Saturday, May 21, 2011


RANG DE BASANTI -In three words,  "An awesome movie." The story is about a British documentary filmmaker who asks a group of five young men to act in her film. They agree, but after they begin filming a friend of theirs is killed in a fighter aircraft crash, with government corruption appearing to be the root cause of the incident. This event radicalizes them from being carefree to passion-driven individuals who are determined to avenge his death.

I loved the movie. It shows the different ways you can choose to live in India. You can either be silent and go with the flow of things, or stand up, take responsibility  and make a change. In the 1800s, a group of radical Indians decided not to stay quiet and suffer in the hands of the British. They stood up for their rights and made a change, or as you can say, died trying to.At that time, The British were stronger but their single act made a hell of a bang, which in turn started out the independence movement. These small revolutions made us they way we are now.. free and independent.

In today's time,do we actually think the way the freedom fighters did 80 years back...? NO, We have all become the silent types letting people decide what we ought to do and what not to. The hard efforts of our freedom fighters have gone down the drain, as we have gone back to the same old life.. governed by someone. We maybe not governed by the British anymore but we are still governed by corruption , scandals , money minded politicians... WE NEED A CHANGE..!!

My dad always says, You can never change the system..It has always been that way and it will remain that way, You have to adjust yourself to go with the system. I disagree, The system was built by people like us, We elect politicians into power and in a democratic country like ours we have the supreme power.. It is our duty to make sure we use it responsibly. We have to stand up and change it.. You may ask what difference does it make, India will always be like that. No country is perfect.. We have to make it perfect. 

Gandhi said once. " Whatever you do in your life may be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."

I have a dream to be the change.. Make a difference. People laugh at me now including my own father. saying you can never be the change, but then they laughed at Gandhi too. You may call me cocky and over confident.. If I am given the chance I wont sit back and let it pass. I will BE THE CHANGE.


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