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After ages, I went to watch a movie with the family. Well, not exactly the entire family, my mother was missing and I knew my father missed her. I can’t believe how excited I was to be off to the movies! I just love the movie-going experience just as so many of you out there; nothing beats watching a humongous screen among an audience, sharing your laughter, shock, surprise, and tears with them right through to the end credits.

And I believe no other film industry can transport you to a world of fantasy and magic abundant with color and richness as Bollywood can! The music, the dance, the drama, the vibrant colors, and the sheer beauty on screen are unsurpassed by any other. Yes, I know it’s not real, some of you may even argue that those are not the real movies that depict true life. I agree, they may not depict real life, but to watch real life unfold is not what I go to the cinema for. I go to the cinema to get away from the pressures of real life, to be transported temporarily to a world where anything is possible and a happy ending is guaranteed.

I watched Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and I enjoyed it immensely; I laughed, I danced in glee in as much room as my seat allowed me and I cried. The movie made me realize how we have a movie impression of love in our minds, how we expect our love lives to be like in the movies. And how for a while we are shocked to realize that real life love is far from how it is in the movies.

It made me realize the value of my boyfriend and the significance of the little things he does. It made me thank God for what I have and what I have learnt. It made me develop a feeling of gratitude for the people like me who have dreams just like me and therefore will continue making movies like this that glorify love as love should be glorified!


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