The Gulf of Life: Realities and Expectations

Recently I have watched two films that i wanted to watch as they had soulful stories to offer, with a dash of mainstream glamour . I watched Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara- a Bachelor trip flick starring a very powerful starcast including Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif and the multi talented Farhan Akhtar. The film is wonderfully shot in Spain; which is phenomenal advertorial for tourism in that part of the World. The film deals with issues of a trio of college friends who are facing different issues; one is a rich Investment Banker does not have time for anything apart from making money, had a failed relationship with his girlfriend, and who rediscovers the spirit of life when he overcomes his fear of water by scuba diving and in the process rediscovering love with their diving instructor. Another friend, a part of the trio;is dealing with the fears of having a over-possessive  would be wife. The third one, deals with the fear of meeting his biological father for the first time, who is an artist and he seems to have taken up on his genes as he is a poet himself. The film is unique in treatment and has many pointers to offer if some one is facing a quarter life crisis. Very emotional indeed.

Today, i watched Rockstar; a classy and energetic musical starring Ranbir Kapoor and the charming Nargis Fakhri. Passion seems to be dripping from the movie. It is a film loosely characteristically on Jim Morrison, but with a distinct Delhi identity. The destructive creative potential of passion and love is exemplified in the movie. Music stems from a broken, pained heart as the punchline in the film lucidly communicates.  Genius seems to have its own frailties and idiosyncratic nuances.  The differential between the real and the aspirational often causes all the genesis of miseries which our mundane existence. Expectation management is at the crux of peak performance. Procrastination happens when the paralysis of non performance results in fear.It is a viscous circle at its peak.



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