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17th-Mar-2011 07:54 pm
Title: ...Aur Pyar Ho Gaya
Year: 1997
Director: Rahul Rawail
Story: Honey Irani
Cinematography: Manmohan Singh
Actors: Bobby Deol, Aishwarya Rai, Shammi Kapoor, Shammi, Anupam Kher, Beena
Music: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Choreographer: Saroj Khan

Meri Saanson Mein Basa Hai and Koi Jaane Koi Na Jaane probably saved ...Aur Pyar Ho Gaya from utter obscurity, the combination of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's sweet music and Javed Akhtar's earnest lyrics proving to be a fond memory of the 90s for many. The only other thing most people will likely remember about the movie is that it was Aishwarya Rai's Bollywood début. Despite Bobby Deol's 2nd movie, murder mystery Gupt, achieving resounding success only a month before, ...Aur Pyar Ho Gaya failed to garner much enthusiasm from its audience. Perhaps surprising given that it was directed by Rahul Rawail, of Betaab (1983) fame and written by Honey Irani who penned Darr (1993). The movie's slow pace, its contrived and repetitive situations, its ridiculous climax and its Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge (1995) hangover were probably the reason for its lack of success. Personally though, I'm with rubidium11  on this one. ...Aur Pyar Ho Gaya is actually pretty enjoyable for both Bobby and Aishwarya fans and I would happily watch it all over again many times.

In the movie Aishwarya plays spoilt brat Aashi, laadli of her grandparents and father, and the kind of privileged kid who will buy a race horse for 15 lakhs as a practical joke for the husband of a newly married friend. Her father Kailashnath, played by Anupam Kher, is hardly fit to raise objections about her extravagant behaviour when he himself is utterly spoiled too. He gets his hair braided by his mom everyday and nonchalantly indulges in risky business deals by coercing bank managers to give him huge loans because of their long running business relationship. I'd say his parents have a lot to answer for but they're actually quite wonderful in the movie so it is hard to be mad at them. The dynamics of the Kapoor parivaar are pretty much summed up by this screencap:


One thing I just couldn't get over in this movie was Anupam Kher constantly calling Shammi Kapoor "daddy". Ofcourse I know there's a huge age gap between them but it appears I just bunch all character actors together in my head in groups like -father figures-, -villains-, -chachas/taayas- etc. without much thought till I am confronted with moments like these. In case you were wondering, Shammi Kapoor was 66 when this movie was made and Anupam Kher was 42.

Many will find it hard to like Kaliashnath Kapoor, Anupam Kher's character in the movie, I certainly did. He is so irresponsible and childish and yet expects others to do things his way and just go along with his plans. But there were some sweet moments buried amongst the irritating cacophony of his mannerisms, like Kailashnath snatching a plate full of mithaais from his mother because she isn't allowed to have them. I think, if it were not for Kailashnath being such a dolt in certain scenes I would have easily said that this movie did well with many of the family scenes. Aashi's grandparents Shammi and Shammi (no it isn't a typo :P) constantly bickering, Kailashnath speaking loudly to Aashi because he is worried and Shammi Kapoor interrupting him to say "aahiste bolo" (speak softly), Aashi's first meeting with Bobby's mother, Bobby and Aashi's family busily organising the engagement and wedding were all lovely little moments that perhaps weren't so relevant in the big scheme of things but added a homelike atmosphere to the movie.


Slowly and teasingly revealing the face of the heroine in the first song is a much used staple in Bollywood movies. Thoda Sa Pagla Thoda Deewana delightfully upholds this tradition.

The premise of the movie is that the heroine, Aashi, wants to meet and understand the guy her marriage is being arranged to but without him realising who she is, the idea being that she will be able to judge his vices and virtues on her own without him trying to swindle her with a projected 'good guy' image. Is hi silsile mein she goes to Switzerland, with the aim of seeking him out at his regular haunts. Conveniently for the plot of the movie, she has no photograph of him and only knows his name. Elsewhere Bobby Deol is shown to have fallen for Aashi just on the basis of a picture of hers that appeared in India Today.

