What next after happy Bollywood endings?

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I am a complete movie junkie, can literally watch all genres till the time the movie is entertaining; be it based on a true story or something which is a complete imagination. If we are taking a break from our boring-hectic-monotonous or whatever our lives are, the least the movie should offer is that it should be entertaining.

So here I am, listing 4 Bollywood movies which I am pretty sure most of you all must have watched, re-watched time and again, giving it a thought that what would have happened after the movie ends on a happy note. (Unless it’s a Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie.)

Jab We Met – Who doesn’t remember the full of energy Geet and the cute but shy Aditya from the movie? You fall in love with the Imitiaz Ali movie when Geet brings back all the colours in Aditya’s life by making him realise to live life to the fullest, follow what the heart says and Aditya does the same to her when life hits her on a low. The two eventually fall in love in the process, get married in the ending and are seen to receive blessings from Geet’s grandfather along with their two daughters.

But what next? Maybe the couple lives a well-flourished life, Geet continuing her teaching job somewhere in Bombay and Aditya growing his industry manifolds, both of them supporting each other in their professions.

But when they are back to Bhatinda for celebrating their 10th or 15th anniversary at her parent’s place and after the celebrations end, when all of them sit together after the heavy dinner (you know how big fat Punjabi families are), maybe the question of Anshuman pops again by one of the family members asking his whereabouts. And that is when Geet and Aditya share the actual story with her family and they end up having a good laugh and concluding that things happen for a reason and Anshuman was just a source so that Aditya and Geet could end up together…maybe!

Band Baaja Baaraat – I love this movie so much that most of the times I play my favourite scenes along while having food; the scenes where Bitto and Shruti build Shaadi Mubarak from the scratch, where Shaadi Mubarak falls off because of mix-up of “pyaar and vyapar” and where how they finally patch up to recover their losses. Bitto and Shruti finally end up together by confessing their love for each other, deciding to not leave their partnership this time and get married.

But again what next? Maybe after their wedding they get back to establish Shaadi Mubarak and make it a much more bigger name in Delhi. But that is when Chirkut Chetan calls them, tells them that he wants to get married to a girl just like Shruti and this is when she hooks him up with her younger sister.

They go to Dubai to get the couple married, do all the preparations for their wedding and eventually decide to establish Shaadi Mubarak there and call their parents to settle with them….who knows! (Chanda Narang can finally prosper, now that the honest and efficient duo has left the country!)

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara – A story about 3 friends Arjun, Imran and Kabir who go to Spain for Kabir’s bachelor trip and strike off three adventurous activities from their list, each contributing one. (Sorry I am getting off topic, but where do we find such friends?) The fun the 3 friends have, the silly pranks they do, the beautiful places they go to and a little bit of lessons the movie gives here and there makes it a good watch.

We know the movie ends with the charming song Sooraj ki baahon mein, where Arjun marries Laila ; Kabir and Natasha call off their almost planned wedding and Imran chills with Laila’s friend Nuria. But what next? Maybe Arjun and Laila finally get back to London, Arjun decides to pre-pone his “40 ke baad ka plan”, takes retirement from his super exhausting job and decides to see the world with Laila from his hard earned money and both of them become travel bloggers to keep an active source of living.

Imran finally gets the poems in his diary published and becomes a successful artist, gets married and settles down with his wife and mother, always gives due credit to both of them for all his successes. And maybe after spending some time without Natasha, Kabir realizes that it is Natasha only with whom he wants to spend the rest of his life. They both come together, sort out their differences of giving each other the required space and finally get married… I mean who knows!

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – We all remember this Ayan Mukherji directed fun watch of 4 friends Bunny, Naina, Avi and Aditi and remember the ending too; how the story ends up on a conference call between the 4 friends wishing each other New year’s – Aditi at the airport to leave for her honeymoon, Avi at his bar which is almost about to close permanently and Bunny and Naina together, finally realizing that they love each other and want to stay together.

But what happens next? As said to Naina, Bunny gives up his dream of “udna-bhaagna-girna” and decides to stay with Naina. Also, as Bunny and Avi had planned way before life happened to stay together and do something, they finally start a tourism business together, thus Bunny keeping all his promises and living his dream a little bit. Aditi remains happy in her world but all of them meet frequently for many more trips like Manali and maybe Avi finds a life partner too on one of such trips…Maybe!

Okay, now that I am done, you all are free to judge me to remember all the characters names and scenes so well, I won’t mind. (proud movie junkie, you know!) Do answer my poll on which self-extended story you liked the most so that I can get into talks with the production houses to make it happen. Feel free to share any other thoughts or creativity of your own in the comments.

The Fault In Our Stars or Dil Bechara?

Let’s address the elephant in the room first; Sushant Singh Rajput died. I don’t know if it was a suicide or a murder but the Indian film industry has lost a good actor. And not to lie, he was not one of my favourites but the facts about him that are coming out these days make me realise that he was a good human but not appreciated enough. So maybe we can’t do much about his death, but the least we can do is learn to let the people around us know that we value them before we exhaust the option of letting them know.

The Fault In Our Stars is a 2014 Hollywood film, based on a novel of the same name by John Green which came out in 2012. It is a romantic tragedy, the story of two cancer afflicted teenagers Hazel Grace Lancaster (played by Shailene Woodley) and Augustus Waters (played by Ansel Elgort) while Dil Bechara is a 2020 Bollywood film, an adaptation of The Fault In Our Stars, starring Sanjana Sanghi (as Kizie Basu) and Sushant Singh Rajput (as Immanuel Rajkumar Junior or Manny).

(Just in case you missed to know where to watch it, Dil Bechara is streaming on Hotstar and you require no paid subscription to watch it. So, yayy, happy free streaming!!!)

To admit, The Fault In Our Stars is a classic, it has so many beautiful scenes with the best dialogues which have everybody’s heart. I am attaching a few of them below.

Since Dil Bechara is an adaptation of The Fault In Our Stars, the basic plot of both the movies is same, just that a few things are here and there and and a touch of bollywood with AR Rehman composed songs is given.

While Hazel and Augustus bonded by exchanging their favourite novels, Kizie and Manny bonded by Kizie telling him to listen to her favourite song and he telling her to act in his movie. The iconic “okay-okay” dialogue is “seri-seri” here. (Seri means okay in Tamil language.) While Hazel and Augustus go to Amsterdam to meet the author of her favourite book, Kizie and Manny go to Paris to meet the singer of her favourite song. I can point out so many more but let’s leave some work for my readers too.

There were a few scenes I literally loved in the bollywood adaptation. The scene where Manny is seen resting with his artificial leg on the sofa, where the three friends dance together in the Prom night, where they are making a film, he pinches down and the fountain starts and so many more.

Scenes which break my heart were the one where Manny cries in his grandma’s lap (maybe seeing Sushant cry made my heart melt even more), where Kizie reads out eulogy written for Manny and not to leave, the song Main Tumhara which has hooked me up since the time I have heard it.

The Bollywood adaptation has some teeny tiny flaws (but that shouldn’t matter because we know how most of the Bollywood movies are, so we are cool right?) but both the movies in their own aspects are beautiful and can’t be compared. But as I mentioned, a classic is a classic and hence I have an incline towards The Fault In Our Stars. But you can’t miss this movie if you are a Sushant Singh Rajput fan because the firsts and lasts are always special.

Let me know in the comments section if you have watched it yet and how you found it. Also let me know which among the two you found better.

Trailers of both the movies :

The Fault In Our Stars : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ItBvH5J6ss

Dil Bechara : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GODAlxW5Pes