Movie: Between Mountains
Director: Vineesha Arora Sarin
Remember, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” —Stephen King
The title of the movie suggests both a sense of confinement and freedom. Between Mountains is a tale about a profound journey. It is also a story of transformation. Eventually it is up to us for deciding if we can see an abundant amount of light between the mountains or we feel trapped for the shortage of space.
The movie chronicles the struggle of a bereaved father who is determined to commit suicide as the agony around him is too much for him to take. For once, he forgets that he has a son to look after and sets out on the road for one final journey towards nothingness. He feels that the pain is consistently overpowering him and that there is very little saving grace left around him.
Little did he know about the opulence of nature around him, its precious gift of enchantment. In due course of time the father is made to realise the beauty that he was looking past all this while, the light he consciously chose to ignore. He is helped by his dead wife who informs him about the gift he valued very little , life!
The transformation is spiritual spurred by the innocence of his child and the grace of forces that are extremely difficult and arduous to fathom. He finally recognises the magic that was around him when for a long time he was blinded by a sense of numbing finality.
The movie is dedicated to the ones who fought against the thought of death, and are fighting it to this day. It raises awareness about suicide, an issue that still plagues the freshness of life. It is time according to Vineesha Arora Sarin to embrace our suffering and find the true meaning of life by travelling the uncharted territories of consciousness, through forces of the nature and the universe that shall defy the magnificence of death and create a world eternal mirth for mortals.