These days, sigh, I end up watching most Hindi movies with kids. The reason is that the husband has so many dislikes when it comes to Hindi movie heroes and heroines. I have a sneaking suspicion that this is an excuse that he’s invented so that he does not have to take us to Hindi movies anymore. Not all of them are watchable either. That leaves me with the kids who thankfully are always willing to give company.
But, it often makes for some hilarious moments while watching movies on TV especially with my younger son and his observations/questions.
I remember that we were watching a perfectly sanskaari movie when the lead characters decided to indulge in some heavy necking. Well, the kids are used to seeing kiss scenes. The younger one though loudly screams yuck which makes us all giggle. Anyhow, he had multiple questions like why did aunty take off her T-shirt? Why is she only wearing a shirt? Is she not feeling cold? So on and so forth. I have to give vague answers like she feels like it. Maybe, she is hot. Oh, she is out of her mind to prance around in only a shirt. For Dhoom 3, he had commented on seeing Katrina’s wardrobe as to why her mother did not buy her any clothes that were not torn? :-p
Yet another incident was when I was watching ‘Lootera’ a few days ago. Now, I really wanted to watch this movie since the longest time but never really got around to it. So, when I finally did, the younger one came and watched it with me. The movie was quite nice and kept him engrossed. He seems to have a thing for period movies especially the cars. He is a huge car freak. So, anyway, there was a scene when Sonakshi gets dressed up in a lovely saree and asks her friend, “How do I look?” And the son promptly interjected as if she had asked him, “You look quite nice. Your hair looks lovely too!” I wish she could have heard that. J It was spot on. I actually felt that Sonakshi was gorgeous in this movie. Then the son had so many observations like why she wore only saris. He also understands the emotion of love and said that she must be sad because she loves him and he is going away.
Then the other day, we were watching PK. The movie seems quite innocuous and so you would think. However, there was one scene about a condom. Why does Aamir drop these bombs on us? I had a truly tough time explaining ‘balatkaar’ in 3 Idiots. Now, the younger son kept pestering us to tell him what it was and what its purpose was. I started laughing and so did his father and brother. I couldn’t help it seriously. The more he pushed, the funnier I found the situation ‘coz we were stuck. I had no clue what to tell him. Nothing age appropriate came to my mind. As usual, he gave up on the other two and approached mom for the gyaan. I gave a very lame – must be a bubblegum kind of response in a small voice. Before he could proceed to quiz me on the flavors and which ones were my favorite – I gave him a very harsh look and told him to keep quiet during movies. Phew! He relented but gave me a very suspicious look.
Sometimes, the children can be such fun accomplices especially when you can pause the movie and replay. 🙂 It also allows you a peek into their thought processes. My fervent wish is that Hindi movies would be slightly more responsible with the language and content especially for movies with U and UA certification.
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