'DDLJ' is Bollywood's favourite mushy...

'DDLJ' is Bollywood's favourite mushy movie

There are 39 comments on the Earth Times story from Feb 13, 2007, titled 'DDLJ' is Bollywood's favourite mushy movie. In it, Earth Times reports that:

Mumbai, Feb 14 While actors Priyanka Chopra, Urmila Matondkar, Amrita Rao and Arshad Warsi list 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge' as their favourite romantic flick, Dino Morea chooses the Hollywood classic ...

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Sunderlal_60

Jaunpur, India

#1 Feb 14, 2007
So far as Romantic films are in question, still the all time classic films of First Indian Superstar Rajesh Khanna: Amar Prem, Kati Patang, Mehabooba, Aradhana, Raja Rani, Mehaboob ki Mehandi, Aan Milo Sajna, AAp Ki Kasam, Prem Nagar, etc. etc. should be rated at the TOP; these are unparallel.
Usha-909

Varanasi, India

#2 Feb 14, 2007
Sunderlal_60 wrote:
So far as Romantic films are in question, still the all time classic films of First Indian Superstar Rajesh Khanna: Amar Prem, Kati Patang, Mehabooba, Aradhana, Raja Rani, Mehaboob ki Mehandi, Aan Milo Sajna, AAp Ki Kasam, Prem Nagar, etc. etc. should be rated at the TOP; these are unparallel.
Really, still we are missing the depth and mind blowing feelings that were present in classic films of Rajesh Khanna's rich rich performance. Now a days there are so many advancement in filmography technology and T.V. serials, but nothing is comparable with the impact and screen presence of screen legend Khanna.
I D --Khan

Varanasi, India

#3 Feb 14, 2007
Usha-909 wrote:
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Really, still we are missing the depth and mind blowing feelings that were present in classic films of Rajesh Khanna's rich rich performance. Now a days there are so many advancement in filmography technology and T.V. serials, but nothing is comparable with the impact and screen presence of screen legend Khanna.
I think that something happens with the grace of God only once which never repeats usually. The graceful career full of high standard rich performance is one of the happenings, which cannot be repeated by anybody else in near future. His Superstar Era was just a phenomena which can not be fabricated.
Sandeep Bankhwal

Lucknow, India

#5 Nov 12, 2007
Rajesh was very lucky in the sense that he got very heart-touching stories which made him the first superstar of Hindi film world. Nowdays we have advanced technology, hi-fi camera, superb sound recording but there is dearth of genuine story writers. Most of them are copycats and afraid to do any experiment.
radzi

Kajang, Malaysia

#6 Nov 12, 2007
The drought in talents happens not just because they are afraid to experiment, but the traits of '"yes" man','kowtows' and 'beggars' were cultivated. This hindered such phenomena.
Major Navin

Varanasi, India

#7 Nov 12, 2007
Sandeep Bankhwal wrote:
Rajesh was very lucky in the sense that he got very heart-touching stories which made him the first superstar of Hindi film world. Nowdays we have advanced technology, hi-fi camera, superb sound recording but there is dearth of genuine story writers. Most of them are copycats and afraid to do any experiment.
Rajesh Khanna has shown his ability to characterize different characters with in-depth touches of human feelings; so he was able to get heart toucing stories that time. There were so many films which should had been made before introducing of Khanna, but the director made those films after evaluating the extra ordinary talent of Kaka and made these classics with him.
radzi

Kajang, Malaysia

#8 Nov 13, 2007
Major Navin wrote:
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Rajesh Khanna has shown his ability to characterize different characters with in-depth touches of human feelings; so he was able to get heart toucing stories that time. There were so many films which should had been made before introducing of Khanna, but the director made those films after evaluating the extra ordinary talent of Kaka and made these classics with him.
Major,

"human feelings" & "heart touching stories" need a lot of "souls on the screen".

But "souls on the screen" in the era of "sex and violences" is termed as "over acting".

In this are all you need to do is flex your muscles, sharp clothes and outfits, jump around, routine dances and be loud.

