“Indian Cinema would be so Incomplete without them”


By Afrin Fatima

“The cinema is not the art that films life: the cinema is something between art and life. Unlike painting and literature, the cinema both gives life and takes from it and I try to render this concept in my films.” – Jean Luc Godard.

From its inception, Indian Cinema has endowed us with so much that is iconic, may it be dialogues, or props or scenes or drama itself. To call Bollywood a goldmine would be an understatement as goldmines have a lifetime but Indian Cinema has a legendary status that comes from generations and will take on by generations. Some of the things that become more iconic than movies are:

We know this dialogue by heart, “Ja Simran jee le apni zindagi.” But one more thing that made DDLJ an iconic watch was Shahrukh’s Mandolin. (I bet its tune is running in your mind right now.)

Constipation is something commonly found in every other house and many would have related to the movie Piku. The idea of the chair sitting on the top of the car was iconic in itself.

Kabira meet one and only “Bag-wati” in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and how it was adored and taken care of by Farhan Akhtar and “Am I a Japanese school girl to carry this Pink Phone.” Again Farhan Akhtar behind the idea of gifting a Pink Phone to Hrithik Roshan.

“MERI 1.50 LAKH KI SHERWANI!!!! CHUTNEY KYU KHATE HO TUM LOG?”            Ohh Blimey!! That hilarious combo of pudina ki chutney and Price-Tag in 3 Idiots was as spicy and minty as pudina ki chutney. And… and that red scooter, was a life saviour. “Kamine, baba ko scooter per le aya? Toh kya speed post se bhejta?

An alien landed on earth with an only asset, a locator, without any clothes and without any clue and then accidentally got his hands on a transistor, which remain with him in the entire movie, PK and is with him till now. For which bidding reached to 1.5 Cr but Amir Khan refuses to hand it over to anyone.

In Wake Up Sid, Ranbir changed the trend and made socks one of the accessory to be displayed on-screen. The Tom and Jerry pair of socks is probably the first attempt in the Indian Film Industry where it has been given a lot of focus and attention.

Journals are the best way to keep track of memories in one’s life and one such journal of Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani was a big inspiration for all the travellers out there.

Taare Zameen Par was an emotion in itself and the flip-book made by Eshan was really a heart-wrenching work of art to portray his emotions.


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