In reel life, at the end of the movie hero and heroine are meant to be together. But ‘La La Land’ ends at a different note. We see the female protagonist achieving her dream of becoming an actress but we are surprised to see that the male protagonist is not her life partner. But before the story ends, the director takes us through a journey of their life.
In life, we always visualize things to happen in a certain way. We come out with our own stories and wish things to happen in that manner. But most of the times they don’t happen that way because destiny has something else for us. Many a times you are with someone you love, you want to tell her that she is the best thing that has ever happened to you. You love her madly. You want to spend your entire live with her. But you don’t say her anything thinking that there will be some better time and place when you will pour your heart before her. And life moves on and we are not able to match up with its pace, its turns and twists. But what if the things happened that day in the way you wanted it to be. You said her I love you and she accepted it. You got married with her. In hindsight, you regret things not happening your way. Might be because of circumstances, your priorities at that point of time, your choices, your ambition. So, sometimes we don’t realize the importance of love, of someone who cares about you because we have to achieve our dream. But when we reach that stage where we have achieved that very dream of ours, we realize that there is something that is missing in life. Is that love? Is that that someone special that we never bothered to care?
After watching the last scene of ‘La La Land’ similar thoughts started overtaking my emotions. There is she Mia, a successful actress with her husband and then comes a day when she again meets Sebastian, the man who was there in her bad times, who motivated her that she was the best. One who was the first staircase of her success. But as she started climbing the heights of success, like a cloud in the sky these hands started fading away. But when they again met, the filmmaker takes us through a journey that tells us what if the things happened in a different manner as they happened in their lives. What if the Sebastian was present that day to watch her play? What if ……
So, the point that I come to is what the famous lyricist Javed Akhtar has penned in Kal ho na ho…
“Chaahe jo tumhe poore dil se
Milta hai woh mushkil se
Aisa jo koi kahin hai
Bas wohi sabse hasin hai
Uss haath ko tum thaam lo
Woh meherbaan kal ho naa ho”
So, if there is that someone who loves you madly, one who loves your soul, one who loves for who you are, one who can do anything in his life to see a smile on your face; and you are too busy to achieve your dream then take a breath, listen to your heart. Is he the one whom you will miss when you are at the top of your career, your dreams?
“Waqt ki qaid mein zindagi hai magar
Chand ghadiyan yehi hain jo aazad hain
Inko khokar mere jaan-e-jaan
Umr bhar na taraste raho”……..