The fault in our stars

(Originally written on 14/7/2014 - where - I've added thoughts about Dil Bechara on 25/7/2020 towards the end of this blog)

"The Fault in Our Stars" - watched this movie last week., as I liked the name at the first place (pain resonates) and then based on IMDB rating. 

As I was reading the movie review, for a second I felt that it could be a little depressing movie to watch, as it feels bad when you see people with pain and suffering .. but went as still felt like.. and it turned out to be a real good pick.

In the movie they show three friends, suffering from cancer - one has no eyes, and other has lost one leg, and the girl has to be with her oxygen mask all the time. Still how they add value to each-other, and complement each other is something worth noticing in this movie. In the movie, they knew that they were dying, and there was a visible disability but I guess that even in real life, we - the so called normal people - also don't have some or the other ability/quality, and then s'one else keeps fulfilling it for us, and makes the life liveable. 

Pic. source - from internet
Just the routine, makes it dull and boring, and even depressing sometimes, but then how living for small things/desires brings life to people is also noticeable fact, shown in this movie.

Further, families of the sufferers, they had a choice to leave their kids in some orphanage, and live a better faster life - but the things worth noticing is "if there is a better/faster life?"... just because s'thing is paining in our body, we don't cut and throw that organ off .. we try healing it, or live with it, the concept is extended to the family and can further be extended to the society, and thats what is life - a lived one ..

Last, trust is an important parameter to give strength, bring hope. The girl, likes a book and finds hope with that, the author of the book appears like a god figure to her.. but when they happen to meet, she sees a miserable person behind the great author, she admired .. In short, even with his own limitations, a person always has the ability to contribute to s'one else's life.. 

May be thats why, we all are there, so many kinds of living beings, to add value to each other - a small component of some big creation.

At the end, I'd say that the movie highlights concepts of complimenting each other/adding value to be complete .. it also says that in Life, Struggle and Hope progress together, may be in different ratios at different times - but that is life.


At the end, I would also recommend you to read my book, "Life, Odds & Ends", for more contextual self-reflection and to be able to value Self, Others and Life :)

Following text is added on 25th July 2020, 6:15am

I watched Dil Bechara last night -- woke up sometime back ... a few connected thoughts that I wanted to capture here.


I appreciate that -- 

A. the makers of the movie worked on this subject and brought it for people in India... 

B. Resulted contextualisation (such as scenes, names, places etc.) - where story becomes Indian is evident in movie... 

For example -- 

In 'Fault in our stars' it was a book where the protagonist wanted to find answer, and went to meet the author at his house, while in 'Dil bechara' they make it a song, singer, and restaurant. ......... 
However, inspite of all the work that contextualises the story, It feels good to see that the base 'The fault in our stars' is identified. .... 

Want to say that I have published a number of research papers as student & professional, and always given reference to work that was referred to while writing the same ... and then define one's innovative findings ... this should be taken as a culture in all creative and innovative work.

Unfortunately, a few people try to hide the same... As individuals they should think how/why its wrong, and as a society we should think how to prevent such things from happening. 

However, the bitter truth of life is that many people are busy taking their short-cuts and believe that someone else would fix the society and - as a result - we still have many problems around us. 

It's important to give due credits and recognition.


Last dialogue of SSR (the lead actor in Dil Bechara, who is no more) was "Cari Kizie Basu" ... I'd never forget it. 

I have only known SSR by watching some of his movies ... never met him ... but, I do think and wish that the point was not proven this way ... and if he were among all of us to live his life.

May you rest in peace Sushant ...