eik: This is asli entertainment man! Full2 paisa-wasool.
eik: What? You didn’t like it?
do: I didn’t say that.
eik: So you liked it?
do: I didn’t say that either.
eik: Oh! Come on. do’t give me that shit. What’s your problem? Why can’t you enjoy a simple romantic comedy.
do: Well, it’s complicated.
eik: What’s bloody complicated about a simple movie? You either like it or you don’t. And either ways, it’s simple.
do: That’s the problem.
eik: Grrrr! Would you tell me what was your problem with the movie?
do: Let’s see. Where do I get started.
eik: Okay, you can act normal. You aren’t talking to a crowd. Start anywhere.
do: Let’s start at the end then. “please don’t go” … “I’m not going stupid”. I mean WTF! What happened to that film-making or whatever course in New York university or whatever?
eik: Dude! You’re splitting hairs.
do: No! No! That’s the whole point! All these twenty-somethings — all they’re interested in is parties, boy/girl-friends, and so on. This supposedly poor hero of ours is least worried about lack of job. No one wants to do anything other than “hanging out” with friends or girl/boy-friend.
eik: Dude, you’re getting old.
do: Wait! I’m getting there. You’d think only the young would be engrossed in such madness? But every parent in the movie seems worried about only one thing: will their dear child get “the one”. I mean surely at 21, you don’t see parents, pretty rich parents at that, worried about “too many proposals will come in, so why not get her engaged asap?” And surely, a single working mom would be worried more about her son getting a job, rather than what’s happening in his romantic life, no?
eik: Sigh! It’s a film. Could you stop reading it like a sociological treatise? What do you want them to show – these characters going for job interviews, their moms and dads worried about their future, and getting heat attacks? Would that please you?”
do: Shut up. And what’s this Rajput thing? Isn’t it enough that the guy is nice and all. Why does he have to hit somebody before he’s accepted as man? Isn’t this taking away his agency?”
eik: Oye, pseudo intellectual, I give up. There is no pleasing you. Why do I even bother!