Discussion in 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' started by mumbiene, Oct 19, 2015.
thanks a ton was a joy to watch these videos time truly flies it was like yesterday the first time i saw this movie. This film is truly one of the greatest in the history of indian cinema watching this bought back a lot of memories
i loved so much abt this.... i can't put into words. what really got me emotional was Karan's reaction on seeing the footage...ufff
haha also loved Gauir's appearance! they were so young
Watched the first half of the movie last night to celebrate the occasion. You really can't help smiling from beginning to end.
“Could you tell us something about the role in this film?”
“Yeh, it’s basically taken from the bourgeois suppression of the proletariat. A lot of it has been in the verses of Voltaire already.”
^ Seen a few people mention that quote from SRK. At the risk of sounding dumb, what does it mean?
I think he’s making fun of the “serious” Indian Parallel film movement where films were supposed to make political statements. Most popular would be themes reflecting Marxist ideas about the oppression of the poor people (the proletariat) by the wealth (the bourgeoisie). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_Cinema
These films received government funding and were ignored by the general public who found them boring. They were taken seriously at international “art” film festivals while popular main stream Hindi films were ignored.
"So the actors, usually new and possessing no star appeal, were shorn of glamour; the settings were realistic; the stories, typically, were issue based; and there were no songs." (King of Bollywood P. 61) If I hadn't read Chopra's book 6-8 times, I wouldn't have known it either.
The French writer Voltaire was “a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltaire
I laughed so hard on this one while I was watching!
It's wonderful! He is so damned witty.
Reminds me of classic Monty Python, The Holy Grail scene when the peasants are spouting marxist dogma "Come and see the violence inherent in the system. Help! Help! I'm being repressed!"
(embarassing to think I can quote this without having to look it up. )