We recently watched the Malayalam movie Bangalore Days on Netflix (with the help of subtitles).
The story revolves around three cousins (two boys and a girl) who share a great rapport.
Living in Bangalore is their shared dream and circumstances pave way for each of them to move to the Garden City.
Each of them has a unique history and personal baggage to deal with.
The life experiences they have in Bangalore force each of them to confront their inner demons, get in touch with who they really are, and build a new life.
It is a feel-good movie that tugs at the heartstrings, while also making you laugh!
What made it even more special was the fact that it was based in Bengaluru.
It was a treat to watch Lalbagh, Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha, Commercial Street, City Market, Rasta Cafe, Vikram Hospital, Radio Indigo, NICE Road, and the many malls and IT parks of Bengaluru come alive on screen!
When one of their mothers pays a visit to Bengaluru, the first thing she says is, “It’s so cold!”
That made me reflect on how blessed we are to enjoy Bengaluru’s amazing weather – where just a couple of rain showers transform the city instantly into a hill station!
I love the cosmopolitan nature of this city and the accomodating nature of the people.
Though my ancestors had their roots in Maharashtra, Bengaluru has been home to them for at least a century now. I was born and brought up here and I have always felt like one among the locals here. Kannada is also our mother tongue now. And I love being a Kannadiga!
Though I have seen and experienced life in other places, I have always smiled and heaved a sigh of relief when we returned to Namma Bengaluru. This city, even with its perpetual potholes and maddening traffic, will always have a special place in my heart!
Highly recommend this movie, more so if you are a Bengaluru lover!