Abnormal becomes the norm and no one raises an eyebrow. Is that the world we live in? Is that our reality? Is the human experience crazy? There's one episode in the film which showcases Margaret Mead's work on intercultural relativity. Maybe that's the deep philosophy in this movie. Crazy is what you want to believe as crazy. Its all relative. Life can have very different manifestations, not all of them need to be congruous and meaningful to everyone.
It could as well be a statement on the unreality of life, when people lose touch with reality of self and other. It's a surreal movie which reflects on the hypocritical nature of life in a very symbolic way.
The movie anyway holds together, its irrationality and disconnectedness does not reduce its attraction. Each vignette in itself is compelling. There is fascination in watching the craziness. Perhaps that's another way in which it mirrors life.
The movie showcases the conflict faced by the near-dead widows with their desire. Their world becomes this constant inner struggle of life force Vs hopelessness, temptation Vs enforced chastity. This is contrasted with the wasted indulgence of curators of culture, who prey on their victims and consequently hollow their inner self. There is hope and new energy in youth. Desire to make a difference, to shed old meaningless ways of living.
John and Lisa were not the best choice for the roles. They bring in dead-pan expressions/delivery and add unnecessary glamour which takes away from the solemnity of the movie. Seema Biswas delivers.