Monday, August 11, 2008

Bollywood and Eroticism

Bollywood romance today is plastic. Its all about foreign location, both hero and heroine in minimal clothes possible(one showing abs and other cleavage), and lots of smooches. Huh!!! somewhere love has transformed which cant be retract. But earlier film-makers created spell binding romance and eroticism without kiss. I was reading an article on such film-makers and tried to recollect some of my own favourite on-screen couples and their memorable romance. here they are:

1. On top wud be Dilip Kumar-Madhubala in Mughal-e-Azam. Romance between ’To-be-king’(dilip kumar) and ’concubine’(madhubala) was captured beautifully. Lovers do not think twice to break into the popular song, "Jab pyaar kiya tho darna kya" given any hurdles.

2. I would rate Nargis-Raj Kapoor’s song "pyaar hua ikraar hua hai"(shree 420) in the rain under single umbrella as the most ever erotic scene picturised.

3. The on screen affair(or was it in real?) between Amitabh and Rekha in silsila as helpless married couple(not to each other) raised many eyebrows but it remains one of the best love affairs shown on screen.

4. When Dimple said "Jaane do na" in red saree to Rishi Kapoor in her comeback film Sagar, many had their heart skipped a beat.

5. Dimple again in Dil Chahta hai romancing much younger Akshaye Khanna. I rate this as one of the best romances cuz they did not need words to express their love to each other. One painting did all.

6. Amitabh and Smitha perspiring while sitting across fire and singing “Jaane kaise kab kahan ikraar ho gaya” in movie Shakti. Smitha wearing nothing but a blanket with wet hairs falling looked mesmerizing.

7. Who can forget those sacrifices of Kamal Hassan and Rati Agnihotri in Ek Duje Ke Liye. The couple gave a whole new meaning to the word Love.

8. Manisha Koirala, a muslim girl eloping with Hindu brahmin boy Arvind swamy in much controversial Bombay gave lovers of different castes a hope.

9. Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. Every TDH in love could relate to them.

10. Sreedevi romancing inconspicuous Anil Kapoor in Mr. India. “Kaate nahi katate ye din ye raat” became every lovers anthem.


vimmuuu said...

Was the omission of Raj and Simran deliberate???

Oxymoronic said...

@ Vimmuuu,

Haha.. good point. What if I say 'Yes'.:):)

Well, I could have included if the same would not have got repeated in all YR films...

Siddhartha said...

Reading your couple of posts gave me a feeling that you have got some real reservations about seeing depictions of sex on screen.

Every age tries to show a titillating (sometimes called romantic if that does not hurt our sensibilities) scene in visual media to earn few more young viewers. So apparently, in a more open and liberal India, when sensibilities changed, heroes will flaunt six-packs and heroines will show deep navel (after seeing Kareena in Tashan I am not sure deep is a word that can be associated with heroine physique).