Monday, October 22, 2012

Cocktail


If you've been hanging around me long enough recently, you'll already know that I'm in love with Cocktail, the not-so-new-anymore hindi movie starring Saif, Deepika and Diana Penty.

My love for this movie started as most love stories ought to: love at first sight. The very second I laid my much-starved-for-good-hindi-movies eyes on the trailer, I was smitten. Now this was months and months ago, when the trailer first came out.  So why am I writing about it now?

Simply, I never really got the chance to watch it. I did watch some of it a month ago, but that was while doing other things. I've watched it again without subtitles (and I need subtitles). I've watched it with no sound, with subtitles (surprisingly, that works really well for me). Anyways, last week, one certain grandeur-deluded friend shares my fascination with this movie, and he challenged me to watch the movie within 48 hours or else. Obviously, I cannot let a challenge go like that (like duh!).

So I watched it twice since the challenge was set. I'm obsessed. The songs, the story, the friendship. The je ne sais quoi. I haven't felt so happily in love with a movie since, umm, maybe Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. Well, there has been Rockstar, and... what was the movie that now eludes my memory? I don't know.

Apparently, I was so infatuated during the first trailer days, that when I started hearing people muttering about what a waste it was, two things went on in my head. One, I didn't want to face the stark possibility of disappointment, and so denied myself the possibility, by not watching it. On the other hand, I rejoice in falling for what others don't appreciate, and making it mine. So I wanted to see it. As things panned out, I didn't find the time.

Until now. There are probably 23984029348314832 things I love about this movie. There are just as much things I can pick out, that might have not been loveable, to think about. And I love that about movies. Movies that I can relate to right down to my bones.

If you look through the list of movies I've had deep passionate affairs with, you will see a pattern. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Hum Tum, Kal Ho Na Ho, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani, Jab We Met, I Hate Love Stories, Break Ke Baad, Saawariya, Rockstar, (ok, maybe Band Baja Baraat and Ishaqzaade)...and now Cocktail. I'm not going to point it out to you. Maybe I'll go in-depth about what it is that brings these movies close to my heart in another post.

Focus.

This post is about Cocktail, and I'm so glad I watched it properly. This time around, despite somewhat seeing it before, I actually cried, I actually laughed out loud, I glared, I grinned like the crazy kid I am, and I rolled my eyes. If a movie (or book) can make me cry and laugh, that's it. Another thing, I usually blot out the fact of who the actors are, and just steep myself with the characters themselves. That's how I relate. And I like happy endings. (Not all the time - take a look at Rockstar, she died.) Life is always so uncertain and it's hard to see around corners when you're living the journey yourself, and so it's always nice to feel that there is hope around the corner. Even if it's for a few days, somehow it's being able to think and dream positively that makes today itself worth it, no?


21 comments:

  1. I loved this movie as well! :)

    And you need subtitles? I thought you knew hindi :O

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    1. Yes, I'm extremely whitewashed. When it comes to hindi movies, it's a better bet to watch with subs so that I don't miss anything. I can follow, sort of. Written hindi is so much easier than hearing/speaking, for me especially, as I sound like a 'gora' even when I try :P

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    2. Well, even I sound like a "gora". In the past when I've voice chatted in Hindi with some of my online friends I was always made fun of because of my accent! But I completely understand it! :) Just can't speak it without being laughed at! Same with my Gujrati, lol.

      For some reason, I just thought you were an expert (well, to be honest, I think you're an expert at everything, LOL) at hindi because of the Hindi songs you post with the translations.

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    3. Oh the translations are actually more for my own benefit also LOL ...there is something about hindi songs, I think all the more because it's not my first language, so it's like the unveiling of beautiful lyrics that fit so much more to what I'm feeling

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    4. but but... Miss.IQ, you do not sound white washed when you're singing desi songs ^^

      Beshuba... beshubaa...... *hums and winks* :B

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    5. Oye the last time you heard me singing you were making fun of my angreziness.

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  3. LOL!! i used 2 think..shes an expert too, her hindi is 100% perfect so am shocked :P i dont know hindi at all but thanks 2 masala chat, 40% hindi improved and learnt new hindi swear words :/ but yeh dnt know any1 personallllly who speaks hindi where i live so i find it AWKWARD!!! am sure IQ's hindi is way better than us...Kia

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    1. oh and by da way...CHECK OUT MY UGGS BOOTS!!!!!!!!GIRLIESSSS!

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    2. Awww cute boots Layls :D They look sho cosy :D These are what my boots look like lol http://www.chicintuition.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/vanessa-hudgens-suede-brown-boots.jpg

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    3. Beedu :O are those your feet? :P Nice boots =]

      Miss.IQ - Oh what can I say....... you cow girl you ::smoke

      yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee hawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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    4. LOL those are nothing like cowboy/girl boots pagal

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  4. Oh my god, is it just me or did some of those leaves in your header fall off? :O

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  5. I have heard a lot about this movie but have not been able to watch it till now...let me see if I can catch up with it!

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