Month: January 2014

An Act of True Love

Last week, I watched the movie, Frozen. The movie is a simple story of two sisters and the wonderful bond they share. The two sisters are the princesses of a kingdom. The elder sister has the power to create ice. Unfortunately, she cannot control her power. On her coronation day, after her power gets exposed to her subjects, she runs away from the palace to the Northern Mountain. The younger sister goes in search of her sister and confronts her. The elder sister accidentally freezes the younger sister’s heart. An act of true love is required for the younger sister to live.

The moment I heard about true love, I thought, ‘Phew! A kiss from a prince to save the princess; Why can’t Disney make more meaningful movies?’

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Sita by Devdutt Pattanaik

I loved the confidence and the understanding nature of Sita. Laxman was given the responsibility of leaving Sita in the forest. When Laxman shows anger on Ram’s decision, Sita tells him, ‘Ram is God – he abandons no one. I am Goddess – I cannot be abandoned by anyone’.