The movie I didn’t even venture to watch until 3 years ago. And even then, I never finished it, because I couldn’t. Yes, I, the self proclaimed fan of all things Bollywood – never, ever got to watching what is touted as one of the biggest hits of Bollywood.
- The music was bad. The first thing that you see or hear in a movie, which then makes you want to watch it, is it’s songs. And despite all the hullabaloo, I found the music of this movie useless. Add to it, Lata Mangeshkar’s voice gone sour, and we had songs like Maayini -maayi, which still make me shudder. And don’t even get me started on songs like Chocolate – limejuice.
- It had Madhuri Dixit, and despite the general opinion about how beautiful she was, I always found her quite aunty-like and definitely looking much much older than Salman Khan. So the couple didn’t work for me. Except for may be the song Pehla pehla pyar hai (thanks to that pink ‘frock’), I did not like her in anything. I was beyond shocked when one didi in our bus got the Joote do paise Lo outfit custom made for a wedding she had to attend.
- They killed a primary character in the movie, and that was unacceptable. You don’t just kill people. Not after showing everyone chirpy and dancing around and happy and overtly gushy, you can’t kill someone just like that. It was not the killing type of movie. It was very annoying. I mean seriously, such a rich household and you didn’t have a cordless phone or an extension upstairs?
- We did not get tickets when we tried. This should have actually gone up in the hierarchy of reasons, but there were no tickets available, and then I thought maybe we should watch something else? We didn’t watch anything eventually but still.
And over the last few years I watched excerpts from the movie and was even more convinced that the movie is over-hyped and very boring. It is also way too long. And everyone is too good, and too smiley and too Alok Nath-ish. And this when there is the original Alok Nath already in the movie. And it’s stupid, and not even funny. Actually, I will stop before I get overtly emotional about what else in the movie doesn’t work, especially because I have always met folks who loved the movie for whatever reasons.
Also, looking at the way this challenge is going, I should keep some of my feelings aside to do an M for Mohabbatein in a few days from now. All the best to you.