I’ve always enjoyed the feeling of watching a great movie.
It makes you cry, makes you laugh, makes you think about life.
It makes you think about the million unanswered questions in the world. Never in my wildest dreams, did I expect, Dear Zindagi to trigger this wide variety of emotions inside of me.
The first question Dr. Jehangir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan asks Kaira, Alia Bhatt, was, “What’s the best memory of your childhood?”
This, unexpectedly, triggered the waterworks. It made me wonder, why I couldn’t think of a single good memory from my own childhood. What I realized was that our childhood is the most fundamental part of our lives.
All of us have our own issues to deal with, and the way we choose to deal with them depends entirely on our childhood. Coming from a house with a troubled marriage, I’ve always had my problems with people fighting.
As a child, I remember the nights I was awake, just to make sure that my mother was okay after a huge fight with my dad.
Maybe this is one of the main reasons I find it tough to trust the institution of marriage because I’ve only witnessed its dark side.
But this film, so beautifully, taught me that I shouldn’t let my past blackmail my present.
No matter what dark days we’ve passed, our life should be about the search for happiness.
Our quest is what makes us happy, what brings us peace and eventually, what defines, ‘Us’.
Somehow, I still believe that there is someone guiding us, through this chaos; and each time, you’re scared to do anything, this person will help you take a step forward.
Throughout the film, I found myself thinking, so what if a person has not had a perfect childhood? Does it mean that this will forever impact their future?
Currently, my answer is No! I’m positive.
I’m sure that I’m going to build my life, my future, insecurity-free.
It’s time for me to embrace the fact that life is about loving, respecting and truly enjoying every beautiful moment of it.