Your 'small' life is somebody's 'big' dream

If you have read my previous post, you must be aware how big a movie buff I am! Being in Bangalore for more than 2 years now, I decided to try some Sandalwood movies. It's not that I haven't seen any south-Indian movies before, but watching the ones recommended by someone who is quite familiar with them is a different experience. This is when my friend Arun suggested me to watch Lucia.

I would hate to reveal the plot of the movie, because I don't want your movie experience to suffer. Yes, I want you to go watch this movie if you haven't, and then come back again to read the rest of the post. (Spoiler ALERT: I might have revealed the twist in the words to come!)

You might be wondering why I'm going all ga-ga about movies, while the post title itself is a bit more philosophical! The title actually is the message that Lucia gives. You might not completely understand the depth of this, but you'll be able to appreciate it more once you have actually seen the movie. (Just because I've asked you to watch this movie twice, don't confuse this post with a sponsored post, because it isn't! The movie is too good to resist.)

Since I am not fluent in Kannada, it is obvious that I had to rely upon English subtitles to understand the story. But, seriously, it was worth it. The story revolves around a person who is the super star of the movie industry, but has dreams of becoming a common man. He dreams of being a torch-bearer in a local movie theater, one who 'struggles' to earn his daily-bread, to propose to his love. He dreams, rather wants, to stand alone on the streets and enjoy the roadside pani-puri. He also wants to wait for a bus on the bus-stop. He wants to do simple things. Being a super star, he misses living a normal life. In the end, he tries to commit suicide so that he can continue living in his dream! Such was his obsession with his common yet 'not-so-common' dream.

The movie ends with this awesome message "Your 'small' life is somebody's 'big' dream".  This is literally depicted in the script! But, I think it makes more sense when taken figuratively.

One must not complain about what he/she doesn't have. Instead, we must be happy and satisfied with whatever we own. Our life, no matter how normal, possesses a unique identity. Never underestimate yourself. There are many who strive hard to achieve what you already, easily own. For them, it will be like a dream come true.

Also, we can always be of great help to others from whatever little we have. The joy of giving is, and will always be, greater than the joy of having. We must always be ready to help the needy in whatever way we are capable of. This is how we can be the part of the bigger picture, and contribute in making this world a better place to live in. After all, my life is somebody's big dream. So is yours.

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