September 17, 2008
'Traitor' the Movie and 'Blind Faith' the Novel - Don't Make the Mark.
The two things I were better off not doing this past week were watching the movie 'Traitor' and reading Ghose's novel 'Blind Faith'!
The former, a movie starring Don Cheadle, had movie goers agog prior to its release. Alas, it had the brilliant Don Cheadle beat about the hackneyed theme of home grown terrorism! How long will it take Hollywood to realize that the audience has moved on...
'Sagarika Ghose's 'Blind Faith' can't be termed a disappointment since I had no grand expectations of it other than it be a decent story told in an engaging way, or then, an engaging story related in a decent way. Well, it proved to be neither of the two! The one redeeming feature of the novel was the character of Indi which lent an 'oomph' to the novel, but not enough to float it. Ms. Ghose has remarkable credentials, and that makes me believe this is not the last we'll see of her. However, "Blind Faith" will not work!