Dangal (spoiler alert)

I don’t normally review movies, nor am I a critic, but I thought that a great movie like this deserves a reaction.

Dangal was totally captivating from beginning to end. In some parts, it was a little too dramatic. It was obvious that a true story was twisted a bit to add some dramatization and some scenes from the commonwealth games looked fake. You have to keep in mind that it IS Bollywood (LOL). Overall the movie was heartwarming, motivational, and wholly entertaining. Nothing was more impressive than Aamir Khan, who never lets us forget that he just might be the greatest Bollywood actor of all time (I might be a little biased). Part of the greatness of the movie was the fact that it was also produced by Aamir Khan Productions, a production company that hasn’t disappointed us yet. I urge you to watch the Aamir Khan body transformation video to see how much work went into his character in Dangal. When you are as dedicated to your work as Aamir is, you’d go unimaginable lengths to make your character seem as realistic as possible. Aamir could have just as easily put on a body suit to make his character appear fat, but no, he went the whole nine yards and ACTUALLY gained all that weight to play his character. ON TOP OF THAT, he went another nine yards to lose all that weight and become the FITTEST I’ve ever seen him to shoot the scenes from the beginning of the movie. If that isn’t impressive, I don’t know what is.

Aside from Aamir, the best part of the movie was the message. The moral of the story was that you shouldn’t forget where you came from and who brought you there. This message resonated with me particularly. As I am so close to actually beginning my career, my head could be filled with arrogance and a feeling that I brought myself this far. This couldn’t be further from the truth. If I have to owe it all to somebody (after God of course), it would have to be my parents. It’s not even that my parents taught me everything I know, but I am a product of their upbringing and this is the sole reason on why I came this far. In the movie, the eldest sister forgets that her father made her into a great wrestler and she feels as if she doesn’t need him anymore. This was the beginning of her downfall. Only after she realizes that it was her father who had gotten her that far is when she gets her biggest win in her wrestling career. Overall, the message was great.

The last thing that makes the movie great was the punjabi. Because punjab is the best.

I might write more reviews of movies because I have no life and watch so many of them.

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Dangal (spoiler alert)

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All this marriage talk has got my head spinning. It seems everyone around me has been getting engaged or married. I guess it’s come to that point. When I was younger I knew the time was coming where I was going to start seeing all my friends get married. But never in a million years did I think that it would have started at 23. Even when I was 17, I thought that this phenomenon would start around my late twenties. How the hell did 23 become THAT year for me? This is ridiculous. I feel old AF and a little TOO young at the same damn time. The reality is that it’s finally time to accept the fact that it’s only gonna get worse. I’m gonna be losing a lot of friends, and family, to a significant other. I’m just gonna have to come to grips with the fact that it freaking sucks. My singleness doesn’t make the situation any better. Actually, if anything, it makes it all a million times worse. The more matches being lit, the greater the pressure is for losers like me to find someone.

I’m at the point where I kinda feel like I should start looking, but at the same time, screw it. I have a lot on my plate as it is. I have goals that are more important to me than anything. Sometimes I feel like having someone might just slow down my vision. But at the same time, the loneliness sucks. I hated coming home this winter break. I already knew what the conversations of every day would consist of in my house. My parents can’t last a day without speaking about me getting married and I absolutely hate it. I’m a 23 year old male, I have time, I’m not gonna be single forever (hopefully). The marriage talks literally make me want to just stay in Atlanta and never come back home. It’s so funny how fed up I’ve gotten to the point where I jokingly threat that I’m gonna just get married to a white girl without even telling my mom and she’ll just find out about it when we pop out a kid.

I just might follow through.

 

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