Saturday, 19 April 2014

Sweet 16 Lessons From 2 States

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Here are Sweet 16 lessons I learnt from the Bollywood Film - 2 States:

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1. Love / Locha-E-Ulfat (Problem called Love) happens quite quietly… couple gets Mast Magan (Crazily involved) as Ishq Bhoot Hai (Love is Ghost).

2. 2 States Chemistry can bridge Geography as people literally go far for Love.

3. All IIT guys do not propose a girl in the first meeting!

4. Marriage-proposal in the midst of a job-interview doesn’t result in disqualification!

5. All South-Indians are not “Madrasi/Madrasan”. 


 








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6. Punjabi Mothers-In-Law are the most dangerous in the world!

7.  It’s very important to please the in-laws!

8. A box of sweets = Love.

9. Modern kids are introducing 'broad-minded' parents, rather than the traditional other way round!

10. Self-respect, Communications skills & perseverance are very important.

11. Marital success is not dependent on States- A married couple, with both partners from the same state, can have marital problems.

12. Just love between Boy & Girl is not enough; Marriage requires marriage of Boy’s & Girl’s families. Makes sense to propose to all!









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13. Eloping to get married is no solution for family’s acceptance & happiness.

14. Love is using the Typewriter (gifted by your loved one) without using your Laptop...

15. Love surpasses barriers like communities, society, cultures & background & wins over all, irrespective of states.

16. Love is not divided, rather it increases as all loved ones get their complete/whole share.


Note- I wanted to elaborate on the points above, but refrain from doing so as I do not wish to play spoiler, giving away the story & diluting the experience for all- those who have and also those who haven’t read the book!




Points 1-7 (100 words) is my Post for Write Tribe- 100 Words On Saturday #12 - Quite Quietly
Added extra points as I had to write about all the lessons!

Please share what lessons you learnt…

59 comments:

  1. agrees .. apart from it also teaches parents something that their children are not always wrong :D

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  2. Thanks Ankur. In a way, it's true.
    It's nice when kids make the right choice of partner & live happily.
    But, in reality, some marriages like this don't work out... else all love-marriages would have been successful.
    When we consider that Krish's parents also had a love-marriage, it leaves a thought- that we need to be lucky in love- just marrying the person we love isn't enough...

    Also, arranged marriages may not work out though the parents have made the choice!
    Karma/Destiny plays a role :)
    Hope everyone gets lucky & has a successful marriage!

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    1. Marriage is about SACRIFICE. those who learn it by time, have a successful marriage life no matter love or arranged...

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    2. Do wish you wouldn't post your view anonymously...would love to see your name/face.
      Marriage is about a lot more than just SACRIFICE...
      Many times one partner unreasonably expects the other to sacrifice!
      Marriage is about Trust, Understanding, Faith, Respect, Love, Care, Honesty, Devotion, 100% Attention, Fidelity, Commitment, Sharing, Adaptability... from both partners :)
      (Just a few requirements for a successful marital life!)

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  3. Haha .. I haven't watched the movie yet, this was like a quick review. :)
    Thanks Anita. :)

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  4. I have read the book, not watched the movie yet... :) Loved the book, and the rave reviews of the movie is making me want to watch it soon....

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    1. Those who have read the book aren't disappointed with the movie. You can plan to watch it soon :)

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  5. I was dying to watch the movie and reading this is making me long more! But sadly movies wont come soon in our place! It will take a week or two after the mvi is released!!

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    1. Looks like my post has enticed you too much, Swathi :)
      Waiting is tough... Do watch the movie as soon as it's on in your city :)

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  6. I actually didn't like the book much. I felt it was too cliched, but with this cast and positive reviews, I am tempted to watch the movie.

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    1. Rachna, Book is the author's own story. The movie is Bollywood style & is faithful to the book :)

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  7. Loved the book (his best) Now I hope the movie will be equally good.

