First Day, First Show : Dear Zindagi, Movie Review.

Everyone should have a “Jug” like friend on whom we can pour our emotions…

To book tickets urgently so that I could see the first day, first show, even if I was able to get tickets on the 3rd row from the front… 
To get up early in the morning so that I can be on time for the movie, even if I had merely the 3 hour sleep because of late night studies…

These things can be easily done by Shah Rukh Khan Fans aka SRK fans, and so I have done the same thing because I am his fan since eternity…

However, I would try to write the honest review without getting bias because of my idol.

Good Points :

  1. The film is having some refreshness, and it might look that it is written for the younger generation, but it is not like that, it has all the elements for the whole family too as it has the parent-child relationship issue.
  2. Alia is awesome in her act, to depict the confused girl, want to be free and yes, too some extent she is free but regularly haunted by traditional “must-do’s” by her family and relatives like ‘have a marriage’, ‘have some settled jobs like 8-4pm types’, even after being a cinematographer.
  3. Shah Rukh Khan, was as awesome as always, with a heavy voice and a ‘kill you’ smile, a Doctor, who helps Alia to deal with a situation by giving some useful life lessons, which is the ‘core’ focus of the film.
  4. This film do support some so called new generation thinking, in a very good and positive way, which may not hurt the old generation people.

Bad Points :

  1. For some people, the first half may look normal or confused, because it is devoted to Alia, to show her dilemma about her life situations, and how to deal with it, so it was apt for the situation. 
  2. Some of my close ones, found it little bit slow,not me. Apart from this, I did not find any other negative points.

My Take/ lessons :

  1. This film give importance to mental problems, which in our Indian society consider it as taboo.
  2. Highlighting the importance of jobs, which are highly significant, but sidelined by the society, by making them ‘unusual’ like psychologists or cinematographer.
  3. More importance should not be given to Profession over Family.
  4. Express your emotions, in any possible way, in any manner, as per your wish, don’t think about what other’s would think about it.
  5. Do things that comes in your mind, try them out, if you feel happy doing it, without thinking of failure.
  6. Listening is really a very important skill, it can make your relation with your closer ones strong.

And final point to add, what you think about the film, when at the end of the film, people starts clapping and coming out of the cinema hall while discussing the issues in the film, is it the normal film, or the film that can influence somebody’s mind ??? 

Decision is on your’s shoulder…

My Ratings : 3.5/5

Dr. Anshul


They Say… I Reply…


“they say”…
This is most common words you will hear in your day to day life, “mom they are saying that this is not looking good so I will not wear..”, “hey that person was saying that it is very difficult to do, so its better I will not try to do that…” and so on….

So isn’t it better to reply to those persons who represent “they”…

They say, do not feed your child with mother’s milk initially, instead feed him/her honey… (some indian communities think that colustrum, the initial mother’s milk, is bad for the baby, which is wrong)
I reply, it is the best quality of milk or anything the baby can have at that time, why to deprive them from it..

They say, do not let your child to be handled by so many persons as they get infections..
I reply, if I will do this than how the child will get their blessings and love, which is most essential thing in life for them..

They say, do not let your child to play on streets with low society children..
I say, if I do this, than how they will learn to socialise, to communicate, and how they come to know the problems the children are facing because of poverty..

They say, (as the child grows) do not let the child to talk to other religion child or stop them to go their house (hindu to muslim or vice versa)…
I say, than how they will understand the values of other religions in this vast country known as India..

They say, send the child to “that” school because it is predominantly Hindu/Christian/Muslim…
I say, well school’s quality is determined by the quality of education not by the community of children..

They say, why you sending your child to drawing classes or dancing classes or sports coaching, there is no future, instead send him/her to study maths or science, he will become a doctor or engineer and earn a lot of money..
I say, the criteria of money will not be the criteria for choosing the career, rather their interests will be the prime importance for choosing any perticular field..

They say, why you are going against the ideology of society..
I reply, I do not go against any person, I just follow what seems to be right to me…

These are some of my thoughts, what are your’s that seems to be against the society or even against the elders of your family.. do share it with me…

Anshul 🙂

Don’t Blame Alcohol, Blame Yourself..

Have you ever imagine that why most of the people blurted out their feelings once they are under the influence of alcohol, scientifically because the inhibition is lost but mainly because there is too much hiding of feelings, ambitions, compromises etc etc in today’s world…

Recently I met one of my senior from my hospital in some get together party. Normally at work she looks calm, compose, quite, totally focussed on her work,not communicate too much.

But at that party after she had a drink (little bit more than average), she lost all inhibition, dancing in a freestyle mode, smiling cheerfully, gossiping, approaching to others by herself, then I start thinking why there is contrasting of a character, is it because of alcohol or something else. 

I start recollecting my previous experiences with my friends in the parties. I have observed the same pattern in their behaviour also, after drinking they had too much feelings to share with me (which are mostly personal) which they never shared with me before that.

We do have too many feelings, ambitions, wants which we suppressed may be because we do not have the resources to fulfill them but majority of them because of the social stigma or the social pressure (what people will say if I do this, what they will thought about my new profession, what they will say if I seen with this lady on that occasion).

Read somewhere on Twitter..

Every people have three lifes..

Professional or Social life, Personal life and a ‘Secret’ life…

And this suppression of one’s “original” inner behaviour leads to changes in so many things, like attitude, character, conversations with others, approach to tackle situations and on and on and on….. and these changes decides our success, relations and healthy well being.

Feelings are there to express, express it…. Ambitions are their to achieve, achieve it…. If you want to have something, or want to meet someone, want to go out for dinner with someone, just do it… Do not over think, if you are right by heart than no one can blame you for anything.

Just go.. express your self.. feel the energy.. feel the freedom.. just enjoy…

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Writing this post for Half Marathon by #BlogChatter. Day 1.