***This post is Challenge 19 and is part of Blog This.***
The Challenge is ‘If they made a movie of your life, what would be the main issue/event and who would be the main characters? Feel free to elaborate on actors, directors, cinematographers, soundtrack etc’
This challenge was quite a difficult one for me. Why? Because my life so far has not been one that’s worth making it to the silver screen. Don’t get me wrong…I’m not saying I’m dissatisfied with my life. I am more than happy and content. It just doesn’t have the makings of a movie.
But I figured, I’d still give it a go.
The closest movie that my life comes to or the one that I found I could relate to was Bend it like Beckham. No I haven’t lived in England. And no, I don’t play football.
- I have grown up with identity problems as far as my cultural background is concerned. I have had difficulty identifying with my Indian culture. However, I have adapted to the Aussie culture and feel like I have finally resolved those conflicts.
- I have grown up with relatives telling me not to play out in the sun too long because I would get dark
- I was never a girly girl
- I have grown up idolising a sports player…except, it wasn’t Beckham (ugh!). Rather, it was Adam Gilchrist.
- I have had several posters of Gilchrist and other cricketers adorning the walls of my bedroom until I was 23.
- I have talked to my posters of Gilly when things have seemed hard (just like how she talks to Beckham in the movie). And no, I’m not crazy. Sometimes it’s the most normal thing in the world!
- I have loved playing cricket and football, albeit with friends, and preferred it over being in the kitchen. My mum was worried about me coming to Aus solely because of my poor culinary skills. My only reason to go into the kitchen while growing up was to eat. Not to cook.
- I have been told off by my grandmother for not learning to cook
- I have had issues with my extended family
- I left India for Australia in order to achieve my goals and dreams (just as Jess leaves for the US to achieve hers)
- And, like Jess who saw Beckham at the airport, I met my idol Gilly at Penrith (okay, not quite the same!)
- Like Jess, I have had a very supportive dad and unlike Jess, a supportive mum and younger sister as well.
So with a few tweaks to the movie, my life could be like Bend it like Beckham.
Now all I need is a nice Aussie bloke 🙂
I prefer the independent low-budget movies…the non-Hollywood kind. So regarding who would play me: it would have to be someone with an Indian background that is dark skinned and low key. No big shots. It’d be directed by someone relatively unknown as well.
And who knows? It could become as big as Bend it like Beckham or Crash! 🙂
So that’s me…and my life on the silver screen.
What about the rest of you? Any movies that could be made out of your life?
Until next time,