Father, Son and the Holy war
Priyal Shah Roll No: 96 M5 B

Documentary style of movie making portrays the truth as it is. It does not include the so called “Mirch Masala” and “Drama”. Father, Son and the Holy war showcases the bitter reality of our country. It is divided in two parts Trial by Fire and Hero pharmacy
The religious wars, male chauvinism and our patriarchal system have been filmed in a realistic way. The other side of the coin, wherein there are a few activists and social workers who understand the basic Indian motto of “unity within diversity” have been portrayed well.

      Personally, when I saw the Sati act being performed in the movie, I was shocked to see the ignorance and foolishness of Indian people. They treat the sati as “god” and forget humanism in the due course of their blind faith in religion.
The part where vendors are selling ayurvedic medicines to improve a males sexual power openly and shamelessly, it shows the Indian males are so proud of their sexual orientation, that they can take any measure to strengthen and sustain it.

The documentary included the following factors:
    ❖ Female Education
    ❖ Male Chauvinism
    ❖ Religious war
    ❖ Political war and strategies to create fight amongst the masses by the religious politicians.
    ❖ Sati act and its effects
    ❖ Sexual orientation
    ❖ Women empowerment and education
    ❖ Unity and peace issues
    ❖ Blame games between hindus and muslims
    ❖ Ignorance of masses and superstitions.
All these factors were encapsulated in one documentary, which got a little bit confusing and stretched. The audiences lost its interest in the due course of time.
In all, the entire documentary was an eye opener for me. I showed me the reality, condition and the mindset of people during the riots in India. Father, Son and the holy war was an educational and revolutionary documentary. It changed the way I perceive India.