When i reached the multiplex around 5:15 PM (the show time), there was a person wanting to buy a ticket, but the guy at the window wasn't interested in selling! He said that there was no audience, and the show was canceled.
Then a couple, an Indian lady and an American guy, landed up. The American got all hot under the collar: "What do you mean? We came all the way from Frazer Town". I asked him to relax and persuaded the guy to have the show, now that he has four customers. I threw in a sweetener: we'd all buy Gold Class tickets, @ INR 200 ;-)
It was a slow but terrific movie. Kate is living the life of a suburban woman, doing all the tough work at home. Our man Leo is working at Knox Business Machines. One day, which turns out to be Leo's b'day, Kate gets a brainwave of going to Paris and working while Leo gets to relax at home, and do whatever he wants to do (he doesn't like his current job).
I guess the more distant the dream, the more it looks achievable.
There's a mathematician-turned-slightly-insane (the son of the lady who finds them the house on Revolutionary Road), who meets Kate & Leo after they have decided to go to Paris and applauds their decision and Leo's grit.
With the pressure off and the trip to Europe scheduled for that October, Leo pulls off a coup with a customer and gets into the good books of the boss. Kate gets pregnant. Even though she feels that she could have the baby in Europe, Leo starts hemming and hawing due to his current rise in the organization as well as the cost of having the baby in a different place. So there's tension between the two, with the trip to Paris inching closer, with Leo more or less scrapping the trip in his mind.
So, when they meet up again later with the mathematician, he gets angry about the rollback and bluntly asks Leo: "The pregnancy is a good reason not to go, what's the real reason?" This sends Leo through the roof. As he leaves, the math'm fires a parting shot: "I know what i don't want to be; i don't want to be that kid", pointing to Kate's stomach.
The movie ends with Kate dying from an attempted abortion and Leo having to look after their two kids.
When i was getting tired and listless of working at Infy, i took off. Slightly later, WiFi started working. Now, folks say that she's doing a great job at the preschool where she works, while i get to enjoy the peace and quiet of our place and think a bit about the Great Infinite Spirit. WiFi says that her working is possible only because of my staying at home, which suits me just fine. I get to do all the blogging and a little bit of helping out the community.
On that same day (13.MAR), i read a profound comment by Brahma Chaitanya:
Our Faith in God should be Firm, UnflinchingThat rickety prapancha (world) went searing into my head. It's just not cricket; it's ricket-y. And i felt that i made the right call, especially after seeing the movie.
Our main care, therefore, should be to see how we shall attain God, and not how we can mend a rickety prapancha.