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Watching Dead Poets Society reveals a lot about the viewer. Are they a realist and accept the ending of the film? Are they a romantic and accept the profundity of the lesson the students learn? Or are they a Bollywood aficionado and realize this is where Mohabbatein got most of its plot! 😂

What do you think?


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  1. @nitinkhanna neither. I can only relate to American movies about the 1950s on an intellectual level. I was born in the 1960s West Indies. Different culture and different time. I was 23 when the movie was released. The ending of the film held no significance for me.

  2. @pratik I watch a lot of Bollywood, and Mohabattein was the least memorable. My family is addicted to K3G and anything starring Amitabh Bachchan or Shah Rukh Khan. My nephews are literally named Rohan and Rahul. Those are the only two character names Shah Rukh uses in his movies. 😄

  3. @stupendousman I consider the Akhtar siblings as more creative. They still make movies about their strata of society, but they have plenty of nuance in them. Yash Chopra should’ve sent Aditya to live on his own for a while away from the loving embrace of his family for him to have more depth. Even Karan Johar (perhaps due to him being gay in Indian society) has some understanding of nuance and depth.

  4. @pratik Zoya in particular is just really talented. I think of Farhan as one hit wonder like KJ, but Zoya seems to just have a knack. If you haven’t seen Made In Heaven yet, you should – just like Raj & DK, she’s really gotten TV right (even though S2 did too much).

  5. @stupendousman Yup, we are watching Made in Heaven right now. In the middle of Season 1 now. Farhan was good as a director (DCH, Lakshya, Don, etc.), but I think he desperately wanted to be in front of the camera instead of behind it.

  6. @pratik the one with Radhika Apte playing role of a Dalit woman. The entire story is lifted from an actual person. Including the name of the book she wrote. Obviously the marriage aspect of it was fictionalized. But the life story was not.

  7. @pratik the controversy was that the actual person came out and said that she was never consulted for the story. She’s a very well known author in the academic circles. She’s been very brave about her Dalit acceptance and openness. And yet she felt betrayed that the team erased her so easily.

  8. @pratik And Zoya Akhtar came out with an utterly tone deaf non-apology stating the story is not based on a real person. That their research showed that grandparents are often toilet cleaners in Dalit caste. But this is all very obviously meant to ward off any lawsuits.

  9. @pratik since there is no marriage aspect in the real story, we don’t know how it ended. But literally everything else about her life, her book, the term “coming out”. They’re all exactly the same. Not even parallels.

  10. @nitinkhanna I had no idea about this. They could’ve at least credited it as “inspired by”. It was not one of my fav episodes either so didnt bother. That said, each of the storylines in MIH is unique that you could argue they are inspired by… someone. I honestly would’ve thought the lesbian couple story was real. @pratik

  11. @stupendousman a lesbian couple with parents ghosting or antagonizing? Seems like SOP for conservatives. But the name of the book, that it was a Dalit woman who spoke up, her internal struggle, her acceptance by the academic community? All so obviously real that they should have credited her.