Monday, July 9, 2012

The sweetness of pain


Try looking at the minute details of life and poetry will emerge for every situation. The best way to watch a Gulzar movie would be to lock yourself up in a room, sipping some hot tea, raindrops breaking the silences between those poetic lines. Make sure the mood is evaluative, a situation in the movie could relate to an instance in your life.. and it feels comforting to know that one is not a lone sufferer.
Gulzar poignantly narrates matters of the heart. His therapeutic verses soothe bitterness. I have often caught myself rejoicing suffering. When I watched ‘Koshish’ (my foray into Gulzar’s world of films), it made me ponder over the term ‘completion’. No one is born a complete individual, one seeks completion in love. Koshish highlights that ‘attempt’ to seek completion by two incomplete individuals who can’t speak, who can’t hear. Next on the way was Ijaazat. The permission to walk in or walk out of someone’s life, for someone’s good. Unlike yearning for a happy ending you want the characters in A Gulzar movie to stay separated. You seek to hear them mourning in love. The pure spell of sorrow that he casts you into with his agonizing words, magically captivating your lonely heart and saying, “It’s good to grieve’.
Aandhi explores a dignified relationship and the choices and circumstances that create obstacles in love. Mausam narrates the seasonality of life. The season of growing up, prosperity, love, mending what’s broken. Masoom shifts the onus to parental love. Ghar questions the norms of acceptance in marriage. Gharaonda tries to balance the struggles of urban life and love. Namkeen literally translates to the bittersweet course that life takes.  The heart dares to defy all odds and fall in love with Ishqiya, while Angoor is a light hearted look at everyday situations.
Gulzar's movies are about the various nuances of life. Its countless charms. It asks you to accept and embrace life as it comes, face inevitable situations crafted by destiny. The past is a lovely memory and the present delves into morality. Where love governs the mind and the heart.
Mujhko Bhi Tarkeeb Sikha Koi Yaar Julahe
Aksar Tujhko Dekha Hai Ek Dhaaga Bunte
Jab Koi Dhaaga Toot Gaya Ya Khatam Hua
Phir Se Baandh Ke Aur Sira Koi Jodh Ke Uss Mein
Aage Bun’ne Lagte Ho….
Maine Toh Ek Baar Buna Tha Ek Hi Rishta
Lekin Uski Saari Girhain Saaf Nazar Aatee Hain
(Oh Weaver! Teach me a method too to weave…Often, have I observed  you weaving through one strand…until a thread broke or melted into the cloth…You then take up one of the corners of the cloth with a new thread and start weaving once more….But I, I had tried to weave only once only one relationship…but all the openings in the cloth are so clearly visible)

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Nave said...

Wonder why there are no comments in here.. have read some of your posts lately and i resonate with much of what you write already!

The movies and poem you quoted captures such moments and subtleties of life and things. Such observation is always a pleasure to be part of.

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