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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Rom Coms - The Female Chauvinists' way of getting even

I've watched a lot of Romantic Comedies(Rom-Coms as they're known) over the years. If I remember correctly the very first i saw would be Pretty Woman. I saw the movie when i was in 9th standard. I saw the movie at a cousin's home. He was an engineering student and had this movie's cassette(yes, VHS cassettes were the norm those days, not CD's) with him.

I loved the movie and fell in love with the too-good-to-believe gentlemanly Richard Gere in the movie and wanted to be like him from that day. He had the charm to get any woman he wanted and yet he didn't want any. I wish one day i could raise myself to such a level and then say NO to my mind when i see someone and my heart says YES.

The greatest surprise in the movie wasn't however Gere, it was the every lovable, innocent-yet-charming in her own way, Julia Roberts. I just couldn't control my laughter at the scenes where she barges into the meetings and then takes him off to shopping and all. But at the same time tears welled up in my eyes when i saw the emotional scene with Roxette's It Must Have Been Love in the background.

Since then i've been a sucker for Rom-Com's and have a huge list of those movies in my collection. The movies in this range from 50 first dates to Zack and Miri make a porno. These movies haven't helped me a bit in anything other than feel good at the end when the guy gets the girl. The movies always have a lopsided hero-heroine composition, be it Pretty Woman with a Ivy-League MBA falling for a Prostitute or 50 first dates with an amazing chick in Drew Barrymore falling for an oaf of a man in Adam Sandler.

Always these movies presented a totally unrealistic view of life(atleast for a guy living in India). They always gave ideas that were stupidest in the best of situations and still the guy ALWAYS got the girl in the end. There was a time when i used to believe that such a situation would happen to me sometime in my life and i'll also get that brown-eyed girl with the most amazing smile in the world.

I think these movies are The Female Chauvinists' way of getting even at the so-callled male dominant world. These movies make the innocent guys (like me) believe in stupid things that would never happen. This makes the girls they fall for behave in the most outrageous ways and then assume that things like that would come out to be all fine and dandy.

But sadly the world, especially this part of the world(also known as India) has people who've never had such experiences in their entire lifetime. Yours truly is a living testimonail of these girls getting rid of guys like me after getting their most essential needs satisfied(may not be the need you've got in mind). But still these experiences have never let me down and am still in search of the brown-eyed-girl.

Hope these movies don't make a mess out of the life some other charming young dude.

13 comments:

Renji John said...

:) I concur... Am glad you are finding time to blog in the midst of academics...

diaboli said...

completely agree with u bro..these movies are far removed from reality..

Hari said...

Never read such a meaningful post in recent times, bro!!

Like you, I've also been a victim of the romcom bandwagon!

Whatever be the case of other RomCom movies, Hitch was always true!
"No matter what, when, or how - any man can sweep any woman off her feet"

You'll find the woman bro! Trust me, you will. :)

Hari said...

Why didn't you write about "My best friend's girl?" :P

Nikhil Narayanan said...

Ninakk Delhi ile pen pillerdude thallu kittum.
Rakshikkan aale kootikko. :D

-Nikhil

Raghavendra Mani said...

Real awesome blog man. A lot of men dont admit it, but somewhere beneath, all of us feel this way about romantic comedies and wish that some day we'll end up with that "Brown eyed girl with the most amazing smile in the world" as you rightly put it. And it happens dude, trust me. It will surely happen to you too. :) Again, great blog man. really well composed.

Neha said...

hmmmmm...interesing theory!!! never knew dats how the other half of the world thinks....and female chauvinsts???? lol...
plus...u liking such movies is quite contrary to the image u potry in d first go!!! 1st impression s deceptiv...dis is proof....
but it was readin it...must say..guys think weirdly!!!!lol...keep posting!!!

Hari said...

Someone's getting famous!! :P
*evil grin*

~==[[[ Abhi ]]]==~ said...

@ Renji & Varun - Thanks for sharing my views on this :)

@ Hari - These movies had taken away the meaning from my life for a long time. So it wasn't that hard to come up with this post :). I didn't write about that movie coz its more of a MALE POV, so thought that had no place here.

@ Nikhil - THANK YOU! Rekshikaan okke alle ningle polethe FRIENDS :)

@ Rags - Thanks a lot man. Never knew you'll be reading my blog and couldn't possibly imagine you COMMENTING here. I feel this is the innate desire of all men, only few bring it out!

@ Neha - There can be a lot more things that i hide under that huge frame :)

@ Hari - Let me share some limelight as well PRO-BLOGGER :D

Sidharth said...

hehe.if what ever happened in the films became the reality y would we watch them?.life is a game where gains come with hardship thats why the gains are valuable.
and about girls.apparently ther is some one waiting just like us,made for us.And destiny has a path and it takes time but i assure you such a love is worth a wait!

manoranjini said...

Romcoms are easy watches,and fun too.But I dont agree with the FC comment..Its not the guy getting the girl ,but two people finding each other..and those rosy stuff doesnt happen in this world too often,so women have just as much reason to complain too,aint it?And guys do dump their gals too,dont they?Prolly ,its just that the race is making all of us too sarcastic to believe in romance any more ...Anyways,good luck in Delhi !;)

Jai said...

good one machu ... seems like the sleepless nights in dilli were caused by somethin 'fishy' rather than 'a weighed down academic schedule' ;)

kochuthresiamma p .j said...

movies that become runaway hits are those which concur with the impossible dreams of humans.