Do cinemas give us a wrong perception about love?- The Valentine’s Series
Indian cinema has been creating quite a ruckus on the perception of love. The majority of the Hindi films have been cheating us on what love actually is. It’s not about “ Agar Woh Mujhe Pyaar Karti Hai Toh Palat Ke Zaroor Dekhegi..”(If she loves me she will turn and look at me) or “…Ek Ladka or Ladki Kabhi Dost Nahi Ban Sakte Hain..”(A girl and a boy can never remain friends) Like seriously, are you kidding me! Why can’t a girl and a boy be just friends?
|Film – Raanjhana|
Heroes from Indian cinema have given a wrong impression about how a lover should be. We grew up seeing them stalking women, commenting about them, and creating a drama(like threatening to jump off a building) just to get the girl’s attention.
Remember Kundan from Ranjhana, he cuts his wrist and boom! the girl said yes. How easy and cool right. Such people are not ‘aashik’ they are psychic. Nearly all the romantic movies from the 80s and 90s worshipped such lovers. It’s ridiculous.
Ennu Ninde Moideen(2015, Malayalam) had given us a true heart touching insight on the fact that love is about perseverance, taking a chance, and understanding. It brings to the younger generation not just a biography of the Moideen-Kanchanamala couple, but the whole essence of romance itself.
In the present generation where it doesn’t take even a second thought before breaking a relationship, this movie speaks volumes.
They were not perfect for the world but were perfect for each other They enjoyed each others’ company and understood each other. Isn’t that love all about?