A few years back, little did I know that I’d look forward to Thursdays and Fridays, waiting in anticipation, to see what was new at the Box Office. If you had then told me that I’d someday get hooked to the big screen, I’d have laughed at you so wildly and rolled on the floor laughing and guffawing at you so weirdly that I’d have scared you off. I viewed movies as enemies of books. I disliked theatres. I liked the few movies I watched on our TV at home. I felt that nothing and absolutely nothing could move me like books, paintings and music. I felt that spending time in front of the TV at home with family, ma-made hot pakoras and a piping hot coffee was the way it should be. My idea of a movie was like that. Or watching Pardes the night before my ENT exam, spreading all my notes on the living room sofa, for example.
And then I met my better half – K.
For the past one year, I have watched so many movies, eaten so many tubs of pop-corn and gaffed down a great number of ice lemon teas and most importanty, learnt a big lesson. Movies can move you, inspire you and touch you in the most beautiful of ways. While books let you imagine and create and delve into a world of your own, movies create the world and take you on a jaunty ride all around it. They make you scream in glee when a book turns out just the way you expected, when a protagonist grimaces just the way you do and inspires you through his life and actions. A great movie on a weekend makes you wait for a Monday just so that you can walk to your workplace or start a new week with gusto. It happens to us always. We catch an awesome movie over the weend, sometimes even midnight shows on Sunday nights (No, we don’t prefer to sleep early and rest before Monday) and it has amazing effects on us. It is so majorly therapeutic that we long for a Monday to act like the protagonist. Like, the last time, when we saw this movie North Country, I can’t tell you how inspired I was. Or even Morning Glory made me long for a Monday coz’ the leading lady juggles so much at work and manages to come out successful. I like such movies. Cheesy, mushy, inspiring, happy endings, inspiring thought provoking journeys, effective body language, war movies, movies relating to disability, movies where someone makes an unconventional choice and fights for it, movies involving courtrooms and justice – give them all to me for they excite me equally and I have grown to love them abundantly in the past one year!
Since my better half and I are so into movies, we both are saving all our movie tickets in a small albumn as well. Ah, to cut a long movie short, I will use this space to save the movies I have watched and some snap-shots of our ticket albumn. What I will NOT do is to rate them. I think that’s an experience that my better half and I will live with and will not destroy the experience for you by rating it. Some movies are really very superficial, some are a must-watch, some are so inspiring that you are just so thankful to be alive, some are so romantic that you will want to cuddle up with a special someone (even yourself) and some depict amazing travels that you will long for one to a distant land. But what movie falls under what category is for you to opine, right?
Whom am I kidding? I am bad at rating. That’s all.
I have a page up here on my blog where I will save some movies we have watched and constantly update them whenever I can. Would love to know your recommendations and experiences! 🙂
You can find this at my Cinema Corner page on top: https://kismitoffeebar.wordpress.com/cinema-corner/