What i learnt from Mr.& Mrs.Iyer…

i have seen Mr. & Mrs. Iyer many times…and every time there is a new moment,a new favourite scene,and something new to learn.

This movie is easily one of my all time favourites and I saw it the other day after quite a few days…it is a beautiful movie about how people come and go from your life and leave an impression upon you,how beautifully relations develop and how some relations can never be named…A sensitive issue like communal riots forms the backdrop of the film,adding more depth to the overall film credentials..

It is written and directed by Aparna Sen,and stars two most talented actors of our times: Rahul Bose and Konkana Sen Sharma.

This time around the following 3 scenes caught my attention:

Scene 1:

what I learnt : It is extremely easy to ask for forgiveness…and very simple to forgive too!The whole process can be so hassle free if two people really understand each other…

Scene 2:

What I learnt : keep the faith…

Scene 3:

What I learnt : ok,this is on the lighter side,but don’t let a person like Rahul Bose walk out of your life just like that…u’ll be left in tears!

To really get what i just wrote,you have to see the movie. 

If you havent seen ‘ mr. and mrs. iyer’ yet, you are missing out on something beautiful…So anyone who hasn’t please add it to your ‘things to do before i die’ list…and soak in the movie asap!!!

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countless trifle pleasures

Every one of us has a desire for freedom.Especially while growing up(growing to be thirty!). A desire to be set free,to fly high…but what about the freedom within the confines of a space?Of having your own space,your own room?

Like thousands of hundreds of other Indian middle class families,i live i a small house…we have only one door,the main door.Sometimes for freedom,i think it is important to be locked in a room…sounds ironic,right?But then those who have had the pleasure of having their own room won’t get it.pain is…where the pinch is!

i always dream of this freedom…freedom in my room…to get up late on weekends,freedom to watch the re-runs of my favourite series countless number of times..to run a movie marathon throughout the night,to shut the door and turn on the volume,while listening to your favourite song…and sing along without the inhibition of being heard! To sit on the computer for hours without the guilt of possibly disturbing your sleeping sibling.To read in dim light with a hot pot of coffee, into the wee hours of night,untill you hear the birds chirping!To call your best friend for a night out just as much as you go to her place!to keep on chattering, laughing…

The freedom to take your time to get ready for any occasion,to try on numerous outfits and stare at the mirror untill you get just the perfect dress!!To throw around dirty clothes and chocolate wrappers!!To do a little dance in front of the mirror…to talk to yourself..to write down your thoughts without anyone knowing it..to just stare out of the window on a dark rainy night…

Like so many others,i live with this desire …of my own little abode..which would give me the countless trifle pleasures of life…with a hope for freedom..