Saturday, March 14, 2009


(Yep, finally saw it!)

My love for Slumdog isn't because it provides the world hope in it's time of recession, or because it tells you that you can reach great heights no matter what your history. It is in the simplicity of the love Jamal and Latika share. It doesn't matter how they were brought up, how they survived the dark days of their youth, how the Mumbai gang wars tore them apart - when they're finally together, the emotion they share is so natural, so easily innocent.

"Where are you?"
"I'm safe."
"I knew you'd be watching."

How many of us would accept a Ye hi hamari kismat hai justification at the end of a Bollywood movie? But Jamal's This is our destiny seems absolutely all right - because he makes us believe that even though it is written, you just cannot stop trying.


kochuthresiamma p .j said...

have read many reviews of the movie-all talk of the rags to riches/resilience angle.

innocence of love! reading about it for the first time.

love, i think, has become so stale a theme that everyone tends to get dismissive about it, despite the centrality it has in most indian movies.

haven't seen the movie yet.

kochuthresiamma p .j said...

hey, is your muse on a vacation? look like a long one!

CJ said...

@ammai: you should see the movie - definitely worth the watch!
and yea - pretty erratic on blogger these days! :(

kochuthresiamma p .j said...

congrats chands. got a promotion i hear. real proud of u. dear nephew.
do visit his post - and pick up your honest scrap award

CJ said...

@ammai: thanks for the award - accepted! :)

renu said...

you true blue romantic?

CJ said...

@renu: yep, absolutely! :)

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