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The Color Of Paradise, Film Analysis, Review And Critc

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The color of paradise

At a momentary glance ‘the color of Paradise’ appears to be a film revolving around a blind boy by the name of Mohammad. However, as the chronicle unfolds, it becomes obvious that the father to the boy is the innermost character, a profoundly distressed chap who blames God for his ill fate. The boy’s father set his mind to wedding an influential woman from a wealthy family, but feels embarrassed to let her know about his blind son. While rebelling against the will of the boy’s grandmother, Mohammad’s father feels that apprenticing him to the blind carpenter, in a bid to master the art of trade, could eliminate his disgrace to the ...view middle of the document...

Finally, his father shows up and takes him to the village, where his two sisters and the grandmother have been awaiting him. The young boy loves nature, but his father is embarrassed of him. He secretly harbours plans of giving him away to serve as an apprentice to a blind carpenter in a bid to remarry (Ebert).

Music in the film is minimally used. The sound of nature serves as background in the film. In times of immense suspense, the sound of nature helps its listeners by varying the mood of the film. In addition, the cinematographer leaves some elements of sound subject to the interpretation of the audience. A good example is the frightening sound of the ‘djin’ (Majidi, “The Color of Paradise”).

The reality of the situation is evident in how the film takes spectators on an incredible journey of love and faith, creating a masterwork of emotion that is so beautiful. In its elegance and simplicity, it affects one’s heart. The affluence of the film lies in its ability to portray the ordinary state of the basic elements of nature. It simply allows nature to echo in its background....

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