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You Know You Hate Kuch Kuch Hota Hai When [#FridayLessons]

Posted on the 06 August 2015 by Sreesha @petrichor_blore
I got on the wrong side of my class when I watched Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and exclaimed, "What shit movie is this?!" They looked at me like I was a blasphemer. Like I had just uttered things-that-must-not-be-uttered. But the truth was that movie was stupid. Even as an almost-twelve year old I could see it was just. plain. stupid.
And I dared to say I hated it when everyone else was going gaga over it (I came to know years later that even my mother is a fan (she still watches it when it comes on TV!)! Oh! That feeling of betrayal!). This met with some interesting remarks from and they ranged from "Tum bachi ho. You don't understand such deep emotions." to "Oh you like only those kind of movies *snigger*" I did understand deep emotions (enough to know Kuch Kuch Hota Hai had none), but frankly I didn't understand what "those kind of movies" meant until I was older and someone made the same remark in a different classroom, but during a discussion about the same movie. [For those who still didn't get it - the kind of movies recently banned (and later un-banned) by the Ban-Noodles-And-All-Anti-Sanskriti-Things government. If you still don't get it, well, tum bache ho]
Obviously I am remembering this movie this week for the obvious reason - Friendship (Friendships? Friendships'? Friendship's? Friends?) Day was celebrated on Sunday and if nothing else, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was an advert for it. I've been against "Days" of the social-media-warm-fuzziness-give-me-some-Likes-please kind since a long time. In my opinion, all days should just be renamed to, "Let's pretend we care" Day.
But that's a topic for another day. This year, I came across other people who were 1) hating on "Days" 2) hating on Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. And they were not being trolled for it! This is interesting, because I spend a large part of my growing-up years (I'm still growing up, by the way) believing there was something wrong with me - I always ended up hating all things popular, aforementioned movie, Hrithik Roshan, kulfi, alcohol, everything! But this year, suddenly, people were finally coming out of their closets and admitting that they hate Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Suddenly, I felt I was not alone anymore! There were others out there, like me. All those years they pretended like it was ok for SRK to behave like a dick were washing away and I wanted to paint social media with colours of that garish pink lipstick Kajol wore in that one scene with the hashtag LogicWins!
So here's what we've learnt:
1) Never be afraid to voice your opinion. [even if it's against the government or SRK - at most you will be trolled, and your naani and maasi will also be trolled. (But that has nothing to do with this post. (Social Media Trolling - Coming Soon to Petrichor and Clouds))]
2) SRK once claimed he can even romance a pillar. While I will not state anything obvious about romancing pillars (because my blog will be banned) I will say this - the man's romanticism causes nausea. And what a crappy tagline for a movie is "You Know You're In Love When..." When what? You watch a movie about outrageous college-goers, death, heartbreak, and logicfails?
3) The number of friendship bands on your wrist (if you kids still do that) is not an index of your popularity. If you're still worried, go to the nearest temple and get some dhagas.
4) LogicWins should be a trending hashtag, don't you think?
5) Lastly and most importantly:

You Know You Hate Kuch Kuch Hota Hai When [#FridayLessons]

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