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Showing posts with label movie-mania. Show all posts
Showing posts with label movie-mania. Show all posts

Monday, September 15, 2014

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.

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

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.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Well, I actually wrote this post for a blogging competition at work. Since the competition is now over, I am publishing it here as well. Fellow Bosch colleagues can find the actual one here. (Don't complain about the link to be broken, because it isn't! You can open it via the Bosch network only.)

Friday.. weekend... masti.… movies! Admit it or not, this is what we wait for Monday onwards, week after week. Being an ultimate source of unlimited fun and entertainment, movies play an important role in one’s life. But is that it? NO. Obviously NOT. They are a major source of inspiration as well. They play an equally important role in shaping who we really are as a human being, as do our parents and loved ones. They teach us some of the greatest lessons in the simplest ways ever.

Movie quotes that inspire me, and I'm sure will inspire you too

Following are a few movie quotes (in no specific order or ranking) which have inspired me throughout:

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.” – The Shawshank Redemption
There is a saying in Hindi, “Ummeed par to dunia kayam hai”, i.e. the world relies upon hope. Ever wondered what will happen if we stop hoping? There will always be a sense of negativity all around! Neither will we dream of something good, nor will we try to achieve it! Life will become stagnant. And I need not remind what grows in stagnant water. So yes, keep hoping! After all, the world relies upon it too!

“There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Winnie the Pooh
To sum up, never underestimate yourself. Each one of us is unique in one way or the other. No two men are alike. So stand up and discover your inner potential. The world is not enough!

“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it, or… learn from it.” – The Lion King
Everyone makes mistakes. But smart is he who learns from them. Technically, it is like a machine learning process. Once we know what we did wrong, we can learn to make sure not to repeat the same mistake again!

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.” – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Remember Gandhi’s 3 monkeys? Don’t see bad, don’t say bad, don’t hear bad. Even if the one doing bad is close to you! Positive criticism is fruitful. The person you are standing against will eventually realize his mistake, and his respect for you will increase manifold.

“It ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” – Rocky Balboa
Failures are the stepping stones to success. One who has never seen failure can never enjoy the taste of success. Failing is not wrong, but not trying again surely is!

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Jobs
Believe in yourself, and think outside the box. The combination of these can do wonders! Do what you do best, and give your maximum. The results will be overwhelming I assure.

“We buy things we don’t need, to impress people we don’t like.” – Fight Club
Stop living for others! It’s your life, live it the way you like! The clothes a person wears doesn’t define who he really is, it is his behavior that does. Character is the key! Do good, get good. As you sow, so shall you reap.

“Whoever saves one life saves the world entire.” – Schindler’s List
Even one man can make a difference. As long as one good man exists, the world is a place worth living in. If you are capable, make sure you help someone, even though that person is not in a state to repay you.

I would like to end this post with the following line (it is not from any movie though):

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin
This line has inspired me ever since I started blogging. Hope it will inspire you too!

Which are the most inspiring movie quote(s) you remember? Share them via your comment below and help me grow my list. After all, sharing is caring!

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