|Picture Courtesy: Original DDLJ poster|
The title today is about one of the iconic movies in Bollywood. It is almost 20 years (just short by a few months) since this was released. King Khan has given us some great movies, especially with his best on-screen pair, Kajol. I remember watching this movie, much later, when it was aired on some television channel. I am pretty senti when it comes to watching romantic and dramatic scenes (Of course, only if it is done well). I remember falling for those sentimental scenes as much as I laughed about it. I remember crying the first time I saw, also falling madly in love with everything, especially, the scenic European road trip and the lush farmlands of Punjab. It is a very 'typical' Indian movie (for 90's period), directed by Aditya Chopra and produced by Yashraj Films. The epochal train scene where Kajol runs to catch the train with Khan lending his arm out to hold her has been used in many other movies - either for a parody or for actual fun! It is interesting, how it still runs in a couple (or is it just one?) cinema theatre in India. I would think, that now, these sentiments are funny to watch, for a movie buff. However, I'm sure this movie is an enigma for every budding filmmaker and it must be in the references of every film student. The posters and bright yellow flowers (mustard field) are still magical. There was something about that music, that made it unforgettable. Great screen presence, magical chemistry of the lead actors, good and neat comedy, cute romance and everything, just made it a perfect movie (even though, it was/is very long).
Well, as they say, "Bade bade deshom mein, aisi choti choti baatein hoti rahti hain (बड़े बड़े देशों में ऐसी छोटी छोटी बातें होती रहती हैं!).