The much awaited Hindi movie, “Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji”

Mumbai, Jan 15, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Bollywood film industry has started experimenting with creative realistic story lines, for some time now. The yet to be released Hindi flick, “Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji” is a glorious attempt at good story telling. As per the grape vines, the movie deals with the day to day lives of common people and every day characters. It showcases the hum drum of daily life and then the elements of excitement in it.

Even though Bollywood film makers have been dillydallying with ‘Dil’ for long (Dil To Pagal…, Dil se.., etc), debonair director Madhur Bhandarkar appears to have at last found some sensible Dil’s to produce a film that has some semblance to reality. True, its central theme is also love, but not the archetypal Bollywwod love. The love that springs out of Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji can be easily recognized as a form of deep sentiment which you and I must have felt in our own lives sometime or the other. Otherwise also, this romcom (romantic comedy) is fully realistic yet having a touch of soft sentiment.
 
Take the case of Naren (Ajay Devgan) who portrays the life of a harried bank manager going through a ‘mid-life crisis’ as most   of his tribes are attributed to and is unable to pay attention to his young wife. As a result, the marriage is perpetually on rocks with Naren ever seeking fresher pastures to drink that nectar of love. Asked to comment on the film, the famed husband of Kajol Devagan has reportedly said that he expects the audience to identify themselves with the events recorded in celluloid in Dil to bacha hai ji as real life events.
 
Consider, for that matter, the character of Milind (Omi Vaidya), a true-blue romantic lyricist, professionally working as a matchmaker who has never been able to match a life partner with his own life. The irony of finding brides for others, save and except for his own, will surely move many hearts.
 
Most of the female characters in Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji also seem to have come out of reel life to lead real life in this super comedy. Gungun, (Shraddha Das) who reportedly hails from Calcutta but works in Mumbai as a radio jockey is a focused individual who is determined to become an actress. This is very natural for an up and coming girl of 25 running a rat race in these troubled times.
 
However, as the sting in the tail, it is a wonder that Madhur Bhanderkar had trouble with the Censor Board for having two distinctive words, such as “sex” and “porn” in the form of dialogue in his otherwise ’clean’ movie. As a matter of fact, the Council wants these two words repealed from the film before it can be released. The first one relates to Devgan’s quizzical  remark, “Shaadi se pahele sex?” while the second bombshell has been burst by Shruti who had reportedly answered to a sexy question posed to her by saying, “pornography bahut pasand hai mujhe dekhna”.