In memories, love always lives forever

‘In love there are no boundaries’ – quote from movie ‘The English patient’

There are two types of lovers in this world. First one is the flamboyant, optimistic guy who is ready to go till the end of the world to win back his love. Second one is the melancholic, introvert lover who is deeply in love but is too shy to express his feelings to her. Some people stay with their love till their last breath while some live in their memories of their beloved. The 1996 movie – The English patient was a timeless love story of a Cartographer (Map maker) named Almasy, now a disfigured patient recollects the memory of a doomed affair which not only left him for dead, but also claimed the life of his beloved. A painful tragedy, The English Patient was about encountering love in the most unusual places and situations. They say it is the heart that does the choosing, not you. Sometimes I connect myself with Almasy – the character from The English patient’ because for a lone lover like me, memory is only the safe place where I can meet my love without any fear of restrictions of world. It is not that a one-sided lover doesn’t have guts to express his love. His courage is boundless. It takes courage to see sweet heart in someone’s arms happily. It takes courage to swallow your disappointments and move away from her life.


‘Ek tarfa pyar ki taqat hi kuch aur hoti hai … auron ke rishton ki tarah yeh do logon mein nahi bat’ti … sirf mera haq hai ispe – lines from movie ‘Ae Dil hai mushkil’

Ranbir’s character ‘Ayan’ in movie ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ is really relatable to every melancholic lover. His love for Alizeh (played by Anushka Sharma) is so intense that he stays with her as a friend till the last moments of her life. The life’s most irony is that we love the person who ignores the most and ignore the person who loves us the most. Love lands us in awkward situations where expressing emotions is more difficult than taking a leap from a high cliff. O. Henry’s last leaf became a source of inspiration for the 2013 movie – Lootera. Again a story of star crossed lovers separated by fate and situations. The winning aspect of the movie Lootera was its climax when Varun (played by Ranvir Singh) creates a leaf out a paper and ties it on a branch of a tree. As long as the leaves are on the tree, his beloved will live till that period. The hero creates a fake leaf with a view so that his beloved will live a longer age, gazing at that leaf. Though he is not a painter, he creates a masterpiece that will increase the life span of his love.

Based on O Henry's last leaf, Lootera was a timeless love story
Based on O Henry’s last leaf, Lootera was a timeless love story

Someday I too want to create a masterpiece for my love. A painting that Rose cherished in her heart, a masterpiece that Pakhi gazed every day from the window (reference to the movie Lootera), after all love is all about living in memories. As for now, I have to live in memories of my love, recounting every beautiful moment of her presence that unknowingly glowed up my face and made me feel younger regardless of my age.

‘Mohabbat karna hamare bas mein nahin. Uss mohabbat se door chale jaana woh hamare bas mein hai’ – lines from movie ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’


2 Replies to “In memories, love always lives forever”

  1. This article is bursting with so much love that it is impossible to read it without having your heart touched and its strings strummed by a gentle finger…

    ‘Lootera’ is, in my book, one of the finest romances of all time- a stunningly crafted yet profoundly simple ballad of betrayal by circumstances and the everlasting impression of real love. I too love the fittingly operatic climax in which Vikramaditya Motwane referenced one of my favorite short stories- ‘The Last Leaf’ which was also about giving hope to save a life, even if that means giving up your own life. The way how Motwane and his fantastic cast and crew enacted this angle out is utterly devastating.

    Loved your article, Prashant. After all, it is about love.

    1. Hi Zoeb,

      Once again your words weave a magic and add a life to this story of a melancholic lover. I was skeptical whether the readers will like this story or not, but your comments encourage to keep my pen moving on my paper. Hope someday the feelings is conveyed to the person I wanted to dedicate this article. These words are a masterpiece, feelings wrapped in paragraph.

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