Sunday, April 15, 2012

Two movies and 'love' .Blog marathon post 24

Recently I watched two very different movies, both at the same Multiplex. I had watched the Tamil movie '3' (the movie which has the epic song Kolaveri di) and today I watched the new 'Titanic' in 3D.(Which is breaking all records at the box office)

I did like both movies, although Titanic in 3D  of course, completely swept me away. James Cameroon has done a splendid job indeed. I was so engrossed in it, I am still under the spell. If you by any chance are one of the few who haven't seen Titanic, go watch! Even if you have seen it, the 3D version is still something else!

In the Tamil movie '3,' they refer to the disorder as Bipolar disorder, but the symptoms they depict are completely different. I know, because I now consider myself somewhat of an authority on Bipolar disorder (as my second book completely deals with it and I have researched it thoroughly). The term they should have used is 'Schizo-affective disorder' (again very different from Schizophrenia). But apart from this, the movie did manage to hold my attention. Even the juvenile love scenes made me smile (more so as I spent a few years of my adolescence in Chennai and could very well relate to all the typical  happenings in school during that time) . I was amazed at how Dhanush really looked like a  17 year old in the early bits. I totally appreciated Shruti Hassan's acting prowess too.


In both the movies, the women take such strong actions which completely change their lives for the man they love. In both movies, the women are so sure of what they want. They TRUST the guy completely . I do think trust is an important element in any kind of love. Both movies have depicted the trust, the passion and the desperation of lovers really well. If you have ever been in love (and who hasn't?) , you will so relate to the very powerful emotions. both portray.



The common thread in both these movies is ' romantic love'. I find the subject fascinating. It is amazing how thousands of poets have written about it, thousands of artists have painted their love-objects and even after so many centuries, 'love' is still not outdated and lovers still fascinate us. (Thank Lord!)

I leave you with one of my favorite love poems by Pablo Neruda.


Love Sonnet XVII
I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you with knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.
 
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If you have any favourite love poems, do share. I would love to read. I am a die-hard romantic and yes, I  still believe in love.

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8 comments:

  1. hmm thank you for the Titanic 3D review....I was debating whether to go....will find some company and try to watch it at IMAX....

    Beautiful poem....I like a lot of poems but nothing comes to my mind right now. Although this song from one of Yanni's albums is one of my favorites:

    The Keeper

    I've been like a bird without song for awhile
    Dry like a lake without rain for awhile
    You suddenly stepped in my life
    and made me cry, like an angel
    Ooh, you're something else, like a smile without end

    Come into my life
    Go a little deeper
    Come into my life
    You could be the keeper

    You're pulling me closer and you're flowin' in
    With every emotion that rushes me on
    To your love, light me up
    Oh, you could be the keeper

    I've been like a home without people for awhile
    Empty like a poem without words for awhile
    You suddenly stepped in my life
    And made me shine, like a diamond
    Ooh, you're somethin' else, like a dream without end

    Come into my life
    Go a little deeper
    Come into my life
    You could be the keeper
    (All I have)
    You're pulling me closer and you're flowin' in
    (All I have)
    With every emotion rushes me on
    To your love, light me up
    Oh, you could be the keeper

    Aah

    Ooh, you're something else, like a dream without end
    Come into my life
    Go a little deeper
    Come into my life
    You could be the keeper
    (All I have)
    You're pulling me closer and you're flowin' in
    (All I have)
    With every emotion rushes me on
    To your love, light me up
    Oh, you could be the keeper

    All I have
    All I have
    Turn me on to your love, light me up
    Oh, you could be the keeper
    Turn me on to your love, light me up
    Oh, you could be the keeper

    Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO3BlON5VHc

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  2. Thanks for the review..I have watched Titanic when I was in college ,will watch it again on 3D

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  3. I can so relate to this post!! Yes, I'm a die-hard romantic too! You have rightly said.. "TRUST" is an important element in any kind of relationship. There are very few people around who can 'establish' and 'sustain' the same.

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  4. Aahh is hould watch "3" now!!
    And a lovely poem to go with this post!!

    Have a lovely day!

    -Durga

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  5. This post took me back to the year when the Titanic was first released in B'lore. Watched it after a never-ending wait in the queue & almost a stampede at the entrance of the narrow gate leading into Galaxy Theatre. Thanks for reviewing both movies!

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  6. In the third para, the first line should be "I love you without knowing how..."

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  7. This is one of my favourite love poems by EE Cummings

    I first heard it 'In My Shoes' and have loved it ever since. Trust you guys to enjoy it too !!

    i carry your heart with me
    (i carry it in my heart)
    i am never without it
    (anywhere i go you go,my dear;
    and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)


    i fear no fate
    (for you are my fate,my sweet)
    i want no world
    (for beautiful you are my world,my true)
    and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
    and whatever a sun will always sing is you

    here is the deepest secret nobody knows
    (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
    and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;
    which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
    and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

    i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

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  8. Good one. So Preeti you must be very fluent in Tamil. Are you?!

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