April Fools! Let’s Look at Foolish Women

I just can’t do practical jokes. They just seem too mean! So for April Fools, I am going to do a post on the theme of fools instead.

I get SO MAD at heroines some times, because they are just such FOOLS! You know when you are just screaming at the screen “NO! Don’t do it!!!”?

Let me list my top most irritating ones:

Nutan in Bandini

DON’T FALL IN LOVE WITH ASHOK KUMAR!!!! And once you are in love with him, DON’T POISON HIS WIFE TO MAKE HIS LIFE EASIER!!!!! And finally, of course, if you have the option of marrying young Dharmendra, ALWAYS MARRY YOUNG DHARMENDRA!!!!

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Alia in Dear Zindagi

She does so many stupid things! Don’t cheat on your boyfriend by sleeping with your boss/friend! Don’t mix work and a new relationship! Don’t leave your friend to go make-out with the lame guitar player! And most of all, DON’T TELL YOUR THERAPIST YOU ARE IN LOVE WITH HIM!!!!

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Kajol in Dilwale

When you think the man you love has coordinated the death of your father, maybe ASK QUESTIONS before you just assume he is horrible. Like, ask your father’s assistant what actually happened sooner than 10 years later.

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Rani in Mujshe Dosti Karoge

Tell Hrithik you wrote the emails! TELL HRITHIK YOU WROTE THE EMAILS! Also, don’t ask your friend to lie for you! And then don’t be all surprised when Hrithik falls for your friend because he thinks she is you. And don’t curse everyone to marrying people they don’t love out of some mistaken sense of loyalty. And also, TELL HRITHIK YOU WROTE THE EMAILS!!!!

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Deepika in Ram-Leela

First, have sex with your hot boyfriend/husband, stop fooling around and wasting time. Second, talk to your grandma and figure out what is happening exactly before you decide to kill yourself. Third, just don’t kill yourself. It’s almost never the best option.

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Anushka in Band Baaja Baarat

DON’T ASSUME A GUY LOVES YOU BECAUSE HE SLEPT WITH YOU!!! TALK TO YOUR BUSINESS PARTNER/LOVER!!!! And don’t forgive him later, marry the nice other dude instead.

Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)

Aishwarya in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

No, kissing does not cause pregnancy. Sigh.

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Okay, who are your “yelling at the screen because they are being such fools” heroines?

22 thoughts on “April Fools! Let’s Look at Foolish Women

    • This is such a great choice! Sneha does do a lot of stupid things in that movie! But I feel like maybe I can forgive her because clearly her brain is not fully developed since she is still in high school! What the heck is a grown man doing falling for this little girl?!?! This movie creeps me out in so many ways, including that fact that the Sneha the actress was not an adult when this was being filmed and Salman was almost 40!

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  1. One only one out of your list that really bothers me is Bandini! Aish is all kinds of foolish in HDDCS but most SLB heroines are. I blame SLB for this!

    Okay are some off the top of my head:

    Madhuri in Hu Tumhare Hai Saman – SRK is a jealous a$$h@t in that movie! Leave him and go be with Salman or be alone but don’t try to kill yourself for him and please don’t take him back!

    Geet in Jab We Met – why are you running away from home and from a loving family to marry an idiot that broke up with you and has NO idea about your one-sided plan to marry him?!?!

    Karisma in Biwi # 1 – Really how dumb are you to fall for Salman’s really bad lies/excuses? He isn’t even trying to be discreate. And why in the world do you want him back?

    Katrina in Bang Bang – Woman, stop drinking stuff Hrithik gives you after he drugged you the first time! Oh and if you want your location to be kept hidden, don’t use a cellphone from that location!!!!

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    • Madhuri: I’ll add, “just tell your husband you love him most of all! Give up your stupid ‘sharam’ when it is ruining your marriage!”

      Geet: I’ll forgive the initial mistake, but I will say “once your ex boyfriend rejects and humiliates you, GO BACK HOME! Your family will forgive you!”

      Karisma: Sush is still stupider, going after Salman WHO IS MARRIED

      Katrina: Come on now, who wouldn’t be a fool for Hrithik?

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    • Hard agree about Karisma and to some extent, Geet! I was watching Bang Bang yesterday and I don’t blame Katrina one bit. It’s a high-stress situation and Hrithik looks like that – she can’t be thinking straight! And that cellphone thing is straight from the original so I can forgive her that. Also now I’m craving for Hrithik-Kat as super spies/agents in a movie – like a crossover of Bang Bang and Tiger movies, minus Salman!

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      • YES!!! Oh man, I feel like it has been at least a couple months since I have seen Bang Bang; it is time for another watch!

        I am always craving a Hrithik-Katrina action film where they are agents or spies. OOOOH maybe they will remake Mr. and Mrs. Smith with Hrithik and Katrina. That would be so hot! Sizzling chemistry, great sexual tension, and action! My perfect film! I am giddy just thinking about it!

