When one is paid to do something, one has an excuse. After all, Amit Varma is alive. Roger Ebert, therefore, writes thus on ‘The Lives of Others’,
He doesn’t find a shred of evidence that Dreyman is disloyal. Not even in whispers. Not even in guarded allusions. Not even during pillow talk. The man obviously believes in the East German version of socialism, and the implication is that not even the Stasi can believe that. They are looking for dissent and subversion because, in a way, they think a man like Dreyman should be guilty of them. Perhaps they do not believe in East Germany themselves, but have simply chosen to play for the winning team.
Did he even watch the movie or was he told ‘mun kathai surukkam‘ by Sudhish Kamath?