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  8. Lovely post. This shows you don't just watch a film for entertainment but pay attention to small details that make a lot of difference. Well done :)

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    1. Thanks for the appreciation & lovely words, Haricharan!
      Yes, I like to learn from everyone :)

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  9. Ha ha... I had read the book and loved the characterization.

    Www.volatilespirits.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & sharing, Anupama :)

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  10. I loved the book and i loved the movie too....:-D

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  11. Very well described. May be I will see. :)

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    1. Cool, Indrani! I convinced you to go to the Hall!

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  12. hahahaha seems like a sickeningly sweet romcom. Not on my list :) great way to review by the way :)

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    1. Right Gauri! It is a sweet Rom-Com :)
      Glad you liked my post :)

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  13. Quite quietly I got the idea and I'a gonna watch it.....thanks

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  14. Arranged marriage is such a funny concept...all your life you are taught not to speak to strangers and suddenly u get strangers.............. :P I shared on G+ and FB too

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    1. True Manish :)
      Thanks a lot for being so sweet and sharing my sweet post everywhere :)

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  15. Oh! Such sweet lessons. :) using the typewriter gifted by your loved one instead of your laptop! Wouw! That's too cute and lovely. :)

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    1. Right Namrata! Glad you liked it.
      Why would anyone take the effort to type using a typewriter, when he has a laptop? Love makes us do so many things...

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  16. Whoa.... this sums up pretty brilliantly!

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  17. Great review Anita, although 2 states was one of my most favorite novel and more or less similar to our own love story, but still we did not yet get the chance to watch this...

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    1. Thanks! Alok, you must see it then :)

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  18. There has been so much talking about 2 states everywhere that it's hard not to get tempted to watch the movie and now after reading this teaser post, guess I will have to book a ticket for myself sometime very soon!

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    1. True Arti! It's all over the place and we can't miss it :)
      I guess my Post has been effective!

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  19. I liked the book when I read that, more so because then I was a South Indian who was dating a North Indian. Was kind of thrilled about where my love would take me. Thankfully it did not work out and we broke up and I ended up marrying a South Indian. But from a different state. Culture clashes happened even with the two neighboring south states. Its normal. But our love saved us and we are now happily married for a year and I stay happily with my inlaws.

    Its all about belief and acceptance.

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    1. Thanks Soumya for sharing your story.
      True that 2 States have so much difference...
      You have rightly used the words- "belief and acceptance" and that's true even for the families belonging to the same city of the same state!

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  20. A good review of the book. I will read the novel now.

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    1. Ushaji, I wrote about the movie here :) My Book-review is in a separate post :)
      Do read the novel!

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  21. Yet to watch this movie though I did not like the book.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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    1. Manasa, the movie is totally based on the book :) But, you'll like it!

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  22. This is a funny teaser to the movie. Enjoyed reading it Anita.

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    1. Thanks Saru for reading & sharing :) Glad you enjoyed it.

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  23. All these lessons form the foundation of successful 'Love'.

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    1. True Rudra :) Succesful marriage depends on many factors, "Love" is a major one!

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  24. 14th one...Lol...Now I wanna watch the movie after reading this!

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    1. 14th one is true as love makes us do such things!
      Thanks for your cool comment Valli :)

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  25. nice movie.. and a great post!:)

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    1. Thanks a lot Payal for stopping by & sharing :)

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  26. Alia did a good job in this. Movie is entertaining, without any second of boredom. And above all, the book is well described through this.

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    1. Welcome to my space, Neha :) Agree with your views! Thanks for sharing :)
      Do keep visiting :)

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  27. Needless to mention, this post is cute :)

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  28. when making parents accept our love.....we go through many tough times....

    this film really showed that we should'nt loose hope...n need to have lots of patience and understand their feelings too..

    although its difficult to follow...but nicely shown n played on screen....:)

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    1. True Venky :)
      Welcome to my Blog. Thanks for reading and commenting :)

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