I was watching a horror movie last night. It was truly frightening, gave me big fat goosebumps and I was having my pillow over my face for 3/4 of the movie. I was muttering 'wuttttt oh nooooooooo someone help meeeeee before I start running down the streets in my pyjamas' etc etc etc. Screamed the whole time, at one point I fainted and woke up immediately with a big smile - yes with a smile, out of cruel fear that is. Well anyways, this is the story:
Ishek is a young woman who lives and works in the city. All her life she was perfect and wanted to have everything perfect in future too. She does quite well in school, brilliant in Uni, superb at work and had a couple of cool romances too. But right now she is single and didn't mind that much cos she is a very independent woman, bearing it all in style. But one day she sits alone in her room and thinks to herself about her life. She lost her father in her teens, she isn't lucky in love at all, 2 of her best friends have gone to far away lands, she didn't feel all that peaceful as she used to feel etc etc. And then there were these 'muhahaha' kind of voices always asking her 'Ishek why arent you married and not making babies by now?'. And there were others who looked at her like she was a failure cos everytime she went out they tried to find her a boyfriend. Then there were men who looked at her like she was some object and nothing else. And there was Ishek who fought all of those battles and tried so hard to stay cool and calm in the middle of a humungous thunderstorm. She looked at herself in the mirror and she saw this scary monster staring back at her. It was so ugly and so frightening. It was a monster of expectations. A monster of perfectionism. A monster of time. A monster of many others. A monster of a programmed life. A monster of societal pressures. She sat there screaming so loud cos she felt so frightened by what she has become. A monster of so many external expectations have overtaken her life and is trying to swallow her completely. She then realised that she had to trim those expectations before it's too late...in fact get rid of the ones that shadow her true self and live the life she was really born to live. And then she smiles, finally! Read 'Ishek' from the end to the beginning. What do you get?
I so hope that this movie has a part-6 with a monster-less storyline and that I can watch it with some pop-corn, coke and without having to run down the street in my night shorts going 'Can someone kill me now' :).
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