Kahi Baar Yuhi Dekha Hai Ye Jo Mann Ki Seema Rekha Hai, man tod ne lagta hai.. Brilliant lyrics by Gulzar.
This movie has two beautiful songs and both are playing in loop in my head. This is my another amol palekar watch. The film has a love story, 70s swag, and simplicity at its best. Looking at Delhi and Mumbai of that era is going to make you nostalgic.
It’s a story about an educated, pretty girl Deepa (vidya Sinha) who has a boyfriend, Sanjay. She puts up with her brother & sister in law who are cool with their relationship & plans for marriage.
Sanjay (amol palekar) is a – always discussing work, got Stuck in office meeting so not on time for a date – kind of workaholic, which is annoying but then he always make up with a bouquet of rajnigandha (tuberose)💐…and you know how flowers assure us girls that we are special!!
When Deepa gets a job interview call from Mumbai, she is unsure –
a) because Sanjay’s job is in delhi & they are planning to get married, if she gets selected they would be living in different cities
b) Her ex boyfriend, Navin (Dinesh Thakur) is in Mumbai
c) her best friend with whom she will be staying in Mumbai is still friends with Navin, so they might bump into each other.
She discuss this with Sanjay, who is matured enough to understand the situation, he is okay with her ex being around as he trusts her & encourages her to go for the opportunity. He tells her he can also get a transfer, so it will be better if both of them will have a job.
Bestfriend assigns all her responsibilities to Navin as she is busy *lol*
Deepa meets Navin as he comes to pick her up at the railway station. Well settled, always on time, caring, page3 types. *Why-did-we-breakup-again?*
He had commitment issues
Okay so Navin has influencial contacts in Mumbai and He is trying his best to get Deepa that job.
Meanwhile there is something happening between them but not really. Deepa is kind of conscious in front of him. he is also quite caring for her. May be the love they had is rekindled, he still have some feelings for her.
Last day in Mumbai : Deepa is waiting if Navin would tell her anything, anything about them, a fact that assures her that there is something between them & not just in her head. But he says nothing.
She reaches back home & recieves message from sanjay that he is not in town for few days, she doesn’t care. She is desperately waiting for Navin’s letter. He said he would write to her. May be he was shy, may be he would write to her about his feelings, may be.
After few days, she gets her selection letter. Navin’s letter comes in later that day. He writes her everything but nothing that she wanted to read. Was that all a delusion?
Just when she is so agitated with helplessness & uncertainty of that moment, enters Sanjay with a bouquet of rajnigandha!
She realises that truth is what she have right in front of her, reality is what she has with him. Trust, commitment, a relationship!
You will watch this movie from Deepa’s perspective. That’s the beauty, it involves you. Simple, subtle yet emotionally intriguing Storytelling.
Sometimes we not just admire the grass on the other field but in our imagination we find ourselves much happier living on that side. But thats just mirage! Deepa chose not to give up on stability for uncertainty. She accepted her flawed relationship over the one in her mind fueling her fears of being not chosen again.
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