Words of Wisdom

     I love Bollywood movies! I recently discovered a TV channel that shows Bollywood movies everyday – guess the size of my smile when I found it! Many may think they are cheesy; I think they tell nice stories and include pieces of dance and music – I simply love these parts! Today I’ll talk about one of the movies I watched last week.

Woh Lamhe  (2006, with Shiney Ahuja and Kangna Ranaut; directed by Mohit Suri) tries to tell the story of Parveen Babi, a very successful and beautiful actress, who suffered from schizofrenia. It shows her relationship with Mahet Bhatt, who says the film is his tribute to the actress and the time spent with her, hence the title Woh Lamhe (Those Moments). Parveen Babi is called Sana Azim in the movie, to avoid directed reference to the late actress.

Woh Lamhe (2006) Starring Shiney Ahuja and Kangna Ranaut. Direction: Mohit Suri

 The film tells the story of Parveen Babi, a very successful and beautiful actress, who suffered from schizophrenia. It shows her relationship with Mahesh Bhatt, who says the film is his tribute to the actress and the time spent with her, hence the title Woh Lamhe (Those Moments). Parveen Babi is called Sana Azim in the movie, to avoid directed reference to the late actress.

Today’s message is something that the male protagonist says to “Sana” in Woh Lamhe:

Life is like sandcastles on a beach. Waves come and destroy them. But traces of the sandcastles are always left behind in hearts and memories, in every heartbeat… And no waves or time are able to destroy memories, while there’s a heart beating“.(Originally it may have a different meaning – I’m transcribing the English subtitles.)

History is passed that way, of course: by the ones (ourselves) who can talk to the next generations about past moments. Another quote on the subject comes from fashionedbylove:

On its journey through history, love preserves intact the events it touches“. (Louise de Vilmorin)

I hope you all have a great week, full of love and smiles!

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8 thoughts on “Words of Wisdom

  1. it reminds me of a quote that i saw in a doctor’s office once that said something like, let the good things people say be set in stone while the bad things sand on a beach washed away with the tide. that doctor just happened to be from india too. 😉

    • Wow, Teddi… thanks for sharing this other quote with me… I will remember that, for sure… cause it’s so wise and ideal – unfortunately… although I am always “the zen person” among everybody I know (they say so!), we’re all humans, and many times the bad things also get set in stone… well, so much to learn still (to let go, I mean) – time teaches us, I suppose! Again, thank you for the quote!

  2. hi sweetie..
    i love watching bollywood movie too! my favorite is Kuch Kuch Hotahai–the best movie ever.
    lovely quote, yeah memories are immortal . time flies by, but memories stay in our heart. this post reminds me to my beloved bestfriend who passed away last year. she has gone, but memories with her still in my mind.

    xoxo

  3. También me gusta cuando cantan y bailan al final, es clásico de esas películas y a veces da un poco de risa, pero definitivamente es un plus.
    Muy linda y cierta la reflexión que sacaste de la película, lo recuerdos pueden perdurar siempre, pero las fotos y videos ayudan a la memoria jeje 😉

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