The obvious question is, Why do we get so emotionally involved while watching a film? Most of us would have undergone this phase of connection and the impact is mysterious.
This is a question to be really analysed. While watching a film, our inner minds agree and console us that this is only a movie and it is an escape from reality for two hours. But, still our emotions conquer and we tend to shed a tear or two or feel bad for a particular character. Most of these emotions are inborn which only needs some impetus to come out.
This thought entered my mind while I was watching the malayalam movie 'Mambazhakaalam' of Mohanlal and Shobhana. I enjoyed the laughter and smile in everyone's face when Mohanlal returns from Abudhabi and showers his family with gifts and what not. But, as the film was nearing its climax, especially when he speaks about the hardships and the solitude of the life in the Gulf which he had faced just to make his family comfortable, my eyes were wet. It was beyond my control then on. I became a sympathiser of Mohanlal as well as Shobhana and became a part of their family. Does this happen with everyone?
After me and my husband watched 'A Wednesday', as a matter of fact, related ourselves to the common man and also reasoned out his mind swing . Gone are the days of hero and heroines running around the trees, most of the movies of today either relive any major event taken place or relate daily life of the common man and his problems.
There are also some movies where the core story keeps on revolving in our minds even after a long span. "Karnan', the Tamil movie with actor Sivaji Ganesan in the lead role had created a new perception of Karnan in the minds of viewers. No one can deny being emotional after watching the tamil film 'Abhiyum Naanum'
We keep relating our family to the story and worry about the climax. The mood after a movie can be either a sense of joy or a severe headache. After watching a horror movie, no one can deny of unheard sounds or scary shadows later.
I am sure most of you would want to agree with me on the above and please do not have reservations to accept that you were emotional at least once in your lifetime watching a good movie.
'A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.'