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Of Bombay and Wake up Sid

(Talking movies, differently #2)
(Contains spoilers)

Ten years ago when I had watched Wake up Sid, I was a child with hopes and aspirations and dreams to hold on to. At that time this movie was all about growing up and living the life of my dreams just like Aisha. The scary proposition of moving to a new city and building your life there moment by moment was exciting to me, also the independence that came along with it. The movie doesn’t focus entirely on the hardships that the Bombay city presses on you once you choose to live and make a life in this city and so then the child in me aspired for how Aisha lived and what she had.

Sid: Aisha, tum Bombay kyun aayi ho?
Aisha: Independent banne…I’ve lived all my life in Calcutta. Apni life ko ek nayi direction dena chahti thi toh Bombay chali aayi!’

Ten years later, today, I have come a long way- I pursued my graduation in Bombay, explored myself as a writer and then moved to Ahmedabad for my post graduation in English literature. Where my life was drawing parallels with Aisha’s in my years in Bombay and the independence of living I had a chance to experience in Ahmedabad, my post education time and my cluelessness today to find a purpose in life slowly drags me to relate more with Sidhharth’s character these days. In all these years my life has changed and so has the dynamism of characters crafted in the movie for me. Maybe that’s what it means when an art grows with time.

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Happythankyoumoreplease: It’s different, It’s same!

(Talking movies, differently #1)
(contains spoilers)

If you feel like you want to see some life on screen, life like the life we live every single day, a life filled with taxing emotions, personal confrontations, panic attacks because of a new job, oh why the sun is coming up so brightly at 48 degrees, a sweaty metro ride home and back and forth and back and forth the same reel over and over again but with punctuated moments of happiness and love and friendship and togetherness and those rare moments of feeling like you’ve found your ‘magical moment’ midst the hustle bustle of an ordinary life, then Happythankyoumoreplease is just the right kind of movie for you!

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Verbal vomit on smoking

So, here’s the thing, I am a very conscious overthinker with a phenomenal ability to express myself but here I find it absolutely hard to say what concerns me on the subject of this post in a way that I don’t come across as judgmental and at the same time remain concerned, cautious and well, myself! This post is about smoking and my experiences with it, passive and personal. But somehow I find it extremely hard, ideologically, to express my disgust towards it and my concern for my people who happen to be addicted to it but will never admit to that.

Continue reading here: https://getsetrevelation.wordpress.com/verbal-vomit-on-smoking/

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Harry Potter at 22!

Oh no, this is not me the ‘all-so-grown-up’ version trying to look at the kid who read Harry Potter. I think it should have been that way and could have been had the kid version of me had not seen the huge hard bound copies of Harry Potter in her cousin’s bed room that she became so scared of these books that until today she had this enormous image of the series in her mind where she thought it was beyond her, the patience, time and investment of self. Phew! All these years and strange thing, I grew up but that incident, that enormity froze in my mind until I decided to pursue my Masters in English Literature. All was going fine, with my Journalism background all wrapped up around me, a lot of texts during my Masters were unfamiliar to me but the guiltiest I’d ever been for not knowing a particular text (that almost everybody was familiar with at one point in time or the other) was the Harry Potter series. I happen to be one of those compulsive readers who WOULD NOT watch a movie if she knew there existed a book from which the movie was adapted.

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Feeling Movies?

A few days back in a random conversation with a dear friend I confessed that I’ve watched over 500 movies in the last four years. Of course her reaction was a mixture of surprise and shock (which I figured out was an interesting recipe for the recipient because both are in positive favor of his act/job). But that conversation and the realization of having watched so many movies over a fairly short period of time, it held on to me. All this time there are so many personal feelings that I found affinity to in fragments of these motion pictures.

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Ticking Backwards?

 

I’m absorbed in the simplicity of yesterday. Has that ever happened with you, passing the present moments into the beauty of the past? These distinctions we make, these objective constructs of time, I wonder sometimes if I should believe in them because sometimes time doesn’t feel like a set, categorized piece of convenience but a free reeling wave or cloud from which one moment slips to the other effortlessly, one moment transfiguring into the other in such a way that the present seems like the continuation of the past, both subtly marching into the unknown, armed with nothing!

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