Monday, 28 March 2011

Love aaj kal...Mumbai Pune Mumbai..etc etc etc

Watching Love Aaj Kal on Zee Cinema...This is one of those movies which has lots of memories attached to it and I remember it for all those memories than the movie itself. It was one of those Fridays when our weekend masti used to kick off. On that particular day in our office we had summer outing and had this treasure hunt. We were split up in 4 groups of 4 each and had been given 10 clues of different places in London. We had to decipher the code (Dan Brown style ;) ) and had to click snap in front of the place as proof. Me, Jenny, Deepti and Manjit were a group. Manjit ne hume bahot bhagaya and ofcourse we won the hunt. It was sad in the end coz as a gift we got this sadi small word book. I still regret missing John Abraham's movie Shoot for that book. After the usual socialising (Read drinks) we set off towards Ilford.

All our weekend used to start with catching a movie at Cineworld and then playing cards the whole night. But this Friday we ran into a long queue at cineworld. To pacify the other angry and irritated members of the gang (Not all were at office party and we actually were late :P) we had got the crispy cream doughnuts. But we didn't reach in time and all the shows were booked till 11.15. After a long deliberation we got the tickets, had dinner and went for the movie. There are some parts of the memory I would like to forget but you have to take all of those moments together isn't it? When I first saw the movie I totally hated it. Its not like I have started liking it but I can tolerate it these days. The movie was slow and we were tired. Jenny and Nikhil promptly fell asleep. It seems after a lonnnng time the movie finally got over. After that day for some weeks we had overdose of Twist (courtesy Kunal) and Aahu Aahu (Courtesy Nikhil) while playing the cards. We had to finally ban the DJs from playing it. I still start laughing remembering Nikhil's Rickshaw step.And how can I forget Mine and Jenny's Chor Bajari step..We tried that at the London Disc as well. It was too cool fun. And then there is 'Yeh Dooriyan..' One of my most favorite songs. Whenever I listen to this song it feels like someone is taking my heart out. I just cant breath.It transports me back in time just to bring me crashing back to reality. Do I Love the memories or the pain those bring with them? I don't know. But this is one of those weird things which remind you of something. Like the first rain, Specific colour of sky, Flowers or just some empty nights. आठवणींच्या देशात मी मनाला कधी पाठवत नाही, जाताना ते खुश असते, पण येताना त्याला येववत नाही. So I try to avoid this song but whenever I listen to it,it opens the old wounds I am so trying to cover up. anyways enough about it for a day.

Now about the movie. Its hard to digest the steps Deepika takes after her marriage. I feel for Rahul Khanna. Poor chap. This movie also feels like a Fairy Tale. Too good to be true. In India you cannot just live like that. And if you try people and society wont allow you too. In India marriage is like a compulsion. You have to follow the rules and get married. Even if you don't want to or you don't love the person. And if you break the rules, try to go against the flow then everyone will keep reminding you that something is seriously wrong with you. You have to be incredibly strong. So this movie makes me ask that question to myself. Am I strong enough? I still have not got my answer but I think time will give me the answer eventually.

All this talk takes me to the other movie I saw today. 'Mumbai Pune Mumbai'. Its a marathi movie. I wanted to see it long back. But missed it. Finally I got a chance to see it. Its about this girl who comes from Mumbai to Pune to meet this guy. Its a arrange marriage and she hasn't seen him. What happens is the story of just one day. Both Mukta Burve and Swapnil Joshi are perfect in their roles.This movie touches to the age old debate of which city is better.Mumbai or Pune. Reminds me of my endless debates with my friend too. I liked this movie but again I am not sure whether it will happen/can happen in real life.

I don't know what all I have written in the post. Don't know whether it will make sense or not. But I had promised myself that I will use my blog as my pensive and I am just sticking with it. May be some other day when I glance through it I will find the answers I am looking for....May Be

1 comment:

  1. I haven't seen that movie yet, and doesnot feel like will ever see it.... but i have seen JA.. on the way to treasure hunt... fantastic day that was... :) ... I still remember the issue owing to which i have to go back to office...... and I also remember the other game... three facts about you that your friends donot know... but one is false and all that crap....

    bringing back memories to life... tere ko kahan se yaad aaya woh din... gotcha...