Dhinchak Ishtar – Geet Sagar – Day 4
Rain drops falling on your windscreen and wipers cleaning them every 2 seconds. Songs playing in the background. John Mayer singing ‘Stop this train’. Isn’t our life just like this? Windscreen par mushkilein cheetein maarti rehti hain aur hamaari koshishon, mehnaton aur hausalon ke wiper inhein pocchte rehte hain. Zindagi aage badhti rehti hai. A perfect morning. Mornings are blessings. A new day as a gift to start afresh, start new.
Rehearsals mein dekhta hoon ki log kitni mehnat karte hain. Tuesday ko reading ho rahi thi. EK ek baareeki pe log kaam kar rahe the. Zaraa se tone mein change se, ya zaraa se polishes pronunciation me jaise poora arth hi badal jaataa hai…ya kaise poora ka poora scene uthkar bright ho jaataa hai. It’s fun to see and learn. Patience bahut lagta hai lekin. Main thoda restless soul hoon na.
Bhavans college se rehearsals karke nikle to dekha Mumbai rains has shown its colors, water clogging.. sadakein samandar bani hui thi. Dropped a few friends and came home. Aashiqui (the original one) was telecast on tv. I love the songs from the film, my favorite being ‘Ab tere bin ji lenge hum’. If u see thoda dhyaan se u will see 80’s ka Mumbai in the background. Lesser cars and even lesser chaos. Many of those buildings that you see today weren’t even there back then. Massst ekdum yaar.
And finaly Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Manjeera,Shweta and I decided to go watch this brilliant film. The movie left me feeling energized. It’s true ki hard work, dedication aur discipline se you can conquer anything. Loved the movie. Loved the message. I like Farhan Akhtar from his Dil Chahta Hai days. New looks, new story, new kinda music…all his brainchild. And now what a fab actor. Kudos.
And I connected more to the movie because my dad was in the Army and belonged to the same EME that Milkha Singh was from. Even my dad got trained at the same centre as Milkha Singh …at Secundrabad. Takes me back to my childhood. We stayed in cantonments, traveled every 3rd / 4th year to new places. Took rides on tanks and Giant Tatras.Unusual for most kids. Army life is one of its kind. Annual days. Celebrations and the likes, meant much more than I can write or explain.
There’s so much more that I need to update you with. Every experience that I live every single day. Do watch out for some more coming your way tomorrow.