG 2 where
some of us will write a post on the colours of VIBGYOR each day
starting 1st of May to the 7th of May, 2020.
The Color Green is often compared with “Lush” which in turn is all about hope and positivity. It can also mean many things in a cinematic language.
I would like to take 2013 Tamil Movie as a example to tell the difference. So, for people who haven’t watched the movie please picture this. The movie happens in 1939 in a small Village. The lead is an announcer and the whole Village is damned without Water and you are showed the blank orange dry fields.
One fine day there comes a Kangani (More like a Labour Contractor) who recruits people from that Village promising proper wage for the work and a 1-day week off at a Tea Estate. This was never heard off in that Village and most sign-up to get that job in the hopes of improving their lives.
When these Labourers, walk into the Tea Estate, it is completely surrounded by the Green tea plants which promise the Labours and us viewers promising hope, and in most of the movies that’s the case. So, when the Labourers are signed off they won’t realize that they are being locked as contract laborers (Read: Slaves) and they can never leave this place.
The greenery which promised hope has turned into danger and the movie goes on stating the problems these laborers face at the hands of their British owner, who wanted to bed the women and also all the beatings, life threatening disease and much more. Their life is struck there and no escape.
I hope, I helped the readers picture the movie and conveyed what I actually took upon myself to do it for the first time. If you haven’t watched the Movie Paradesi, please do and I highly recommend you to watch it after the Lock down gets over because the movie is all about misery but a well made movie. It is streaming on SunNxt App.