Oh I So Relate!

Jaibala/ November 8, 2016/ #TadkaTuesday/ 34 comments

Every time, I see a movie for a few hours, I get lost in that world. I keep trying to find instances that I can relate to, things that I can take home. Yes! For someone who doesn’t loves movies as much, this may sound crazy, but a movie lover like will know what I am talking about. It is so easy to get lost in the world of a good book and a well made movie.

For me to think of one movie I relate to is a difficult task. Do I talk about the desperation that frustration that was Bruce in Bruce Almighty, or the reluctance of Katniss to accept her destiny and the confusion she faced about her identity in Hunger games. Then there was Hermione and her attitude which takes me back to my school days, Or Duniya Dilwalon Ki(Kadhal Desham)for being the first movie I was Obsessed with. So many different reasons to like so many different movies.

Like since the time I have been introduced to Bangalore Days by my best friend, I have already watched the movie a couple of hundred times. Okay maybe not that many times. There are so many things I relate to in that movie. It just captures the vibe and pulse of an entire generation, and weaves it into a story that could happen to anyone. It almost seems real.

Then there is the wonderful Love Actually. I have seen so many romances of different kinds in my life beginning with my parents and brother and two of my oldest friends who are married to each other; it is actually really difficult to not relate to this one. It is also just such a feel good movie, and leaves me with a lot of hope every time I watch it. Yes, I am a closet romantic!

So many reasons t love movies, so many reasons to relate to them. I think it is easy to relate to movies, because they draw from real life. I Know most of us relate to something in movies every time. So tell me which movie or movies you relate to and why?

This post has been written for #TadkaTuesday

If you are wondering what is #TadkaTuesday, it is a bloghop for all things entertainment. We will give you a prompt and if you write a post, link up to the linky here or at my Co-hosts. And have fun, entertainment is all about having fun. Visit as many as you can (two is the minimum) and share your love for all things entertainment.

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About Jaibala

Academically a Microbiologist, I am a Web Columnist for popular magazines and websites, Freelance Writer and a Blogger. Words define me and writing and reading compete to be the love of my life. My biggest belief is that there is something good in everything and I always looks to highlight the best in things. Creative writing is my forte.You can reach me by dropping a mail at contact@jaibalarao.com


  1. This post gave me the warm fuzzies 😀

    Like you, I’m not a huge movie buff. But I do relate to some characters sometimes (although, in books and TV shows, I find myself relating to the characters a lot more – maybe cos we learn more about the characters on these two mediums?)

    Also, this reminds me, I haven’t watched Love Actually in ages! Should really pick it up again.

    1. I agree it is easier to connect with characters over books and TV shows than movies.Did you watch Love Actually?

  2. Bangalore Days and Love Actually!
    Our tastes might as well be similar in movies. But hten again, I remember you went to watch Sawariya *shudders* 😛
    Sid recently posted…‘Amma’ MiaMy Profile

    1. Well, I watched Sawariya purely for technical and creative reasons.

  3. This was cute and fun to read. You know why? When I was growing up, I used to walk out of theatre thinking of myself that Shilpa Shetty, Kajol and Jui Chawla. 😀 😀
    I am not a movie buff but I can relate to what you are saying here. 🙂 We are not just what we see but how we see.
    Parul Thakur recently posted…My love for jalebi that knows nothingMy Profile

    1. So true Parul. I remember doing that too, acting out movie scenes, dance sequences and all that. Thanks for reading.

  4. Now as you are saying I will like to to watch this movie . Also if you have recommendations of spine chilling horror or thrillers let me know
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    1. Please do, its a beautiful movie. Horror is a genre I much rather stay away from. I know Doc , has wonderful recommendations for horror.

  5. This looks like an interesting project 🙂 I am a movie buff too like I am a music buff but very selective on that.
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    1. Thanks Ashu. Hope to see you contribute to some of the prompts 🙂

  6. This is a nice Link Party Jai. I have grown up on very selective movies – i was not allowed to watch many movies – movies are bad supposedly *rolls eyes* But I love movies and secretly watched a lot of movies. Entering the link up!
    Tina Basu recently posted…Movies I can relate to in my life – #TadkaTeusdayMy Profile

    1. Movies can have an impact, whether it is positive or negative all depends on us. Thank You for entering with such a lovely post Tina.

