Life is a roller coaster ride, with problems to solve and lessons to learn. During this journey, one goes through a lot of ups and downs, sometimes they conquer the toughest of problems and sometimes they just break at a mild moment. All through this, there are very few things and people that leave a smile on our faces and relieve our hearts.
'I am all Ears' is a short about one such person who, in spite of having nothing, gives everyone something they need the most – someone who listens. The film starts with a girl waiting for someone. After a while, a guy comes and sits next to her. The next moment, she sets the timer on her phone and starts a monologue of complaints that goes on for some time. She then looks at the timer, hands over 50 rupees to the boy and leaves. The mute boy, with ''I am all Ears'' written on the back of his shirt, shouts back at her as she left her phone there, with him. He cannot talk, he just listens.
'I am all Ears' is more of an emotion than a film. It is about such a small thing, but with a message that is just too apt to deny. With a mute guy and a sentence at the end of the film, it tells us something that the longest of features fail to express. "Don't we all wish we had someone jo bina koi suggestions, sirf sune?" Of course, we do. Maybe this is the reason Karan Johar called this short film beautiful in his tweet, he is also a human after all.
There can be many interpretations of this film, depending on which side you belong to – those who want someone who listens and those who have only been listening all this while. It may also hint towards the judgemental mindset of most people who can't help but give opinions and the lack of those who listen. It is also about the lives of people who are too busy and miss being themselves first. The film is a sweet instant from the story of a guy we all wish we could tell our story to, who will not talk but is willing to listen.
The film also tells us about those who have nothing, dare to give the most and those who have everything miss on the most intricate things in life. This short film, in just two and a half minutes, explains so easily that in a world where where everyone is striving to make big, how such a small thing like listening matters a lot.
Watch the short film here: