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Cosmic sex an independent Bengali film from India starring Rii Sen, who won a best actress award at Osian's for her bold act entrapped in the web of love, sex and jealousy explored the possibility of using sex to achieve God depicted without frills through a woman by award-winning Kolkata based film director Amitabh Chakraborty.

A young woman cries while reading a letter from his beloved who is none other than the director. He says his lack of confidence, her wounds, dedication. Thus begins the film Qaushiq Mukherjee. In the footsteps of Lord Krishna and Rahda, revered as the ideal of the couple, the documentary focuses not only on divine love, the union of heart and mind, but also the sexual union. While today some prudishness seems to resurface in Indian society, that marriages are often arranged, that violence against women is commonplace and that kissing in public are subjected to insults and even blows the part of the police, the young Indian director asks friends and poets in search of the lost myth of love and eroticism, a symbol of divine love.

The story opens with the activity of a local radio show, Radio City 91.FM. This show wants to listen to the most intimate problems. One of its leaders says Talking about sex remains taboo globally In India, the word sex frightens However the questions posed to the antenna are raw, direct.
Observation: once, the Indians kissing on the mouth was they who invented the Kama Sutra. Nowadays, by cons, we live in confusion, repression, duplicity.

India is one of the most puritanical societies that are in the world demonstrates, for example, a scene filmed which seems worthy of another age, in which we see the police in person to attack a couple who simply just kissing in the street which, in India, is a crime. The least we can say is that the police do not go hand dead! In India, even today, cohabitation is hardly common, landlords refuse to rent up to their . apartment of cohabiting couples simple

A young woman explains: we do not usually see people kissing in public, our society is very conservative. India appears, in comparison with other nations, a strange country, where people accept their fate because of the caste system, closely linked to religious thought. Anywhere else, the poor, the disadvantaged would revolt. Not here." The vast majority of Indians are poor and submitted to promiscuity, intimate relations take place in silence for lack of sufficient private space.

In India, we must know that the very notion of love is closely connected with the divine figure of Krishna. Krishna is the god of love. If since time immemorial, India is a country of oral tradition, oral transmission, for fifty years, Indian cinema tends to replace this tradition. India has just over one billion inhabitants, the vast majority have no access to any form of sex education. The cinema, in this field, plays a little role of teacher. His mission? "Illustrate sexuality while preserving morality."

Professionals from the film industry confirm this for a film to work, you need sex, that is said bluntly. And to clarify there are two kinds of film categories: first, those that revolve around seduction, sexuality suggested, then most explicit films, the plot summary. Everyone says we tone, dream sex, not just young people, we have spectators sixty years!" We look forward to clarify that in India, "the public appreciates the beauty we love see suggested sex, but women do not come to see this kind of film. If they look at them, they cover their faces to show their shame.

Regarding the Kama Sutra, an Indian scholar explains everything from Brahma, the supreme god, who created the god of desire, still called Kamday, with a bow (like Cupid Greeks and Latins). Then, "Brahma and his daughter have been reports, in which they invented sixty four arts." In terms of epics and legends, India is spoiled for choice. She remains fascinated by its rich mythological tradition, both oral and written. This does not prevent, as we admit, "many Indians are embarrassed when they buy the Kama Sutra in bookstores, and of course, especially When it has a woman standing behind the counter" .

The word Kama means the senses, in its broadest sense ie not just sex. We are taught that a whole chapter of the Kama Sutra of adultery Treaty dharma duty we-says one, a woman does not stop, and it is common for women in search of a lover. However it is not in India for nothing everything happens in secret. Many testimonies, although present, Indians and Indian are then hear Our company wanted to limit the access to knowledge. We have no freedom here. We need to change men. For now, women have no power. Yet few young Indians that looks more or less "liberated" evoke before we sexuality in a very free manner boys and girls.

How to identify such a mixture of romance, sensuality, machismo and Puritanism? There is sometimes enough to get lost. Thereupon, the report takes us back to Radio City, where we intend to shatter the intimate confidences and secret. After hearing an Indian pompously declaring "our country is so old that we can not give her age, we are in a city school, in the course of biology devoted to human reproduction. By observing students' attitudes reveals that teenage disctètement laugh, while their male counterparts passionately listen, eyes wide open.

