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Ashes and Diamonds

Ashes and Diamonds is the film I have seen many my student days Is it wrong to kill wrong people for the right cause? Is there a right cause to kill people? Would you rather make love to a beautiful woman or put somebody a bullet between the eyes and risk being hunted down and killed? Wajda embarks on the journey to prove that death is meaningless and awkward business in this cinematographic masterpiece.

To me this movie is a true compilation of contrasts. And the stark contrast of the black and white picture only adds to the drama of the excellent script.

I was deeply impressed by the dilemma it depicts. Years later, this movie became the first source of inspiration and reference for my TV film Uyirthezhunnelpu, story of a bunch of renegades caught between illusions and disillusionments