Recently, one of our ‘not so honourable’ members of parliament purposely asked the PM whether the ‘Da Vinci code’ film would be shown in Mauritius without any prior consultation with the Church. Clearly, he wanted it either banned or censored on the basis of not hurting religious sensibilities in Mauritius. Whatever that means!
Yesterday, the film was also at the centre of a debate on Radio One. The guests were the president of the Censorship board, a theatre owner and a priest. I heard only parts of the show but my general impression was one of beating about the bush… as is often the case here.
What these people have forgot to mention is that this is a film that, according to the critics, is not even worth watching. So, raising debates about it is in fact serving the producers’ interests: it can only arouse curiosity and have more people watch it than it deserves, thereby helping turn it into a commercial hit.
A disappointing book
Anyway, I didn’t see the movie but I did read the book. And I wasn’t particularly impressed. The first 70% are OK but the rest is absolute crap with a hasty finish and loose ends. I was very disappointed after having heard so much about it. I’d rather read Asimov or even a simple but solid Agatha Christie book. Even Harry Potter stories are much more finely written.
Also, to come back to the issue of how the film could have a negative influence on people (!), shouldn’t we be taking some time to look at the content of those Bollywood films that are shown on MBC early in the evening and that attract large audiences in our movie theatres? Those are full of almost-nude actresses dancing erotically with extremely voyeuristic shots! And the scenes of violence are so apalling! Plus should I mention the lack of morality and indecency of those lavish backgrounds in which those perfect bodies evolve?
And what about those very popular serials like Tulsi, Sindoor and Muneca Brava? Absolute sh..
I’m sick and tired of the hypocrisy and double standards. Our children are watching films and serials that do not help them understand and face the real world at all, that are intellectually poor and are completely immoral.
Talk about blinding the people!