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Filmfare’s Flashback Friday

Filmfare Magazine posted their Flashback Friday pick of the week, earlier today, with a cascade of photos from Aditya Chopra‘s first film, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and random facts about the film. It’s amazing how time flies, for we are actually creeping upon the 20th Anniversary of the film and my little grey cells are swarming with ideas of how the Fraternity plans to mark the occasion.

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jab we met diwale dulhana taker: love & marriage

Should there be love in marriage? Do you need love to be successful in marriage? Must you have love to get married? Should that love be for each other? These are all questions cultures of peoples have pondered and I’m not sure well agree yet, and DDLJ and Jab We Met bring up a couple of these issues. Though the films are set in the same culture, it’s interesting that viewpoints and ideas are different, yet the end result the same.

If the train a symbolic vehicle, then marriage is a topic. I wouldn’t say that either movie sets out to lead both or any couple to marriage (per se) but they definitely make a couple points on the subject. Continue reading jab we met diwale dulhana taker: love & marriage

jab we met diwale dulhana taker: the train

Finally, I’ve been able sit down and collect some thoughts and actually write them down. I know you thought I forgot but I didn’t. Comparing these films, is something I want to do right, so I’ve decided to multi-post picking apart things that I found intriguing about the similarities and differences of both films (DDLJ and Jab We Met). Hopefully, you will enjoy what I have to say but more so, I hope you’re curious enough to watch the films and see if perhaps I have a point 😉

[If you’re confused by  any of this check out my initial post here .]

I, for one, feel trains always exude this aura of mystery and romance. Plus, some of the greatest stories begin or occur on trains, like Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express or Alfred Hitcock’s Strangers on a Train. Trains are great locations for stories because you are confined to one space for a set amount of time, with strangers. If you live in a larger city, it could be a short distance or if you are traveling, it could be long, therefore you are vulnerable to the passengers, the conductor, and the vehicle itself. This makes a train the most opportune place for two people to meet and form an attachment.


jab we met diwale dulhana taker: begins

to kick off discussion, let’s start with two similar but extremely entertaining Hindi films(Bollywood movies). both films are worth watching and adoring, despite but preferably for their similarities. we’ll take a journey through both stories, taking into consideration, time period, characters, etc. each film has its own lovable quality, making it all the more enjoyable to pick apart and savor. both of these films are Hindi in language(with sprinkles of Punjabi) and rich with Indian culture, thought, food and religion.  the best thing about a “Bollywood” film is all these things are wrapped in a 2-3 hr musical draped with rom-com nutty goodness. obviously this will most definitely be a multi-post endeavor, however i hope that it will be fun, thought-provoking and stinking wonderful to dive into these movies i’ve thoroughly enjoyed countless times. and if either, isn’t on any of your lists of great storytelling, great chemistry, all time favorite or classic, then let’s try our best to add one(or both)… IMMEDIATELY! Continue reading jab we met diwale dulhana taker: begins