Anecdotal

Men, Movies and Misunderstandings

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The funny side of….. well, everthing really 😀

Nupur Jaisinghani

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a film buff. I live, breathe, eat and sleep movies, especially Bollywood movies. Quiz me on who was in what movie or what song is from what
movie and 90% of the time I’ll give you the right answer. So now that the stage has been set and I’ve given you the backstory for why I’m talking about what I’m talking about, here it is.

I had a weekend where I watched 6 movies back to back: Dil Dhadakne Do, Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania, Finding Fanny, the new Cinderella, Age of Adeline and The Notebook (again!). So there was a healthy mix of everything. But what I realised was that at the end of each of those movies, I was left thinking about the main lead.

Talk about an unrealistic portrayal of men! Which real man is like Sunny Gill or Kabir Mehra from DDD? Or which guy is like Humpty? [On a side note, Varun Dhawan in that movie looked particularly yummy]. Please tell me, which guy is going to channel his inner Noah and write me 365 letters (one for each day of the year)?

The 21st century man probably can’t even write an email without spell check

“Good men are like unicorns, everyone talks about them but nobody has actually seen one”

let alone a love letter. Forget email, I’m lucky if I even get a Facebook message in correct English. Or you know, imagine having a Humpty Sharma moment. This is how it would have really gone down.

Me: “Hey baby. I love you but my dad will never allow for a love marriage. So I want you to move to another city and spend all your time and money in trying to pataofy my father with no guarantee whatsoever about whether or not we’ll end up together”. Boyfriend/Husband/ Partner: “Ummmm….” [Runs for the hills without so much as a backward glance]

Oh what? You really thought he would say “Oh that’s cool!”?

Delusional aren’t we?
I digress. My point is, where are these men? Under what rock are they hiding? Do they exist?I highly doubt it but if they do, can someone please give them my address? I’d REALLY appreciate it!

More often than I would like to admit, movies are the bane of my existence. People make movies with super hot, super sensitive main characters to prey on innocents like me. And the real kicker is that, we choose to subject ourselves to this kind of torture voluntarily! In fact, we pay good money to watch movies that make us feel like utter crap!I was going to blame it all on the movies, but I admit now that it’s my fault. I must be some kind of a masochist to want the ‘perfect man’ that my precious movies portray.

Like why did I think I would get a guy like the kind that Farhan Akhtar plays? Who do I think I am? Priyanka Chopra? Her house maybe, considering my size but not her for sure. I think I might be going off topic again.

But you know what the worst part is; it’s that we grow up thinking that guys are like the Prince Charmings we read about in the many many fairtales of our childhood. Personally, I blame Disney a
lot for this misconception.

You think you’re bound to get a Prince Charming and then you realise that there are more frogs around than actual Princes.

So does anyone know any Prince type guys or am I going to have to deal with more frogs?

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