One gumbal of 13 went to Sathyam cinemas last night to watch this movie. I had the 6 of the 8 college goers who had come to the AKK valentines day special show, Balaji, Ashwin and Keshav from Aahaa, and Ajay from Radio Mirchi. As far as I know Ajay and I had been thinking of catching up forever and I decided to invite Ajay along, only to know much later that he had already seen the movie. He is one of the whackiest RJs I know and someone whom I derive inspiration from.
I loved the movie and would definitely watch it again. The costumes, the grandeur, make up, everything about this movie .. whoah.. Words fail me.
"Khwaja mere Khwaja" Good lord, whatta song! There are some movies which stay with you looong after you have watched it. And this movie is going to hang on for a few weeks at least, and I would say the music is one of the main reasons.
When Hrithik gets up to join in Khwaja, the look in his eyes almost made me feel as if his in unison with God. The magic of sufi mysticism. Its very easy to fall into divine romance, like they say. To fall in love with spirituality, self realization and all that until something happens and pop goes the balloon. But then like most of the books on philosophy extol, its but a mirage. The real thing is something that can't be expressed.
I have heard that Music is something that takes people very close to God and is one of the paths of self realization as well, and this is when I know that I have been gifted. To be able to express through music, to have a voice that can sing.
As of now I going to revel in this feeling that Khwaja mere leaves me with. Doing anything else seems pretty laborious. Actually.