Thursday, January 12, 2006

Memories

...of the relatively ignorant bliss of childhood... of the roller coaster ride of adolescence, the exhilrating times of youth... so far.. and perhaps as we grow older, the realisation of middle age, and the inevitability of old age... by the time we reach the twilight of ourlives, perhaps these memories become one of the pillars of our lives...
something that we never work towards, and assume that our minds would automatically record and catalog it - by person, by time, by taste, smell and hordes of other things that cant be described..
I saw a malayalam movie recently, a movie i was looking forward to seeing, featuring my fave actor and directed by a one movie old director, who had set an extremely high benchmark with his debut movie.. and thankfully, it delivered, and how!! it reinstored my faith in actor whose performance screamed out that all he needed were good scripts and he would do the rest.
that was a necessary digression, because even the trigger for a post has to be acknowledged, specially one as deserving as this movie...the story of a man who, while having never accomplished his dream, retains his faith in his intellectual abilities, and hopes that he can live his dream through his son. a man who has to balance his duty towards his father with that towards his son.. and while he focuses all his energies on all these happenings in his life, gets struck with alzheimers.... i cant remember a malayalam movie in years which can come remotely close to this one .. and no, thats not because of any ailment, its because there hasnt been a movie like this in years...:)
its a movie that made me think.. day after day after day, we go around focusing ourselves on the short term and long term things we aspire to do.. some get a joy out of a night with friends, some get it with the knowledge that their investments are safe and sound, some get a joy out of having achieved something..but all of us get a joy out of remembering the good times we have had in our lives... what if we cant remember those.. in His infinite wisdom, perhaps he has answered this too, for if we dont know that we cant remember, theres no pain... we will live small lives, with joys and sorrows we would never remember later...
until next time, remember to drop in again :)

15 comments:

Parna said...

as always a nice introspective one Manu Man :) leads one to the existential question.

Stone said...

wonderfully written bro!
hmmm.....well in tough times I try to fish out for happy memories, if there arn't any then I weave up a dream abt happy future..that makes me going :-)

Anonymous said...

Beautifully put.

Anonymous said...

fits. not nessecarily alzy alone, life can on its own throw up dead ends too.
anon2

pearl said...

very well said. by the way, what is the name of the movie ?

Demi Goddezz said...

hmm..saw the movie...kinda sad..the ending was very moving ..

Demi Goddezz said...

Pearl: "THANMATRA" is the name ...:)

manuscrypts said...

parna: yup, with me, it usually ends up there...

stone: its what jkeeps most of us going...

manuscrypts said...

anon: thank you, a name would be nice..

anon1: hmm, it can i guess.. and like i said, a name would be nice :)

manuscrypts said...

pearl: count yourself lucky, its very rarely we get a goddezz to answer our questions ;)

demi goddezz: not bad, i say... but any other ending would have made it very filmi... its based on padmarajan's book.. if you look at some of padmarajan's movies like innale and aparan, the endings are what makes them unique, and not just another film..

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