By: Saroj Chadha
“The course of true love never did run smooth” – William Shakespeare A Life to Love is the story of Vani and Arjun that lives up to this famous line. They find love early in life but are forced to let go of each other as she is forcibly married to someone else. The marriage ends in a fiasco but leaves its scars on Vani that she finds difficult to erase. Arjun comes back in Vani’s life to hold her hand. She still loves him but is engulfed with a guilt of having let him down and wonders if she is worthy of his love. She struggles to fulfill her desire of loving Arjun with total abandonment and to realise her fantasies that were etched in her mind since she had met him for the first time as a nineteen-year-old girl. Try as she may, the demons inside her come in between her and Arjun to prevent their passions from reaching their natural culmination. This is a love story set in the decade of eighties that highlights the emotions of two young people in love as they go through turbulent times before love prevails.