Saturday WatchAlong: Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin! For FilmiKudhi’s BIRTHDAY! 7:30am Chicago Time, on Einthusan

Good Morning! I am ready! I got my google chrome toggle working, my coffee is percelating, the dog got to go in the backyard, life is good! Let’s do this! Margaret watching a movie for the first time on a watchalong!!!!

Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin

Aamir has a cute hat, Pooja has very 90s hair, that’s basically all I know about it.

In a few minutes, at 7:30am Chicago time, I will put up an “And PLAY” comment and we will go along from there.

306 thoughts on “Saturday WatchAlong: Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin! For FilmiKudhi’s BIRTHDAY! 7:30am Chicago Time, on Einthusan

  1. Remake! Alia, and maybe Ranveer? It would work perfectly for a “struggling freelance internet writer” storyline. And she can be in love with a spoiled NRI from England, while her Dad is a self-made man from Bombay. Oh! Or Alia and Varun?

    Like

  2. I love how much Pooja and Aamir bond in the bar (a few minutes ago) about making a fool out of the goonda, while also acknowleging that they both risked their lives for each other. SO cute!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. And Aamir suddenly looks really grown up and handsome. I love that about his face/acting. He has always been able to turn on a dime from boyish baby face to “manly responsible serious adult face”. Which is maybe a thing in his recent movies? He is always either boyish baby silly straight through (PK) or serious straight through (Dangal).

    Liked by 3 people

    • Yes, Aamir’s face changes are excellent in his young movies. He is just such a good actor. I just wish he didn’t pick such serious topics now. I want charming Aamir back!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Apropos of this song but nothing else, I have a new favorite baaraat song as of a couple of months ago: “Dulhe Raja Dekh” from “Pyar Ki Jeet.” Rekha is pursuing Vinod Mehra and he’s not super into it, so she just hires a band and rides in on her own horse to Get Her Man. Doesn’t work the first time, but the movie ends with a reprise ( ;

    Liked by 2 people

    • I’m having such a hard time watching this bit through. I keep stopping. I can’t handle the embarrassment. Also there isn’t any chemistry when Aamir and Pooja aren’t on the screen together.

      Like

      • I know. Aamir and Pooja make this movie. I just adore young, baby face Aamir for his acting though. He can change from mischievous to serious to sad so quickly and it’s great to see him do that in this movie.

        P.S. I am so happy you are watching this movie and commenting along!

        Liked by 1 person

      • Did you see the conversation between Pooja and Anupam though? It was so good. Anupam doesn’t care that she is in love with someone else. He just wants to be happy and he is so happy that Pooja is in love with someone else who isn’t a money hungry jerk. It is such a good scene.

        Liked by 2 people

        • And it paints Anupam’s actions at the beginning in a very different light. He’s not just a jerk trying to keep his daughter away from the guy she’s in love with; he’s upset that she’s upset and just wants her not to starve herself.

          Liked by 2 people

          • Yes. Exactly. He is such a good father in this movie. He doesn’t want her to marry him because the guy is a jerk, but then he is willing to do anything, even agree to the marriage, if that will mean, his daughter will be back. And when he realizes she is in love with someone else, he doesn’t care that he is poor or she changed her mind. He is just supportive! Such a good father!!!

            Liked by 1 person

  5. Margaret- if you missed the Pooja/Anupam scene, go back and watch it! It is seriously so so good. I stopped commenting so I could watch it.

    Like

  6. The dialogue between Aamir and Anupam is also so so good! He just wants the money for his expenses and ONLY because he was made into a fool. Such a good good guy!

    Like

    • See, that has less punch for me, since it is out of the original. The same twist all along, that the Dad knows everything and is the one who tells her to run.

      Like

        • Yes. Exactly!!! I think many scenes from his movie are replicated from the orginal but the significance is so poingnant in the Hindi movie/Indian context.

          Like

      • I watched the original after watching this and I am so glad I did. Because the scene in an English movie wouldn’t have as much of a significance to me as it does in a Hindi movie.

        Like

        • When I finally watched the original, I was amazed that this is one movie where everything fits so well in the Indian context that it never felt like a remake, they didn’t need to change anything basically!

          Liked by 1 person

          • Yup I looked it up and from Wikipedia-

            ‘It Happened One Night has been adapted into numerous Indian films. These include three Hindi adaptations: Chori Chori (1956), Nau Do Gyarah (1957) and Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991),[48] one Bengali adaptation Chaoa Paoa (1959),[49] two Tamil adaptations: Chandrodayam (1966) and Kadhal Rojavae (2000),[48][50] and one Kannada adaptation Hudugaata (2007)’

            Liked by 2 people

  7. Thank you Margaret, Kainaat, and Shelomit for such an amazing birthday watchalong!!! I love this movie so much and this watchalong was just perfect! Y’all are the best. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Liked by 1 person

    • I really enjoyed this movie. Pooja was just FANTASTIC – when she is dancing with Aamir in the garage she is just a glowing puppy dog of love. And the chemistry between the two was just fantastic. The opposite of the chemistry in the one other movie I saw with her, Chaahat. Oh Pooja, why were you so good with Aamir but so lousy with Shah Rukh?!? This was really a fun film.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.