Thursday, 22 January 2015

Death And Bollywood Movies


“Maut se kya darna, usey to aana hai;
Do din kee hai zindagi;  hume apna farz nibhaana hai”
-Lyrics of a song from the Hindi movie- Patthar Ke Phool
English Translation:  
"Why fear death, it has to come;
Life is of two days (short); we have to do our duty."



As a child, I watched the Hindi movie- Jhuk Gaya Aasman and believed what's portrayed there as it was in tune with the stories I had heard. The hero dies and goes to the other world in a queue. There they refer to a huge book and try to locate his details- the page of his good deeds and bad deeds! That would decide his soul's future course!

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The Hindi movie- Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic explains the points system with our good works adding to our score, while our evil works deducting it.

In Physics, I read that-
'matter can neither be created nor destroyed; it can only change from one form to another.' 
Putting all the above together, I concluded that whatever good we do gets carried forward with our soul after our death.

So, what happens after death?

Hindi movies have dealt with the rebirth & reincarnation concept. 

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I loved the movies like Madhumati, Mehbooba, Milan etc in which lovers got united in the next birth.

Movies like Karz and Karan Arjun highlighted that the villains can't get away with murder & the heroes will have the last word. Great when justice and truth triumph at the end.

Many Hindi movies like Ek Tha Tiger show the "dead" as stars in the sky.

The movie- Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam portrayed the hero's dead-father as thunder in the sky.

In quite a number of Hindi movies like Bhootnath & Paheli, we have the dead conversing with the living and vice-versa.

In the recent movie- Alone, the conjoint twin, who dies after the operation and becomes an evil spirit, makes life difficult for her twin who has survived...
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I loved the Hindi-movies- Talaash and Om Shaanti Om with a superb super-natural theme, in which the ghosts themselves serve as witness and help avenge their murders...

In other Hindi movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai & Mohabbatein, the dead heroines are shown on the same frame on the screen- that they are happy with the happy ending!

The following lines, from the Hindi Movie- Anand, express death very beautifully:
"Maut tu ek kavita hai...
Mujhse ek kavita ka waada hai milegi mujhko...
Doobti nabzo me jab dard ko neend aane lage;
Zard sa chehra liye chaand ufak tak pahunche;
Din abhi paani mein ho raat kinare ke kareeb;
Na abhi andhera ho, na ujala ho, na raat na din;
Jism jab khatm ho aur rooh ko saans aaye."
English translation:

"Death you are a poem...
A poem has promised me that we shall meet...
When the sinking pulse puts pain to sleep;
When the Moon’s yellow face reaches the horizon;
When the days are in water and the night near the shore;
Not yet darkness, neither light, not night nor day;
When the body is gone and the soul breathes (gets a life)."


I too believe- "Death is Beginning".

When you think of death, which Bollywood movie do you recollect? What do you feel about death? Please share in the comments below.

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52 comments:

  1. Interesting post, but I do not know anything about bollywood movies, Anita. My concept of death is a life hereafter. I have a friend who thinks my husband and I were together in a previous life. Hmmmm.

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    1. Thanks for reading, Linda :)
      We really don't know what has happened or will happen. Nice that you and your hubby are soul-mates who have found one another in this life...

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  2. How do you remember those dialogues Anita? It's AMAZING !!!!!!!!!! Love this filmy take on death..great post :-)

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation, Mani :)
      I know many dialogs & lyrics :) Interest & passion!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Ananya! Means a lot :)
      Congrats to you! Thanks for nominating me!

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  4. This is really a good take on the #. Yes,movies like Talaash, Paheli have taken Bollywood and Death to another level. Very interesting! Enjoyed reading your post and congratulations on the award :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice words & wishes :)
      Glad you found this interesting!

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  5. Deaths from Hindi movies!!! You are too good in reviving our fading weak memories. :)

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    1. Thank you for reading & for your nice words, Indrani :)

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  6. As usual a superb bollywood post. A very good translation of the dialogue from Anand. I loved that movie and its songs. It was a classic. So was Karz.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Preethi :) We have similar tastes!

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  7. Zindagi to bewafa hai
    Ek din thukrayegi
    Maut mehbooba hai
    Apne saath lekar jaayegi
    Mar ke jeene ki adaa jo
    Duniya ko sikhlaayega
    Woh muqaddar ka Sikandar
    Woh muqaddar ka Sikandar
    Jaan-e-man kehlayega

    I recollect this beautiful song from Muqaddar Ka Sikandar.

    Thanks Anitafor the wonderful post by relating to bollywood movies.

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    1. Thanks a lot for sharing the lyrics from Muqaddar Ka Sikandar!
      Love them!
      Delighted that you liked my post!

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  8. Loved the post. Who can forget the lines from Anand and his take on death?

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    1. Thanks for reading & for your appreciation, Somali! Anand is a superb movie!

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  9. I loved the lines from Anand. Personally, I feel there is nothing after death. Makes life uncomplicated.

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Rachna.
      We don't know what really happens! May we all enjoy every moment of every day.

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  10. Zindagi ko bahut pyar humne diya; mout se bhi mohabbat nibayenge hum :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing these deep lines from the movie- Safar.
      Truly- Zindagi ka Safar hai ye kaise Safar...

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  11. hahaha.. I love the bollywood angle you give in every (most) post.. Being a bollywood freak I enjoy your bollywood posts.. But talking about death I remember hindi serials.. where people die and come back with the same face, different face, different body and sometimes as ghosts.. hahaha.. I salute hindi serials for making death look so funny and hopeful where if one character dies we don't weep, we say "wait for few more episodes he will come back".. LOL

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    1. Thanks for sharing the info about serials, Shruthi! I thought of them while writing this post! But, then, I had to stick to Bollywood movies :)
      Yes, now they are so predictable!

