A film that was recommended to me some time ago, but I just had the opportunity to watch it a few days ago.
A really great and beneficial film, especially to those still has no idea what’s being a psychologist is all about (although in the film it is focusing more on on the therapy/counselling part).
‘Dear Zindagi’ is a highly recommended film which aims to spread the awareness about mental health, is important just like any other kind of health.
I can give you two reason to watch this film:
First, the powerful message that was shown throughout the story of a struggling lady dealing with the problems and people around her, which ultimately begins from her childhood unfinished issues with her parents. After she learn to accept and forgive her past, only then she could move on with her present in order to have a bright future.
It is rather interesting to see when such a “simple” and “small” issue from someone’s childhood, affecting someone’s future, for the rest of their life. Isn’t family background typically become a strong and significant factor of someone’s hard life? And when it become worse, comes the criminal episode after that.
This film demonstrate that really well.
Second, the powerful message that was shown from the perspective of any so-called troubled youth nowadays, is actually just another side of the coin. We only see the trouble side, but never could we able to listen to their story, understand what they have been going through and really knows how to “deal” with them (and that is to connect).
I love it so much of this part because I always believe in someone’s different side of the story. Either when we’re having a fight with someone, I truly believe that there must be an explanation, or rather, a reason for those thing to happen. It is not simply just being “emotional”, “troubled”, or any kind of label that we have nowadays.
I strongly recommend this film to anyone who are reading this post, as the message inside it, is simply a must-know knowledge to anyone who are called as “human”.
One of the best quote from this film is during the scene inside the National Mental Health Convention,
Because here we still believe that a problem of the mind is something to be ashamed of.
If you have a problem with your body, that’s normal.
You can tell everyone “Hey, I’m in hospital. With a kidney failure, lung infection, jaundice, etc.”
But if it’s a problem of the mind then the whole family goes silent.
*hush hush hush*
As if the mind is not even a part of the body.
– Dr Jehangir Khan –