I tend to wear one and so does my friend
Each time we sit together to unwind and de-trend
We invariably pick a movie, Bengali, in language, by nature
Although, none of us are able to identify ourselves with the on screen gestures
But we stick to it till the very end, I think it has all to do with the on screen romances and green pastures
It doesn’t start until we are in the middle of the film
Suddenly one of us utters the word ‘disgusting’
Did you use that for the film or the story?!
None! It was for the bad guy chasing and harrasing the girl in complete glory
I wonder how filmmakers think of even putting in such scenes!
I guess they want to be real and clean
Yes, I know. Life isn’t that fairy tale that we all read and our minds swallow
I guess it’s also the directors own judgement of the characters and story situations that follow
I think and then she thinks and we invariably end up thinking together
Though we differ, we still happily admire
We even pick up instances from our own lives to match the ones on screen
We rip films apart and single out each scene
By the time the film ends, we are completely exhausted
We would have judged the director, his sensibilities, stances and even his choice of actors, actresses
Hours later, when the film lingers somewhere; we sit with coffee mugs to judge some more and separate facts that do matter
Friendship as they say is based on a deep inner connection; we say it’s based on judgements of characters that cross path at several on screen junctions.