Friday, March 16, 2012

Defending Alcohol

In the Bangla film ‘Baishe Sraban’, there is scene where the young cop, Abhijit, heartbroken because his girlfriend is with someone else, sits to drink with his senior, Probir, who is a confirmed drunk. As he gets drunk, Abhi narrates the story of his father, how he’d get drunk and beat up his mother.

Finally, Abhi says, “Otherwise, he was a good man. But, after a couple of drinks… Alcohol is such a…

Probir completes the sentence, “…great thing.”

Then he adds: “It was your father’s problem if he couldn’t handle it. Neither the alcohol’s nor yours.”


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