A few weeks ago, I watched this movie at home. Since then, I strongly wanted to write about it simply because I find this movie really special. Released a few months earlier, the superhit bollywood movie ‘Oh my god!‘ has more or less brought my personal feelings and belief onto screen. Despite not being a big film-aholic, I was truly entertained by the movie which mainly talks about a man and his (non) belief in God.
The main character literally makes fun of the prayers, deities and beliefs of people despite that he owns a commerce selling god idols and related stuff. One day, an earthquake strikes the country and his shop is the only one destroyed. His insurance company then informs him that the small print of their agreement: Events caused by “Act of god” are not covered.
For the remaining part of the movie, the main actor sues religious leaders who ‘represent’ the deities on earth. He brings forward the numerous ways how these leaders and their organisations fool people, steal their money and how money and resources are wasted while performing prayers.
Even in Mauritius…
IMHO, what was shown through this movie is purely based on daily real-life scenarios. Just to quote a few examples:
- Few years back, I was listening to music through my earphones in Port Louis when I came across a lady with a large white tikka, distributing brochures. When she voluntarily handed over one of them to me. While I was going to grab it, she made signs to me to give pay her.
WTF? She was handling god-related things to people and was asking money in return. I nearly threw (not really) her thing back to her and pursued my way.
- Why do tourists need to pay to enter a temple in Grand Bay???
That place is in no-way a commercial business, for whatever reasons!
- As you know, I recently got married and for this occasion, I had to buy loads of Pooja Samaan (stuffs needed during the prayers). The profit margin earned by retailers as compared to buying the same stuff in Port Louis is extraordinary exaggerated, sometimes with over 500% profit!!!
Did you watch the movie?
Any more examples to share?