You were always so comfortable in each character you played, almost inhabiting them making us believe in the illusion dear SSR.. I cannot review this film, but instead I sit down, hug a pillow and cry my heart out as I watch it. Cheers to a life that will continue to inspire-
You left the home you built too soon
I don’t mean the grand walls of the apartment that surrounded you
I refer to the home you had unknowingly built in many hearts
Mansoor’s shy smile, Ishaan’s rebellion, Copying Dhoni’s sixer to perfection
Rocking them dance moves in every film/performance
There are too many to count.
You gave your craft every atom of your being
You, you were the whole damn package
The curve balls hit hard and instead of dodging, you left the crease.
Sometimes our circumstances get the best of us
And the privilege that we are so confident of, fails to protect us
If could speak to you, I would tell you of the wonders you are cast of
How you work transcends the big screen
And comes alive as it makes the robots in us feel things
Your curiosity knew no boundaries, always trying to make sense of this strange strange world
As your character struggles, my heart for a while beats to your rhythm
You were so much more than what was said, what is said of you
Without any effort, you have made your way into our lives
And even though you may have walked out too soon
We will continue to be starstruck by the magic you spun with your craft
We cannot help it- our souls refuse to let go of the marvel that you were
Even though every second you were captured on the camera now feels like a stolen second
We will preserve it, as important memories, as lessons in the making
And not let your legacy vanish
Like you suggested in a speech
I will always focus on the “now” and the “excitement”,
And be always driven for social change
The rest as you assured, will follow.
I make this promise with a heavy heart that will take its own time to heal
Tum the, tum ho aur tum rahoge.