18 December 2008

Confession No. 2

While I may be a swooning idiot for the romances, there is one Bollywood-induced emotion I am apparently immune to: I have yet to cry during a Bollywood film. I'm not admitting this as any sort of accomplishment; on the contrary, I feel like a bit of a freak. Not even Kal Ho Naa Ho or Veer-Zaara could make me shed a tear and they had totally sad moments. 

This is not to say I never cry during movies; I cried during Little Women, and Dances with Wolves, and The Namesake, and Dumbo, to think of four at random, and there are plenty of others I just can't remember right now. But no Bollywood films so far. I don't have a whole big theory why this is*; I just had to get it off my chest. Admittedly, not every Hindi movie I watch is a tearjerker, but I've seen quite a few with sad, sad scenes in them, and yet I remain strangely dry-eyed.



*Maybe it's because I know that Bollywood films will usually (usually!) end happily despite trauma and heartbreak in the middle bit of the picture?  But there has to be more to it than that. What is it? I haven't been able to figure it out yet. Maybe it's because I'm the figuring-out type and not the heart-on-her-sleeve type? I have no idea.


  1. Whaaat? See your doctor! Get your dil and your tear ducts examined, STAT! LOL Just kidding; I cry over everything happy and sad onscreen, and have for years (I blame my husband for this; I was decently emotionally inhibited till I met him, what the heck) so I find myself bawling over Hindi movies more often than not.

  2. I agree, Ajnabi, there is something very, very wrong with her. Most Hindi movies turn me into a blubbering mess of girly mushiness. And the weird thing is, I don't even mind! If I cry at the end of a Hollywood movie, I'm annoyed at myself. But I'll happily let Shahrukh emotionally manipuate me. Go figure.

  3. Not even KHNH or Veer-Zaara!? Yikes. I think those are the only 2 movies that have brought me to tears.