Saw Lion King recently. It sure has many lessons than I had expected! A movie for adults and children alike!
Really liked the movie for the message it conveys and would definitely want to watch it again and again.. especially when i wud not be in my spirits..
Father-son relationship has been picturized very beautifully.. The way Mufasa assumes the role of a teacher, a friend and a guide at varous stages .. the way he is strict when he needs to be, discreet when desired and gentle when he just wants to be a father and nothing else!
I like the part when he explains to young Simba about the great circle of life and how important it is to maintain this delicate balance and respect each and every creature on this earth! Coming to think of it, we can apply this to the larger aspects of society as well..
As a cub, Simba's inquisitiveness, his eagerness to learn, to know things, to have fun, to look out for adventure(not knowing that it might mean trouble!), to show his bravery to his friend, to do the forbidden is quite understandable. His young, impressionable mind believes everything that is being told to him by those who fascinate him! He is proud of his father and no doubt, wants to be like him when he grows up! My brother once confessed that as a kid even he wanted to be just like as our dad- grow as tall as him, walk like him, and talk just like him, and as .. for him, dad was all powerful, mighty and strong!
Hakuna-matata means no worries. True, we need not worry ourselves to death, and surely it's a way to be happy but as Nala wisely says not worrying doesn't mean that you have to turn away from your responsibilities as well!
Timon and Pumbaa gave food, shelter and above all companionship to Simba when he needed it the most. But, there are times when he realises that though he is enjoying a carefree life, he is not happy and is missing on something. Why? B'coz he had a very different purpose in life. He wasn't meant to just sing and dance around. Ever applied to yourself?
And last but not the least, Do not run away from your past. You cannot change your past; bad things do happen to everybody. Instead, put it behind you and get along with life!! As Rafiki cleverly puts "the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it... or ... learn from it"
Quoting the lyrics of the song..
From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There's more to see than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done
There's far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high
In the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round
It's the Circle of Life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the Circle
The Circle of Life