Are you questioning the validity of falling in love via a photograph and accompanying article? Please don't, you are ruining the moment :P Like I've said before, I tend to be forgiving of the implausibility of how certain Bollywood love stories begin, especially if the rest of the story is enjoyable and engaging and this is the case here as well. It is good enough for me to know that Bobby's character is not only the kind of loopy guy who will fall in love with someone from their picture but will also sing a song to aforementioned picture and that too in a manner that vividly reminds me of another favourite movie. See for yourself:

Exhibit A:


Exhibit B:

Long-limbed curly-haired heroes that run across stairs singing FTW!

As is often the case in Bollywood movies the hero and heroine's first mulakaat (meeting) is not a friendly one. Aashi runs into Bobby's character at the airport in Switzerland and mistakes him for a thief who is trying to steal her luggage, so she starts shouting for help and loudly ranting at him. Bobby's initially too besotted to do much other than stand and stare at her and be pleased that he's run into the girl he was singing songs about the other day. Slowly Aashi realises her mistake when she spots her luggage still safe and sound where she'd left it and Bobby, being the cheeky character that he is, can't resist the opportunity to tease and starts shouting for help, repeating Aashi's dialogues right back at her while she still has his luggage in her hands. Aashi is annoyed, Bobby grins to himself, Parul is convinced she's going to enjoy the rest of this movie immensely.

Taking the idea of inauspicious beginnings literally, Aashi sneezes at one point during their meeting, which according to Bobby's character is unlucky and so he forces something up her nose to make her sneeze twice. Yeah, don't. even. ask. The reason I bring the scene up though is because I am disturbed by how cute I found  it o_O;;; I'm sure we've all noticed the tendency of some Bollywood heroes to get handsy with the heroine when they don't even know her well enough to invade her personal space let alone touch her. In terms of Bobby movies I noticed this here and in Chor Machaaye Shor. I think it is weirdly creepy and hypocritical of Bollywood movies to allow heroes this leeway while gundas are beaten up for that very harkat (behaviour) in the same movie but I am also freaked out by how desensitised to it I am, so much so that in this case I apparently not only don't mind those scenes but think they are adorable. What is wrong with me :|


I love Aish's cute off-shoulder black dress and hat! It seems Bobby aur glares ka janam janam ka rishta hai hahaha. This song begins with an altercation over sunglasses, which amuses me muchly since Bobby is well known for his huge collection of them. Wonder if this was an intentional reference...

I mentioned earlier that the situations in ...Aur Pyar Ho Gaya are very contrived but I should add that despite that I enjoyed them. Or maybe because of that I enjoyed them? There is something comforting in getting what you expect - I watch hindi serials often and part of their appeal is that you know no matter what serial you are watching that at some point you will be treated to staple scenes like the hero having to sleep nearby the heroine, or the heroine getting drunk and the hero ensuring she doesn't get into mischief, or something from the heroine's attire tearing and the hero being gentlemanly enough to help her but feeling awkward about it...etc. You can't enjoy hindi serials without actually embracing cliches, obvious set ups and the like so I have a high tolerance for those and this perhaps aided somewhat in me liking ...Aur Pyar Ho Gaya.


Bobby's girly screams were such a crack up XD


"tumne wish kiya ke saamne se chale jaaoon to peeche aa gaya"


Loved this scene! "mere kamre ch?" "Relax kudiya relax!" hahaha


Odd but kinda sweet, loved the capslock "HI!" anyway hehe

Barsaat, Bobby's first film, and ...Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya are similar in certain ways. In both movies Bobby's character is enamoured with the heroine from the get go but the heroine takes longer to reciprocate his feelings. Meanwhile Bobby's character saves them when they get into various situations. When the heroine starts liking him back though there's no free pass, Bobby's character ensures she admits it properly by feigning ignorance. After the ikraar (confession) the obstacle to marriage in both cases is the father. Yep, as you may have guessed by now I pretty much summarised the plot of hundreds of 90s movies. What can I say though? So what if everything is predictable and expected - as long as the journey is fun! Actually in this case there are a couple of "gotcha!" moments, which worked out well while also providing some characterisation, but I won't allude to them at all since it's best to go in spoiler free.

Bobby and Aishwarya play off each other very well in the comic scenes in this movie. I didn't get a sense of mind blowing romantic chemistry but I did absolutely adore how funny they were together. Aishwarya seems so unfettered and Bobby looks like he had heaps of fun with the role and that's what makes them a joy to watch together. An unlikely pair to be sure but surprisingly well suited in the movie.




love her expression!


cracking up over his!

