I can’t believe it’s going to be 4 years since I wrote something and my blog just seems to be so empty without any new content. A lot has happened in 4 years. I don’t have enough words to describe each passing year. I left my job and my mother land ‘India’ to pursue my Master’s dream in United States. And its time that my Master’s is going to end and life is taking a good turn. Maybe I was so much occupied with stuff going on in my life that I totally forgot how much I enjoy writing and how much I miss it.
Anyways, the topic and inspiration for today’s writing is in the title itself: ‘Secret Superstar‘. I am not sure how many of you have seen this Bollywood movie called Secret Superstar but it is that masterpiece which awakened my long lost writing days. Sitting on a weekend scrolling through movies on Netflix, I came across this one. I wanted to watch some time back but couldn’t. So I just started watching it and after 2 hrs 30 minutes of the movie, I am sitting here wanting to write something on that. I still don’t understand what impact that movie left on me or why did I immediately thought of writing but whatever it is, the feeling is real. I want to pen down few of my takeaways from that movie.
The one major thing I learned from this movie is “Always follow your dreams and never give up!”. There is this amazing thing called ‘talent’ which everyone of us has within us in some form or the other. Some are aware of theirs’ and some are still struggling to find theirs’. And then there are some who despite of knowing their talent are not able to showcase it because of various restrictions put on them by society. I would still say that at least we are born in a generation where we are fortunate enough to do the things we like, either by uploading videos on YouTube, writing or developing something we are good at and making sure our talent does not end up in vain. But again, there are still some people who do not have courage to speak up and show the world what they are good at. This blog and the words are just to encourage them to come forward and open up as they never know, what is their worth and where they can reach with the talent they have. Now is the time to fight through all the obstacles you have because trust me, once you take the path to follow your dream you will definitely love it and would never want to turn back. And once you reach a place where there is no turning back, it is then when you will realize that your talent is no more hidden and that this is what you were born for.
The other major thing I could takeaway from this movie is that not everyone is fortunate or lucky enough to have supportive parents by their side. Following your dreams and satisfying your parents are the two things that will mostly always repel and become a distraction in your life. But again, its your dreams that should be given importance too. Do things to make it work but just don’t let your talent go to drain by not doing anything about it. Trust me, god has found you special enough to gift you with that amazing talent so you should in no way disappoint him by doing nothing about it. I’m lucky enough to have supportive parents who have given me immense strength and freedom to do what I love. Education is one important side of life but your talent and dreams are the other wheel of the bicycle. Without it, your life’s cycle is never going to run. So pull up your socks and start working towards what you have always wanted to.
Lastly, I would just want to mention how beautifully the movie has captured and shown the whole idea of motherhood and how much important the relationship of a mother and child is. Someone amazingly said it and I quote “God couldn’t be everywhere, so they created mothers”. The amount of sacrifice a mother makes for the lives of their children has no comparison so appreciate her while you can. Anyways, I am no Shakespeare or Martin Luther that my words are going to motivate you, but I do hope somewhere someone really does something about their broken dreams or hidden talent to remove the word Secret from Superstar. The world needs to see a Superstar who is not secret anymore and can make a difference in other’s life.