Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ImRanbir - A Love Triangle

Ok so this doesn't entirely make sense. Well, it's me afterall, so we're already prepared for that possibility. And OK, yeah I know this isn't any big 'real life' dilemma on any part of any member of this so called catastrophe. But my heart is torn in two, and my mind remains confused!

Watched Wake Up Sid. Was really looking forward to watching it for a very long time. The trailers and the basic message carried through them appealed to me in a very big way. The whole 'Love Life!.. the little things that matter' interplay of a growing person with a reality of maturity. It is one of those ideals that strongly relate to who I am.

Seeing it now poses another problem. The plot for one, the characters for two. Sid, a kid (is it a loss to viewers that it does rhyme?) ...and yet there is some type of deep maturity with life.. the very basic ideology of enjoying life for the moment that I think marks him for what he is in the movie. Not exactly that he was an idealistic person, because the point of the movie was that he was not. But I liked Sid.

Then, not to mention the secondary role of Konkona, as Aisha. A hopeful writer, a girl with dreams of independence marked with innocence. But Sid and Aisha together and we have two characters who really relate and appeal to me.

Now the movie itself aside. There comes the big problem of seeing an ex-flame again and feeling the tug of heartstrings. What is it about these crushes?? Granted, I've been having less a strong feeling for Imran for the past few months. Give or take, it's always been a rocky boat after Kidnap and more so since he couldn't quite dance it up in Luck. I heaved a great sigh and considered the fact that my idolization of the man has been overrated. I loved him for the fact that Pappu cant dance and it turns out all this time he was the very Pappu aforementioned. Was this yet again me falling in love with a Character? Yes, it seemed yet again my folly. After falling in love with Ranbir following Saawariya (another extremely special movie that has a special place in my heart), I had to come to terms that it was the character I fell for. But I couldn't quite figure out what it was about the character...the boyish innocence? the enduring love? the happy go lucky persona? I think mayhap, but again there isn't anything that marks him as more than only one facet of my 'prince charming'. I understand many don't follow as deeply into what was related in the storyline as far as I do, for many it's a simple surface layer of "boring". Can't help them there. Then again Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na has another level of special to it, for the fact that it remains on a surface level of simplicity, and a type of purity.

While watching WakeUp Sid, one of the strongest elements that came to mind was the very strength of the friendship established between Sid and Aisha. It was one of those right off the bat types of friendships -the type I can totally relate to- and it grew and grew, and it had not the awkwardness of typical boy-girl 'what ifs' that usually do annoy me. Because their friendship was so easily open; take the scene where Sid suggests to her that they could be more than just friends. It came up, they talked, it passed. Friendship endured. Can't say that for many guys (or even girls). Kind of is a shame that so many guys are so weak in their friendship that they run from any semblance of romantic talks.

Now, that is also what brings that bit of specialness to Saawariya. It was not just the story of a boy meeting a girl, and falling in love with her, per se. Give a second glimpse to the chemistry, the beauty of their friendship in the midst of all the artistry, and there is just a tinge of magic to behold.
The greatest magic was again the ability of him to let go. The ending I know was and is a sore point for many viewers, but I believe in it; it signifies a greater reality than believed is possible.

Now the big issue is, why am I falling in love with Ranbir again??!!

Okay so Imran and his cowboy loverboy songs are a big turnoff FOR SURE! And I can't say that his love of converse is a turn off either, because it isn't. And ok ok so he does confess that he isn't a dancer, I can't just push him off the cliff simply because he can't dance! And his sense of humour, especially in the way he writes definitely sits right at my doorstep! Have to grant him that much, he's got the same witty remarks I've used in the past (Unless he just plagiarized me and my wit). But his DANCING !!! He says "I’ve said time and again that I’m not a dancer. It doesn’t come naturally to me, nor have I ever seen the fun in it. People seem to like it though, and they spend hours jerking their bodies around to a beat (sometimes off beat as well), and I’ll confess that I have often sat and laughed at people in nightclubs.... I can’t dance to save my life. I’m terrible. People who’ve seen me dance have started bleeding from their eyes and subsequently gone blind." hahaha, I gotta love him for that at least.

But okay so it's not just his dancing. Is it his cowboy songs? Is it his tshirt fetish? Nah not really, because when Wake Up Sid carried on for a few minutes and Ranbir's dressing sense was established, I felt like I was seeing someone I know in his dressing sense, and only later I realized that someone was Imran! Maybe it's just the fact that he's stolen! ("...where were you when I was alrighttt?...") Nah it's alright. Wait why am I saying it's alright?? Is it because there's always Ranbir? NOOO. Could it be? Yes, my heart has been fluttering on and off, first with Sid, and now it's his new movie that's coming out and OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMG my heart is a mess!

Yes folks this really is Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. Front page news.

Oh PuhLEASE. Am I for REAL?

Meh. It's fun.


  1. And this is why Ranbir is mine. Your inability to choose between the two was the reason.

    1. Check the date baby :P I chose ;)