What I enjoyed about Bobby's character in ...Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya was that it is a variation of his character Badal from Barsaat. Their backgrounds couldn't be more different: kahaan a rich guy who's roaming around Singapore and Switzerland often and kahaan a sheltered pahaadi boy who has never been outside his mountainous village let alone the country. But both are memorable, to me, for their sense of humour and how much fun they have in teasing the heroine every chance they get. Since they're played by the same guy I'm guessing what I enjoy is really the way Bobby handles those flirty and chidhaau moments. He has this way of smiling to himself when the heroine isn't looking his way, as though he is just so amused and pleased that his prank is working - I adore it! I found his running joke about the 15 Lakh Horse and Aashi so amusing (maine samjha ghode ka naam Aashi hai aur tumhara Toofan) and that scene where he scares Aashi into pari-paina padoing his mother every two seconds was so cute! Ah mazaakiya heroes, I find them so irresistible.




"ehehehee" | "yeh gaana kiske liye gaa rahe the?" "Wohi, ghode ke liye."


omg I only noticed his secret ishaarebaazi during the re-watch XD

The manner in which Bobby would break into random Punjabi exclamations in this movie was also fun. I have a thing for heroes and actors who lapse into their mother tongue during certain moments - be it in interviews where an actor being questioned in English will have something funny to say that they can only think of in Hindi so they reply in that or in scenes where the conversation is flowing in Hindi and then the character will retort in Punjabi or some other language out of the blue ...I just love it. Not the least because I tend to do the same here in my posts.

I also really like the fact that in both movies Bobby's khush mizaaj (amiable) nature and sharaarati (mischievous) attitude remain consistent and relevant and affect the plot directly. In the case of ...Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya I would argue that actually Bobby falling for Aashi just on the basis of a photo and article isn't all that unbelievable when you consider what a prankster he is with the fact that the article in the magazine was about that 15 Lakh Horse practical joke that Aashi played. Bobby must've had a -kindred souls!- moment or something ;)  Also Bobby's tendency to joke around without thinking through the consequences of it and the way he doesn't see anything wrong in creating elaborate ruses to make a point gets him into major trouble on more than one occasion. Aashi gets exactly what she asked for in the first song actually, a hero that is "thoda sa pagla, thoda sayaana" (A bit mad, a bit wise). It is just that sometimes his wise-half goes ghaas charne (to eat grass) and his mad side causes problems! That's okay though, because if the heroine didn't get mad we wouldn't have a song where the hero tries to woo her back would we?

♫ Hum se rahoge kya hamesha khafaa? Maaf bhi kar do jaana...
Maan to li hai humne apni khataa, maaf bhi kar do jaana...
Dekho yeh gussa chodo! Ab tum yeh kissa chodo!
Hum hain sharminda galti hogi na aainda



What Chori Chori Jab Nazrein Mili is to Kareeb, Meri Saason Mein Basaa Hai and Koi Jaane Koi Na Jaane are to ...Aur Pyar Ho Gaya. These two lovely Bobby movies unfortunately flopped but anyone who kept up with Bollywood in the 90s will be able to tell recognize the songs in an instant. I went into both movies anticipating those songs but came out having fallen irrevocably in love with entirely different ones! With Kareeb I rediscovered the under appreciated gem Dil Mera Chura Lo while in this movie I stumbled across Hum Se Rahoge! This song is so endearing even Bobby's fugly shirt can't ruin it.

In fact can we make a tangent and discuss said fugly shirt? I am really forced to question the taste of the Deol brothers because it appears that they did not bin the fugly shirt in a volcano and deny its existence after this movie was done, no they REPEATED aforementioned fugly shirt in ANOTHER movie. W.T.F!?


At least Sunny feels slightly mortified about it (What is it with the Deols and 10 Things I Hate About You coincidences by the way? Both 10 Things and Dillagi were released in the same year and have the Can't Take Me Eyes Off You track! Well Dillagi obviously has the desi-fied version...).


