Limitless Cinema in Broken English

October 25, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 7:36 pm

I just went to see a stage performance called MAHABHARATA: STRI PARVA (2009, A) by B-Floor. I have never read MAHABHARATA before, and know nothing about its synopsis. But the performance is very interesting, especially the part in which Gandhari curses Lord Krishna. So I tried to find out some information about this part from the internet:

“I curse you, Krishna, for this. You could have stopped this war if you wanted to. You could have saved the lives of these men. It is you who make these women weep, Krishna. Every drop of those tears flow down those cheeks because of you, Krishna. And every wail and every shriek that rises up from those thousands of hearts filled with bottomless grief rises up because of you, Krishna. And I curse you for it. Your men shall meet with the same end, Krishna. They shall fight among themselves and they shall all lie dead exactly like these men. These men died in honourable battle. But your men shall die shameful deaths in a dishonourable fight, in a drunken scuffle with no cause, no nobility to it, no glory. This war was fought for eighteen days and I give you twice that number of years, Krishna, to live and watch their corruption, their deterioration. Thirty-six years from now, every one of them shall meet with their shameful ends in a drunken brawl. And your women, Krishna, shall weep and wail, exactly as these women weep and wail.

I admired you once, Krishna. Admired you perhaps more than I admired any other human being on this earth. You were what I missed in my life: light and hope. Light that gives hope. Hope that gives strength, shows your goal, shows your path, guides you on that path. Light and hope that link you with life. Light and hope that tell you to be alive is beautiful.”


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