First , some real life stuff . The race here starts in the morning itself. Hustle to reach the class on time . And reaching class on time is really not the big deal , provided you manage to locate your keys in time , there are not more than 4 people in the breakfast queue and the Crows of the campus have mercy on you . And at the end of it , the look that the teacher gives you when you enter through that door , indicating how lucky you are , Priceless!! And after all this , at the end of the day , you are left with the struggle , the struggle to learn more, achieve more and surge ahead and make a difference . I still believe that keeping and following some fundamental rules intact , a person can pursue management or perhaps any career in his own style . Without indulging myself further in my musings and confusing the readers ( if they are any ) , I will get down to reel life stuff now .
“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” – Mahatma Gandhi
‘ Thoda Sa Roomani Ho Jaye ‘ is a 1990 classic directed by immensely talented theater and movie personality Amol Palekar and features stalwarts like Nana Patekar and Anita Kanwar . It is an adaptation of the American play “ The Rainmaker ” written by Richard Nash . The movie has been adopted as part of Management course in several colleges as part of Behavioral Sciences . The movie is a soulful poetic blend of dreams , hopes , magic , realism , romanticism , aspirations , fear , vulnerabilities , perceptions and human emotions. It tells you that the society will always brand you in a certain way without your consent , but it is you who has to battle it out , to eventually be who you truly are or aspire to be . Lyricism and poetry has lend credibility ans strength to the subject here.
The story revolves around a girl named Binny who is not conventionally attractive , at least everyone around her makes her believe so and subjects her to criticism . She has a younger brother who is struggling with low self esteem and low self confidence issues . They have supportive father and a sympathetic but practical elder brother .The story is based in a small and dry town with a very low rainfall .Then one day , a self proclaimed Rainmaker , an enigmatic conman ‘Barishkar'(Nana Patekar) enters their lives who in his own way , kindles their hopes , dreams and aspirations . He claims that he can bring rains , but in the process he makes everyone realize the potential of believing, self-confidence and determination . He instills self confidences in Binny whose realizes that beauty is skin deep . Her brother also overcomes his fears and pursues his hobby of playing drums which he has been avoiding all these years because of taunts of his elder brother .
Would like to quote following evocative lyrics of a song in the movie :
Badalon ka naam na ho , Ambar ki chhaon mein
Jalta ho jangal khud apni hi chhaon mein
Yehi to hai mausam
Yehi to hai mausam
Aao tum aur hum , barish ke Nagme gungunaye
Thoda sa roomani ho jaaye
Mushkil hai jeena Umeed ke bina
Thode se Sapne sajayaen
Thoda sa roomani ho jaye
( Our life is interspersed with many incidence which inspires us and drives our Karma which in turn determines the further course of our life . Optimistic outlook can rejuvenate a parched and arid life . )
P.S : My frequent posts should not be interpreted as my idleness but my diligence and deftness at managing time (modesty forsaken !) . As for the spelling mistakes , To err is human and I am slightly more human than others .
P.P.S : Little out of context , but who cares ! Happy Ganesh Chaturthi . Enthusiasm here in Mumbai is totally infectious ! ( +1 for Mumbai in Delhi-Mumbai battle )
Jai Hind !!