V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta is a vividly vivacious vivifying vibey visual treat.

The visual effects are nothing less but astonishing with compassionate yet ruthless characterization of character V (voiced by Hugo Weaving). It focuses more on the intense dialogues with witticism embedded in it but this takes nothing out of the limited yet spectacularly filmed and choreographed action.

The mystery character V believed that until his countrymen become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious. So, it was first necessary to expose the corruption in the government and to do so he gives the tyrant government a taste of their own medicine by using the tool of fear with which the government itself used to exploit its countrymen.

He chose to bite on the bullet as he never imagined that he could alter much in his own lifetime. But what he imagined was the little knots of resistance springing up here and there –small groups of people would be banding themselves together and gradually growing and even leaving a few records behind, so that they could carry on from where he might leave off.

Rebellion means a look in the eyes, an inflection of the voice; at the most, an occasional whispered word originated from an idea. Character V lets you ponder upon the thought that behind a revolution what really lies is an idea, which can’t be killed, oppressed, manipulated unlike the bearer of that idea. It’ll pass on from one person to another until the final or the only verdict, Vengeance is achieved.


Animal Farm

A child loves it, a youngster loves it and it touches even the heart of someone who has lived long enough to see the political chaos.
George Orwell wrote not only a satire on the Russian Revolution but it was a political fable full of wit and fantasy. The story revolves around the animals living in a farm who wish to overthrow the dominating humans as their ruler. Since, the revolution was led by unconsciously power-hungry people, it led only to change of masters and the freedom from slavery remained a distant dream for the comrades of Animal Farm.
George Orwell tried to show the political leaders’ narrow-mindedness and the tactics they use to make sure that the faith of public in them isn’t dislodged. After throwing out the humans from the farm, the turning point came when pigs started to reserve milk and apples for themselves by justifying that they are the ones who are working hard by putting their minds into planning and future course of action in order to prevent the farm from any possible attack from humans.

The only difference in the lives of animals was that the baton of leadership has been passed from humans to pigs and little did they knew that now the evils of their lives sprung from the tyranny of pigs. The same toast was presented to them but in a different form and it was too late to identify the enemy from outside and the enemy within the Animal Farm.