  7. I love the film, ‘Shall we dance?’, ‘Nights at Rodanthe’ and ‘Chef’. The first one because I was into dance and the movie urges me to put on some good music and shake a leg. And, the entire exercise leaves one feeling rejuvenated! The next two for the romance in them, and the fight to make it in the food business despite being criticised for one’s culinary skills. It leaves me feeling all mushy and sentimental. And, Chef leaves me wondering about the recipes I can try out in my kitchen! 🙂
    I loved this concept of TadkaTuesday. Guess I will give it a try next time!

    1. Shall We Dance is a beautiful beautiful movies. Are you a Richard Gere fan, just asking. Thank You Shilpa. Looking Forward to your post 🙂

  8. Not much of a movie person. 🙂 So will skip today’s Tadka. Interesting concept though. 😀 will see what comes up next week.

    1. Thank You so much. looking forward to your post next week.

  9. I loved Love Actually! Such a lovely movie that was. And I like the Harry Potter books much more than the movies, but yes, I so wished I was a witch! Your passion for movies shines through this post – I’ll look forward to reading more about you and movies. 🙂
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    1. I know,the book movie debate is a whole another post and with Harry Potter, they might have ruined a really great chance because they had some brilliant source material. As for me I am still waiting for my letter from Hogwarts that got lost in all the confusion. Thank You so much Jini.

  10. Movies make me dream .They are the best way to relax and rejuvenate as you get lost in the story.I love watching movies with twists in plots but has a happy ending.
    Love the Tuesday Tadka.Linking up with it.
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    1. Yes movies are different things to different people. Thank You so much Amrita for participating 🙂

  11. Yay! We did get Love Actually together. And Bangalore Days is simply awesome… no doubt about it. That was so well made – especially heartening as a female director showed the very patriarchal male Mallu directorial field how to show romance and even action (the bike race at the end) as though it were poetry in motion.
    Roshan Radhakrishnan recently posted…Movie Characters that remind me of myself #TadkaTuesdayMy Profile

    1. Poetry in motion is exactly what Bangalore Days is. And yes we got Love Actually together, so many reasons to love and relate to both this movies. Thank You Doc, for everything 🙂

  12. Wow, this is a lovely start. But to participate, I need to gear up and started watching them again as the last Movie I saw was Wazir, few months back I guess. Good wishes Jai. We all could relate to 1 movie or the other.
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    1. I am sure everyone can relate to some movie or the other. Thank You Upasna 🙂

  13. Love this blog-hop concept Jai! Being Indians, movies are inseparable parts of our life right from childhood. I am a self-confessed rom-com addict and I think I will swallow anything under that tag. Love actually is such a sweet movie. Blore days….hmm how come I missed that one?

    1. Haha You are a Rom Com addict and I will swallow anything that is movies. Do watch Bangalore Days. Thank You so much Kala 🙂

  14. So many movies to love and so many movies to relate to..Agree with you completely. Movies take us in a different world sometimes and it’s difficult not to relate to them. I also love ‘Love actually.’ as I love sweet romantic movies too. So glad that I am co hosting it with you. 🙂
    Deepa recently posted…Movies I Can Relate To #TadkaTuesdayMy Profile

    1. Yes Deepa, so many reasons to relate to movies, after all they are the mirror of reality in some ways. This is going to be so much fun Deepa, talking about all things entertainment and doing it with you.

  15. Love Actually and Bangalore Days are my favourite films too!:)
    I am a huge movie buff and I think i’m going to be a regular contributer to this awesome topic!:)

    1. Some movies are just timeless, these two would qualify. Looking forward to your contributions Mayuri 🙂

  16. Wonderful Jai, I’m not a movie buff so things are a little different with me. However I relate myself to Hrithik from ZNMD (not looks wise :P) but his workalohic nature even on a vacation ! Wonderful post, thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Yes goes to prove you don’t have to be a movie buff to relate to a movie. Thank You so much 🙂

  17. I so agree with you on the fact that a well made movie can easily make a person lost in the story. I too can recollect a few movies with whom I can relate to so many things from school days to college days, from inspirational learnings to fun loving moments and a lot other things. Hopefully I will write a post on this.

    Also,this is an excellent initiative, Jai! Kudos to you and Deepa! ?
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    1. Thank You Saumy. Looking forward to reading your post.

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