The movie Saving Private Rayan had a very happy ending. Though all his brothers died un-natural way, but he died living a full life with natural death in the movie. Don’t want to re-narrate the whole story but our own movie in cinemas for last 19/20 years “Saving Private Musharraf” action thriller has no happy ending, specially for Musharraf and Nawaz Sharif. May be very sad beginning for Maryam Nawaz or Maryam Safdar, whatever you want to call her character in this movie.
Sad ending of this story leaves most of us giggling sheepishly. Giggling sheepishly seems to be our national habit.
Saving Private Musharraf’s plot has its extremely entertaining portions, with jaw dropping ups and downs.
Most interesting and intelligent part of the movie is, while you watch it, you can’t find the connection between the script and the title of the movie. This ambiguous but intelligent nature of the script, puts this movie in the category of Art Movie.
But when you watch it, you tend to believe that it is a Masala movie with action, thriller, romance, comedy and great music. I forgot patriotism, because by the time movie ends you feel so enthralled with patriotism that you want go to the out and kill anyone resembling as foreigner. Resemblance are uncanny between foreigner and national, if you know what I mean.
Well movie making by nature is creating an alternative realty, fictional characters fighting and living larger than life lives. This movie has so many heros and villains with larger than life characters, you seem to love or hate them quickly, but they seems to disappear from the screen even more quickly.
We are forced to think that proverb ” What goes up comes down” should be the title of the movie rather than Saving Private Musharraf. But I like latter, so I am keeping it……
You would be thinking that it is about time I should be writing ups and and downs of Musharraf’s curious tenure with juicy stories of his coup, 7 point agenda, his relationship with US, his policies, his politico, drinking and womanizing, but, I will end this piece with a request that Google the names of Musharraf’s cabinet and then re-Google the names of Imran Khan’s cabinet, and you will end up with classic Art Movie end. No two watching would have the same understanding what they watched and what the movie was actually about.
My next movie suggestion would be to watch “Matrix”. Because our new hero can dodge bullets and even fly. Imagine that now.