finally went to see if indeed, pappu cant dance.
all that needed to be said about the film has already been said by my favourite reviewer
what made the film worse for me is that it begins in my college. and miss meeow's house was shot in my pal's house in alibaug. many overnight college parties happened there. both these places have been witness to many many college romances, breakups,stolen glances, and much more. seeing scenes unfold here, masquerading as college romances or friendships, was terribly annoying. written as if all the characters live in la la land, with no tensions, insecurities, angst, pimples and body image issues.they have no aspirations, ambitions and disappointments. nothing. nothing. nothing.la la land in its most static existence.
and friendships, nothing could come close to being as intense as the friendships forged in college and in the early twenties. my god, our lives depended on that intensity. we were heady with that crazy, razor sharp existence. friendships in la la land do not even give the sugar fix a good bulls eye would (have you had those striped minty sweets?)
college and a few years after were all about being unsure. in those cracks we all tried to figure our worlds and ourselves. finding your life partner was too trivial a pursuit, finding the moment, ah, that was it!
leave the stories of finding your soul mate to yash raj, they know how to tell the story of desperate longing in nothing stories about nothing people.oh that desperate longing, they do manage to make the heart skip a bit atleast once, even if its all about madhuri getting wet and singing with children!
finding your soulmate in this la la land was akin to looking for those missing notes the night before the exam. some degree of panic and desperation, but no big deal.
and the girl, she reads film sense? first book in her book shelf? and old man waiting for godot? so the filmmaker/writer is literate!yes, that sure helps the film.
the father in the portrait was funny, and ofcourse all that i detest- manhood etc.
the two goons on the horses, funny.
the cop, yeah okay, if you insist, funny.
but the cop at the airport, he, with his morose face, he cracked me up.finally someone saw the humour in the nothingness that this film was.
but the one thing in the film that made me gasp- the view from the bandstand fort. how many films have been shot there! how many real life romances have unfolded there, mine included. and now there is this larger than life loch ness monster like thing that has emerged. i think i got hypnotised by it.