Being shut behind the doors is what we all have been doing since the lockdown begun. Given this ample of time, I saw people doing extremely artistic and things that they couldn’t find time for previously. But, the one thing for which there’s no substitute at all is travelling. For people like us, the thought of travelling, gives us chills and at this point, snatching that away feels like taking away our freedom.
The only good alternative I could think of was watching movies and shows, all based on travelling. It might feel a little miserable and nostalgic seeing the extraordinary beaches, hills and snow, massive architectures and the hippy life but it will definitely help you get away with the harsh reality for some good number of hours. Below are some of my personal favourites from NETFLIX, hopefully you gonna find it interesting.
The Calling is a show based on the traveling which begins with the introduction of the 3 power-packed contestants namely Gaurav, Preethi and Atmaj who are supposed to travel and win over certain number of tasks given to them in every episode which will lead one of them to earn a scholarship travel across India from TLC.
While you start to binge watch this show, you will start to feel yourself connected to them from the very first episode and there’s a sudden urge of exploration that goes in your mind as they proceed to their journey, counting every miles and rejoicing every moment of surprise. It’s an exhilarating show with mindblowing experiences from authentic cuisines to amazing sightseeing. Not just that, the contestants even open up about their dark side and the things they struggled with and how travelling helped them overcoming with all of it. Among the many good elements that this show has, the one thing that intrigued me was how three strangers turned great friends, helped each other in giving the best everlasting experience out of every destination.
It’s an amazing documentary of 1hr and 36mins in which a couple along with a dog attempts to travel all the way to North America in a revamped school bus. Not just the journey, but it’s wonderful to see how the the transformation takes place in the bus to make it fit for travelling, sleeping and get a home like feel.The best thing about this whole documentary is that it’s raw and genuine. The couple puts forward the perks and drawbacks of undertaking such a strenuous trip and how they overcame all of it along the way. One doesn’t get bored or starts to feel a tinge of exaggeration at any moment. The bonding between the couple touched me so deep that I ended up searching insta pages on their name and found out that they are no more a couple now. You will feel a slight shrink in your heart too but for that you first need to give it a watch
Into The Wild:
Into the wild is an another not-to-miss starring Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt directed by Sean Penn.
Into the wild is a sheer masterpiece that gives you a life-learning experience. If you are someone who keeps relationships and simplest pleasures of life as the topmost priority, this movie is definitely for you. The picturesque views shot in the movie are indeed jaw-dropping. Self-exploration begins when you interact with new people, hangout with them and engulf into their lifestyle and culture and that’s what has been stressed upon im this movie. It thrills you to the core and ignites within you the desire to pack your bags and go on an endless trip with an intention of doing things you’ve never done.
Eat Pray Love:
When one feels aimless and things turn upside-down, one tends to opt for travelling, the only door to escape to find the inner self and get hold of the reins of life, and if you are that person then you’ll end up relating yourself with this movie. Eat Pray Love is an adaptation of its novel starring Julia Roberts, James Franco and Javier Bardam, directed by Ryan Murphy.
Travelling is indeed a life-changing experience in itself. Lizzie, the protagonist, whose life is falling apart, decides to take a tour to three different countries- Italy, India and Bali to restore her love for good food, spirituality and true love and her life that is falling apart. Also, the movie emphasises on building new relationships with people. Lizzie makes friends with people in all the three countries that she visits and creates a life-long bonding with them.