If you have never seen a Bollywood movie, get on it. Life-changing is one of thousands of adjectives to describe these films. A personal favorite (clarification: one of the two that I've seen) is Kal Ho Naa Ho. You'll go crazy when I tell you the translation of the title: Tomorrow May Not Be. Now you're hooked. Drama, Melodrama, music videos, 4 different languages, death, life, wind-machines, suicide, adultery, slow-motion, reincarnation, etc. Naina, who has shut off her emotions from the world, ends up falling for her new neighbor, Aman, who has changed the way her whole family looks at the world. We, as the audience, know that Aman loves her as well, but has a secret. He can't marry her. So he tries to convince her to fall in love with her friend Rohit. Quite the love-triangle. The plot-twists will astound you, and the music videos (especially one based on "Pretty Woman" will make you want to boogie. Seriously. Even I was tempted to dance, and we all know that dancing is pretty much last on my favorite things to do list. Besides, I was laughing too hard to dance. Even my wonderful husband enjoyed himself, and (get this), didn't fall asleep. Get it. You won't regret it. And now to tantalize you, my favorite line:
Aman: Rohit, Naina is yours in this life. But in every life after this, in every birth, she will be mine. Promise me. Promise me.
Rohit: I promise.
HA HA HA HA HA HA! Amazing. No joke.
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