You can take the Rathore out of Ranjhour, But you can’t take the Ranjhour out of the Rathore

Dear Aditi,

As I write this post, every girl who shares her name with you is gleaming in joy every time this song is played on the air. How I wish you were with me every time I break into a song out of tune, How I wish I could talk to a portrait and how I wish I had such a spunky gang of friends. Teen movies flunk at the box office with the same ease that it takes to make them. All you need is a bunch of bright and bubbly kids, some cool clothes, a good dance number and corny/witty one-liners. So tell me Aditi, why do they all fail except for this time? I’ll answer it myself, this time there were no stern and opposing parents, lecturers weren’t ridiculed, no college bullies or ladki-ko-chedo sequences. Just simple everyday sequences with a generous helping cinematic liberty thrown into the mixture.

Aditi, I want to see more of such cinema. Would love to pay for movies that are fresh, original and don’t take themselves seriously! It felt good to see Paresh bhai in a non-Priyan movie and real life couple of Naseruddin and Ratna Pathak Shah were just awesome! You know what Aditi, I feel bad for Arbaaz and Sohail for they beat the Deols for the most untalented siblings award! However this time they’ve played the best roles of their careers and if Mr.Singh-is-King took the honors last year then this year the best cameo award goes to the khan brothers. It’s movies like these I wouldn’t mind paying for and would rather feel guilty for downloading. We need more like this, clean entertainers that leave you with a nice fuzzy feeling as you walk out of the cinema hall. Aditi, I wished I had someone like you with me in the theater for the climax was the most cliched after what Jim Carrey did in Liar Liar. For a long time time now every guy will sing this out of tune to woo his girl, and I’m not gonna hold back as well. So here goes…



PS: This post may not make sense unless you watch the movie

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  • Brilliant review pa! Agree totally. Now I have to find an Aditi. You know anyone?!

    me: if i do, won’t i try myself?

  • :) You too! Now, I have to watch this movie.

    me: I have to slug it out in the local multiplex and all you need to do is go to the local theatre in ATL.

  • @ Adi-Padi: Dei, don’t call guys ‘pa’ and all!

    @max-u: You won’t believe it but a girl called Aditi and I were actually contemplating taking the plunge (not wedding, just going around). Due to some timing issues we decided no point pursuing it.

    “For a long time time now every guy will sing this out of tune to woo his girl, and I’m not gonna hold back as well. ”

    Thalaiva ore loves thana niii! Ore cho-chweet type la love pannuviya ni:) As my mom puts it
    “Phone la ennada pessuva? Ni ‘i love you’ solluva. Ava theripi ‘I too love you’ sollluvala?”

    me: timing issues lol! its all fiction da. Loves ille managatti ille.

    Lol! Max-u gethu daaan da pasangala oda sothu. Dont loose gethu singing songs to girls and all:).

  • Enthu for superselector? Eng vs SA?

    me: I prefer this one

  • Fair enough, but I assumed, like me, you would also think Adithya and Aditi sounds better than Mayur and Aditi. Nah? :P

    me:adithya n aditi sound like twins, leave alone siblings…

  • Same same. Are you in a league? Send me an invite. Eng vs SA. If possible get some guys. It should be a lot of fun.

  • And yes, don’t believe ok. He locked his old blog and that’s why all this pseudo gethu. Try and get an invitation to read that blog. Maybe he’ll delete all the “lowes” he wrote and give it to you!

    me: Oh yea, he has a mush factor of 10^3…

  • @Adi-Padi: I need to teach Mr. Smarty Pants some lessons. Interested in a battle of wits on Fantasy Cricket?
    Max-u can you create the league. I will rope in my cousin. Thats 4, assuming Adi-padi does not chicken out. We will also try our luck with Naren. Invite as many as you can. The more join, the more I get to defeat.

    me: done, invites sent

  • when i heard this song for the first time i found it funny..

    but then i ended up liking it….

    me: Well its written for girls like you!

  • Loose delete the one with my mail id!


  • I haven’t got the invite. I presume it will take some time:D. Good work!

  • Achacho…but sweet. *sheepish grin*

    Haven’t watched the movie as yet, will be back to comment. :)

    me: thank you!

  • I think Bollywood should try and make more movies like Jaane Tu, with simple stories focussed on urban kids, kinda like Dil Chahta Hai and Jab We Met. It’s just the kind of feel-good entertainment that urban 20 and 30 somethings will cough up Multiplex prices to take their dates to score big with them.

    Re: the cliched climax – I think the point of Mala’s character was to acknowledge the cheesiness of the climax -she even calls it out in the first 5 mins. Later when she changes her mind, getting all giddy, the audience too are supposed to go, “oh, ok, it’s not really as cheesy as it is cute…” My $0.02. :)

    me: great observation! You are right the mala charecter was like an audience voice to silence the climax!

  • I haven’t seen it yet either, so will be back!

    me: await your comments!

  • Ennavo po… Nanna irundha seri.

    me: why does it sound to me like a dasavataram inspired comment?

  • That boy looks luverly even to my vellai ezhuthu kannu.
    Why can’t they make movies called ‘Aditi Maamiyin andaranga Leelaigal’ for my age groups?

    me: i think the market you are talking about also has a lot of potential!

  • i simply luved the movieeeeeeee…………….

    awesome n yes ur review made sense only after having watched the film…

    me:told you so

  • i thought u only reviewed the box-office crashers.What happened this time round ehh??

    me: just loved it da, well I write about stuff I like as well..

  • Awww! I love that song! Except I don’t have Imran so-cute Khan to sing it to me.
    Forget Imran, I don’t have anyone to sing it to me.
    So I sing it to myself, which is not great considering I’m not much of a singer.

    me: singing out of tune is the new ‘In thing’

  • If only I wasn’t a kanjoos and the ticket price was less than $10, I would have gone to the theater to watch this movie again.

    me: you can download a good quality version of some of the phorams

  • I know its been quite a while now..still, I loved the movie..sigh! But then, who doesn’t like the fresh Archie-Betty-(not quite so much) Veronica kinda movies..very indulgent! :p

    me: ha ha, It sure was pleasant. thnx for stoppin by

  • “I feel bad for Arbaaz and Sohail for they beat the Deols for the most untalented siblings award!” – Awesome!

    and yeah good movie.. types we would not mind watching twice or more too

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