The Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett starrer Babel, which premiered at the Cannes Film festival this year and was the recipient of 3 awards including honors for Best Director, The Technical Grand Prize and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, will have a huge simultaneous release in India with its USA counterparts in the mid-week of July. E-City films, distributors of movies such as Alexander, Million Dollar Baby, Sahara, A history of Violence and The new world in the past would be releasing Babel in India.
An emotionally shattering drama Babel is the final chapter in the trilogy after the much-acclaimed Amores Perros and 21 Grams for director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. The movie recently became a hot topic of discussion when the reputed international website imdb.com (International Movie Data Base) mentioned Shilpa shetty & Mahima Chaudhry’s name in the film’s cast, even though they weren’t working on the movie.
The title of the movie refers to the tower of Babel in the ancient town of Babylon, where humans thought they were gods and could reach the heaven without God. The film explores the subject of relationships and plays around the themes of love in adversity. It revolves around four interweaving stories set in Morocco, Tunisia, Mexico and Japan. Even though it is not a fear-mongering movie, it is highly unpredictable and shocking.
And although Indian audiences would have to wait some more time to see a Bollywood starlet cast opposite Brad Pitt, there’s a whole lot to look forward to from Babel, as this tale of heartbreaking and devastating human drama will be with the audiences long after they have left the theater.