So what’s this one thing that connects the entire India? Politics? Hokay! I repeat my question. So, what’s this one thing that connects the entire India positively? Bollywood!! There you go. Bollywood is the India’s true reflection because the masses can identify with the characters within. The everlasting love, gloominess, challenging conflicts, small town ethics, big city intellects and big dreams—it all connects the common people.
We cry when Pushpa (Amar Prem) cry, we dance when Salman Khan dances, we struggle when Amir Khan struggle, and we fall in love when Sharukh Khan falls in love. This is because Bollywood reflects a common man’s desired version of life. Even I feel like living a movie once 😉 at least.
Falling in love is the most beautiful of all the above mentioned feelings. There was this ‘Rajesh Khanna era’ when he made India fall in love over and again. He taught boys those tricks and gimmicks using which they made girls’ skip a beat. Admit it or not, no matter how unrealistic Bollywood may sound, it has something that move people from within, it has inspired people to go beyond the edges. Think of rang de basanti and a pool of passionate youngsters to change the world are seen around the corner, think of Chak de India and Hockey seems to get back its deserved credit of being a national game, think of three idiots and people suddenly get the courage to follow their dreams. Coming back to falling in love; after Rahesh Khanna it was Sharukh khan who pulled the love era forward and India.. fell in love again. Love of its own kind— selfless, true, everlasting, embossed with violins in the background. Yes, all this sound filmy but so what that’s how films are supposed to be—Filmy!
They entertain us, make us identify with them and connect us to rest of the India. But with the passage of time as these lover boys are getting old and fail to justify that image, movies are losing their grip over common people. But we don’t want Bollywood to lose its charm and surely…..
India wants to fall in love again!
P.S (for the showbiz): Make good movies people, we are fed up of irritating comedy flicks.
Enjoy this good old track and stay tuned!