So what happens, when you have finished a meeting at 10.30 at night, take another 20 minutes in post-meeting talks, another 30 minutes in reaching home, find that though you are tired you are not getting sleep easily, remember at 1.20 at night that there is a 8 ‘o clock meeting tomorrow and you forgot to tell your cab driver to pick you up in time and your bike is also in the office, hence you must get up earlier than usual to ensure you get an auto/taxi to reach the office? Well, you remember your experience of watching a bad movie recently, take the advice of a commenter on the post you wrote about that movie and start watching yet another movie. This time it was Jogger’s Park. I had bought a CD in one of those random attempts of passing a weekend evening in one of the malls.
So, this one was definitely good. A more reasonable treatment of the things. In trying to be bold, Nishabd became stupid. The attraction despite the age gap is understandable, the liking of each others company is understandable, but even when faced with difficult issues related to family and reputation, not getting bothered by all that is not understandable. And thankfully Joggers Park does not throw you into seeing that not-understandable situation (But to RGV’s credit, the tag line of Nishabd says that some love stories are never meant to be understood. So, I, probably, have to excuse them!!). Joggers Park is the movie that makes you feel that this can happen – to anybody. And despite not having a disastrous ending like that of Nishabd, this one is more impactful. Leaves you with a feeling that something, somewhere is fundamentally wrong. And the philosophical gyaan that Amitabh Bachchan gives in Nishabd has been expressed better here. That the attraction of an old man towards a young woman need not be physical. It can, rather be an attraction for the youthfulness of spirit. Particularly when he has not experienced that sort of spirit even in his young days.