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  12. Bollywood well you have mentioned it all but hey there was this one of Raj Kumar and Hema Malini and Rakhi...name Neelkamal. Death related movie. i just loved that movie...the songs...the plot...
    Death...well since i am a believer i believe we don't die...just the bodies die...just like we don a new dress and throw the old ragged ones...just like metamorphosis...something great happens...
    BTW the one movie i have ever enjoyed on death&ghosts was from Hollywood 'Ghost ' starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. Ooooh it was sooo romantic. Demi Moore looks great and that scene where she is doing her ceramic and Patrick enters and they make love...it's really...and just after he is murdered...
    After that he becomes a ghost but yet he tries to reach out to her and protect her from the bad friend of his who tries to get her. That friend actually killed Patrick...
    Did you see the movie Anita...if not download it and see it asap...meanwhile i am singing that song which plays in the background while she is making her ceramic pot, '' Oh My Love...My Darling..."
    On second thoughts here is that song with lyrics for you sweetie http://youtu.be/UQ0knAO2Qjs...enjoy :)
    Oh yess i enjoyed ur this post too.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your detailed comment, Shivani!
      I haven't watched the Raj Kumar & Hema Malini movie. But, I have seen the 'Ghost' movie. Thought of if while writing this post. But, then, it's Hollywood & I just focused on Bollywood! Even I loved Ghost. Super :)
      Thanks for sharing the video :)
      Glad you liked it!

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  13. For you Anita...found another one and just could not help sending u the link http://youtu.be/I1idoLQYjMI hope u don't mind :)

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    1. Of course not, I don't mind! Thanks for sharing the links and for your nice words!
      Appreciate your time & patience, Shivani :)

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  14. Wow Anita, you have remembered so many movies and their dialog!!! Hats off to you. I love the way you have compared the prompt with movies... :)

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation, Appy! Glad you liked it!

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  15. Wonderful Anita, your take on prompt in Bollywood ishtyle is most awaited. Loved the way you give us message from movies :)

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    1. Thanks for your kind words & support, MeenalSonal :) Delighted that you liked it!

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  16. Hmm, it's true that death is the truth who ever takes birth has to face. But, it is hard that death doesn't tell in advance that it is coming! I lost my maternal grandpa last Sunday. It is true that he achieved everything in his life and he was all set to face death. But, the loss is for us who are connected to him. I still think, why it happens unexpectedly? What if we knew, he was about to leave? Why some words remain unsaid?

    Definitely death is beautiful... But, it should not be like plucking unripe fruit. Fruit has to ripe naturally and fall naturally, that's beautiful. If not, it is painful. What say?

    And don't to talk about ghosts... I am all alone at home :( :(

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    1. You are very right, Sindhu. Am sorry to learn of your grandpa's loss...
      Very touching words & profound thoughts you have shared here. You must put them in a post...

      Death comes when it's time. The time can vary from person to person. Sometimes young lives are cut short... we have no answers...
      Whenever you feel alone, remember Him. He is there & will take care.
      May no fear haunt you! Keep smiling :)

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  17. very well written! :) Ur creativity in linking movies to topics is superb! :D

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    1. Glad you liked it, Amrita :D
      Thanks for your support!

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  18. Nice post Anita, cannot believe how you clubbed movies with this serious topic and made it an interesting post :)

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation, Alok :)

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  19. I thought of Karz, Om Shanti Om, Talash and BHootnath...It's a interesting and debatable concept particularly when we discuss rebirth and stuff! Well-written!

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Deepa :)
      We have similar choices! Yes, not many agree with rebirth.

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  20. Apologies that movie i talked about earlier i was in a hurry was getting it all mixed up...it was not what i meant...that movie talks about some other issue...it talks about some kind of pychosis err paranoia or whatever that has deeply effected the main character of the story...the film starring Rajkumar, Hema Malini and Rakhi...the name is Lal Patthar.
    Neel Kamal has Raj Kumar reincarnated...and Waheeda Rehman...gosh it took me all this while...suddenly it brainstormed...this blunder that i did...had to correct it before others could.
    pls pls kindly bear with me. :)

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    1. I have not watched either movies, Shivani :)
      Would love to watch!
      Thanks for sharing all the info!

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  21. I am not very comfortable talking about death. I associate 'Anand' with this concept. It has positive connotations.
    Death is a reality and for me, it is a very emotionally taxing word.

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    1. True Saru. Anand is a cult movie.
      Wish we didn't have to talk about it. But, sadly reality...

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  22. i loved the movie 'Talaash' and many of the one mentioned in the post! I strongly believe in the karmic theory and that death is just a passage to an another life, somewhere else :)

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    1. Thanks for reading & sharing, Ankita! Yes, our thoughts are similar!

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  23. Sounds interesting...I am intrigued! ♥

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    1. Thanks for reading, Kathy :) Death & movies on death have this effect...

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  24. Hello Anita,

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    1. Heartiest Congrats to you for winning this Award!
      Thanks a lot for having me in your thoughts & nominating me! It's a great honour. I'll surely accept your nomination!
      This is the first time I have been considered for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.
      Thank you so much :)

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  25. Amazing compilation you have made...
    I think of Om Shanthi Om and recollect the famous dialog - Picture abhi baakki hai mere dost!
    So, death is indeed a beginning!!!

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    1. Thanks Satya :)
      Thanks for sharing the famous line from the movie- Om Shaanti Om!
      Yes, "picture abhi baaki hai mere dost!!!"
      Hence proved that death is a beginning!

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