Hear that Bobby and Sunny? Jay does not approve. I know you borrow each other's clothes but this is the limit. I can only suppose this was some wearing-the-fugly-in-solidarity-for-the-other inside joke...




Yes, Bobby more of the rosy vests and less of the gaudy velvet kthx

The last 30 minutes of this movie are melodrama central and while I can appreciate staple romantic scenes despite them being repeated over and over again in many movies I don't hold the same affection for emotional blackmail type ones that 90s movies were especially prone to. Bobby's character is a bit disappointing in some scenes towards the end but really it is obvious that TPTB wanted to throw in some conflict and stretch the movie for a bit so I'm blaming the writer instead of being annoyed at the character. I may have said turn off the movie in the last 30 minutes but unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, there is a very lovely scene between Bobby, Shammi and Shammi in there that just shouldn't be missed! It basically redeems the horrible, but inevitable, turn the movie took before and the stupid climax and end that comes after. I can't even begin to count the ways I love this scene.  Shammi Kapoor's excitement and eagerness, Bobby's heartbreakingly successful attempt at pretence, Shammi silently supporting and comforting Bobby (note how her hands are always reaching out to him), Shammi Kapoor teasing Shammi, the way Bobby talks about how much he loves Aashi and their marriage, and Shammi and Shammi remembering the days when they got married... simply wonderful, I can't say anything more than that <3





So yes, I actually adore ...Aur Pyar Ho Gaya and think it is worth a dekho though I realise that some may only consider it timepass material. Ofcourse it goes beyond that for me, yeh to andaaza ho hi gaya hoga aapko by now :P I mean come on, this movie even managed to push some of my musical continuity buttons!

  • A character singing a refrain from a song just sung before but in the actor's own voice? For the record, Bobby can't sing. ✔

  • A song having both a happy and a sad version ✔


I don't have any Bonus Fun Facts this time around sadly, so have these pics instead:




How sad that we're up to the half way mark of Deol Dhamaka and I've only managed to write about four Bobby movies. I'm afraid the pace of my write-ups isn't going to pick up any time soon but I have decided that I'm going to discuss the entire Bobby filmography in this blog chronologically, no matter how long it takes! I just feel compelled to do it. Whether anyone else feels compelled to read or not, I don't care :P Someone has to shower fangirly pyar on Bobby and I may as well take on this task, arduous as it may be. NOT. I am highly amused that this isn't a resolution that I ever even bothered making for Dev Anand, Shammi, Salman, Shahid or Ranbir movies! I've always had the tendency in books/movies/shows to like side characters that no one else seems to utterly love like I do and I reckon that whole under-appreciated/underrated/underdog aspect of Bobby Deol is fueling the fire of my adoration somewhat...




Other Bobby Deol movie write-ups: Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011), Barsaat (1995), Gupt (1997)
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Comments 
17th-Mar-2011 08:02 pm (UTC)
Because I love how thorough you are when you're writing up a post (and because I needed a break from revision today), I watched every YT video. Even though I've seen APHG countless times, I kinda rediscovered things and I totally laughed at some of the serial videos.

Random things:
1. Shammi and Shammi Kapoor! I remember watching Shammi in Dekh Bhai Dekh. And what about Shammi Kapoor? Love his old films. APHG and Jaanam Samjha Karo have made me love him even more.
2. After Sitara Ankhen, 1997 had another song about eyes in Strawberry Ankhein, the song I tweeted a few weeks ago eh.
3. Oh gosh, that scene when Aish sleepwalks, ends up in Bobby's room and plops herself in bed! How adorable is Bobby in it? "Giligili!" "Gooloogooloo!" :P
4. Omglol how did you miss the ishaare baazi the first time?! :P
5. Love the songs in the movie. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was a musical genius and I'm glad he did this soundtrack. Unlike the songs that he composed for Kachche Dhaage which were more...soulful I'd say, here the songs are fun and easy on the ears. And my favourite song happens to be Humse Rahoge too!
7. Totally forgot Meri Saanson Mein has a sad version, cos it's not on the soundtrack.
8. Back in 1997, what kinda amazed me is how low-key Aishwarya's debut was. Here was Miss World 1997, a very successful model and considered to be one of the most beautiful women on earth doing her first film and I remember how much it didn't really make any buzz. I'm saying this as I compare it with Sushmita Sen's debut vehicle Dastak. Though Dastak failed at the box office, it generated HUGE buzz. Maybe because Sush was playing her own role and it was a Bhatt productions? Not sure.

