Today, I was in a dilemma. Every time we hear people say that they were at a loss of words. My situation was the stark contrast of theirs. I had too many words. See, that is a problem as well, because you are unable to articulate your thoughts effectively. See guys, do you ever get into an argument and find yourself unable to speak for a moment because you are just so blown away by how utterly wrong and ignorant the other person is being and you can’t understand how anyone could actually believe the things they are saying ?
Okay, let me explain the situation. It was My Parents.vs.Me. See, you may say anything about me, but don’t question my knowledge about movies. I am not saying that I know everything about them, but I have enough knowledge to sustain myself in the cine world, I assure you. So today, my parents put up a front against my statement that the newly-released Malayalam comedy ‘Premam‘ will become a classic. They disagreed. But things didn’t turn ugly there. It was when they disagreed with my view that The Big Lebowski, Annie Hall, Dr. Strangelove, Some Like it Hot and Planes,Trains and Automobiles are classics in their own right. They disagreed. They said these movies were just entertaining, they can’t qualify as classics.
I lost the argument, well because those were my PARENTS and well I can’t get into a fight with them because they are also the folks who first inculcated the love of movies in me, and also they pay for my expenses, so you know… But, it did pose a great question. What is a ‘classic’ ?
See, cinema is a relative concept just like motion. An object may appear to bee moving for one person and stationary for other, and just like that a movie may be considered great by me and a Razzler-worthy by you. But, my parents are completely wrong with regards to this topic, Why ? Because in my opinion, any movie where you have the time of your life is a classic. Further stringent, it should be an experience that will give you a chill whenever you think about it.
My parents put forth the argument that classics are movies like The Shawshank Redemption, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Titanic and Philadelphia because they touched something deep within our hearts. Now, I am not saying that these movies are not classics. I don’t know about One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest because I haven’t watched it yet since I am reading the novel by Ken Kensey. But all the others are in my ‘Great Movies’ list, but so are (500) Days Of Summer, The King Of Comedy and 3 Idiots. I always proud to say ‘I was in the cinema hall when 3 Idiots played’. And I always will be, because they are nothing less than classics. They didn’t touch something deep within our hearts but for their running time, they transcended us into a world without all the crap. When we forget our girlfriend’s ramblings and Kim Kardashian. It was just heaps of laughter being dumped upon us. And for those who want to see the artistic side, non-linear narrative is put into perfect use in (500) Days Of Summer and The King Of Comedy is directed by Martin Scorsese and that’s all there is to say.
So, I conclude this post by saying that any movie that you had an experience while watching it is a classic in its own rights, and be proud to admit this fact anywhere you can. I consider Paul to be one of the greatest movies ever made. See, just admit it. F… the world, you are a lover of cinema and to propagate that love is the utmost blessing to this art.
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