Sunday, July 20, 2014

The movie that made me cry.

You know how they say that change is the only constant thing in our lives. That this moment, right here is going to pass as quickly as it came yet it will leave a mark in someone's life before vanishing into oblivion. That time changes everything, every person. But it becomes all the more miraculous when you actually identify the gradual change in yourself.

After waiting for months, I finally got a chance to watch The Fault in Our Stars on the big screen today. For those of you who are still unaware, the movie is based on the bestselling novel written by John Green. A novel which breathed life into my heart with every word, every line and every page. A novel which moved me to tears in one chapter and comforted me warmly in another.

I knew I would cry while watching the movie too. It was as natural as the sun rising from the east and setting in the west. But what I had not expected of myself is that I would hate to see many people sitting in the hall watching the movie for which I'd waited so long. The moment I entered, my heart was awash by extreme possessiveness. I felt angry and sad as I had to share it with those many people. The novel was something I loved wholeheartedly, like something personal, only to be felt by me, only to be loved by me. I felt that my personal space was being trespassed by those who were there just because they had nothing else to do on a weekend, who could not even keep their stupid cell phones on silent for two hours. For me, it was a lot more than that. It was like giving countenance to the characters I fell in love with months ago. It was like meeting Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters personally.

It's silly, I know! But I don't want to make sense right now.

The bottom line is that I have changed. From a girl who used to wonder why her mom cries while watching soppy movies to being a girl who has subconsciously started doing the same. I never felt like this before, never cursed people around me for intruding one of my favorite stories and never felt too possessive for fictitious characters. Sometimes you are unsure whether you've changed for the better and this is one such time.

Also, this is the reason why I hate to share my copy of novels with anyone.
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P.S: 1. The movie is excellent.
2. During the interval, I ran into one of my batch mates from college and she said she was not enjoying the movie at all. -_-

16 comments:

  1. I haven't read the book yet, but I definitely want to watch it on the Big Screen.
    I relate to that feeling of wanting it all for yourself, coz that happened to me with- PS I Love You! :)

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    1. Oh, so it is normal to feel this way. Phew!!!

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  2. Books and movies are all very personal when it come to enjoying the content and very few times some one can make these connect with our own lives! Would like to see this one, sometime, Vinati!

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    1. Yes, and that connection happens just once in a while.

      It's a good movie. You should watch it sir. :)

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  3. I haven't read the book or watched the movie yet. I will do both but want to do the book first. I feel that possessiveness too when someone asks me to share my novels.

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    1. Yes, read the book first. That will leave a stronger impact.

      When a novel hits the right chord, it becomes more than just a book. :)

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  4. LOL it has mixed views. Personally I'm a book over movie girl- and I felt I connected with the book more. But it's a nice story. Touching.

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    1. I too felt more connected with the book because unlike movie, it belonged to me.. only me.

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  5. We all are turning into those we were sure we wouldn't turn into.
    Its cute but you know
    I havent even read the book:P

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    1. Absolutely! It's so strange that we cannot control these behavioral changes in us.

      Red, you ought to read the book.

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  6. That is a feeling we heartily avoid and yet find ourselves drawn to it. For we, we are people with hearts, dost! :-* I saw the trailer and felt I would cry too, honestly, haven't plucked up the courage to pick up The Fault With Our Stars but have read Looking for Alaska just to avoid my heart strings from being pulled. But I will, after you have mentioned how altering it can be! :-) Love this!!

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    1. I know.. we can be hopelessly sentimental. :P

      TFIOS is way better than Looking for Alaska. So you better order your copy now.

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  7. i love this! and precisely why i will wait for it to come out on DVD. while i enjoyed this book, i feel the fandom of it has soured me a bit.... i would prefer to watch it in my own home without all the drama haha. but i am happy to hear you liked it, i have heard mixed opinions!

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    1. If only I had realized that sooner. -_-

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  8. My God.. you speak my mind here. I loved the book and the movie both. Loved would be an understatement actually.

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