(Image courtesy of Akshar Pathak from http://minimalbollywood.com/)
Warning: Author may tend to use hyperbole and generalisations heavily, attributing to a love of the subject in question.
You know how there are those movies, which become institutions? The ones that cease to be DVDs and seep into a collective consciousness? Maybe because they unwittingly or not, have their origins in a collective consciousness. I felt like writing a tribute to one such movie, that not only set the trend for numerous films on friendship to come and defined the urban ‘cool’ but became a cult, with pretty much the following of a generation. The 70s had its angry young man, at war with his past and social elements, and we had three boys, who drove to Goa on a whim.
So, what makes Dil Chahta Hai an institution?