Coco: Hymn for connections


Traditions or customs are like the window opened to the culture practiced there. Coco with the brilliant and exotic depiction of Mexican culture is a fascinating tale about more than just birth and death.

Traditions or customs are like the window opened to the culture practiced there. Coco with the brilliant and exotic depiction of Mexican culture is a fascinating tale about more than just birth and death.

There are very rare movies that connect the past, present, and future in such a way that we naturally believe that whatever has happened there is a bigger natural supreme force backing it.

Miguel, a 12-year-old boy is the only member in his family who has not yet stopped dreaming and swaying his little fingers with the mystical rhythms of life.


Coco is not the sweet rush of dopamine somewhere that originated at the tropical island but rather Coco was like the sweet humming of a wrinkled bird standing at the last step of the exit door which opens directly on that distant land.  

At some point in life, we all have imagined our ancestors watching us from the distant land of twinkling bright stars.

At some point in life, we all have imagined our ancestors watching us from the distant land of twinkling bright stars.

But what if we get transported to such distant land where the world is no longer running with the fears in mind and keeping the count of every breath.




Then the world of dragons and the scintillating buildings is no longer a regime of daydream; Miguel reached there with the floating maple leaves as powerful as the power to dream.

Miguel was determined to become the hero of chords and strings and the passion to meet the already legend of his aspiration has added more vibrant colors to the distant land.


Sometimes what we consider as gold, is even deficient to be called glitter.

Astonished Miguel in the way to unite the dream man, Ernesto de la Cruz tripped over the charming Hector and sometimes the random people are the best destinations.

Rest is a mystery to unfold by oneself.

Sometimes what we consider as gold, is even deficient to be called glitter.

This is something that Miguel discovered in his exceptional journey where he found some pure connections and how these connections are the thread that tied us together like the puppet dancing together in folklore.


The life of a human can be roughly summarised in some photographs and later these photographs become treasure or rather the window from which we can peep to the captured gone moment.

Coco is not the sweet rush of dopamine somewhere that originated at the tropical island but rather Coco was like the sweet humming of a wrinkled bird standing at the last step of the exit door which opens directly on that distant land.


And at this last step, everything that has happened to us to date apparently becomes hazy clouds.


The life of a human can be roughly summarised in some photographs and later these photographs become treasure or rather the window from which we can peep to the captured gone moment.


They remind us of the sweet and sour memories and memories have the infinite power to justify everything that happened to us in a very majestic way.



And these memories once planted as a seed turn into a lush green tree over generations, miraculously providing oxygen to the bunch of bones swirling on that distant land.


And Miguel not only collected all the scattered pieces of the jigsaw puzzle and gave them the ending they were longing for ages.

The strong distaste of Miguel's family was the result of a massive heartbreak when someone promised to earn recognition and come back but refrained from fulfilling it.

Dried tears and unfinished stories often start to blame all the good they have; love, passion, and dreams.

However, very rarely do we care to know about the other side of the story.

And Miguel not only collected all the scattered pieces of the jigsaw puzzle and gave them the ending they were longing for ages.


Coco is a tale like a box full of chocolates we hide from our siblings and later end up sharing on our own.


This movie describes beautifully that family is the home we all crave to remain with, even after a week spent sea surfing and hunting marine fish.


Because these things are only made special by the family sitting and cheering for us every time we stumble.


It is also about the memories we should preserve and the importance of forgiving someone.




Coco is about finding ourselves in the crowd and believing in our abilities and passion to Seize the moment!


Author: Tanya Saraswati

Editor: Rachita Biswas




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