The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is based on unusual subject which perhaps may not be digestible for many as it can appear a fairy. One can say that there aren’t strong grounds to support the story. The topic on which it is made is as vague and unrealistic as you can find behind Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi – quite illogical. But just like the later one, it teaches so many things, things that really matter in life – love, honesty, support, loyalty, trust and care as it was told in other movie starring same actor, Brad Pitt – I take care of her and she takes care of me. Simple!

The big tough lessons taught in simple language.


Movie can be summarized in following quotes from same flick –

None of us is perfect forever.


What I think is, it’s never too late…or, in my case, too early, to be whoever you want to be…There’s no time limit, start anytime you want…change or stay the same…there aren’t any rules…We can make the best or worst of it…I hope you make the best…I hope you see things that startle you. Feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you challenge yourself. I hope you stumble, and pick yourself up. I hope you live the life you wanted to…and if you haven’t, I hope you start all over again.


Along the way you bump into people who make a dent on your life. Some people get struck by lightning. Some are born to sit by a river. Some have an ear for music. Some are artists. Some swim the English Channel. Some know buttons. Some know Shakespeare. Some are mothers. And some people can dance.


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


One thing I am still unable to understand is that why Hollywood directors are curious to show India as a land of huts, boats, footpaths and then at the same time, a place of scenic beauty and riches? This all is part of truth but why they forget to show the strong economy, the belief, development, sky-scrappers, flyovers and malls – just the way they are there in land, seven seas away. I am wishing to see those visuals in future movies – show the reality, the complete truth.

One more thing, I think this director also forgot to show crowds, Sardars, sages while showing India. Joking! Just show complete truth – is what asked!!


Rating: 7/10

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