Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Highway or Her Way: A-to-Z Challenge [9 April 2014]

Pulled out from the womb of a city,
Handcuffed and mouth-wrapped shut.
Right from a lavish splendid palace, 
Source: timesofap.com
Loaded in a truck, with stench and rut.

As she gave up retaliation and fuss,
Her clutches were untied, one by one.
As she accepted and embraced the present,
The wind kissed her every now and then.

She found the real freedom,
Under the vast sky and an endless journey.
The journey that had no aim,
A journey that had no name.

A journey that allowed her to scream.
On an endless road, that spanned through farms.
She released piled up hills of screams,
Ones which were so far suffocated.

On a highway she realized that,
All her life she was abused in the name of life.
She found real monsters,
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In the name of guardian.

On a highway she found her way,
She flew, without wings.
She found a real saviour,
In the face of an abductor.

Author's Note: Through this post, I wanted to bring the emotions and suffocation suffered by the central character Veera Tripathi (Alia Bhatt) in Imtiaaz Ali's 2014 release Highway.

 P.S.:  This contest would have not been complete without a mention of Imtiaaz Ali.

35 comments:

  1. Allas! Am glad you wrote about this one. Very touching and inspiring. A special mentiion for these lines: On a highway she realized that, All her life she was abused in the name of life.

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  2. WOW....!!! Loved it...very well written. You have compressed the story in these few lines very beautifully...

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  3. Ah! you wrapped up the whole movie into a poem... lovely work! I really feel if there is a way, send this to Imtiaaz Ali! :)

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    1. I did share on Highway's Facebook page. No update from Imtiaaz as yet.

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  4. This is superbly creative...I haven't watched the movies but through your poem I feel I did!

    Random Thoughts Naba

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    1. Do make time to watch it Nabanita. It is a superb movie.

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  5. Beautifully written and what a way to wrap up the movie into a poem. Sheer bliss, I say :)
    Shalzzz|Loving Life
    Check out my latest at Tale of Two Tomatoes

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    1. This was my first try to capture a movie in a poem. Thanks for appreciating my work.

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  6. Movie and emotion of main character is very well weaved through words.. Very good indeed.

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  7. This is so innovative :)
    Great post !

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  8. I've never seen the movie, but I love your poem. :-)

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  9. I wasn't familiar with the movie that inspired this, but after reading the wikipedia summary, it seems like you did an excellent job capturing both the story and the emotions. Lovely.

    Hope you’re having fun with the A to Z challenge,
    Jocelyn

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    1. Thank you :). Yes I am having lots of fun, what about you?

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  10. I had not seen the movie but this post was a bit too close to home for me as I was abducted and left for dead. Kind of gave me the chills. However, you did a great job at stirring up emotions :)

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    1. That is scary. A boy of 13 years was abducted from near my house. He was killed by the kidnappers withing 2 hours of abduction and they kept chasing the parents of that boy to shell out money. Police found out the dead body and the boy was kidnapped by someone known to boy's father. It was scary to know that. Movies are fictitious, in reality good things rarely happen.

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  11. Beautifully written. I loved your poem. It told a brilliant story. ♥

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  12. Haven't watched the movie yet but ur poem now convinced me to give it a try :-)

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  13. Nice one Shine!!! A lovely poem and a brilliant movie!!! Nice and unique try!!

    ~S(t)ri
    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

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  14. Even I wanted to do H for Highway but I couldn't have done it like you. The movie was brilliant and Alia was amazing in it.

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    1. Yes. I have started liking Alia. And Randeep was good. :)

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  16. Wow! A movie expressed in a poem!!! I have read so much about this movie, but we missed seeing it!

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    1. Watch it Shilpa. It is worth a watch.

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  17. Highly emotional post. Like others have said, I haven't seen the movie. BUt I'm always looking for a good movie. :)

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    1. It is a must watch. Gives you goose pimples.

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  18. Wonderful :). A movie review in a poem,kudos.

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