But here are my key takeaways after watching this masterpiece as an adult:
1. A man calling his female cousin “kuch zyada hi sexy” IS WEIRD AF.
There’s a scene where Yogesh meets his friend and the friend tells Yogesh that he should meet his cousin (the Scorpio girl), and goes on to say that the only problem with her is that she’s too sexy. Who in the world okay-ed this dialogue?!?!
2. It’s a cliche for a reason but NEVER judge a book by it’s cover.
For instance, Yogesh and his uncle judged Vishakha so hard for being a scatterbrained person, so much so that they referred to her as “pagli”, that they never even realised that it was all an act and she was a normal girl in reality, and maybe even a good match for Yogesh. I mean, yes, she trolled them hard, but they didn’t even bother to have a conversation after that for him to know who she is. In fact, when he ran out of options Yogesh agreed to marry her, but his uncle immediately shut down that idea!
3. That whole 20 day thing, not to mention the huge pressure to get married immediately, seems more and more ridiculous as an adult.
I’m sure so many of us saw this movie and other Bollywood love stories and thought that it’d be so easy to fall in love and get married, and what a rude awakening you have waiting for you when you’re in the middle of your eighth situationship.
4. Someone explain to me why this “playing hard to get” thing was portrayed as being soooo effective? Yogesh literally had at least seven girls lined up, pretty much ready to marry him on the spot, but he only truly liked the one that got away.
5. But most importantly, if your brother (or any other relative) gets themselves into deep soup, without any display of true remorse, kick them in the shin multiple times before you blindly agree to do what you have to in order to save their ass. OR JUST TALK TO NANAJI FIRST.