Bollywood and culture in an emerging India
By Urjita Patil
When I was asked if I wanted to go watch Nupur Asthana’s “Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge”, I cringed, not just at the title but even at the fact that it was promoted as “not another formulaic, generic, yuppie, teenage, wannabe cult movie” which meant it was definitely going to be “just another formulaic, generic, yuppie, teenage, wannabe cult movie”.
But after a few minutes of sitting through the movie touted as “this season’s most screwed up love story”, I could actually feel myself enjoying it.
This wasn’t a bad movie at all, I could even go to the extent of saying it was refreshingly cute (except for the title — what’s up with that?) And who better to show you the lighter side of love than the King of Romance, Yash Raj.
So what’s the story? Well, it’s your usual romcom against the backdrop of your very own favourite social networking site — Facebook. There’s a boy, Vishal, a writer. And there’s a girl Priety, a photographer. Now ordinarily, you would expect the two to meet, fall in love, a little drama, a lot of songs and a twist or two if you’re lucky.