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Reflecting upon ‘The Lunchbox’

I had been meaning to watch the movie’ The Lunchbox’ for a long time and I watched it today. It was such a simple, yet moving story and I believe everyone can relate to it. The concept of an epistolary love story between the male protagonist who is the old, lonely widower who doesn’t attempt conversing with anybody in general and the young and unhappy wife of an unfaithful husband was so interesting. Each character has an important space on the screen and what stole my heart was the subtle ending of the movie. Its like the director wants the audience to come up with a suitable ending. I won’t disclose the plot of the movie here (I hate spoilers 😝) but there is one dialogue in the movie which was thought-provoking. One of the protagonists realize and reflect that ‘I think we forget things if there is nobody to tell them’.  Isn’t that the story of all our lives? In a way, it is a blessing because there are always certain bitter things in life we don’t want to remember, certain life-changing moments of life we run away from. But I believe there are many more things which are obligatory for us to remember, the innocence  of childhood, the vigour and determination of youth, goodness done to us by others topping the list.

So let’s pause and think today, ‘what is it that we have forgotten, but deserves to be given more attention from our side? Is it a lover, a family member, a friend in need, or is it just us, an original, non-reformed version?’



Hyderabadi-born, Dubai-raised, a hybrid of introvert and extrovert, walking clown among friends, angry-looking stranger but above all, a LOVER of peace, family, friends, BOOKS and FOOD!

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