Check out the box offlce sales of the movie “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” if you don’t agree. People enjoy jerking tears. Another example is that classic epic tale “Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien. Even If he doesn’t come right out and kill off the hobblts and the elves in the end, he manages to sweep them away — off to never-never land, leaving only poor old Sam Gamgee to sigh to his wife, “Well, I am home.”
What a down-beat ending that is!!!
This is all beside the point, however, I am supposed to be writing a love story that ends happily ever after. O.K., here goes . . . (That actually was my thought process before writing the following story for the college mag )
This story is about Ram, who has just met Sita and is utterly entranced about her, as she is with him. The scene opens thusly . . .
“Oh Sita,” he murmurs. “Oh Ram,” she murmurs back. “Oh Sita, Sita,” he says. “Ram, Ram, Ram,” she replies. ” Sita, Sita, Sita, Sita.” “Ram, Ram, Ram, Ram.” ” Sita, Sita, Sita, Sita, Sita, Sita.” “Ram, Ram, Ram, Ram, Ram, Ram, Ram.”
They kiss, embrace, and walk down the yellow brick road, hand in hand. They live happily ever after.
The next day, Ram gets run over by a Manipal bound bus . . . (sorry ’bout that!!!).