This is a sad stiff, and lets end this trend.
Major Navin

Varanasi, India

#9 Nov 13, 2007
radzi wrote:
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Major,
"human feelings" & "heart touching stories" need a lot of "souls on the screen".
But "souls on the screen" in the era of "sex and violences" is termed as "over acting".
In this are all you need to do is flex your muscles, sharp clothes and outfits, jump around, routine dances and be loud.
This is a sad stiff, and lets end this trend.
YES, THIS IS THE ONLY REASON FOR WHICH RAJESH KHANNA IS RAJESH KHANNA; THE GREATEST THESPIAN OF CINE WORLD AND OTHERS ARE JUST MONEY MAKING MACHINE BY MAKING FOOL TO THE AUDIENCES.
radzi

Kajang, Malaysia

#10 Nov 13, 2007
Major Navin wrote:
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YES, THIS IS THE ONLY REASON FOR WHICH RAJESH KHANNA IS RAJESH KHANNA; THE GREATEST THESPIAN OF CINE WORLD AND OTHERS ARE JUST MONEY MAKING MACHINE BY MAKING FOOL TO THE AUDIENCES.
Major,

The audiences were already "fools". It not easy to unwind the tangles.

Rajesh Khanna will look "odd" acting around other actors who were just flexing, jumping and being "loud". Thus he will be odd as being "over-act" since the rest are "under-act".

"Art" is a taboo word in today film making. The word nowadays are "entertain" & "show".
Major Navin

Varanasi, India

#11 Nov 13, 2007
radzi wrote:
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Major,
The audiences were already "fools". It not easy to unwind the tangles.
Rajesh Khanna will look "odd" acting around other actors who were just flexing, jumping and being "loud". Thus he will be odd as being "over-act" since the rest are "under-act".
"Art" is a taboo word in today film making. The word nowadays are "entertain" & "show".
YES, THAT IS WHY FACIAL EXPRESSION HAS BEEN REPLACED BY BODY SHOW AND NUDITY.
Ashu-Mumbai

Karawang, Indonesia

#12 Nov 13, 2007
Radzi wrote:
"The audiences were already "fools". It not easy to unwind the tangles."

Radzi, if we believe that audiences were already fools then there remains very little scope for discussion.
Moreover then why we keep on mentioning that Kaka still fared well at box office much later than 1973 i.e upto late eighties.
And if audiences are already fools then for whom we are trying to project Kaka still a force.
Seems Im unable to see the logic.
Pl. clarify.
AKRoy

Varanasi, India

#13 Nov 13, 2007
radzi wrote:
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Major,
The audiences were already "fools". It not easy to unwind the tangles.
Rajesh Khanna will look "odd" acting around other actors who were just flexing, jumping and being "loud". Thus he will be odd as being "over-act" since the rest are "under-act".
"Art" is a taboo word in today film making. The word nowadays are "entertain" & "show".
The audiences were already "fools".-- Otherwise Amit type illogical films made by Manmohan Desai, Prakash Mehra etc. never be liked by audiences in the name of entertainment only. Film media is not only entertainment; rather it should guide the society the right direction of art of living gracefully as well. In Bangla film world nobody can still replaced Late Uttam Kumar only due to this solid thinking power of Bangla films' audiences and today's stars have no entity in the Bangla cine world in comparison to Legendry Uttam Kumar. But this never can be happened in Hindi cine world. Here every Tom, Dick Harry can be foolishly designated as Superstar, Great Actor, Very beautiful, Superb etc. etc. type in appropriate adjectives. So Radzi is perfectly alright and there is no question of disagree with him.
Mihir Sen

Varanasi, India

#14 Nov 13, 2007
AKRoy wrote:
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The audiences were already "fools".-- Otherwise Amit type illogical films made by Manmohan Desai, Prakash Mehra etc. never be liked by audiences in the name of entertainment only. Film media is not only entertainment; rather it should guide the society the right direction of art of living gracefully as well. In Bangla film world nobody can still replaced Late Uttam Kumar only due to this solid thinking power of Bangla films' audiences and today's stars have no entity in the Bangla cine world in comparison to Legendry Uttam Kumar. But this never can be happened in Hindi cine world. Here every Tom, Dick Harry can be foolishly designated as Superstar, Great Actor, Very beautiful, Superb etc. etc. type in appropriate adjectives. So Radzi is perfectly alright and there is no question of disagree with him.
The Bangla films' audiences generally impose emphasis on story background, plot, theme, message of story, variety, true characterization and above all facial expressions of the performers. And in most of the mainstream Hindi films; except Kaka's films (only where it is found hundred percent), all the above facts and figures are generally found missing especially in films of Amit + his contemporaries + his son's contemporaries films.
radzi