P.S. You win extra points and papads with sago pearls for including a picture of Imran Khan.
17th-Mar-2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
LOL it's 5 minutes past midnight here and I slept for 3 hours last night, so whoops at me for missing number 6 above there. I clearly need sleep, so going to bed now bwahaha.
18th-Mar-2011 10:20 am (UTC)
lol here I'll fill in #6 for you:

6. BOBBY - HE IS TEH CUTEST

:D
18th-Mar-2011 09:56 am (UTC)
I watched every YT video
ha with that one line you just validated the hour I spent adding those links. Shukriya!

About the serials, I tried to imagine what it would be like watching them from the perspective of someone who wasn't into those serials and realised that perhaps they come off as amateurish compared to Bollywood production values. But I can honestly say when I saw those scenes at the time they had just aired there was ~magic in them. It's just...indescribably really. I love the ability of hindi serials to capture my heart and make every day seem like an age...(the wait for the next day to get 20 more minutes of a serial was sometimes so excruciating! SO excruciating!). Anyway, end tangent lol.

1. Oh my god is that where I know her from!!!!??? *youtubes*
:O :O :O ...so many familiar faces!!!
Shammi was my favourite along with Dev Anand when I was young. I just adore his movies. Also I love that as a character actor he appeared in 2 Salman (Janam Samjha Karo and Yeh Hai Jalwa) and 2 Bobby (...Aur Pyar Ho Gaya and Kareeb) movies! :D And now he is gonna be in Ranbir's Rockstar. Such good fortune my favourite young stars have hehe.
2. I remember that! I love odd coincidences. I forgot to mention above how weird it is that 10 Things I Hate About You didn't release till 1999!
3. TOO ADORABLE Roubeena TOO ADORABLE. You know he did that gududdi thing to her when he wanted her to give his bags back to him in the hotel room too? I SWEAR, Bobby just can't get more endearing and then HE DOES.
4. I don't know how I did XD I think I was too busy laughing at Aish to notice! I think I might DIE of the cute if it were possible.
5. I really, really love Kacche Dhaage's songs also but you are right the tone in both is so different and both are such excellent albums.
7. Whaaaaaat. I can't believe it isn't on the album! Alka Yagnik's version is so wonderful.
8. Huh thanks for this 90s info. I don't remember '97 very well and it is interesting to read this. I always liked Sushmita a bit more than Aish to be honest and am so sad her career never really went anywhere. The name Dastak rings a bell but did it have any famous songs? oooooh so true! I vaguely remember she was Miss Universe in it too.

heeeee the moment I saw Bobby's shirt my mind went to Imran's line. I'm totally gonna have to bust this screencap out every time I spot a fashion faux pas now.

By the way can I just say how much I LOVED the double bluff. Did you see it coming!? At first I thought he was just not the right RM and that would be the conflict but no he actually got his friend to lie about it! Which is why the friend is all *hint hint* after his marriage, saying he didn't hide anything from his wife. And then Aashif Sheik! Please tell me I am not the only person to see the resemblance between these two:



I liked how Bobby is so confident she loves him back lol. Remember that lift scene? He's all "yeh bekaar ki akad rahi hai mujhse, vaise yeh bhi mujhse bahut pyar karti hai" and then the light goes out and he's pretend!screaming while she is actually strangling the lift guy and then when she walks off he's all "oi ruk jaa kudiye!" Daaaarnnn how can a movie be so ADORBS!?

oooh and I thought it was nice how Aashi is shown as softening towards Bobby slowly throughout the movie even though she never admits it. That's why she is so pleased that he turns out to be Rohit initially! I really should have mentioned in my review that in this respect ...Aur Pyar Ho Gaya did better than Barsaat, because in the latter Twinkle is shown to be mostly mean and petulant only.

