I had a few Bollywood memes left over from my last post and so, here’s a post on a favourite Bollywood theme – Louve.
Love was so simple when we were kids. It meant a poster of your favourite actor taken from the centre spread of Stardust (or was it Filmfare? Only one of them offered the poster). Or of Boris Becker from Sports Star. My brother nicked a Golden Eye poster from a movie theatre (in Banares when he was studying in BHU no less) for me and I had this on my wall for the longest time.
Then someone in a class of fifty giggly girls would “discover” the “Love Percentage” formula and the backs of our notebooks would be full of calculations. Going by time tested wisdom, looks like I married the right guy! 😉
At one point Karan Johar tried to tell us love was all about family. He should have made a better case for it. These guys don’t look like it’s louve. They look like they lost their digestive biscuits.
The theme didn’t exactly stick much but the movies did lead to awesome reviews. (Imaan Sheik’s review of K3G)
Back in real life, at a certain point in our twenties, love was all about “the guy” and/or the quest to find him. Just to avoid an arranged marriage. Desperation done right can be sexy.
In India, we don’t believe in letting people darwin out because of inadequate social skills or the inability to attract a mate. We help them propagate those very genes.
And so, this is louve for most of us:
And later this:
But for a while now, it’s been this…
It’s cheesy and cliched but it’s also warm and fuzzy and happy.
But when it comes down to it…
Have a great weekend, everyone!