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The Artist In Us February 7, 2011

Posted by Karan in Uncategorized.
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I’ve seen a couple of brilliant movies in the last month. It started with Dhobi Ghat– had to be awesome with Aamir Khan, isn’t it? The painter seemed to be a metaphor, and you felt that the Director was creating a canvas of modern art on screen. While there was no seemingly central message, the 90 minutes inscribed a lot of subtleties in you; not least of them that it made being a loner seem cool. More on that in sometime. The other brilliant movie is Yeh Saali Zindagi. While this movie is also a piece of modern art, it seemed to be like one of those puzzles which we had to solve when young. The way Sudhir Mishra connected the dots was fascinating; it kept the audience on its edge. Didn’t you ever want to make an awesome piece with a lot of randomness to it?

Now the most fascinating aspect of these movies is that they seem to be unadulterated, they take Hindi cinema to the next level, while giving unbridled joy to the scriptwriter and director by bringing out the true artist in them. With this, and looking at the patterns around me; I’ve a feeling that the more of a loner you are, the more it brings out the artist in you, and the more fascinating pieces of work you have. Be it Aamir Khan in Dhobi Ghat (which seems to make a loner look cool, and hence brings urges the artist in us on) or my friends who write a lot of poetry, being a loner seems to drive you on and bring out the best.

While that’s one theory, I think bringing out the artist in oneself bring unadulterated joy in you. It could be writing for me, dancing for my dear friend, random photography for somebody else. However, it’s this aspect which gives you immense happiness, makes you think and refreshes you for your next phase of life. Needless to mention, it also brings out the best pieces (albeit with some random ones) of art.

With the last month at IIM Indore and a lot of time on hands, I urge each one of us to bring out that artist in us. Soothing music is one thing which can help you towards it 🙂