Dear Mohabbatein, you ruined us!

Oct 27, 2015, 17:18 IST



#15YearsOfMohabbatein is trending on Twitter. Of course I feel old. I was in school and forced my parents to take me for Yash Raj’s magnum opus of the new millennium. My dad couldn’t differentiate between Preeti Jhangiani and Kim Sharma till intermission. I’m sure his understanding of the film was spellbinding!
More on that later, let’s take a look how the film ‘redefined the idea of love’ for us:

1. True love can recall the dead.
It just didn’t work for Shah Rukh Khan. Amitabh Bachchan gave it a try and guess what, it worked.

2. When cupid doesn’t work, try a maple leaf.
Just how many of you tried this instead of the quintessential red rose?

3. Lie when in love, all is eventually forgotten.
From Uday Chopra lying to get into the neighbouring girls’ college (or was it a school) to Jimmy Shergill lying about his musical skills, all is fair in Mohabbatein.

4. Stalking is normal and not creepy at all.
Remember Anupam Kher? Of course, women can fall for their potential stalkers.

5. Music and love have an intrinsic bond.
Never underestimate the power of your music class. Like a dialogue from the movie says: “Mohabbat Aur Sangeet Ka Bahut Gehra Rishta Ha, Kyun Ki Dono Ka Janam Dil Se Hota Hai, Aur Dono Ki Kismat Bhi Dil Ke Kehne Par Nirbhar Hai."

6. The scary woman standing under the tree in a deserted railway station is not a ghost.
You sure do find love in the unlikeliest of places.

7. Only the Irish nuns in your convent were strict. School principals are easy peasy!
Hello Helen aunty!

8. Can’t choose between father and potential boyfriend? Then jump off the balcony!

Why, oh why would you do that Aishwarya Rai aka Megha? Did you realise what you did to the lives of thousands of Gurukul students after that?