What Do You Do When You’ve Become a Cliche?

This song is actually really good!

Enough and more has been written about breakups.

Here’s my contribution: almost a month later, I’m not still not myself.

I’m not the 25 year-old boy dude man-child man I was.

I’m a walking, talking, breathing, cliché.

I was watching Baar Baar Dekho the other day, and found myself strangely moved by the events on screen. It was lighthearted fare; bland; not particularly gut-wrenching. A popcorn movie. Nothing to get worked up over.

It was not Blue Valentine.

And yet I felt twinges in strange places. A tightness in my heart. Distressed, alarmingly distressed, by poor, beautiful, Siddharth Malhotra’s plight.

You know those horrible 90s breakup music videos, when every restaurant, every street, every corner of the city reminds the protagonist of her?

There’s a word for it: cliché. 

That’s how I feel right now.

I guess it just goes to show. You can split up for the most rational reasons. You can part because you know it’ll make the future brighter. And even though you’ve tried to be mature, and logical, you’re still woefully emotional.

Baar Baar Dekho is the first Bollywood film I’ve seen in a Mumbai cinema, four years after moving here. And it connected.

Weird, man.


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