Monday, July 18, 2011

Toh Zinda Ho Tum

Recently, I watched the film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. It was a very nice movie and I shall not deny that. Though it was not incredibly extraordinary, it did evoke in me, certain things that I thought I knew, certain things I do and certain things I should be doing.

#to persevere and to let go

Perseverance and letting go are both often complimentary. While it is good to “try, try till you succeed”, it is better to let go sometimes and chose a different path that actually interests you. Career is a means and not an option.

#it is good to forget

Bernard Shaw once said that the most uneducated person was the one who had nothing to forget. Memory when good is a positive guide, and when bad, totally negative. The choice in this context is not between forgetting and not forgetting: the real choice is between living with all kinds of bitter memories and totally freeing yourself from them.

#love yourself

People feel lonely; they need somebody to fill their loneliness. They call it love. Consider this, you go to a bank for a loan, they will not give you any unless they know you have enough!

#distance no bar

Though you may be with someone everyday, you may not be close to them. On the other hand, someone who is miles away could actually be much more significant.

#live and let live

I love this one! I have been pursuing for quite sometime now and it indeed liberates you off all the strings and saddles. Life is a small affair; a seventy-year affair in which one-third will be gone in sleep, another one-third will be gone in earning bread and butter, another one-third in other stupidities.

#it is written

Though it seemed like a slumdog millionaire rip off, where the movie ends with “D. It is written”, it was brought as a fresh wit in this movie. Though I believe in it, I also believe that there is always a chance to rewrite, to relive.


Sandeep D. said...

Dilon mein tum apni
Betaabiyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum...

Nazar mein khwabon ki
Bijliyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum...

Lakshmi said...

Sandy, :)

Nisha Patel said...

Awesomely written..::::!!!

Ravi said...

Nicely depicted with some memories and experience you had in past... accha laga.... carry on..

Barun Kumar Patro said...

For me, the movie was a big disappointment. But I definitely agree with the messages you took from it. Maybe from that point of view, yes, it was inspiring.