Go see this movie. You will love it. Last night was such a crazy busy night of getting and picking up the boys … and yet I still made Sanj take me to make the 6:45 pm show time. It was packed. I was a little stunned especially for Peterborough. We had to sit in the second row, with our necks craned up at an uncomfortable angle and yet I was so glad we went.
I loved how it showed true India. I loved the colors of this glorious country. I loved the children and families depicted. I found myself laughing out loud at the scene of the folks riding on the bus, scared for their life!
I found myself holding back tears of yearning… missing being there. I had a rush of emotions, most of them I don’t even understand. For much of my life, I wished I was American, with the white skin and blond hair. I hated being different than others, especially when we lived in Ohio. I wish I had a true appreciation for my culture and country growing up. I guess if we grew up in Maryland with it’s own Indian community, where there were others just like me, it would have been different.
Going back to India was such a incredible journey. I never felt bored. I found myself wide eyed and amazed most of that trip. Sanj asked if I wanted to retire in India… being funny… and I thought that what I want to do is travel India. Experience all the ins and outs… all the vast cultures in this country. I want to click my camera and capture all that leaves me breathless.
I need to go back. This movie took me back for a couple of hours. Great story too.
Go see it! Now! Hurry…