Monday, January 05, 2009

And the most inspiring is...

...Rang De Basanti.

According to the poll, RDB was first, and the second place was shared by 'Swades' and 'Taare Zameen Par'. 'Lakshya', 'Lage Raho MunnBhai' and 'A Wednesday' were next in line.

About RDB, I thought it was an interesting movie, and I did buy the DVD, but the movie did not inspire me to do anything different. My vote went to Lakshya. Not for Kargil, not for patriotism, not for anything fancy. But for these very simple lines that Romi's Dad says to Karan, "Tum jo bhi karo achha karo. Agar scientist bano toh achhe scientist bano. Agar ghaas kaatne wale bano toh achha ghaas kaatne wale bano. Warna kya faayda?"

(Whatever you do, do it well. If you become a scientist, be a good scientist. If you become a grass-cutter, be a good grass-cutter. Otherwise what's the point?)

I love that movie for these lines. I really did wake up and feel different the next day. About my job. About my hobbies. About everything actually.



24 comments:

Charan Deep Singh said...

Gold!!! my 1st time...

Charan Deep Singh said...

I believe RDB's end may not seem logical to many.. but the inspiration part was that it made me feel uneasy as an audience and the need for an affirmative action was thrust upon us effectively....

Sanchit said...

silverrrrrrrrrr

i don remember what i voted for.. maybe it was dch.. i didn like rdb personally, overdone it was.. lakshaya was my second option after dch and yes me too adore the lines u mentioned..
cheers...

chirpy-paaro said...

Bronze...!!!

RDB made me feel how mush youngsters are lost? They hold promise for the future of the country...but they dont even know it until they become a victim!!!

>>Jass<< said...

I dint vote but what the heck, you cant stop me from shouting bronze ! :P

Hmm maybe i should watch lakshya. Bhai ne bol diya no dekhna padega nahi ? ;)

Tarun said...

Bhai but the best line remains.

Romi's Father - " Beta tumhe pata hai tum kana ja rahe ho???"

Hrithik: _"Haan uncle, abh toh mein Party mein jaa raha hoon, party nahi hui toh sidha ghar jaunga."

LMAO

SMM said...

I like Lakshya for another reason as well - Hrithik's grit and determination once he has made up his mind that he has to go back to IMA and become an army officer.

I also liked Iqbal - I loved the song "Aashayein". We used to keep playing that when we studying for our final year exams.

Blue Bike said...

A similar quote is also there in Prahaar where Peter D'Souza's father tells him "Main sirf ek aam paaowala hoon ... but fir bhi humari bakery ke saamney roz subeh line lagti hain ... because we're the best. Do the same for your career."

Dewdrop said...

I had voted for RDB and Lakshya... RDB 'coz it showcased the history and present situations very beautifully. Lakshya 'coz the transformation of a wayward, undirected person into someone who has life's purpose was very inspiring for me... It made me think about my life purpose.

Soham Shah said...

Geniuses think alike ;-) ...

l_0oio0_l said...

Lakshya it is ....for all the same reasons..... it is one film that touches many aspects of life....even when Hritik finally calls his dad and that conversation....

mythalez said...

RDB i feel, is a very good movie .. but quite overhyped in terms of its 'message' content

Lakshya on the other hand is brilliant in that aspect. however i wonder if most bewdas, having short term memories only :P, have forgotten the older inspirational movies? i cant think of any either :-s

santasizing...Fantasizing said...

Ditto!!!
i loved those lines from Lakshya!!I think the very depth of those simple lines make u go for Lakshya..thats the word:)..
I loved RDB...but i didnt get inspired by it..i rather went into introspection mode...and cribbed a lot more about the system than i generally do,,

Chriz said...

i liked lakshya and TZp...

amitbhatnagar said...

DIdn't vote, but it has to be RDB for me too..
Used to have a dream to go for the IAS, had dropped in favour of engineering.. RDB made me rethink on that for about a week.. After that, reality set in and I was back to normal life.. :-|

But still, when it was time to oppose reservations, I was there on the streets to participate in the rallies.. (And it was surely the RDB effect: Kuch kar guzarne ko khoon chala!!)

amitbhatnagar said...

Among 2008 movies, I found Dasvidaniya very inspiring..

Vidya said...

Yea even I remember those lines very well.
I read many of your posts sitting in office :)
You write very well :)

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