Before I tell you about the movie I should maybe tell you about the person who told me to watch this movie, Jay Shankar…A quiet person who he seems to be (forgive me if I am wrong) prompted me to watch this quiet movie.
It is an Iranian movie by Majid Majidi that won accolades at the 1997 Montreal Film Festival. Now that info is thanks to Google..A simple movie about a little boy Ali who lost his sister Zahra’s shoes. The entire movie revolves around this theme. There is not much of a story line here but a lot of messages that do not meet the “naked eye”. That is exactly why I waited for a few days before writing this post. I wanted the movie to grow on me before I could comment on it.
Sometimes in life small events can teach us loads. Shouldering responsibility is something the movie teaches. The 2 little kids take the responsibility of the family from their parents so well. Cleaning the house, doing the dishes, cooking, helping in their parents work and also studying so well. Something most of us fail to do so!
The movie shows how we can bring a smile to the face from simple things, like the scene where the kids blow soap bubbles or where they share the pen! Sometimes in life we are so carried away with our tensions that we fail to see little joys…I know I shouldn’t say this as I’m a typical example for such a person!
The movie leaves us with a happy note picturised my mesmorising scene of the fishes in the pond. With all the positive emotions that came from the movie there was a sad one I found. Sometimes even if we win the race we may not be happy and get what we actually want! Happiness is individualistic. A poor man sleeps happy and content with 3 meals a day where a rich guy can be unhappy inspite of all the material riches!!
A must watch movie especially if you are looking fro some simple joys!!!
P.S :This is for you Rajeev...Watch the movie here itself(the first 2 slides)