Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Love Aaj Kal.

Love Aaj Kal - Love These Days.

I was just sitting in the room with my family when one of my cousin's girlfriend called on my mom's phone which led to a very laughable session. Here's how it went (I've changed the names to hide identity.):

Girl: Salam Aunty I'm Anjali, Rahul's girlfriend. I wanted to meet Rahul so I was wondering if you could invite me over and call him to your house.
Mum: ...
Girl: He told me that we can meet this way, it's pretty hard for me to convince my parents to let me go to public places alone.
Mum: Beta, you're too young for all of this. You have so much time ahead of you. At this age, you don't fall in love. These are all jokes, you're gonna look back at this time and laugh at how stupid you were.
Girl: ...
Mum: Listen to what I say, let go of this and focus on your studies.
Girl: ...
Mum: And I'll talk to him about it, don't you worry.
Girl: Okay Aunty. That's fine. Allah Hafiz.
Mum: Allah Hafiz.

(Don't hate me for using Rahul-Anjali as an example. I am a cheesy person. And I love Bollywood. I'm sure most of you do too, quit hiding!)

All this conversation went on while me and my siblings sat there laughing, Dad however kept quiet and left the room. Soon after, as I texted a friend (yes, a friend!) of mine, I started smiling. Instantly mom looked at me and said "Looks like Ali's on with someone too." to which I responded "You wish it was only 'one'."

Do you remember the time when we were kids, like 10 years ago when the word love was mentioned and you'd "Haw!" your way out of it? Ever thought how did the society evolve so fast that these days being in a relationship and going on dates is such a common and socially accepted thing? I remember 5 years back my parents would give me looks if they found out I was talking to a girl, and now we casually talk about the ones we like with our them. Had my Dad done that, my Grandmother would probably hit him.

Everything's so common now that people fall in and out of love a hundred times. Commitments, relationships, flirtationships (My personal favorite. Just kidding. Or am I?), and what not. Love marriages have gotten really common, and even I'm in their favor. Reminds me of something I read years back "All your life you're taught not to talk to strangers, and then suddenly you're expected to sleep with one!" This sums it up better than anything else can. However, that's just my personal opinion. If it offends you, then you're an idiot. Just kidding, not gonna do the 'Or am I?' joke a third time in two posts..but I'm sure you're smarter than that.

I'm just going to wrap it up now with an extremely unnecessary ending note: Love Aaj Kal was a great movie. I have no idea why it got hated on so much.

P.s. Thank you all so much for the response on my first post, it was great to see so many views. Thanks for the comments and shares. Much love. Until next time then, Ciao! :D


  1. Aaj kal Love bhut dangerous he!!! na hoto acha he love ,,,

  2. Anjali and Rahul? Hahaha, I love kuch kuch hota hai :D

    "All your life you're taught not to talk to strangers, and then suddenly you're expected to sleep with one!"
    I've actually never heard of that, really makes sense though, feel like showing it to my mom because she's still pretty old fashioned when it comes to love marriages and all :P

    Love Aaj Kal is one of my favourites!

    New follower here, check out my blog if you have time :)

    1. If a person doesn't love Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, I'd be in doubt about their sanity or choice of good movies. Haha.

      Yeah, do show it to your mum. When I told the quote to my mum, she went all "Haraaaaaam!" well, only figuratively. Most parents are still old fashioned, and most youth are rebels. :p

      I'll be sure to check out your blog asap. Thank you for the follow! :)

  3. My parents took me to watch Love Aaj Kal for my 16th birthday. It was a surprise. I weeped like a baby. It was such an amazing movie. DRAMAAAAATIC, of course, but still. It was so good. Mango people. So, so good. And the songs were also great.

    Man I want to watch it in the theatre again.

    Stupid Deepika Padukone movies, they make me cry, man.

    1. Yes it was a great movie, I still have most of it's songs in my playlist.

  4. Hey New Blogger!
    I love your blog but i hated that movie. Im sorry, not a fan of Indian Movies That Much. But yes DP is HOT STUFF. =p My kinda movies from India are Barfee and Rockstar and Wake up sid. Guess the trait? =p

    Visit my blog too!
    I havent posted much since a long time but i hope to do soon. And yes we ALL love Furry Katt! Awesome she is.

    1. Hello Tahrim.
      Thank you so much, I'm glad you liked it. You know, there are two things in common of all the movies you mentioned. First one being Ranbir Kapoor, the second one being I haven't seen any of these. :p I love Ranbir though. Best current Bollywood actor.
      I'll surely hit your blog up soon. Thank you again. :)

  5. LOL, Ali. You're hilarious. This is funny yet amazing at the same time, esp in the last part where it turned serious. I agree, love, relations, break ups, then again patch ups - all these things have made this bonding worthless, it has rather lost its meaning.
    Entertaining post, irrespective of the movie relation. Since, I am not really fond of movies, haven't watched it. Haha.
    But, I really enjoyed it. The beginning is amazing.
    Write more often, man! You're so good with words.

    1. Hiraa. Always good to see your comments. Well..I've sort of lost it. Tried writing a few times but ended up with a "screw it!" No idea what to do now. Blank as anything. Let's hope I can bounce back.