Bollywood films are not known for logic, especially ones of the Mohabbatein variety. There are rains in the winter because an emotional scene requires it. Holi comes very shortly after Karva Chauth and Valentine’s Day comes soon after Holi. People don’t read the contracts their own institution created, and people learn musical instruments well enough to teach in the span of a day. Re-watching it today as a grown individual, this film left me scratching my head which was filled with lots of questions. Here are some of them:
1. Who is this security guard who let someone in just because they gave him a flower?
2. If you get expelled from Gurukul, you don’t get admitted anywhere. Does that mean that Gurukul is SO bad that nobody wants their rejects?
3. Why are they dancing like cousins with one-arm distance in between?
4. How has Narayan Shankar not lost his eyesight yet?
5. What the fuck does this song have to do with Holi?
6. Why are some men wearing winter clothes while the girls are wearing spaghetti strapped, crop tops and Uday Chopra is wearing body-hugging tees?
7. How did Karan learn to play piano in one day?
8. What kind of contract doesn’t allow for exceptional circumstances to fire someone?
9. How does Valentine’s Day fall after Holi in this film?
10. Why are there no festival-appropriate celebrations in Mohabbatein? Exactly who celebrates Valentine’s Day this way?
On the anniversary of this truly iconic film, we suggest you watch Mohabbatein again. We don’t promise it’ll be worth your time, but it will definitely make you laugh at some point.
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