Thursday, November 7, 2013

Dil toh pagal hai....Those were the days...


'Dil toh pagal hai' completes 16 years.....





I have fond black-n-white memories of my high school days when a chaste romance was the biggest draw at the bolly box office, when 90 minute quick films were still unheard of, when the glitzy malls were still unborn, when t20 cricket was undiscovered, when SRK's 3-hour romance sagas would be watched and re-watched amidst tons of popcorns and extra packets of chips by a whole big bunch of family that included everybody from the pishis to the maasis to the pot-bellied septuagenarian to the bawling baby to the howling maid. Those were the days...


It was Lake Town's Jaya Cinema for us, our favourite movie haunt for all those big blockbusters of the year including 'Dil to pagal hai' which I watched with my mom, housemaid, masi and cousins after hours of anticipation, planning and mayhem. I tried hard to emulate that whistle tune which Rahul would break out into during those epiphanic moments of Madhuri. I also gaped at Karisma's red hot attires which made my teenage hormones work overtime. The puffed-up, ready-to-chew lips of Madhuri also inspired thousands of men across the country to look for their own heaven-made match. Really, those were the days....





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16 comments:

  1. Aahh u reminded me of my first step to the road of romance. Days of attachments, heart break, endless giggle seeing our crushes, sharing benches in class, butterflies in stomach at one smile...it had an unparalleled charm

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    1. It had....it's nostalgia that can truly make us feel happy and sad at the same time

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  2. My fav movie of those times. Loved the way Madhuri danced and also developed a stupid dislike towards Karishma Kapoor just because she wanted to snatch Rahul away from Maya, or wahtever the name of Madhuri was in that movie.. yeah, those were the days :)

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    1. Haha okay, so you were a Madhuri supporter...chalo, she finally got the cake and Karisma had to go through heartache

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  3. this movie brings in some musical memories to me..!

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    1. i wonder if you watched it coz you don't understand Hindi na :O

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  4. One of the best movie of Bollywood O:)

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    1. That golden phase is a thing of the past :(

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  5. Hopelessly mushy, the movie made a lot of cinegoers believe in the proverbial bell ringing and having a soulmate made just for you!

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    1. haha, yes. Too mushy to be realistic. But then why should cinema not be fictional and fabled

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  6. Awesome movie, it makes me remind my school days in cathedral school mumbai. It is the best triangle love story I ever seen in films. Moreover, its sound tracks are all time super-hit. I loved its rain song "chuk dhoom dhoom".

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  7. Yes, it was one of the best of that generation...sadly, the movie-makers today have a tendency to make only serious type of films...even the rom-coms are a 90-minute quick affair....

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