On the occasion of Organ Donation Day !

On the 13th day of the August, India will celebrate ‘Organ- Donation Day’. There has been a presence of a lot of myths and doubts in people’s minds, when it comes to organ donation. Some believe it to be a kind act which includes giving something to our fellow human beings as we depart from this world…while there are some who think of it as very mechanical and unemotional.

In my personal opinion, there couldn’t have been a nobler thing to do as our way of spreading happiness throughout humanity. Even my family donated the eyes and body of my grandmother last year, former of which gave sight to two different individuals, as we later got to know.

So, in today’s TGIS post, I present to you 3 movies which in some way or other, deal with ‘Organ Donation’.

#1 Ship Of Theseus


IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

“The film explores questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death through an experimental photographer, an ailing monk and a young stockbroker.”

Director: Anand Gandhi

Writers: Anand Gandhi, Anand Gandhi (story)

Stars: Aida Elkashef, Yogesh Shah, Faraz Khan

Blogger’s inputs: ” The movie has three sub-plots. A visually impaired and celebrated Egyptian photographer undergoes a cornea transplant but has trouble adjusting to her newfound sense of sight and is dissatisfied with her resulting photography. An erudite monk is diagnosed with liver cirrhosis but continues to be reluctant towards medication. A young Indian stockbroker receives a new kidney. He learns of a case of organ theft involving a poor bricklayer, and tries to get him either a large financial settlement or both his kidneys back.

Of course, the above list does not include plain blood donation or transfusion. Many movies strike an emotional chord, with estranged sons or relatives donating their blood either to a yet-to-be-discovered mother or to someone from their arch enemy’s camp.

Unless one has missed out on many others, one finds very few movies which have touched upon the critical issue of organ donation. Given the persuasive powers of cinema, this is a pity indeed.”

#2 My Sister’s Keeper


IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

“Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive.”

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Writers: Jeremy Leven (screenplay), Nick Cassavetes (screenplay)

Stars: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin

#3 Seven Pounds


IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

“A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.”

Director: Gabriele Muccino

Writer: Grant Nieporte

So guys, I hope that you give these movies a view this weekend and try to know a little bit more about Organ-donation and the noble cause it serves.

Till then, so long !!!.






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