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Photon 2017 – Movie Review

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English Title – Photo
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Direction – Norman Let
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Language – Polis
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Narrator – Andrzej Chyr
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Country – Polan
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Releasing Year – 201
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Photon 2017 Full Movie

Photon Storyline

This very interesting Polish film starts with a single dot, a pixel, and develops a kind of history of matter, since the so-called “particle of God” existed, by its relation with the first photon. It has a wonderful overview of protons and neutrons and how they stick together and separate each other, and amazing images of electron movement around the nucleus. It explains with incredible molecular photography how the tension beneath the bodies occur while they come into contact. The film continues this sort of “history of matter”, explaining the chains of atoms in the prehistoric oceans and how living beings (without calling them as that) start to appear.

Then it explains some basic animal instincts as the sense of belonging and the necessity of religion and law in human beings (even showing with apes that “people in other continents don’t know the value of death”), through a mistaken only-biologist approach. The film acquires a new dimension while the scientist is interviewed in a very natural and human perspective, even showing some mistakes and anger in his behavior. The story continues showing, again with wonderful molecular photography, the marvels of neurobiology, neurophysics and neurochemistry.

It ends making a kind of prospective on how terrorists will have no sense to exist, how physical pain will diminish throughout the world and everything will be controlled by robots which can even make mind-backups, insinuating someday energy will beat matter, to realize in it’s final conclusion that in this just material absurdity, ignorance on behalf this scientific challenges is the best.

Photon Movie Review

This 2017 movie has won, deservedly, several prizes across Copenhagen, Toronto, New York, Sydney, Moscow, London and all around Poland obviously. The molecular photography is really worth to watch the film, it’s wonderful balance and contrast of blue and red pixels in it’s neurological part can make your mind blow out of astonishment.

Nevertheless, in my particular opinion, it fails in explaining the whole universe only by biological means and discrediting since the beginning all religious and moral perspectives. Watch out and be cautious with the extreme and bloody scenes of feti in surgical tables! In someway, due to this extreme materialism and mechanism, Andrzej, the narrator, feels his will annihilated. In this line of ideas … what lack of faith can do! Even colors according to Norman do not really exist, since they are a subjective consideration of the brain and only the brain.

The movie is thus, seriously viced by a sterilized trascendence in the message it wants to give, ending by a full (and fool) skepticism, afraid and contempted of watching the broad and total perspective and more conformed or satisfied with a closer, specific and atomic image of a “History of Life”, in which if hope doesn’t have a place, it’s worth of a neurotic and suicidal patient in a mental institution.

Reviewed by:

Jorge Isaac Veytia

JORGE ISAAC VEYTIA, is a Mexican who works as an international commercial lawyer in Berlin, Germany. His practice involves the use of more than six languages. He is a cinema fan since a child. His favourite films focus mainly on French comedies even he also loves the analysis of Scandinavian movies and kitschy Mexican masterpieces. He is also a true fan of Berlinale festival. “The Red Violin” and “La Soif de l’Or” could be listed as his favorite movies.

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Lal Bahadur Shastri’s Death – An Unfinished Story – Review

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Lal Bahadur Shastri’s Death – An Unfinished Story – Review

Of late I have been watching some shows and docudramas on various OTT platforms as they have some mind-blowing content. Last night, I watched a“Lal Bahadur Shastri’s Death – An Unfinished Story, a ZEE5 Original. And, as expected, it turned out to be an excellent watch. Former Prime Minister of India, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri died under mysterious circumstances in Tashkent (then a part of USSR), and till today, there has been no concrete theory on his death. In the docudrama, many questions have been raised regarding Shastri’s death. His son, Sunil Shastri and grandson Sidharth Nath Singh have given their narrative of the whole incident.  According to them, when the Prime Minister’s body arrived in India, there were cut marks on it while his face had a blue tinge. They also said that no proper death certificate was issued and neither any was post-mortem done. This raises a question that whether Shastriji died of natural causes or it was a planned murder – motivated by political ambitions? Late Kuldeep Nayyar, a veteran journalist, who was present in Tashkent has also expressed his doubt that Lal Bahadur Shastri may have been poisoned as the general public as well as people in the government were not happy with the PM’s decision of signing a peace agreement with Pakistan. He also hinted that he doubts T.N. Kaul’s involvement, as the latter repeatedly asked him to confirm that Shastri died of natural causes. T.N. Kaul was the Foreign Secretary at that time and died in the year 2000.

Background:

India and Pakistan fought a 17-day war in 1965, and it resulted in massive military as well as territorial losses on both sides. However, India had an edge as it captured some key areas in Pakistan. To end these hostilities, Lal Bahadur Shastri and Ayub Khan (the then President of Pakistan) met in Tashkent to sign a peace agreement. The agreement had a clause relinquishing the use of force to resolve the dispute of any nature between the two countries; it was mediated by Aleksey Kosygin, Premier of USSR at that time. This treaty is called as “Tashkent Agreement” and is perceived as a wrong move by Shastri till today by many military veterans as well as political leaders. The Prime Minister died the very next day after signing this treaty with Ayub Khan. According to some analysts, if Shastri had not returned territories gained from Pakistan; then Pakistan’s infiltration in Kashmir would have stopped significantly. However, one interesting thing is that on the other side of the border too, many experts were not in favour of Ayub Khan’s decision of signing the Tashkent Agreement.

The Mystery:

Eleven years after Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death, a parliamentary commission was appointed in 1977 and two people – Ram Nath (Shastri’s personal servant) and Dr R.N. Chugh were called as witnesses. Apparently, none of them could ever appear before the commission as one was killed in a road accident and the other paralysed for life. So, over half a century of Tashkent Agreement, Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death still remains a mystery with many theories.

Written by: Absar Ahmad