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  2. So, a really weird tangent, but in the version of BBB I watched, they’d cut out the ~~ sexy scenes ~~ for some reason, so it just looked like they kissed and that was that. And it just made everything

    a) So much better as a movie, because sex just did not fit into the characters’ journeys at all. In fact, I didn’t even know there was a sex scene in the movie until I read a post here about it.

    b) Anushka does seem so much sillier!! But also so much more relatable. A drunk kiss is almost, sometimes…sweet. Drunk sex is not. I don’t agree with her, but eh, okay. But also! Talk to him!! And then never get back with him!

    Point being: Including sex in that movie was a mistake!

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    • THANK YOU! That is exactly how I feel as well. It doesn’t fit with Anushka’s character to go from 0 to 60 like that, and it doesn’t fit with Ranveer’s character to be the kind of unbelievable jerkface you have to be to sleep with your friend and then not handle it well. But a kiss works fine. Enough for Anushka to build a dream castle, but also small enough Ranveer could reasonably believe he could ignore it.

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  3. Deepika in Happy New Year. Deepika in Om Shanti Om. Oh! Deepika in Tamasha might be my #1. Something about her being so stunning, they had a tendency to put her in parts where they didn’t bother writing a character whose choices made sense.

    The foolish woman shows up a lot in the kind of plot where the hero is supposed to be so irresistible that the woman turns into a helpless milksop. Ranbir is the latest actor who isn’t supposed to require an actual story about why the woman falls for him, but I’m sure there are plenty of Hrithik and Shahid and Khans movies that fit the bill.

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    • It’s not just that Dips is so stunning, she has such a FABULOUS smile! She can play the biggest idiot in the world, and yet I am still rooting for her because her smile wins me over. Poor Dips.

      I will also add the kind of story where the hero has to keep rescuing the heroine. And the only easiest way to make him have to rescue her is for her to be an IDIOT who keeps wandering into the villains laer.

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  4. Okay I apparently have a different perception of BBB from everyone else, or I have a different perception of humans. From my experience, when people are confused and don’t understand how they feel, talking doesn’t help. I thought the sex scene was VITAL in BBB. Of course she thought that after that they were officially in love. And he was just LOST, suffocated, not knowing what he felt. I thought her running off to marry someone else was a TERRIBLE idea. Should they have been together? Well they fought less than SRK and Rani in Chalte Chalte.

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    • Why don’t you love SRK and Rani in Chalte Chalte???? They are so sexy!!!! And marriage is hard!!!!

      I stand by my BBB feelings that, for the particular character Anushka is playing, sex is such a big social/mental deal that it just doesn’t work for her to react like that, or for him to react like that. More likely would be him guiltily proposing, and her accepting because she thought she was “ruined”, and then a fight ending the engagement, and then the whole dispute.

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      • I don’t like SRK and Rani in Chalte Chalte because they fight too much. I think I liked Anushka’s character more than you did. She might have had a nagging doubt that maybe she was now ruined, but this young woman started her own company and was clearly the boss of it. She thought she was in love, and when by little actions she realized he didn’t love her she backed off and tried to overcome her grieving heart with an arranged marriage. Her sense of worth was challenged and she felt the marriage would bring it back. The drunken sex showed the depth of her feelings, and how harsh it was that they weren’t returned. I don’t think she would have slept with him sober, and I think her pain that her affections weren’t returned was greater because of the sex. His own behavior was not excusable, and yet is somehow expected… He was not my favorite.

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        • So long as you don’t like Ranveer in BBB, we can still agree. That’s the MOST important.

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    • You said this better than I could but this is EXACTLY how I feel about BBB and Chalte Chalte. Also, you don’t feel differently than everyone else. I feel like this blog is very evenly divided with people who feel the way you do and people who agree with Margaret. Even in my house my husband agrees with Margaret and I don’t.

      To me, Anushka and Ranveer they had been getting closer and closer but had no idea how they felt until their inhibitions were down and they had sex. Their reactions also make sense to me, Anushka thought she was in love, but then when Ranveer calls it a “kant” (screw up) she picked herself back up. The scene where she talks to her herself to get over him is SO SO good. She does what she needs to do to try and move on. And of course Ranveer acts like a child and gets himself all confused after the sex.

      On the other hand with Chalte Chalte, it isn’t the small arguments. This couple has major issues. This was a perfect example of two people who do love each other but maybe should not stay married. My favorite parts of the movie are the dialogues toward the end when Rani recognizes that she will always love SRK and wouldn’t be able to be physically near him and not be with him, which is why she needs to move back to Greece. I love the airport scene when SRK says he is sorry and he will change, and Rani explains that it is not so simple. SRK might want to change but might not be capable of it, he was becoming destructive, and they were both hurting each other. That should have been the end. If they wanted a happy ending, then she should have come back and told him that she is going to live with her aunt but willing to go to counseling and see if they can work through this. Their problems were very real and glossing over them as simple fights that every couple has frustrates me.

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  5. Alia in DZ: Agree with everything except confessing to therapist she’s in love with him. As much as I felt embarrassed on her behalf, I think it was important for her to confess her feelings and to hear what he had to say about them. It was vital for her journey.

    I’ll add Katrina in JTHJ – her whole character arc was foolish! I’m sure there are many others I’m forgetting.

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