A lousy afternoon and with no useful work to be done on a saturday ( an off from office), I decided to watch a movie. And it struck me that i had lately got a lot of surprising looks from my friends when they asked me if i watched "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" and i replied a "NO". So with a decision to not see those looks again i chose my movie for the afternoon which would kill my boredom and as you never know after watching the movie i realized that i had spent my afternoon usefully.
So you must be thinking that i am going to write a review on the movie. Oops no and obviously am not a critic to write a review. This blog is mainly how i felt on watching the movie and how i related it with my life.
ZNMD ( pardon me for the short form ) - a 3 hour fun filled movie that touches many points in our life basically friendship, love, money, career, balancing personal and work life and above all at the end teaches you to enjoy every moment in life and indeed as my favorite one liner says: "Live life to the fullest as you get it only once and there are no second chances" . The idea of going on a road trip to a strange country for a bachelor trip and obviously for some personal reasons was actually a nice idea. The light moments when jokes were cracked were indeed so natural. I mean that's how it is when we are with out close friends, we hit on a note where we start pulling each others legs and crack a subtle joke and burst out into a laughter for like 5 minutes and later over the years while sitting alone think about those moments and miss them.
The instance where Arjun ( Hrithik ) gets out of the car to hold a video conference and the scene where he cuts the call from his work actually happens a lot in our daily lives. And i guess thats where i realized that sometimes you need to keep your work aside and give time to yourself. The instance where Kabira (lol ) tries to make things even between Arjun and Imran ( Farhan ) could also be related to our lives so many times we play the role of kabir in our lives or have friends who have played that role. The entire movie actually made me go back to the moments in my life where my friends taught to me enjoy life and moreover made my moments in life so enjoyable.
The role of Laila ( Katrina ) , the girl who gets mesmerized in the sea and finds it a means of meditation made me feel that the thought of doing things that we love the most, for example, writing, singing is a means of meditation and helps us cope with the daily pressures. Maybe thats the reason why when i put on the earphones to listen to music on my way back home from work i am relieved from the stress i have everyday. How can i forget the 3 adventurous stunts? Each of those stunts was portrayed so well and the meaning that was to be understood was in its way very well depicted and understood. Well actually there are so many things in life that we are scared of and then only when we try it out we overcome the fear. This is a basic thought which may have been emphasized everyday but then if you take a glimpse over this thought you actually realize that when we were 3 years old we were scared to ride a bicycle and only when we actually drove it did we overcome the fear. And life too has a lot of challenges which can be overcome only if we dare to face it.
Pighle neelam sa behta ye sama,
neeli neeli si khamoshiyan,
na kahin hai zameen na kahin aasmaan,
sarsaraati hui tehniyaan pattiyaan,
keh raheen hai bas ek tum ho yahan,
bas main hoon,
meri saansein hain aur meri dhadkanein,
aisi gehraiyaan, aisi tanhaiyaan,
aur main… sirf main.
Apne hone par mujhko yakeen aa gaya.
Many a times in the lives that we live we hardly find time to sit back and think about ourselves. I thought about my life when i watched the movie. I saw the intrinsic detail that the movie wanted to display and realized that life is a magic bag filled with goodies, some easy to open and find the secrets and some not so easy however not impossible as well . So live life, Take decisions, Sit back, Think about yourself and the people you love, Give them time, Face the challenges, Sulk about it but at the end of the day come out triumphantly. That is what life is all about. Indeed ZNMD was a magic packed in a blockbuster and i totally loved it...
Dilon me tum apni betabiyan leke chal rahe ho,to zinda ho tum
Nazar me khwaabon ki bijliyan leke chal rahe ho,to zinda ho tum
Hwa ke jhokon ke jaise aazad rehno sekho
Tum ek dariya ke jaise lehron mein behna sekho
Hr ek lamhe se tum milo khole apni baahein
Hr ek pal ek nya sama dekhe nigahein
Jo apni ankhon mein hairanian leke chal rahe ho,to zinda ho tum
Dilon mein tum apni betabian leke chal rahe ho,to zinda ho tum