“Dekh Raha hun wo Jahaz…..”. I am sure you know the rest of the dialogue. I was struck for the Nth time after watching that scene. No dialogue has made more sense to me at a point when cross roads are taking my friends to different directions. So, at times like this, when my mind is vacant, I turn to music, movies and TV shows. They are the only ones that can rescue me from the nothingness. I have watched like 10 movies over last 3 days. And I have heard Aaromale a million times. Like my friend says the movies and music gives us an unfair hope. But a hope nevertheless.
You see Geet and secretly wish she was yours. You see Akash and wish that he was there by your side to make you laugh. You see Aditya Shroff and wish you turned around your life just like he did. You wish you could throw everything you had and go on a journey like Aditya Kashyap. You wish every girl you meet through “proposals” is like Aditi sayini. You wish Jessy comes back to your life. The list is too long.
People say reading books makes you go places with imagination. But for people like me who have don’t take to it, we are left with the other better option – live the life through the celluloid. It’s not for nothing that people go on a marathon watching of their favorite tv episodes. Latest one for me is 24. I am completing the 8th season this week. And I find myself walking with holding my mobile like I were holding a rifle. Or reply/talk to everyone with phrases like, “Copy That”, “Negative”, “All teams stand down” and so on.
There are only two kinds of people in this world - Filmy and non-filmy. The filmy ones relate each and every incident in their life with some movie or the other. These people would find it hard remembering the mathematical formulae. But they would remember each and every dialogue from their favorite movies. In fact people like me survive on it.
If the movies and dialogues do not come to our aid, there is always music to fall back on. There is a song for every occasion; and for each person. From boredom to agony to happiness to heart break to divinity, music takes care of it all. And there are other songs which do not have any occasion or person attached to it. These are purely your songs. The mind blanks out as you listen to them. The moment I hear the striking of ‘that guitar’ or when she starts off “Sakshatkarane”, I feel paralyzed. And I remain so, through out the song. God bless those musicians who bring life to our souls.
Song for the occasion: Actually I would like to dedicate a few songs to all my friends. Each one has a reason to be here and my friends (if they are reading this) would know which song is for them :) In no specific order …
Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe
Aaoge Jab Tum O saajna/ Nee Mazhai naan ilai
Mora Saiyyan mose bole na
Endan vaanin kadhal nilave
Sunte Hain ke mil jaati hain
Ye Ishq hai
Chup Chup ke Chup Chup ke chori se chori
Tauba tumhare ye ishare
Raindrops falling on my head
Abhi nahi aana sajna
Let me be myself (3 Doors Down)
Bharani Paatu :)
Ye Zindagi Bhi ( Luck by chance)
Kannukku mai azhagu
Tu Pyar hai kisi aur ka
Aankhon se Jab bhi ho teri aankhen juda
Kaise mujhe tum mil gayi
In the end
Tanha Dil Tanha Safar
Jab bhi milte ho muskurate ho