Without transition, we show then moves to a traditional erotic sculpture sculptor at work: the Indian erotic sculpture is, as we know, very old, very sensual, very suggestive. Suggestive also a traditional dance during which young boys, gotipura, dress as women, rouge during long sessions of makeup and mimic in their dance performance, the positions of love. Then the key figures of the couple Krishna / Radha noteworthy: we can not speak of love, India, without referring to the couple, it is totally central. Krishna, will we learn, has not always been gentle and sympathetic figure, a little rose water, it is now: macho enough, we are told, "he killed many demons in Vrindavan. " After that it was love at first sight for Radha.

The desire to Krishna is true love we-says one. But the god was inconsistent, hence discharges Radha and quarrels. In fact, the couple spent his time fighting, and to be reconciled on the pillow. One reason, no doubt: Radha perfect lover, was, we do we certify, expert in sixty four positions.
It was learned that Radha Krishna to enjoy without ejaculating. Added, strangely enough, without further explanation, that Radha "was both love as a woman and as a man. Anyway, they come back, "Radha and Krishna are essential figures for understanding India. They symbolize the eyes of every Hindu, the greatest love story, since in fact they were a illicit couple Radha was married. Thus, to the Hindu, the full love, genuine, can not be that the forbidden love.

Radha was copiously insulted, treated impure woman. However, Krishna was not entitled to any of these treatments. Does that surprise you? Moreover, height of the scandal and transgression, imagine that Radha was older, and she was his aunt! It shows, the opportunity to explain an Indian, how we shared respect for conventions and what we really feel in our heart. We then entitled to a rather long development on the design of Indian body. In this area we are we said, there is a gulf between Eastern thought and Western thought. Everything rests on the notion of chakra.
The chakras are areas that belong to the subtle body, cosmic. So that we can not locate a chakra. In Hindu thought, "there is always this dichotomy between brain and heart, felt and intellectual analysis.

Now, what about the marriage, and for women? Word to women, women's words between twenty and twenty-five years maximum, preferably to twenty-two, a girl must absolutely find a husband if it is slow, if it waits too, it will be downright harassed by his family, which itself will be harassed by all neighborhood. And even if, according to a bourgeois and urban Indian lady, today's young people no longer have the same vision of the love we, it remains clear that the fate of an Indian woman is mapped out.

I could not defy morality Another woman confesses. Even today, India is a ferocious society towards women: over two thirds of Indian brides are - or were - raped , beaten or tortured, and they seem to find it normal (religion enjoins their total devotion, if not even sacrificial towards their husbands). Most marriages are arranged, and with blank dot. When we speak of marriage to people being questioned, one is struck by their skeptical, disillusioned, unenthusiastic women at home men. There has yet happy marriages concedes someone lip. But very, very quickly, others reframe: "Marriage is an institution, a series of agreements, compromise. There extramarital adventures cynically adds a man. Definitely, it is well seen, Krishna is their model!

According to Indian conception, the lovers never marry and that is why their love remains strong
Why seek love? A young woman gives his view of singular lucidity nonchalantly, she exposes us that love is something selfish and pretentious but that, perhaps, too, everybody needs to have a witness his life. A young man, for his part, speaks: marriage is a housekeeping matter, not sex or love.
It asks, immediately after, a young couple, who speaks frankly: We have still many taboos to be lifted. When, in a couple, the sexual pleasure decline, anger rises.

The report, this takes us to the Bengal at an aboriginal tribe simple way, and then made ​​a detour Rajasthan, where he gives us the welcome opportunity to hear a woman sing in language rather old Rajput Mira-Bai worship songs in their full original version, ie unredacted their overtly sexual connotations. Then comes the question of Déa Thatva and the Tantra precepts. This is, then, of use sex to do penance i.e. to totally spiritual purposes, sexual technique of making love accumulate sexual energy friction in taking control refraining from ejaculating, and arrive, so, in a state of complete bliss ananda.

But besides all this, there is indeed that in India, most people are disgusted with their own sexual organs certainly because they are dirty and that India is a country that lives in the obsession of purity, contamination even as, moreover, religion sanctifies the penis and vagina see the Shiva linga. It asks a wise Sufi Muslim, who did not hesitate to declare that we do not learn what is The most important. He goes on to quote a Sufi commandment: he who knows himself knows everything, and declaring that sex allows us to understand who we are. In the eyes of the wise, sexual desire is the first internal enemies of man must learn to control to control the mind.
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This is the purpose of the tantric sexual asceticism at the last moment, you ejaculating prevented you to control your sexual energy. This is extremely difficult. Do forget that the statues of Radha and Krishna are our reflection. The Hindu spirituality, Indian does not cut the body. Someone insists it is necessary to know his body and soul. The big question, through these reflections, seems to be: how to contain this energy, channel it so that it illuminates the mind It are ways. The Indians believe that, lorque the woman is menstruating, she is a man it empty, like him. Man is the simple, complex woman, the union of the simple and the complex, it is the sex. Having understood himself, the second step is to understand the other.

