He gives his hand for her to hold out of a train slowly picking up pace and she runs at full speed (Completely decked up for her own wedding) and grabs hold of it. The heart soars and curtain falls. You come out of the movie with expectations set "Chopra and Johar" movies high.
We have a huge appetite for love stories and happily ever afters. We have been brought on stories of princess who needs to be rescued, an evil stepmother/father/family or animal, dragons that breathe fire and a prince charming who on his white horse slays everyone who comes in his way of getting to his beloved princess. Eventually, every prince and princess walk into the sunset and stay happily ever after.
We grow up expecting something similar, if not exactly the same, happening in our very own lives. We grow up expecting perfection, which we find out, exists only in stories and movies.
The prince in our life almost never behaves like the hero and prince. He rarely does the right thing or says the right words. Timing is something he almost never understands. He lets us down, breaks our heart, argues with us and we realize he is far from perfection that is called "prince charming".
We also see ourselves stumbling, behaving not so ladylike, losing our temper, being selfish, and basically doing all that makes us very different from the princess.
Our expectations that we held so dear to us since our childhood begin to fall apart. But the thing is not every story is written to be played out on the silver screen. Not every story has a perfect ending and almost no story, in real life, has a happily ever after.
Movies and stories come to an end abruptly without saying much about what happens after the prince and princess come together. In real life, that is when the actual story begins. What they face together, the highs and lows make for a wonderful story. And a unique one too.
Even though the prince of our life does not say the right things at the right time, we know for sure, that when he does, he means them. Each word is said as it comes out his heart. He may not be amazing with gestures, the flowers and gifts may not come on time and if they do the gift wrapper maybe missing but every gift has a serious thought behind it and the thought is just to get a smile on your face.
He maybe lousy and may not plan stuff as you would like but that impromptu plan to enjoy the first rain of the season together must be your most cherished memory.
The sooner we realize that the imperfection in our life is actually perfect, the happier we can be. Don’t expect the movie romance as there are no writers in our lives to give us lines and scripted moments. Be prepared for a whirlwind rollercoaster with the love of your life.
The rollercoaster is much better than the reel life as its as real as it gets. Besides, who does not want true love!