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?