Sex is recognized as central. It is the starting point of all life. This, it freely admits and even enthusiastically! The Indian people is a sensual people, but at the same time it is under enormous social control and always influenced by a demanding spirituality, centered on renunciation and control esteem. The ideal of detachment and the conviction that the world is in itself illusory necessarily lead to step back compared to the world of sense. Fortunately, music, dance, singing (very present) and, of course, cinema, offer some loopholes, so discreet they are. But even there, it is never too away from the tradition of the Indian mind.

Do not forget (and this is far more dark) today, in this very moment, India is a country that has come to count only 927 women per 1000 men (because of abortions routinely performed on fetuses of girls), where the declared domestic violence reaches more than fifty percent of women and where scores prostitutes have not reached the age of fifteen. Country disconcerting, unique!Sex is recognized as central. It is the starting point of all life. This, it freely admits (and even enthusiastically!) The Indian people is a sensual people, but at the same time it is under enormous social control and always influenced by a demanding spirituality, centered on renunciation and control esteem. The ideal of detachment and the conviction that the world is in itself illusory necessarily lead to step back compared to the world of sense.

Fortunately, music, dance, singing (very present) and, of course, cinema, offer some loopholes, so discreet they are. But even there, it is never too away from the tradition of the Indian mind. Do not forget (and this is far more dark) today, in this very moment, India is a country that has come to count only 927 women per 1000 men because of abortions routinely performed on fetuses of girls, where the declared domestic violence reaches more than fifty percent of women and where scores prostitutes have not reached the age of fifteen. Country disconcerting, unique!Sex is recognized as central. It is the starting point of all life.

This, it freely admits (and even enthusiastically!) The Indian people is a sensual people, but at the same time it is under enormous social control and always influenced by a demanding spirituality, centered on renunciation and control esteem. The ideal of detachment and the conviction that the world is in itself illusory necessarily lead to step back compared to the world of sense. Fortunately, music, dance, singing very present and, of course, cinema, offer some loopholes, so discreet they are.

But even there, it is never too away from the tradition of the Indian mind. Do not forget (and this is far more dark) today, in this very moment, India is a country that has come to count only 927 women per 1000 men (because of abortions routinely performed on fetuses of girls), where the declared domestic violence reaches more than fifty percent of women and where scores prostitutes have not reached the age of fifteen. Country disconcerting, unique!

From the famous drama Tasher Desh set to music by Rabindranath Tagore. Shipwrecked on an island of your dreams, the prince and his buddy stumble upon a strange society. The islanders are all soldiers who call themselves the cards, and live according to the laws that prohibit all human behavior. When a violent faction of the islanders catch the two foreigners and leads them to court, they arouse the wrath of cards for being removed from the customs of the court. Pleaded guilty and ostracized. Before leaving, the prince asks to speak one last time, and took the opportunity to whisper to some women Charter the message of liberation that revealed his guardian angel. Shortly thereafter, in the land of the cards will be manifested for the first time dissent.

The 12th edition of Osian's Cinefan Film Festival  in New Delhi has just ended and palmares fell. The award for best film in the Indian section was awarded to BA Pass, directed by Aajy Bahl. The film also picked up the award for best actor for Shadab Kamal, who plays the character of a young man who becomes a gigolo.

The Best Director was awarded to Suchitra Veera Aijtha for Ballad of Rustom. The film tells the story of the aspirations of a government employee. Rii won the award for best actress for her role in Sex Cosmix , Patang  Prashant Bhargava also received the Special Jury Prize. Hansa , directed by Manav Kaul, received the award from the critics.

The Festival took place from 27 July to 5 August. The 12th edition of Osian's Cinefan hosted 175 films from 38 different countries, in three sections: India, Asia and Arab countries.





Tina, Rii and Puja during the pre-release party of Chandan Roy Sanyal's upcoming film, held in Kolkata.






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