DEVDAS – The Immortal Lover
Devdas Mukherjee: Such vanity? Not even the Moon is as vain.
Parvati: How could it be? The Moon is scarred. I’m not.
Devdas Mukherjee: You are so silly!
Parvati: Mention not.
A very good afternoon to everyone. Eid is approaching. Eid is something which I have cherished, always. My name is Nishant. By birth, I am a Hindu. By my soul worships ART.
If you would pose me a question,
What’s your religion?
Organised religion is a slow poison. I am an artist.
I worship the One.
One who creates.
The one who destroys and the one who loves.
I was raised in a Muslim community. Somehow I feel more close to Eid than a colorful Holi or a sparkling Diwali. I am a logical person with access to reasoning. I always weigh my options. I just couldn’t deduce a downside to celebrating Eid. I love Biryani. I love sewaiiyan. I love the way everyone has a pretty glance, it’s hypnotizing. I enjoy hypnosis. The way, for a day, everyone is giving, loving, and nobody expects any thing in return.
I dislike the fact that as a kid, people kicked me in the mud and threw eggs at me. I didn’t enjoy the way intoxicated men used to look at women, on the streets. I somehow felt they were predators waiting for an annual game of groping and raping.
The air smelled bad on the Diwali after morning. I had trouble breathing. So, I disliked Diwali.
Now, I enjoy all the festivals. Now I am a grown up. Grown ups know every festival spreads love. Kids don’t.
It’s Eid tomorrow. Aafreen messaged me. But she also said it’s ‘tentative’.
We all know, a corporation doesn’t control moon. So it all depends, when she wants us to enjoy the festival of love.
Love is a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection (“I love my mother”) to pleasure (“I loved that meal”). It can refer to an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment. Love can also be a virtue representing human kindness, compassion, and affection—”the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another”. It may also describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, one’s self or animals.
I enjoy the feeling of love. I am in love, all the time. I enjoy the feeling of love. Love can be toxic if you cannot handle it. Love also makes you selfish and mean. But the moment you start loving yourself, you start loving everyone, you are in an illusion. You are delusional, all the time. Love is a crazy state of mind. If you love everyone then you gotta be lunatic. A sane person cannot be in love all the time.
Let me just try naming few people, I love in 30 seconds. Isha, Khadija, Puja, Mommy, Papa, Mali, Insha, Arjun, Aditya, Shashank, Shruti, Manish, Nigar, Harshit, Ayush, Diksha, Kishu…etc. Okay, time’s up. If I get an hour, probably, you would get bored and click on the ‘X’ at the top right corner of your screen. I would not love that. So, I would refrain myself.
When you study love closely, you would realize, Love is destructive. Sati, jumped on her husband’s funeral pyre crying,
”I love you. I can not and will not imagine a life without you.”
She burned herself to death.
Love is intense. Love is passionate.
“Find something you love and let it kill you”
The quote you saw at the top was before the Immortal lover – Devdas, experienced love. Here’s what happens after he does:
Devdas Mukherjee: Who the hell drinks to tolerate life! I drink so that I can sit here, so that I can see you, so that I can tolerate you.
Devdas Mukherjee: I object!
Devdas Mukherjee: Bapuji said leave the village, everybody said leave Paro, Paro said leave alcohol. Today, you said leave home. One day he’ll say, leave the world.
Please view the video below. Please do not fall in love, if you fear for your life.