How’s the Josh
“High Sir” – cheered the crowd in movie hall .
This is a surge of us – ‘civilians’ being extreme patriotic, mostly while watching any visual plotted on Indian-armed-forces. Recently released movie URI was a treat to eyes and to the soul as it will make you empathize with the emotions of a real army man, it will make you understand the day and night ‘life-story’ of an Indian Army Officer.
I was in complete awe of the character played by reel-hero Vicky Kaushal. Vicky and even other actors emoted so well that it almost felt to be watching a real story. A real family. A real Daughter who cried on the funeral of her real father. A real friend who was devastated from inside but just to keep the uniform intact he couldn’t cry. What an apt performance. And yes everything seemed so real that most of us would have shed a tear or two for sure.
The impact of the movie remained with me for few days and I was influenced by the act to such an extent that I cannot stop thinking of the hardships and sincerity of an army person. And how we civilians go for work and then cry for a job where we have nothing at stake. Absolutely Nothing. You don’t like it, you switch the job but there are these real heroes who have their ‘Life’ at stake. They are not there for fame or security. They are there for an inexplicable love which is difficult to be understood by anybody who reaches office and cries for the traffic of the city.
Then On recent Friday,I read about the news – 2 Air Force Pilots Killed During Take-Off At HAL Airport In Bengaluru. The movie visuals were so fresh in my mind that it urged me to know more about the two warriors- Squadron Leader Siddartha Negi and Squadron Leader Sameer Abrol, aged 31 and 32 respectively. Squadron Leader Siddartha was one of the youngest and the best Test Pilot. He was nick-named as the Golden Boy for his level up skills and when I read that it was his Birthday on the day he flew the fatal french-made Mirage 2000, it made me sank in much to speculate that the movie URI showed just one Vihaan Singh Shergill(Vicky Kaushal’s character name), when we have whole lot army of such persona. What a personality! They are the real heroes. When I stalked more on their social media profile I was so disheartened to see the pictures of the their respective wives. The profile picture looked so real like one of yours or mine! The substantial difference is their “altitude” (pun intended) and the inevitable spirit of these brave-hearts. Salute to the real heroes and with no offense to the actors who play the role of the warriors I just hope that let us be more gentle and appreciative of the real one than to the reel ones. Jai Hind !
How’s the Josh