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Open Letter for "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" by Srishti Mishra

Dear Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, 
Neither have I been to Spain nor have I done any adventure sport to overcome my fears but watching you was like watching myself in a mirror growing and understanding life better with every scene, every song and every dialogue.  It was like meeting a new self through the eyes of the three musketeers Arjun, Kabir and Imran. 

It is something about you that never ages. Every time I meet you, something inside me changes. I start looking at life differently. It makes me look for the extraordinary in the ordinary. It makes me find the extraordinary in me. Life seems a little more beautiful, a little more hopeful and a lot more worth living. It was you who taught me to live life carelessly sometimes without calculating the consequences and pondering about the past like Imran said:

"Aankh teri bekaar hi nam hai
Har pal ek naya mausam hai
Kyun tu aise pal khota hai
Dil aakhir tu kyun rota hai"
It makes every lost soul hopeful to find a purpose in life. A purpose which expands the horizons of the inner self. It makes us live every moment to the fullest without losing the today we have. As Imran, Kabir and Arjun met their respective fears and overcame it, I learnt that facing your biggest fears is the first step towards self love. 
Imran taught us that it is okay to not act like a mature person always. You don't have to be rich to be happy in life. Life is beyond spending 12 thousand euros on 'Bagwati'. 
Kabir taught us that marriage doesn't mean the takeover of individuality and it is fine to walk away from a relationship which doesn't make you feel better about yourself. 
From Arjun we learnt that life is not about making a retirement plan till forty but to find happiness in the little moments we live everyday and seizing the day to the fullest. 

In the world of mainstream cinema portraying lovers and friends to be like mirrors, you normalised the normal. You showed how friendships and relationships are not always perfect and it is okay to set boundaries and take a step backwards sometimes to make time for self love and self exploration.  You taught us that friends too can hold grudges and they can disagree. People can fall out of love and they can find happiness in anything, anytime and anywhere. Life is not planned and it shouldn't be that way. You taught us to live life to the fullest without any regrets because "Dilon mein tum apni betaabiyan leke chal rahe ho, toh zinda ho tum
Nazar mein khwaabon ki bijliyan leke chal rahe ho, toh zinda ho tum".
So "Just let it all go".

Someone trying to live and not just exist.

by Srishti Mishra | Instagram : @thehalfreadverse_

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