I desperately wait for some movies after their making is announced. After witnessing despicable debacles in the name of “Films” this year, [Well, where are those films these days which could compel me to act silly over a stubborn urge to watch them first day-first show?] when these “most waited” ones are approaching completion, I am beginning to regain my silly movie-buff status. Can’t help being a typical Indian “Hindi” film-fan who has stayed in the dreamy world of “Raj Kapoor”, “Yash Chopra” & “Karan Johar”- The Kings of Romance in Bollywood.
The first look of “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” was released yesterday on twitter (along with the 10.10 am- 30th Aug slot for the teaser release) & it evoked the spirit of Romance after a long time for me. We have had biopics, Sultan, and a couple of Masala films till now in 2016 but not a single Love-story/Musical/Drama with a major star cast has hit the screens offlate. Since Yash Chopra’s demise, I have dejectedly carried a “diminished” hope to see a true “Hindi Romance” feature film which involves a genuine screenplay & a strong star cast to execute it. The moment i laid my eyes upon the poster, the “Cinemaholic” anxiety returned to me and I was impatient while passing the next 16 hours waiting for the teaser. A mere look at Ranbir Kapoor’s subtle stubble, Aishwarya’s composed look & Anushka’s impeccable “Aura” was enticing enough.Some extra heart beats tagged along when I finally got to view the teaser.
Ranbir Kapoor is the only actor today who convincingly plays the role of a vulnerable man torn between love & life [personal opinion]. His distinguished “genes” make it appear like an effortless performance when he walks away with tears in eyes on screen after a conflict sequence. Aishwarya got a guest appearance in “Mohabbatein” (before she played a sneak thief in “Dhoom 2”), but a 24 carat “Yrf woman” role was denied to her. Karan Johar presented Kajol post marriage in My Name is Khan but it wasn’t a love story, so bets are high for his gamble this time. Aish has to look authentic in her role to rub away the cliché for once that heroines fail to sizzle post a sabbatical. Her ravishing original “blue-eyed” looks have to light the screens on fire for this is the role we were waiting to see her play after she announced her return. The most bankable star today Anushka Sharma can never fail her fans (she made me sit through “Bombay Velvet” for heaven’s sake!), she raises her own standards with every piece of work she offers her fans. From what i see in the trailer, it is impossible to declare that she is playing a second fiddle, like we term the other woman in a triangle. She appears like a sorceress out to bewitch you with her spell… Well haven’t we known her for that? Her looks are enchanting in the teaser. She’s gonna kill it guys!!! No more supporting actor titles for this one belongs to her. Fawad Khan is like an added bonanza since the country is already drooling over his charms on screen.
The teaser has made it difficult for me to reach the Friday of Diwali. Totally smitten by this 1.33 min trailer, am keeping my fingers crossed for the show & genuinely pray that KJ shuts the critics by presenting us with a movie which ain’t a stereotype “love triangle”. I want to see the landscapes!! I want to see the Yellow-Chiffon Sari! I want those confrontation scenes & the melodrama & the agonizing background music & the hard-core Romantic dialogues!! I want those goosebumps when the lovers are separating!! I want those tears in my eyes when the hearts are broken!! I want to continue singing the songs even before the movie releases. Because that’s what Indian-Romance is all about. That’s a cinemaholic’s feed!!
“Ek tarafah pyar ki taqat hi kuchh aur hoti hai… Aur logon ki tarah yeh do logon mein nahin bantt-ti
Sirff mera haque hai iss parr”.