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Normally it happens with most of the people that after watching some deeply & widely crafted films, a thought provocation arises as the story triggers the mind with variety of elements which are associated with human values. But strangely, with me, things sometimes happens totally opposite to this, meaning, after watching some movies that moves me, my though process instead of being triggered, it surprisingly gets relieved!

Otherwise, having watched mind boggling movies like ‘Gone Girl’, ‘Birdman’, ‘The Imitation Game’ and ‘American Sniper’, one truly feels a wave of new and uncanny thoughts especially after watching ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Birdman’ as both the movies represent the basic human values (of course with some added fiction to it) that you are led into a new world. The feeling is so strong that it floats in your mind for two days (days can differ depending upon person!, here two days are for me!) just like after watching Paranormal movie series and ‘The Conjuring’, every door in your home while making that noise when closing reminds you of the terror that you watched in those horror flicks. Similarly, ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Birdman’ gives you new spects to see the world. In most cases they’re on temporary basis!

Talking about ‘Gone Girl’, it so realistically & boldly tells that the married life of most (or almost all) couple is so confusing and boring. Despite not liking each other after a span of few years, you must spend rest of the life with the same doomed person. Possession, expectations and control becomes the vital parts that leads to disturbance and chaos in relationship which is not heard, seen or expressed but only felt. You don’t die at once in totality but die piece by piece every fucking single day. The movie has a suspense theme which keeps our attention to it throughout. After watching the film I came up with a question that is it REALLY possible to have a happy marriage? Isn’t it a fiction of reality?

And ‘Birdman’! Hell of a movie, hell of great direction and acting. Direction is well that the movie almost feels as a one long single shot. And the chaotic representation of lives of several people, a successful movie actor now struggling to embark his foot on world of drama in broadway, New York who hears a voice of his other self(Birdman), a crazy yet highly talented actor who can light up the audience with his natural actin so that so he intends to have real sex with his co-actress in a scene where they’re supposed to fake it! And a daughter who has recently came back from rehab and tries to hide her special personality with drugs and unnecessary attitude! But the crazy actor could see her who she is deep down. A very sad movie though!

And I wonder why all the great movies are so sad? Why to kill Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) in ‘Gravity’? Why Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) must live with his psychopath wife? Why Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) despite having been instrumental in saving lives of millions has to live a miserable life in ‘The Imitation Game’? Why Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet) is punished in ‘The Reader’? Why Don ‘Wardaddy’ Collier (Brad Pitt) dies in ‘Fury’ despite being a patriotic soul? Why Teddy Daniels (Leonardo Decaprio) decides to fake the reality and chooses death in ‘The Shutter Island’? Why Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) despite having saved lives of more passengers than those dies, has to be punished by law in ‘Flight’? Why the heroes have to live a suffering life?

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Devang Vibhakar is the Founder and Editor of www.SpeakBindas.com. He has interviewed more than 350 people. His effort was recognized by Limca Book of Records, twice. He has been to Scotland as well as Germany as part of vocational & cultural exchange programs and has compiled five books so far. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of entrepreneurs to avid readers of SpeakBindas. He can be reached here.

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