“Poochte hain woh ki Ghalib kaun hai!
Koi batlao ki hum batlayein kya?”
After a long time of introspection i present you all ISHRIZ- THE DILEMMA.
“What’s your name,’ Coraline asked the cat. ‘Look, I’m
‘Cats don’t have names,’ it said.
‘No?’ said Coraline.
‘No,’ said the cat. ‘Now you people have names. That’s
because you don’t know who you are. We know who we are,
so we don’t need names.”
Humans need identity. Humans want to be known. Humans want to be remembered. Not just a mere face but a NAME.
They become obsessed with it to such an extent that they forget the REAL SELF.
They begin relating the essence of their life with a NAME. Yes the name defines them. Or do they define their name?
Whatsoever it might be, names have power.
THE REAL THE UNREAL THE SURREAL
What is the meaning of life? What is the purpose of my life? Who am I?
They are the questions that we tend to ask ourselves always. Our protagonist is no exception to this cycle.
” Main rizwan khan hoon. Bas ishan hooda ki zindagi jee raha hoon.”
An irony in itself the statement may sound. How aptly the cat replied, “we don’t need names because we know who we are. You need a name because you don’t know who you are.”
Rizwan is so unaware of who he is.
” rizwan aur ishan ke beech ka fark samajhe ki koshish kar raha hoon.”
One can see the difference only when two things, two people are DIFFERENT.
How can this ever apply to a single person who although with two names lives ONE life.
Life is a role-play. We are mere actors. Does rizwan realize this?
He was asked to play a life called ISHAN HOODA. The only information he had was “ishan hooda apni biwi se bahot pyaar karta tha”
An idea so viral. An idea so contagious. An idea that sketched RIZWAN KHAN least of his knowledge.
The idea which he named ‘ISHAN HOODA’. The idea that brought his real self on screen without his knowledge.
“An idea is like a virus. Resilient. Highly contagious.
And even the smallest seed of an idea can grow.
It can grow to define or destroy you.”
An idea that seeped inside him so much that he always makes a point to address his moves to be that of ISHAN HOODA.
A point that affirms his OWN belief of GOODNESS as a quality of ISHAN HOODA which is again an assumption.
The fact that dead ISHAN loved his wife doesn’t justify or prove that ISHAN was a family man.
Yet this assumption is believed as ISHAN’S reality by RIZWAN. On the contrary, this so called assumption is RIZWAN’S REALITY.
Owing to play the life of a stranger, rizwan tries to put the best foot forward but fails each time as he is unaware of those intricate details of ISHAN’S past which preet wants to know. He bluffs yet he fumbles. Well yes character ISHAN has got a poor actor named RIZWAN.
To act convincingly is to erase one’s essence from it. To act really is to live the character openly, freely and fully.
there are two things: ” maine vo character kiya hai.” and ” maine vo character jiya hai.”
which is more apt for rizwan? select one for yourself.
For me rizwan falls in first category as i mentioned before rizwan might be kaabil sipahi but he is a poor actor.
The time he’s confronted with ISHAN’S REALITY OR PAST, he fumbles. He frets and fumes. He goes into reverse psychology. He handles the situation and later gives an excuse that ISHAN would do the same.
It is said PAST is always an inseparable part of a person’s life. There is a PRESENT because there was a PAST.
Without living the past or without experiencing the past, how can one live the present? RIZWAN KHAN lives a life of his own made by his OWN past…
The idea of ISHAN HOODA has grown to such an extent that it has become impossible to separate the PARASITE and HOST.
Rizwan right from the time he was 6 has lived a life that others showed him. He moulded himself in a manner he was subjected to. He brought out the raavan which others wanted to see. He wished to destroy the culprits who killed his family. There was a kid who was nurtured by his parents still inside him. He was forced to change his thoughts by the camp. He changed his thoughts but thoughts can’t change the soul. The soul that still has love, the soul that still is pure, the soul that still has goodness. Thoughts became evil but his soul didn’t permit their dominance. He wanted revenge and not TERROR.
Neither his thoughts veil his soul nor his soul dominates his thoughts…
It can grow to define or destroy you
The new found idea of ISHAN HOODA shall destroy the thought and unveil his soul.
” Tum bahot acche ho ishan” a slight mention of such a thing induces a guilt trip always as RIZWAN thinks of himself as his THOUGHTS and preet thinks of him as SOUL.
Isn’t it natural? We see ourselves as our THOUGHTS which others make us believe… But the real us is our SOUL…
THOUGHTS are ‘MERE’ ‘AAPKE’ ‘SABKE’
SOUL IS ‘MAIN’ ‘TUM’
Our life defines the journey from MERA/AAPKA to MAIN/TUM.
Rizwan needs to understand that evil and good co-exist. The traits that he name ISHAN HOODA are his own values.
Dekh paap ke taj raavan
ram tere mann mein hain
ram tere mann mein hain
ram mere mann mein hain