Wednesday, April 03, 2019

C is for Chocolate, lime juice

In the year 1994, a phenomenal wedding video released.

It almost felt like a movie.

I admit it — I loved everything about Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! Salman, Madhuri, Mohnish Behl, Renuka Shahane, the full extended singing-dancing family, the naukar-chaakar, the kutta, everything! The only thing that bothered me a little bit was the title. Why was 'kaun' spelt as 'koun' (I think I hear it in SPB's voice) and why was there an exclamation mark at the end of the title? It's not a question — hum aapke hain koun? It's a reprimand — hum aapke hain koun!

The movie had some insanely popular chartbusters and I think even today I can sing all the mukhdas and antaras of every song from that movie. I got the audio cassette after watching the movie in the theatre. Which is why I felt extremely cheated when I heard the song 'Chocolate lime juice' on the cassette but had no recollection of it being in the movie at all.

It turns out that the soundtrack had a whopping 14 songs (though Wikipedia was quick to jump and remind me that "it is actually 15 if you count the sad version of Mujhse juda hokar". Okay fine. I thought the un-sad version sounded pretty sad by itself, no?) so maybe the Barjatyas sacrificed the chocolate song because the movie was getting to be approximately 376249723650834 hours long. 

The song starts off with Madhuri Dixit brushing her teeth. YUCK. Did I ever mention that the sight of a person brushing their teeth makes me gag, especially if they try to talk in between? I thought I was the only one but I have met others who have the exact same thing, so phew! Hollywood movies tend to have this A LOT — two characters brushing their teeth together in the bathroom and then both of them spitting into the washbasin with nary a rinse afterwards. BLEAAARGHHH!

Ok I think I might actually throw up now so let's move on to the next gif.

Please take a moment to appreciate the yellowness in her life — toothbrush, washbasin, door frames, photo frames, ribbon, furniture, table fan, clothes, towels, you name it, she has it in yellow.

She sings about how she's no longer interested in chocolate, lime juice, ice-cream and toffees because now there is a bwoy in her life.

To drive the point home about how much the gal used to like her desserts before said bwoy entered her life, there is a bigass poster at the back that you should totally check out

How one can diss chocolate like that or imply that it is age-related is beyond me. I've always had a fondness for chocolate, just that now it's moved on to the dark and bitter kind. Just like my mood when I stumble upon Bollywood remixes.

Here's how to instantly kill your goldfish — keep them in murky water and feed them 3294930274 times their body weight.

Awww, girl is in love. She keeps seeing him everywhere. But while seeing him like this is okay...

...seeing him like THIS is most definitely not. In the words of the inimitable Phoebe, "MY EYES! MY EYES!"

Hmmm... I wonder what colour roses he got for her that will totally go with ALL her outfits...

Lagta hai mata chadh gayi hai, for there is no other way to explain this behaviour.

Enjoy this sweet offering.


Charan Deep Singh said...

This film was craze. interestingly when we went to see it in cinema hall, after running for few minutes they started the show again, because some VIP came late to see it...

Divya said...

While on the subject of HAHK,you should give a special mention to the choreography of the song Pehla pehla pyar hai...hilarious!!
Enjoy the A-Z challenge every year. Keep up the good work!

Bubblegum said...

I am guilty of watching this movie a zillion times. And how I loved the Purple Pull over she was wearing while leaving from Salman's place. Now I think I should have expressed dislike towards the ugly white and green Lehenga she was wearing in her real sister's wedding! I guess, I ignored it every single time.I can go on and on about this movie.

On this song- Mata Chadh Gayi hai shot was the besttttttttttt!

Btw, Hum Apke Hai Koun! - is a mixed bag of memories. If you happen to post about this movie again - I will have to blog about it separately.

Ahh.. Not to forget ... the Brooch scene where this non-romantic soul cringes every single time since the day I have realized what this scene meant in building relationship!

Chengiz said...

Haha the great newly added song scam of the 90s! And the pre-relationship semi-retardation in young women of the 90s!

Sayesha said...

Charan Deep,
OMG! That made me laugh out loud! :D :D :D

Hahahaha the "swan" step OMG! :D

I LOVED her purple pullover too! And the purple sari! I even got the red dress from 'Mausam ka jaadu' stitched for myself omg.
PS: The green lehenga was terrible indeed.

LOL! Plenty of semi-retardation was seen in the young men of the 90s too! Maybe more...