Happy Valentines Day to everyone!
We are back, one last time,
to bring to you the last installment, and the remaining two, top of
order romantic scenes of this countdown from the decade 2001-2010.
take a quick chance to thank all the readers who have stuck along and
followed us through the week - and keep our fingers crossed that the
final two scenes shall be to the consent of at least a majority!
Without further delay, here's Day 7 (read:King Khan Special) for you!
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001: Shah Rukh Khan
Laying claims at chudi
second directorial venture, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham is a complete family
entertainer. Of course, that it stars the likes of Amitabh Bachchan,
Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan
, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor and Rani
Mukherjee (cameo) did back then, and still adds to its blockbuster
ratings. Commonly referred to with the acronym, K3G, with SRK-Kajol
forming the central leads of the movie from among the powerful ensemble,
it went to become the biggest
Bollywood grosser of its time, till the year 2006, both in India and
Making to the coveted top two in our week long countdown, the chosen scene is the popularly tagged 'chuddi stall confession'.
naive resident of an average status family in Chandani Chowk, Anjali
) makes herself believe that multimillionaire heir Rahul (SRK) is
paying all his attention in his strive to seize her father's
shop from them. Consequently, she decides to confront him about the
matter without talking in riddles.
SRK's sibling Rohan and Kajol
's sibling Pooja plan
to meet at the fair to be held in Pooja's crowded neighbourhood. Rahul who is quite taken by Anjali's loud manner and bindass
attitude sees this as an excellent opportunity to spend time with her under the farce of accompanying kid brother Rohan.
Anjali who is totally oblivious about Rahul's liking for her, and
actually misunderstands it as an ulterior business motive, tries to
bring up the topic about the shop, and warn him to not try his tricks.
In his own romanticism, Rahul meanwhile, gets mysteriously
complimenting, taking her by surprise and suspicion at the same time. In
her uncertainty, she rushes to a near by Chudi stall to evade
his blatant insinuations, and pretends to look for some good bangles. He
follows her, and continues with his mild flirting and only when she
blatantly blurts out her displeasure at his evil intentions of trying to
take away her father's shop, does he eventually make sense of her
confused blabbering, falling deeper still for her unassuming charm.
at that, he unabashedly talks of feelings beyond friendship, beyond
casual bonding, and such, interrupting his own twisted profession of
love only to ask her if the bangles he is simultaneously slipping
through her writs hurt or prick. The humbling speech leaves the ever
talkative Anjali dumbfounded, and she can all but listen to him,
consciously, shyly, and in uncharacteristic silence.
finally tries to free herself from his grip on her wrist and escape his
piercing gaze and candid confession, Rahul then holds her back and pulls
her closer, whispering that he still intends taking control of that
shop of hers. At which, Anjali does manage to wriggle free and run away!
With this initially comic and overall romantic scene
culminating with Suraj Hua Madham beginning to play in the background,
and the onscreen never failing magic of SRK-Kajol
, this scene deservedly
occupies its spot as second only to the best.
Kal Ho Na Ho (2003: Shah Rukh Khan
, Preity Zinta
love filled scene in a melancholic set up that is sure to tug at the
heart of every possible romantic, the scene we chose from Kal Ho Na Ho
is top of this list for several reasons.
For starters, it is a
part of this epic romantic flick which despite its not altogether happy
ending was a mega-hit at BO. For another, its an SRK film. For yet
another, specific to the storyline of the movie, this scene is the
highest point among all high points in terms of confessions and
comprehensions between the lead characters, Naina (Preity Zinta
A sad romantic tale told in the city of New York,
Kal Ho Na Ho is the story of an ordinary girl with an ordinary life -
read: a life full of dissatisfaction, disagreements, and disillusions.
Until the day that her knight (Aman) walks into her life with his
shinning armor, his ever ready wit and the infectiously happy air about
him that lingers everywhere in his wake.
Aman, despite starting
off on a wrong and annoying note with Naina, eventually makes a place
for himself in her heart, a place only he has. A place, she has
unknowingly reserved for the man she loves. Suddenly in love, Naina
begins to see life in a whole new and happy perspective, that is, till
just as she plans to confess her feelings to Aman, she learns of his
being married to another.
A fact, that she soon learns, is an
utter lie, and a sham he takes refuge under to hide the real truth of
his dying heart. The scene we chose to top this week long countdown,
from among the many, many, romantic moments of the past decade, follows
the point where Naina learns the truth about Aman's illness and his
It further and immediately dawns upon her, why
after rejecting her love before she could even pronounce it to him, he
has put in all the effort to set her up with her close mate of few
years, Rohit. Aman, as soon as he realizes of Naina learning the truth
rushes out of his hospital room to search for her in the huge crowded
east coast metro.
When they eventually reunite on the bridge
overlooking the Manhattan skyline, Naina can't help but break down into
his arms confronting him with how much he does in fact love her, for all
his vain refuting, for wanting to leave her with true love long after
he is gone. Relieved and grieved at the same time, Aman takes her into
an embrace still denying the love, and showing its intensity with his
physical gesture alone.
A heart wrenching scene which shows the
inevitability of being mortals and the loss its ensues for the two
lovers. With SRK and Preity together putting their all into bringing out
this scene as near real, it reigns our countdown unbeaten by any other
with that, we finally come to the end of this series of articles.
Taking all your appreciation and criticism in the stride, we have to
admit going down the memory lane to prepare this Top 14 list was a fun
exercise, even as trying to please as many as possible, was challenging.
But we hope you have enjoyed as much as we have, through the Valentines Week.
That said, here's wishing you all, once again, a joyous and content Day of Love!
Authors: Sharmila & Naseem
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