Raju Murugan’s latest offering Gypsy, starring Jiiva in the lead role, is centred on a man called Gypsy (Jiiva), who lives a nomadic lifestyle. This wandering musician, Gypsy, is born to an inter-religious couple but gets raised by a man who is an atheist. The film talks about national issues but mainly focus on ‘the politicisation of religion’. The film also takes us on a journey of Gypsy and Waheeda’s (a girl from an orthodox Muslim household) love story.
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One of the dirty reality of life is violence, which most of us avoid. We don’t like to get into the details of the gory real-life events and keep a distance from them. But Raju Murugan here has shown some really devastating events on screen, that could make even some of the strongest people quiver. Spoiler alert! Scroll to see some of the goosebump moments!
During the riot, Waheeda, who is hiding behind a wall, happens to witness the (gang) rape of an innocent (Muslim) woman by four (Hindu) men. It takes a toll on Waheeda’s mental health as she witnesses the assault against an innocent woman. Waheeda, who is pregnant with Gypsy’s child, feels helpless and this sight scars her for life. The woman (victim) is left to die while her daughter has no idea about what happened to her mother. It is really painful to witness a gruesome act like this.
This scene broke my heart. Gypsy’s only friend Che (the horse) saves his master’s wife Waheeda while she was being attacked by the goons. The horse tries to scare the goons off so that Waheeda could run away to safety, but the goons chase and set him on fire. Gypsy gets heartbroken to see his friend Che burning alive. I could not see the scene beyond 30 seconds.
In the name of religion, people (Hindus and Muslims) kill each other. From thrashing to violence against women and children, it was a horrendous sight to watch. Someone who is weak at heart should give it a thought before they watch the film. It is really doubtful if they could get through the second half of the film.
Custodial torture is not a new term for us. We all are well acquainted with it. Recently, the deaths of Jeyaraj and Bennix had sent shockwaves across the country. This film too talks about this issue. We see how the police treat Jiiva and his gang (all innocent people) after they arrest them. Later, the police also tell them not to disclose it to the court that they were hit by the cops and threatens them to put them behind bars in the communal riot case. These visuals are quite disturbing.
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