As we plunge into 2010 the one phrase that has stuck in my head, filling me with an incredible hope and optimism is “ALL IZZZ WELL” from the film 3 idiots.
Never mind that Chetan Bhagat dosent think so and that his name has been unmercifully and shamelessly marginalized in the credits. Slumdog Millionaire turned the unknown Vikas Swarup and his book Q and A into an overnight success-yes that screenplay was adapted too, as most films are. But atleast he didnt feel miffed. And the makers were gracious enough to grant him his peice of the pie
The humour in 3 idiots was too cerebral and high IQ to be from a hindi film mind(excuse my snobbery) so i have no doubts about Chetan Bhagats contribution even though i havent read the book. But Hello? (remember that film Chetan? Why werent you screaming from the rooftops about that being your story too? Tch Tch…Whats going on? Am just curious at the way the human mind and the ego works
But coming back to what i started writing this post about, I really beleive that the new year will herald a new start… and whatever the pitfalls I’m going to hold my hand across my chest and repeat the phrase over and over again. After all if our thoughts manifest our reality we might as well fill our heads with the most postive and uplifting ones…even if at times we know its a lie.
“bad hair day?” All izz well
“sensex crashed today? All is well
“Insecure boyfriend getting on your nerves?” All izzz well
“You mean you didnt know your husband was cheating on you? IDIOT!” ALL IZZZ WELLL
“Maid didnt come today?” ALLL is well
“Have no money in your bank?” all izzz well
“Lost your job?” All izzzz well. Trust me
“He likes her more than me? But she’s a greedy whore!” All izzz well. The schmuck deserves her. I deserve way way better
“Too drunk to care?” All izzz well
“No I am not turning into my mother. F off!!”
ALLL IZZZ WELLL!!! dont panic. Things can be changed you know. Our destiny is in our hands
See I’m a huge Raju Hirani fan. Wether its his ‘Gandhigiri’ or “Jaadu ki jhappi” and now his phrase “All izzz well” from the 3 idiots, hes a man with his heart in the right place. And everytime i see one of his films i get enthused and pious and determined till the next time when…
So all is well is what i told myself when i stood on the weighing scale this morning and i almost died of a panic attack. Having just returned from a debauched holiday it hadnt struck me that the devastating effects on my body mass would be so immediate and so agonizingly painful.
But since “All izzz welll”What is 6 kgs heavier in the larger scheme of things? It atleast gives me a resolution to make and adhere to.
For we must try and we must strive…give every hour and every day a purpose and meaning. Stay happy till its time to bid adieu. Remember Whatever good happens is entirely attributable to you.
Anything bad that happens in between is Karma-not your fault. Blame it on God
or curse the wise that said…
“You are what your deep driving desire is.
As your desire, so is your will
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny.