When I was a kid and my mother kept saying things like “Childhood is the best time of your life. Don’t waste it.” I never quite understood what she tried to say. Now having grown up, every bit of my childhood is missed, even the messy ones! I would give up anything to go back to school, share lunch with my friends, run across the playground, and have an orange stick outside school from ice-cream wale uncle.
Having said that, one video reminded people online of similar memories and has now gone viral, reports The Indian Express. The video, made by animator Tarun Lak, beautifully shows typical Indian mannerisms – like a schoolboy having nariyal paani, an elderly man enjoying a small nap after reading the newspaper, two schoolgirls sharing their tiffin, and a mother and son enjoying a playful moment while filling water in large pots. The video truly takes one back in time!
Have a look:
India Vignettes, a compilation! pic.twitter.com/GWMbbtiHEd
— Tarun Lak (@Tarun_Lak) November 23, 2020
People online were not just reminded of their childhood and the good old simplistic days, but also Malgudi Days! Many expressed how the video captured the daily life of any Indian middle-class family.
I love them all! But the tiffin sharing one is the one I miss the most! Working with other cultures (German, US) it’s very rare to have office lunch together and share from each other’s food. That one just hit home <3
— Mehak Sharma (@Mekk_sharma) November 23, 2020
Don’t know why but this reminds me of a show called Malgudi days that used to come on dd national.😄
— Arvind Mishra (@arwiiind) November 23, 2020
These animations feel so human.
It’s the little micro expression conveyed through motion, like the boy’s excited hop on the first one, or the way the two girls lean towards each other as they share their food.
— Marcus T. Williams (@Maromar15910) November 23, 2020
Who else had friends who would happily share their tiffin with you even when you yourself felt your’s was not as good?
— Prateek Kumar (@____Prateek____) November 23, 2020
This captures the daily middle class life in India so nicely, great work on the characters, each having some Indian element…enjoyed, the newspaper reading one as much as the lunch sharing and cricket distraction during studies…beautiful!
— Khaali Peeli (@KhaaliPeeli1) November 23, 2020
These are wonderful. Smiling at the old man putting down the paper, taking off his glasses and settling down for a nap. Just like our daughter’s dada!
— Gabrielle Kent (@GabrielleKent) November 23, 2020
It always fascinating for me how the Indian women carry water and heavy things on their heads! There is definitely something magical in this action! Beautiful animation! (人*´∀｀)｡*ﾟ+
— LazyGyodza (@LazyGyodza) November 23, 2020
Very beautiful, you brought back some very happy memories.
It was like visiting my old cupboard full of simple but extremely expensive and rare timelines.. great work!
— Naam mei kya hai.. (@Uday_Kshirsagar) November 23, 2020
I wish we could go back in time and relive these moments once more!