Sunday, July 24, 2011

A decade of Bollywood!

Guntur, 2001:
I watch a movie with my family in one of the cinema houses that manages to screen Bollywood movies in the land of Telugu speaking people. I was elated to watch Hrithik on the screen. He was no doubt a heart throb of any Indian girl then. This movie was unique in its own way as it got the fans of three generations together; the Big B of first generation, the only SRK of the second generation, Hrithik Roshan, the third generation actor who redefined dance and looks! 

The Yash Chopra Films had made its mark every time before and this was yet another time for them to hit the box office. 
Kabhi Khusi Kabhi Gham...  
"It is all about loving your parents" - Karan Johar

A girl of 13, I was perhaps too young to understand the opportunity cost when relations and responsibilities weigh the same. All I remember is listening to sobs in the dark and a carried away audience leave the cinema hall in silence at the end of the movie.

Mysore, July 2011:
Thanks to Star Plus, Zoya and Farhan Akhtar for reminding me of a movie that had made its presence felt in each and every home ten years ago. As I read the introductory line yesterday, I understood what Karan Johar had tried to showcase a decade ago. Tears kept rolling down my cheeks, as I allowed myself to get sensitized to the world of relations and life.

 I wondered how Bollywood had changed in a decade. A decade ago K3G stood tall as an example to the bond of love. A decade later, the hero, a journalist, dumps his girlfriend and jumps into a moving car's window to kiss a fellow female journalist; people cheer and clap to celebrate love!


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