Archive | September 2012

Don’t talk, just watch

“We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox.”

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The rare Bollywood film

Hello World!

Ohkays, so after finishing biology Reproduction in Humans (Boy, that chapter is sooo lengthy and long and full of soooo many information that leaves me sighing everytime I turn the page), I just went downstairs to look at what my sis and mum and bro-in-law are watching. They were watching this bollywood movie called “Fashion”, which was acted by Priyanka Chopra and I, after a failed attempt of wanting to change the channel, decided to watch it too.

Now, there are a few movies which actually left a deep impact in my life. What I’m talking about is it’s a rarity for me to watch a movie, and to think about it long after the credits have unfolded. Perhaps that’s cause 1. I don’t watch a lot of movies, so the probability of me watching a tremendously impactful movie is very low, and 2. movies nowadays don’t seem to have any morals and values behind it isn’t it (or atleast I can’t find it) – especially Bollywood ones. Don’t get me wrong, I do love the random dancing, the random dancers that spring up from nowhere, the different locations the actors are magically teleported to whilst dancing, the cool beats and the light atmosphere. But most of them, are the sappy love and romance stories, where the main story is just between this guy and girl, who falls in love with each other but in some unfortunate turn of events, can’t be together. And it ends with a happy ending, where they will somehow be together. I mean, that’s most of the storyline. However, “Fashion” is unlike those movies. I really liked the movie a lot, because it has lessons and morals about it, and no doubt, got me thinking, alot.

It follows the life of Meghna Matur, who aspires to become a model. And so, she managed to achieve her dreams and became a model. However, as she was just a newbie, she was overlooked and unnoticed. When she tried to change how to wear her outfit, she got berated at because she’s just a new model, who can’t actually use her brains and who must conform to whatever the designers tell them too. After which, she got accepted into this company and became the new face of “Panache”. That’s when she started to climb up the career ladder, being a really successful model. And yes, there is also a foreshadowing effect in that movie too! She actually replaced the previous face of “Panache” and hence, the replaced model came to warn her. What exactly did she warn her about, I won’t tell you. But as success got to Meghna’s head, she became what she thought she wouldn’t ever be like. How does the story end? You guys should find out! I won’t spoil it for you.

It’s definitely not a newly-released movie, I think it was released quite a few years’ back. I mean, it really shows the truth of the model world, and the harsh reality of models. The model world is not as glamourous as what one thought it might be. And I really liked how the movie was balanced. I think that was the part which I liked the most. It’s absolutely balanced. It shows that despite the ugliness of the model world, there are some people out there who are still with you, who are still kind and not evil. It also shows that whilst some people are able to rise up above the rubble and the ugliness, there are some who couldn’t make it.

So hence, this was the question which popped up in my mind. What happens if in order to achieve your dreams, you had to lose who you are? You had to become someone whom you thought you’d never ever be? And what happens if you can’t deal with the success and the pressure? Is it worth pursuing your dreams then?

Yes, it’s a Bollywood movie where it’s in Hindi, but there should be subtitles should you want to watch it online or something 🙂 It’s definitely a must-watch 🙂

xoxo,

ShabiraBasheer 🙂