Story of a lost journalist

January 27, 2008

Out of Syllabus – the movie

Filed under: Movies/TV — Cris @ 16:05

Seems like I am becoming a daily blogger.

I have decided to keep the blog for personal entries alone for a while. No more short stories here for some time.

So today, I am here cause I saw this Mallu movie “Out of Syllabus” on TV. I had watched it when it was released. If you take the count of all the people who watched the movie, it wouldnt cross 20. And out of the 20, I dont know how many people actually liked it. But I did.

My old school mate had acted in it was the reason why I saw it in the first place.
But there was a calmness about the movie that I liked. Mallu movies and most other Indian movies when they show campus life has this idea of loudness and…  and something, well lets just say “overdone” thats makes it all so artificial. This movie too had music, it had the students talk and dress the way kids actually do in Kerala these days. But something in it was calm, was real that I liked about the movie. Campus doesnt mean oversmart girls and guys pulling each others legs and singinig stupid songs together and making a lot of fuss. It is where you connect to people who may stay a part of your life or memory forever.

The classrooms and the hostels, the canteens, the grounds, the trees, everything around it matters. When the last day is over and you look at all these places and see them completely deserted you feel a deep pain somewhere inside you – thats what later becomes nostalgia. Thats what makes it so important. When you walk through those paths or think of them later, even the small things throw a deep feeling. A stone you used to kick at, a tree you used to rest your head on, the steps you used to sit on… every little thing seems to call you back to those days.

And thats why I liked the movie too. It was all too real. And in the last scene, when the hero walks alone through all those paths and classrooms which used to be crowded with kids, you feel the stabs of separation all through your skin. I did.

Guess I am losing my humour bone here. I could sometimes be a sentimental weirdo 😉



  1. 🙂

    Comment by Gov — January 28, 2008 @ 05:44 | Reply

  2. me was actually looking forward to see the movie.but i felt i lost some connectivity somewhere in the movie..but yeah like u said..there were some nice moments…especially the ‘muthassi.maram’ benches an all…
    hey and …when i was at cochin last time…i had been to cusat canteen…and it just brought our college days back …especially u getting the pazham pori for me

    Comment by kripsie — January 31, 2008 @ 16:10 | Reply

  3. me dint see the moviee!!

    Comment by justajester — February 4, 2008 @ 06:52 | Reply

  4. A nice read.. Reading it I did a couple or more of time travel.. When I reach the end of your post, I could hardly read with tear filled eyes.. Yes..You have lost your funny bone.. otherwise. You wouldn’t have made me cry.. 🙂

    ‘Seems like I am becoming a daily blogger.’ No didn’t.. Realise that .. And Try Hard..

    Comment by Javed Miandad — January 4, 2012 @ 05:21 | Reply

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