Friday, November 07, 2008


For the last couple of weeks, I've been catching up on childhood and teenage memories - the overwhelmingly sweet productions of Rajshri films. So far, I've covered HAHK, HSSH and Vivaah. I'll probably watch MPK today. Its been great. I enjoy these films as much now as I did when they were first released. Maybe its the simplicity, innocence, whatever. It really doesn't matter. All that I care about is that, for a couple of hours, (maybe more :D), I'm transported into a colorful, musical world, where everyone constantly smiles at everyone. I may not like to live in such a world, but I definitely don't mind being a visitor for short periods of time.

My absolute favorite is Vivaah. How can anyone not like this movie? Its just incomprehensible to me. Every conversation that Prem and Poonam have is so meaningful and poignant. And the songs. Any mention of Vivaah is incomplete without recognition of the soundtrack. Mujhe Haq Hai - What a composition! I can hum it forever.

I'm really eager to start seeing MPK, so I'll stop now. Oh, before I do that, two of my friends deserve to be recognized on a public forum. First, Nikku, for being my companion-in-crime, especially for Vivaah. That was a real fun evening. And second, Ranj, who recognized the line that I put as my status on GTalk - you rock, Ranj! Absolutely brilliant. For the curious, the line was - "Jab Sardi Ho Toh Barf Ki Paani Nahin Peena Chahiye". Which, by the way, is a TRUE fact.


Nikku said...

Yeah... how can anyone not like Vivah!!! Lets watch MPK today.. for sure :)

Anonymous said...

When are u to watch Ek Vivah.. aisa bhi.. :D I am sure you will enjoy that too :P

shetty said...

I saw Vivah recently.. well not the WHOLE thing.. but first half hour and last half hour.. and I TOO recognize the dialogue.. :D :D

Ranjitha said...

My apologies for the very late comment :) And what a movie Vivaah is huh..full time family drama. But it does help me pass time when I am really bored and need to watch something for which I don't have to use my brains!! :)