Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani: A Bollywood Resurrection That Shattered These 4 Myths!
I recently had the pleasure of watching Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, and let me tell you, my heart is brimming with joy, reigniting my love for Bollywood movies! Before the film’s release, there was quite a buzz surrounding it, and unfortunately, some discussions didn’t shed the best light on it, significantly affecting its marketing and PR.
But let’s delve into these myths and uncover the reality behind them:
Myth #1 No Chemistry Between Alia and Ranveer
A single hair flip and the verdict was declared: there’s no chemistry between Alia and Ranveer. However, I found this to be one of the silliest myths spread about the movie. After watching Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, I couldn’t get enough of their electrifying chemistry!
Alia and Ranveer portrayed Rocky and Rani with such charm and allure that I couldn’t help but root for Rocky and Rani’s love story (Prem Kahani!). They fit together like pieces of a puzzle, making their on-screen chemistry captivating and unforgettable.
Myth#2 Bollywood Is Dead?
With a string of lackluster films and mediocre performances, it’s no surprise some believed Bollywood was on a downward spiral. But let me tell you, “RRKPK” brings back the peak Bollywood magic! It’s the quintessential Bollywood experience we’ve been longing for.
The film isn’t merely riding on star power or the return of Karan Johar as a director; it’s drawing audiences back to theatres for the sheer joy of laughing together, losing themselves in beautiful songs, and embracing captivating storytelling.
RRKPK does not treat its audience like they are dumb, it treats them like people who just want to have a good time, reliving beautiful moments of Hindi cinema like before.
Myth#3 Karan Johar cannot bring back his magic
The nepotism debate had tarnished Karan Johar’s image. Everyone turned up against him for being an elitist filmmaker who preferred “star kids” over talented actors, making films to launch these star kids. This raised questions about his establishment as a filmmaker.
I guess he was fed up with the online torture and rose to claim himself as a leading director again. With Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, he brings back his trademark storytelling with parents, children, extravagant songs, exquisite locations, humor, and so on. But he wraps them in a new way, a way that is more resonant with the society we currently live in. From “It’s all about parents” to changing the narrative to “Questioning your parents”, Karan discreetly dismantles the very foundation upon which he has built his films.
Myth #4 Ranveer Singh doesn’t know how to romance like SRK
No one knows how to romance like SRK! It’s a bar too high for anyone. But Ranveer does know how to romance. His energetic performance as Rocky Randhawa is a testament to the same. We feel the warmth of Rocky’s love for Rani and everyone around him. He might not spread his arms like SRK but he sure knows how to make Rani feel loved and appreciated.
For me, Ranveer was the star of Rocky Rani ki Prem Kahani. More than anyone else, he deserves the love being showered on him for his performance. He never goes overboard and gives his character balance. Be it filling us <. With an emotional scene or leaving us splits with his quirky lingo and jokes, Ranveer was the best casting for RRKPK.
After seeing his couple of recent failures, I was highly doubtful if Ranveer is mainstream Bollywood material. Look at him in Circus, or Simmba; it’s just a meaningless façade. But In RRKPK, he goes full Bollywood, establishing himself as a desirable leading man in Hindi cinema.
But in the end, these myths lowered our expectations and maybe that’s why when people went to watch the film, they were taken by surprise at how entertaining it is. So, in a way, these “myths” did add to the film’s success!
Have you watched Rocky Aur Rani Kii Premi Kahani? Tell me how the film was for you in the comments below.
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