Kajang, Malaysia

#15 Nov 13, 2007
Ashu-Mumbai wrote:
Radzi wrote:
"The audiences were already "fools". It not easy to unwind the tangles."
Radzi, if we believe that audiences were already fools then there remains very little scope for discussion.
Moreover then why we keep on mentioning that Kaka still fared well at box office much later than 1973 i.e upto late eighties.
And if audiences are already fools then for whom we are trying to project Kaka still a force.
Seems Im unable to see the logic.
Pl. clarify.
Ashu,

I said "fools" and thus "fools" in inverted commas is my definition; are majority of people. Pls read "The Dilbert Principles" by the cartoonist Scott Adams...he had made the assumption the "all" people are fools and stupid.

We are mainly "fools", thus we must be taught and educated. We must teach them with books, humanity, human feeling, truth and love....slowly and patiently...

But..if you expose them to sex and violences....then stupidity will gone wild! We will have no future.

Cut/Paste from "The Dilbert Future"...:

The Dilbert Future (1997) is a gloves-off satire of humanity by Scott Adams that breaks the net motivations of humanity down into stupidity, selfishness, and "horniness", and presents various ideas for profiting from human nature. The final chapter invites the reader to ponder upon several open ended questions, such as the nature of gravity and the utility of affirmations, which are further addressed in GodÂ’s Debris.
radzi

Kajang, Malaysia

#16 Nov 13, 2007
Dear Ashu,

While we are thinking that the world is a better place if all people are with well rounded knowledge and education, some predatory elite think that it is easier to manipulate with world full of hungry, selfish, horny stupid fools.

This is a world trend, not just in the case of Rajesh Khanna
Ashu-Mumbai

Karawang, Indonesia

#17 Nov 14, 2007
But again Radzi,
same question comes to surface that why Kaka could manage the same audiences though for shorter duration.
Let us not forget that same audinces loved Kaka more than wnybody else once.
Anyway I think we have debated this before also so let us leave it.Its more of a belief.
Ashu-Mumbai

Karawang, Indonesia

#18 Nov 14, 2007
Mihir Sen wrote:
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The Bangla films' audiences generally impose emphasis on story background, plot, theme, message of story, variety, true characterization and above all facial expressions of the performers. And in most of the mainstream Hindi films; except Kaka's films (only where it is found hundred percent), all the above facts and figures are generally found missing especially in films of Amit + his contemporaries + his son's contemporaries films.
Mr.Roy/Sen:
Are we trying to say that Bangla audiences are more understanding and have more knowledge than the audiences of other part of the world?
radzi

Kajang, Malaysia

#19 Nov 14, 2007
Ashu-Mumbai wrote:
But again Radzi,
same question comes to surface that why Kaka could manage the same audiences though for shorter duration.
Let us not forget that same audinces loved Kaka more than wnybody else once.
Anyway I think we have debated this before also so let us leave it.Its more of a belief.
Ashu,

We had many times discussed this before....

The same audiences are "fools" too, but in those time these "fools" were being educated on what was art, songs and musics, human feeling, social responsibilities, love etc.....while what they like about Rajesh Khanna was only his handsome look, charismatic smiles and his boy next door image. Those fools did not know how to appreciate what "facial expression" is.

The trend changed.

It is a crime to seduce these "fools" with sex and violences.
sanjay

New Delhi, India

#20 Nov 14, 2007
It is foolhardy to say that that audience was "clever when they appreciated kaka & were "fools" when they appreciated amit.

In the late 70s, there was a lot of anger against the establishment & amit capitalised it by portraying the angry young man who rebels against the establishment.
Mihir Sen

Varanasi, India

#21 Nov 14, 2007
sanjay wrote:
It is foolhardy to say that that audience was "clever when they appreciated kaka & were "fools" when they appreciated amit.
In the late 70s, there was a lot of anger against the establishment & amit capitalised it by portraying the angry young man who rebels against the establishment.
amit capitalised it by portraying the angry young man who rebels against the establishment.-- BUT WITH A STUPID AND MOST UNNATURAL WAY. NOBODY CAN IMPROVE THE SYSTEM WITH ANGER AND VIOLENCE LIKE AMIT.

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