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The Gods Must Be Crazy

by Seema Bansal on 18th August, 2015 at 11:30 AM CEST

God must be a crazy! Crazy to design such a complicated yet simple human brain. We yearn for basic needs but we create a web of complications around it. With time and formation of society, human has created their own notions about life and the way it is supposed to be lived. But the irony is that a man is born naked, with a blank slate of mind. With time, he writes a pattern of thoughts on his mind and hence makes some fundamentals about his lifestyle and things around it.

Like a bushman, in his most natural state, a man is not demanding, as by then he has not learnt the sense of comparison and achievement over winning things. But as society has developed, a man’s demand is not only limited to food and shelter, it has gone beyond, giving him a sense of power with the ownership of materialistic things and more.

In this movie, a bottle is a metaphor of what possession of a thing can do to a community. As this being a thing, that was not available from the nature to the bushman of Kalahari Dessert, they started fighting over a mere Coke bottle. A small fight over a petty coke bottle has taken a larger and fatal shape in civilization where people are fighting over possession over lands and other things. But on a bigger picture, a man is born naked and will not take anything back with him. Through this comic satire, a fact has been established that how futile concepts man has created around him. Each character is representing a particular human behavior. While the bushman is representing the core human nature, unaffected by the society and culture, while the group of terrorists are representing a quest of human to conquer over other humans. If seen from a higher perspective, this movie will place you at a position where you will be able to think through the situations and realize how pointless the whole structure has become at many places. The society, culture, civilization, religions - they have conditioned the human mind to live for ideals, goals, to go on sacrificing the real for some imaginary paradise, future life, eternity, money, power etc.

This movie is a subtle remark on human mind and leaves you with a sense of perspective. A perspective that disentangles you from your own hooks in life and makes you think beyond chasing the petty things blindly.  

 

Thus I would recommend this movie to all those people who would wish to have a break from monotony and see life from a different angle altogether.

Article by Seema Bansal, CF IMPACT Program, Creative Content Directorship

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Stefan Alievikj

Stefan Alievikj | C:F staff

Have seen the movie! It's quite a comedy and I have never pondered on it the way you have done in this article.

Great overview and points taken on human nature. It's really truth, how we limit ourselves with the patterns we embed in our brains of how our lives are supposed to be, how our culture is supposed to be..

Congratulations on excellent work Seema!

18th August, 2015 @ 11:36 AM CEST

Muhammad Ali Ali

Muhammad Ali Ali

Dear Seema Bansal .

Yes! you have qouted an amazaing piece of art .

19th August, 2015 @ 2:38 PM CEST

Prashant Gupta

Prashant Gupta | Action team

I haven't seen this movie but after reading this article i think i am going too. Very nicely written.

14th September, 2015 @ 5:20 PM CEST

Jelena Jovanovic

Jelena Jovanovic

Now I need to see it too. Thank you for the suggestion!

22nd January, 2016 @ 6:42 AM CEST

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