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Aamir As A PLUs Sign

For the upper middle class which wants only good news, DCH hits the sweet spot. It allows them their own utopia.

Aamir As A PLUs Sign
Abhijit Bhatlekar
Aamir As A PLUs Sign
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What makes dch so popular? It is fresh, frothy, and spontaneous. People are not cardboard cut-outs. The dialogue flows smooth, peppered with everyday witticisms, and seems extremely natural. For the first time it allows plu audiences to peer into the mirror called Hindi films and not flinch. It has also possibly evolved out of the work put out by the Son-of-Movie-Moghul brigade: the Karan Johars and Aditya Chopras; and the ddlj-dtph-kkhh-Mohabattein continuum.

These films marked a break with the past. For one, their protagonists were more plu than ever before. Till then the Hindi film hero was modelled on a strutting peacock—with his own distinctive plumage. Clothes of many colours helped set off his thick, curly chest hair which we saw lots of thanks to his Look Ma No Buttons worldview.

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