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Monday, 8 June 2015

Dil Dhadakne Do makes you introspect!



Yesterday, I watched Dil Dhadakne Do and was totally mesmerized by the philosophies that Zoya Akhtar tried to show through the movie. Yes, I agree the movie was too long, sometimes too loud and many unwanted characters making a messy cauldron at times. But however, the philosophies that the director tried to show through Pluto, the bull dog’s perspective touched the innermost chord of my heart.

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Pluto says that animals can’t talk; they don’t have the divine gift of communication which we humans are so blessed with. Then, how and why misunderstandings are so frequent between human beings, despite having the power of words and the boon of communication? 

Pluto questions why do we human beings, find it so difficult to say that special person that we love him or her? Why do egos come in the way of telling someone we love them?

Pluto says that animals protect their babies, teach them to hunt and feed them when they are young. When their offspring grows up, animals leave them on their own. To the sheer contrast, many parents just can’t stop interfering with their adult children’s lives. They have a say in who they should marry or what career they should pursue. Should not parents give their children the independence to live life on their own, once they are adults? Why do parents force their beliefs and wants on their children?

The movie was fed with such philosophical questions which compel you to introspect. But these 3 questions really touched something deep in my heart. Why do we uselessly complicate our lives and create problems for us and our loved ones?

At first, I thought that perhaps these are the questions I would like to ask God, if given a chance, but then on second thoughts, I wondered what if God is asking us the same questions which we are not bothering to hear even.

Despite having everything better than animals,  including a much evolved brain and great communication skills, why do human beings complicate their lives? 

Things to ponder on…no?     

20 comments:

  1. looking forward to watch this movie :) thanks for review :)

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    1. Yes Sachin, do watch it for its depth :)

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  2. I wasn't impressed by the trailer of this one, but these questions do make a big point! :)

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    1. Yes, Teny. The questions really make you think :)

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  3. Love the conclusion....what if God is asking us questions that we don't hear!

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    1. I just thought....What if God is asking us some questions!

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  4. Now the dogs perspective sounds really interesting!

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    1. Yeah, Mridula. In the entire movie, I loved the dog the most :)

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  5. Very interesting and thought provoking review Purba! Hope I get to watch the film! :)

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  6. I've seen Zoya's other movies like Luck by chance or Jindagi milegi na dobara. I like her perspectives and presentation. But this time, I'm gonna watch the movie because of your take on it. I like the questions you presented here and eager to know how Zoya presented them with the help of Pluto. All in all a great post. :)

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    1. Yeah Ravish. Zoya's movies make us think on a deeper lever. I am sure you will like the movie. Thank you so much :)

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  7. Nice review dear.. I saw this film & like it too..

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  8. Yeah, ego and lack of communication are two main reasons for our messed up relationships. We are better than animals in many things, but we don't have the ability to extend selfless love.

    Have to watch this movie.

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    1. Yes, Saru. Wish we had the ability to love selflessly. Yes, do watch the movie. I am pretty sure you will like it :)

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  9. Hope to watch the movie soon! :)

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    1. Will look forward to read what you think about the movie, Anita :)

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