Can watching something which you see everyday anyways be beautiful ? Answer is yes, answer is The Lunchbox. Reality and nostalgia was my experience throughout the movie. All character were like my own known people of ages. People with whom I have interacted, worked with and most importantly touched by. I could see myself in those characters. One character which acts a toned down play as much as other roles is that of this city Mumbai itself. It gave me that ‘ been there done that’ kick. Eating 2 bananas for lunch, local train commuting, routine mornings and lonely evenings. And still it’s beautiful. Not much changes , modes and means may change.Still reality is routine, boredom in excitement , loneliness in chaos. And still it is beautiful .Absolutely beautiful.
My last post was in Sep 2012. It took 9 months to open my blog and scribble something. Is that good or bad ? Neither not writing for so long is bad nor writing (or to restart writing) is good. The point is not to find the good and bad in it. What I think is really important is to ‘do something’. To be in action. It might be only small step for few of us …I would say for most of us. But this small step can make a huge difference in the long run. All great things achieved in life started small. Thus taking action matters. Breaking pattern matters.
taking small actions like writing after a long time …is a littlebigthing 🙂
Novels and films have always romanticized friendship,same as it has done with love. For me friendship is not like ” tere jaisa yaar kahan, kaha aaise yaraana”. No it’s not all the friends we see on social media like Facebook and twitter. It’s not all those who we meet in our different walks of life. It’s that one special or at most a very few special ones. Friendship is more of a Space than just a relationship. It’s a space for me to be myself in this world of pretense and hypocrisy. Its here that i can authentically express my true self with no fear of losing the person or getting misunderstood. I can be selfish, I can be manipulative , I can be whatever I am and yet get accepted. Like an unconditional acceptance. It’s a space to feel protected and taken care off no matter what comes in life. It’s also about taking complete responsibility and owning this relationship. It’s almost everything as in love except it’s logical ( and mostly tragical) end of getting married, and fortunately so.
When my career, my relationships, my marriage, my health, my finances, my life doesn’t seem to work…there is this one special person who stands by me and gives me the confidence that it will be All Right.
Jaane Kyun Dil Jaanta Hai.., Tu Hai To, I’ ll Be All Right… AlittleBIGthing 🙂
Growing with a star
I am not an Amitabh Bachan fan. I have watched Sholay 37 times, Don 43 times and Deewar ? …have stopped counting. The words amitabh bachan (or rather it was amitabachan then ) came to me first as an idiom in childhood and not as a name. Anyone doing anything heroic, anything amazing was called amitabachan. The childhood fascination for action and fight kept me away from silsila and chupke-chupke kinda movies. Which I had to catch later in my life only to appreciate them more. His eyes , voice, posture, body language and conviction in any character were mesmerizing. I don’t have to write of his acting skills here and anyways I am not an Amitabh Bachan fan. The learning as I grew was in his commitment and passion for his work. His fight back attitude in both emotional and physical crisis he has gone through in his life. The modesty and humility towards others. When in KBC he says to a common man “aap jaise sajjan ko milne ka mauka mujhe mila” I can tell you that sajjan will not sleep for a week. His mastery in various topics yet the ability to be a lifelong student. His openness to learn new things is what thrills me. How many born in 1940’s even know what twitter is. While publishing this post it’s his 805th day on twitter. And the tweets are interesting, inspiring and informing…always. Although I am not an Amitabh Bachan fan.
Watching movies , enjoying songs, repeating dialogues of stars is an awesome experience but growing with a star is…alittleBIGthing 🙂
“sunna hai lift ki deewaron ke kaan nahi hote”