Ab Kya Rah Gaya Baaki?
The language a film speaks in reveals a lot about it and its maker. Here are a few lines from this week’s release Himmatwala. Without any comments!
Abbas-Mustan have always left me wishing I was a Bollywood star. The duo make acting seem so darn easy. Wear leather. And glitter. Strike several poses. Walk in slow mo. Stare vacantly into the camera. Deliver lines impassively. Shake your bottom to some random song. Travel half the world for shooting all this. And get paid for it too.
Ruskin Bond’s Susanna’s Seven Husbands is an intriguing tale of a rich woman whose seven husbands, most of them fortune hunters, die mysteriously, one by one. Speculation about her involvement in these deaths is offset by her many acts of kindness and charity. There’s another hint of a persuasive idea implicit in Bond’s short story: what does a woman really want? What does she look for in a man? What drives her love for him and her impatience and hatred against him? What makes her opt for and out of relationships?
A clutch of my most favourite romantic lines from Hindi film songs…
What else is love but… Bawre se is jahan mein bawra ik saath ho; Is sayani bheed mein bas haathon mein tera haath ho
When a woman loves a man… Defined in Bandini... Kuchh kho diya hai pai ke, kuchh paa liya ganvaai ke; Kahaan le chala hai manava mohe baanvari banaai ke
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