THE SALTY SEA DOG
Directed by Murad Abiyev | Review by Arindam Bhunia
[dropcap]We[/dropcap] all want to be loved and want to stay together with our loved ones. We can strain our every nerve to secure our dear ones. But everyone’s life is not a fairy tale. Sometimes the ‘ONE’ whom we believe and love most can turn traitor or betray us and rides roughshod over our feelings. The shattered, broken soul then hunts for peace and support and when two distress soul comes together, they pulls well with one another and becomes perfect. We can taste the whole essence in the award winning film ‘THE SALTY SEA DOG’.
Story begins with a perfect blush and a beautiful smile on the face of the leading lady when she discovers her pregnancy. She wants to let her husband know about this special news in a romantic way. But the Creator wrote something different for her. All her merriment nipped in the bud after her sudden miscarriage. The poor lady was quite at sea and her pain doubled after realizing her partner’s betrayal. Being extremely downhearted she flies in the face of deep sea. She was about to die until a dog saved her life. This new life makes the lady more daring, courageous and independent. The duo (the lady and the dog) starts a new life together.
The term “Salty Dog” comes from the archaic practice of rubbing salt into the coat of one’s favourite dog as a flea repellent. Therefore, one’s “salty dog” is one’s favourite person, best friend, and so on. So, from the film title itself director Murad Abiyev has proved his creativity. It’s really boring enough when you have directors who play it safe and make the same kind of films over and over again. In this case Murad Abiyev already has made his own identity. The story is the soul of the film and injects much energy and freshness into every character. The leading lady Natavan Hajiyeva succeeds in breathing as much life as possible into her character with her charm, personality and sincere portrayal. And the last but not the least, the DOG was extremely adorable and also surprised us by his/her innocent acting. Camera work and cinematography is brilliant.
It is bad enough when a stranger or foe betrays us, but it is worse when someone we believe to be a close and trusted backstabs us. It feels like we are left in disbelief and unbelievable pain. But it is the drastic truth of life which we can’t change. Two lonely souls can create a perfect relationship with trust, affection, love and care. ‘THE SALTY SEA DOG’ is the perfect reflection of that.
Arindam Bhunia is a marketing manager in an MNC with more than eight years of work experience in electrical field. Apart from his corporate job, he has interest in cultural activities so he joined Human Lab Corporation as Chief Executive Officer. He oversees strategic planning for film, television and video game production, marketing and distribution for the company’s business verticals worldwide. He is also responsible for overseeing finance, legal, labour relations, technology and HLC Studio operations.