Monday, November 10, 2008

Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi....

Roughly translated, it means - "A marriage like this also"

Now, this post isn't a review because I haven't watched the movie...
But, I read the story line and it seems the story goes along these lines -
Hero and Heroine fall in love, and the heroine's dad dies leaving her with the responsibility of taking care of her siblings... so, the hero chooses to wait since she can't take her siblings to her "in-laws" place... So, he waits for 12 long years while the heroine struggles to make ends meet...

During the era of path breaking movies being made, I just wish Rajshree Productions had done something decent.
I mean, since the hero is rich, couldn't he have helped out(as mentioned in Rediff reviews)?
My question, Why can't a girl marry and still take care of HER family?

Aren't we all fighting for equal rights? We have feminism written out in bold...
When we are trying harder and harder to voice out our opinion and to make a mark in a chauvinistic society, it would have been nicer to see a stronger script attempting to mix the traditional Indian Family with a contemporary and more realistic approach to marriage and responsibility...
During times where change is the necessity and since still a large a large section of our society gets influenced by movies, couldn't they have shown something different for a change?
I have enjoyed all their movies till date, grew up watching them multiple times, but the story of this movie kind of put me off...

Will I watch the movie? I don't know... Did You watch it? and more importantly, did you like the movie?
I still wish, the story had been more in lines with the title given...


10 comments:

Swati said...

you sound logical ...but then its a movie after all :)

rayshma said...

makes sense. but reality, or good storylines seldom get the monies. tried-&-tested prevails.

end of the day, these story lines appeal to non-metro india. and they get rajshri's the monies. as well as establish them as a "family" produciton house with "indian" values. BLECH!
they've also released the movies in single theatres as opposed to multiplexes. will be a sure-shot hit in certain sectors. costs recovered... another hit on their resumes!

haven't seen it. don't think i will. i find their movies a bit regressive at times.

Galadriel said...

watch fashion. :D

churningthewordmill.wordpress.com said...

havent seen the movie and dont want to...i dont even like the sound of that title!!

but i do agree women are responsible for their own families even after marriage. just coz u are married doesnt mean u hv nthng to do with your family of origin(or watever its called)
mandira

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

I don't agree with the option the Hero could take care of the siblings ... May be she refused the offer OR he was a kanjoos :) (I haven't seen the movie). But I agree that she could support her family even after marriage ... not sure why that option was not considered.

claytonia vices said...

what was he doing for 12 freaking years? Counting money?

Renu said...

Havent seen it, though its on my list:). yeah story seems to be so outdated now.

illusionaire said...

No offense to anyone, but this is a ridiculous story line for me! A definite no-watcher. I know this is a culture-clash as it doesn't happen in my culture, but I know so many of my friends over here whose wife's siblings stay with them! The guy's a loser if he didn't do anything to help her. Damn.

I know sometimes its tough for a family when supporting the siblings/parents of the husband or wife, but when it is really necessary, then the needful need to be done.

Sachin said...

Agree with your point...but after all its a Rajshri movie, sacrifice runs high on their list of priorities! :D Name one Rajshri movie which does not involve "tyaag" on part of the hero or heroine!

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