August 27, 2007

Ratatouille - The movie review



Ratatouille may seem like a simple story of a rat named Remy who wants to become a chef, but it goes much beyond than that. It's a story that reinstates the idea that nothing is impossible to achieve. People will always ridicule you and let you down, they'll tell you time and again that you are not made for a particular task, but that shouldn’t come in your way of realizing your dreams. There may be 'ego' clashes too (ego is a food-critic in the movie), but if you have the passion and the determination, nobody can stop you from achieving what you want. It does a Jonathan Livingstone Seagull and re-establishes the notion - Believe in yourself!

My favourites from the movie:

The art of cooking

Food is like music. Each thing has its own taste, just like the different sounds. But when they come together, they create a symphony of sorts. There are immense possibilities and all you need to do is close your eyes and imagine what magic can be created when these things merge. In that sense, every cook is an artist who's culinary skill strikes a chord.

Gustauve

Gustauve, the famous chef from Paris and Remy's mentor believes "Anyone can be a cook." It's a thought that comes across time and again in the movie, only to reinforce the idea that everyone in the world has the potential to achieve something great. You just need to realize it.

Ego

Ego, the cynical food-critic says some really beautiful lines towards the end, which are from his last article in the paper. He talks about the job of a critic - a person who simply needs to pass a word on the hardwork of someone else. Over the years, the critic may grow accustomed to his power, may become 'ego'istic, but then comes a time where he realizes his mistake.

It's a must-watch for everyone! So go ahead, have a laugh, enlighten yourself and return to comment on this post :)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It indeed is a beautiful movie...
More so to me, because i love food and i love to cook. Somehow people fail to realize that cooking can give you the "joy of creation..."
Right now, confined to my hostel room, the greatest pleasure i can derive out of cooking is experimenting with my coffee but a good cup of coffee does give me some pleasure - both of creation (:D) and of coffee :D...
Happy Cooking

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bhumika said...

@anonymous- 1

True, cooking does give you the joy of creation. And that is a very b'ful feeling indeed!

@anonymous - 2

Thanks for your kind words. It's always nice to know that people do enjoy reading your work.

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