Let me start by asking whoever is reading this, what is cinema to you?
If there is something I have missed dearly since March 2020, it is being able to go to the theater and be a part of a new world everytime. I love movies. For me, cinema is meant to be an escape as well as a mirror. Sometimes, I am looking for an escape from the real world, the real problems and I just want to watch something magical, sappy and feel good. Some other times, I am looking to watch something which has a message for everyone and shows what is going on with world. Either ways, films never disappoint. You can count on them to make you feel happy, sad and my favorite feeling magical. I have related to Kabir saying “main rukna nahi chahta”, fallen for more characters than I can count and believed that Avengers can save the world. Call me filmy only because I am one.
I know not all movies live upto expectations but the experience is always precious. Always. It could be you watching the movie alone or with bunch of people you love or movie with your date. The joke cracked or an anecdote shared during a relatable scene, it really tells you a little more about the person you are with. If you are someone who loves to be silent during the movie, the movie itself is your experience. I have loved watching alone, with my friends, with my boyfriend and with my family. Why am I so emotional about cinema today? Because I recently got to watch a movie in theater after almost a YEAR. And it was with my…umm…HUSBAND! Haha. Feels so weird to call him that!
Even the anticipation of the watching a movie at the big screen after such a humongous gap had me grinning so much! What made it EXTRA special was that I saw Wonder Woman – 1984! Not only do I love Gal Gadot insanely but I had forgotten how magical movie watching is! I REALLY needed it so much. Although I was wearing my mask for most parts and sitting at a distance (never forgetting Corona huh), it still helped to escape the problems surrounding us and took me to 1984 with The Wonder Woman. The movie is amazing and the experience made me supremely happy. I was almost giddy by the end of it. The feeling I was missing for so long. It brought back the wonder I have always had during movies. How did they think of this? How did they shoot this? The witty dialogs, the amazing acting, mind blowing direction and picturesque scenes. There really is no better satisfaction than watching a nicely made movie! I hope I don’t have to wait this long for next one.
Forever thankful for cinema! 🥰