So much I didn't mention that I liked! The Uttar Dakshin song was fun even if you could tell it was doing the DDLJ thing (Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main anyone?).
18th-Mar-2011 08:27 pm (UTC)
Dekh Bhai Dekh really did have loads of faces that are now familiar to us. I was in the office when I read the comments you had replied back and I told my friends how there are the first 7 episodes on YT and everyone was like, "OMG Dekh Bhai Dekh! Download them please. We wanna rewatch at least these 7 episodes." You made my friends and I very happy. :)

Me too, I've always liked Sush more than Aish, even before they started in films (I used to follow their modelling careers when I was young and when Sush won the Miss India title beating Aish, I was ecstatic). Dastak is another movie that I've watched countless times. It's not one of my guilty pleasures like Barsaat and Aur Pyar Ho Gaya, but I adore Sush, Mukul Dev and some of the songs are just love. This is my favourite song of the film (another song about eyes, this one in 1996 eh). ♫ Phir main koi umeed karoon, phir mujhe koi armaan ho, tum shaayad meri ban jaao, phir dil ko aisa gumaan ho, par aisa na hota achha hai, in baaton mein kya rakha hai, mujhko aisi umeed na do... ♫
And my brother used to be obsessed with this one.

I didn't see the double bluff too! Though my brother totally caught it. 95% of the time when we would watch a Bollywood/Hollywood movie when we were younger, he would guess correctly who was the killer, etc.. Even Soldier and Gupt! :O

OMG Relic Hunter guy! I've not thought about Relic Hunter in ages!

What I wanted to write in number 6? About the similarity between Uttar Dakshin and Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main! I remembered this morning eh.

And last thing I forgot last night. Remember how I told you how much I used to love Bobby when I was younger? My parents had visited Singapore in 1993 alone. They filmed their trip, so I knew the different places they had visited. APHG was released in 1997 and I recognised that Ek Din Kahin was filmed in places like Haw Paw Villa/Singapore Botanical Gardens/Sentosa Island. In 1998, we all went to Singapore and my parents took us to these places. I kept saying "OMG Bobby Deol was here!" and my brother would say "OMG Aishwarya Rai was here!" :P
19th-Mar-2011 03:59 am (UTC)
Awwww yay I'm glad :D I'm gonna be rewatching them too at some point, ah nostalgia is so wonderful to indulge in.

I remember that I think! There was one crucial question I think that Sush got pitch perfect and perhaps Aish didn't do so well with? I was really pleased Sushmita won too. And it was so cool how both Sush and Aish took the two beauty contests and then for quite a few years Indian contestants did so well internationally in that area. I still remember that Lara-Priyanka-Dia coup! Funny how like Aish, Priyanka's career has gone well but not Lara's...

Thanks for the song links - turns out I remember well the one your brother liked - Tumhe Kaise Main Bataaun! Jaadu Bhari Aankhen is lovely though <3

Woah seriously! Even Gupt and Soldier!? hehe your brother would make a good detective.

I adddddoooorrrreee that show. I discovered it when we came to NZ and for some reason Aasif Sheikh and Christien Anholt seem like bichde hue bhai to me... Nigel was so fun on Relic Hunter hehe.

hehe so it isn't just me who thought Uttar Dakshin totally was a Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main.

I love that story! I was watching APHG and realised the setting was Singapore heh. In my case we had gone via Singapore (but only had a few hours stop over) to India last year and when I was watching the movie I was thinking "darn it! Next time I have to visit these places and recreate the song in my head".
18th-Mar-2011 09:58 am (UTC) - comment character limit exceeded, what else is new
And I just remembered that I thought it fit perfectly with Bobby's character that he pretended to not like Aashi because she drinks and gambles... giving her a taste of her own medicine heh. That's something I don't think Badal would have done but I didn't mind it. I guess he knew that in the future he was gonna be doing a bit of grovelling but in the meantime he wanted Aashi to admit she liked him back and tease her a bit. How hilarious is it that even when he KNOWS he's gonna have to grovel EVEN MORE later on during the 2nd Rohit set up he still goes to her room and says stuff like "main sacche dil se chahtaa hoon ke usmein woh saari achaaiyaan hon jo tum apne jeevan saathi se dhoondh rahi ho", "tumhari khushi mein hi meri khushi hai", "main yeh bhi chaahta hoon ki aaj jab Rohit tumhe dekhe to usse aisa lage ke jannat se koi pari zameen pe utar aayi ho", with the straightest face ever and on top of that he irritates her by giving her the most skimpy outfit ever. BWAHAHA that was just *SO* Bobby (the character).

