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Today afternoon I was watching this movie again and it suddenly struck to me that, do these kind of love stories still exists? The entire point of a movie being filmed is that, somewhere something similar must have happened. Yes, not exactly the whole movie but a part of it around which the entire movie revolves. In real life, we do not have those background songs and dancers but wouldn’t you be lying if you disagree to the fact that you couldn’t actually find a song whose lyrics completely suit you or your situation? This is the whole thing about Bollywood movies, a part of the film actually has happened to someone sometime! Please let me know if any scene of any movie looked inspired from an instance in your life.
To support my view, let’s take an example of Ramaiya Vastavaiya itself. A boy meets a girl in a marriage, falls in love, issues start coming up with the families because of the difference in financial status and still they get married conquering all of these. Love and positivity wins like always. Haven’t this happened in anyone’s life earlier? So, what is new? Why should you watch this movie? Above all, does such love stories exists?
We always blame Tollywood for their over the top action sequences but conveniently forget the amazing romantic movies they give us and Ramaiya Vastavaiya is one of them. The original movie is called,“Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana” starring Siddharth and Trisha. The movie was released in 2005 and has been such a huge hit that it has been remade in almost every language.
Ramaiya Vastavaiya has few of the veteran actors and they have still not lost their panache. They look very realistic on screen along with the lead actors, Shruthi Hassan and debutant, Girish Kumar. I would like to add that Girish Kumar is a phenomenal actor and perfectly plays the role of boy next door. He looks extremely cute and his curly hair adds to the cuteness quotient. Yes, he looks less manly when it comes to the scenes that require a man with more rugged looks and sculpted body. Nevertheless, I will give him a 4.5/5 for his fabulous acting. We know, Shruthi Hassan is a brilliant actress and is blessed with delicate features that perfectly complement her role in this movie. She is a shy and coy village girl who loves her brother to the core, this is proved by the way she carries her toy horse everywhere which is gifted by her brother. I love her acting in this movie and would rate her 5/5.
The film begins with Ashwini (Poonam Dhillon) being portrayed as a woman who prefers money over relationships and her husband Siddharth (Randheer Kapoor) who is not as money minded as his wife. Ram (Girish Kumar) is their only son and considers his father to be his best friend. A lovely adorable bond the father and son duo share which is even highlighted later in the movie. The story kick starts when Ram and Ashwini visit India for a cousin’s wedding, that is when Ram and Sona (Shruthi Hassan) fall in love. Sona is the best friend of Ram’s cousin, Riya ( Anchal Singh).
After a bit of playing around and saving Ram’s cousin from a blackmailer, they fall in love. They do all the lovey dovey things that all the couple do, from staring at each other to try to be around each other and singing romantic songs. All these emotions are shown in the purest of manner and no vulgarity is posed. The twist comes when Sona is accused of trapping rich boys and is asked to leave the wedding. Ram is away from home and is not aware of the recent developments. Raghuveer (Sonu Sood) enters the scene and walks away with his sister, Sona. Ram returns and is disheartened by Sona leaving the wedding without informing him, he later learns that Sona did not leave the wedding intentionally. He then decides to go to her village and get married to her.
Ram has to win a challenge in order to marry Sona and after that every mortal who was against this marriage tried every hook and crook for Ram to lose. Like always and yet again, love and positivity wins! The entire phase is filmed so beautifully with Sona doing certain sacrifices for Ram and Ram in turn working as hard as he can to win Raghuveer’s heart. Is Ram able to do that?
Find out by watching the movie!
The plus points of this movie is, the songs, the dialogues and the amazing story telling skill. The two most beautiful songs of the movie is:
Heart touching lyrics with magical voice of Shreya Ghoshal and Atif Aslam weaves a dreamy aura and makes sure, you are lost in it’s webs!
“Milne lage dil, pehle se zyada, pehle se zyada, ishq hone laga!”
Another magical song by Shreya Ghoshal and Atif Aslam!
“Asar yeh kaisa teri chaahat ka hai mujhpe ho gaya, Zarra zarra mere dil ka ab tujh mein hi kho gaya,
Meharbaan woh rab barsa hai jab se tu hai mil gaya, Tujhko pa ke aisa laage ke khud se hoon mil gaya!”
The one part I love the most in the movie is when Siddharth asks Ram what would happen if he loses the challenge, to which Ram replies with uber serenity telling, he never thought of losing. This reminded me so much of a person who keeps telling to never think of losing, never think negative!
Then Siddharth tells that love has made him crazy to which Ram again replies with utmost calm, saying that the same love that brought him here is the same love that pulled Siddharth here and thus leaving him spellbound!
This movie has my heart and I will give it a 5/5 for all the positivity, love and flawless screenplay! A special appreciation to Shiraz Ahmed for such amazing dialogues.
Watch the movie for sure!
Positivity is contagious, beware!
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-Antara Nandi ©