In India very few films show the actual act of a man proposing a woman. Perhaps this is because it takes a lot from a writer to convince the viewers that a girl could fall for a guy this easy or perhaps most of the love stories in Hindi films are abject fantasies. Anyone who has done so in life knows how difficult and life threatening it is to propose a woman and Hindi films make a complete mockery of this wonderful art (or science, whatever!)
I have proposed to two women in my life. The second time I did it was a lot easier than the first and it was a success. The first time was a really difficult one. The words couldn’t form in my mind. Whatever words formed couldn’t be spitted out of the mouth. Nervousness, sweaty palms and forehead, palpitating heart, heavy breathing.A feeling that the world would come to an end if she refused. A sense of emptiness.
I was a lot more confident the second time. I felt I could move on and there would surely be someone else for me. No nervousness, no palpitating heart. A certain confidence-perhaps my mind said this would surely be a success, just believe in me. I was experienced; I was a master of romantic one liners which could even inspire Aditya chopra. I learnt the lesson that failure is a better teacher than success.
The above scene, though very filmy and clichéd etc, captures a tad bit of realism. I feel Tamil films are evolving in the right direction over their Hindi counterpart. Tamil films handle stories in a lot more mature way and the treatment is very creative. If you really want to watch some good Indian movies, I suggest switch over to Tamil Cinema.Hindi films have lost it.