I just love Bobby's comic timing, I've said it before but he just does funny scenes so well. That one where he goes to Aashi's house and realises her father is the one he made fun of in the barber shop is a classic example!

If only they hadn't done that crazy plane graphics weirdo stuff at the end. IF ONLY. The movie would have been perfect with the normal plane-chase/heroine opts not to get on plane thing! At least it was cute how even at the end Bobby was pulling Kailashnath's choti I suppose.

Edited at 2011-03-18 10:03 am (UTC)
18th-Mar-2011 01:05 am (UTC)
I feel like I should have seen this movie, but I don't think I have. Hmmm.

The one old(ish) Bobby Deol movie I do remember watching was Dillagi (did I mention that before?), and I enjoyed it. I haven't seen it in yeeeears so I don't know if I'd enjoy it now, but I've seen it quite a few times back in the day.
18th-Mar-2011 10:17 am (UTC)
heh funny, just today I was thinking the same about this one.

Hmmm maybe you did. I am surprised you do though because it isn't a movie I expect many would enjoy. I ofcourse did but A. It has brothers. B. Bobby! So y'know - inevitable! So yeah it will be interesting to see whether you find it as enjoyable now or not. Do you remember much? Like how completely psycho Bobby's character goes at one point? I actually liked that! And how in the end he has this totally melodramatic OTT cryfest - loved that even more. Bobby's character could have been so unlikeable in that movie and yet I could never bring myself to dislike him... That screenshot of Sunny in that awful pink velvet shirt is from Dillagi btw.

Also just touching back on that thing about whether you'd enjoy movies you liked in the 90s now - it's an interesting point and one worth considering. Certain movies I know I automatically will - namely most of the Salman ones. Certain other ones are too brilliant not to find enjoyable like Main Khiladi Tu Anari. Meanwhile sadly there also exists this group of movies that for the longest time I thought I loved, ie I had fond memories of them from when I watched it in the 90s, but when I went back to them recently it turned out their awesomeness was maybekindasorta only in my head? Like Pyar To Hona Hi Tha - I thought I loved it! Turns out though that there's so many MEH sections sprinkled throughout the movie that my brain had conveniently forgotten about. I also didn't adore Janam Samjha Karo as completely as I thought I would. Oh sure I liked it, but just not as much as before :(

Edited at 2011-03-18 10:19 am (UTC)
29th-Jun-2011 09:26 am (UTC)
I happen to land on this LJ post of yours and can't help but love it so much. I was searching on 'Aur Pyar Ho Gaya' because for some weird reason, I've recently been on a crazy Bobby/Aishwarya pairing obsession. Merlin knows how many times I watch my APHG dvd this past few weeks.

I have to say that I agree with your post. APHG is definitely an adorable movie. I can't even pin-point one favourite scene because there were so many cute moments.

Then again, I'm not that fluent in Hindi. So, I didn't get what you meant by "ishaare baazi" for that 'meeting the mother-in-law' scene.
29th-Jun-2011 09:43 am (UTC)
Oh! And should I add that I was there during the filming of 'Uttar Dakshin' song back during Christmas in 1996. I was as small as an 11-year-old girl and remembered Ash in that bright green pants dancing on the motorbike with Bobby Deol.

Wasn't into Bollywood during that time, so I didn't know them then. I just remember watching an Indian song shooting at Orchard Road with Ash and that Green Pants. Hahaha!
3rd-Jul-2011 01:53 am (UTC)
That is awesome! LOL the green pants - hard to forget those and people pretending to be drunk dancing I suppose XD

3rd-Jul-2011 01:52 am (UTC)
Sorry for this late reply! I'm glad you enjoyed the post :D Thanks so much for commenting - I love hearing about other people being obsessed about the same obscure stuff I am obsessed about heh.

APHG is definitely an adorable movie. I can't even pin-point one favourite scene because there were so many cute moments.
There really are, you are making me want to rewatch it all over again!

"ishaare baazi" was referring to the bit in the scene where he was pointing at her to touch his mother's feet again. Ishaara itself means motion/hint/allusion/clue etc.

I totally didn't notice him doing that because I was too busy laughing at Aish's antics.
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