Thursday, August 1, 2013

Date a girl who...

I am so not the one for joining the proverbial bandwagon. However the various posts by different bloggers on "date a girl who" are pretty interesting and funny.

The very first one I read was 'date a girl who reads'. Brilliantly written. And it's about girls who read. So I am naturally biased. Then there is one 'date a girl who writes'. And 'date a girl who blogs/runs/travels'. And even one 'date a girl who eats biryani'. Very true once again for me. I am the only girl I know who can tuck into a mutton biryani with gusto at 2 am. (It was after several rounds of drinks, so it was perfect valid. Necessary even). 

But hey! I digress. Google these posts if you have not read them, especially Date a girl who reads

So I thought of writing a post on something I love the most (besides books and food)- movies. Date a girl who watches hindi movies? But then I thought that any Indian girl who does not watch hindi movies, is so not worth knowing, forget dating.

May be its better to be more specific. Once a friend gifted me a book which was a true, sad story about plight of bar dancers in Mumbai. He said in between Yash Raj movies, girls should read such realistic books also. I reminded him that unlike most girls I watch Anurag Kashyap movies, so I need my Jane Austen fairy tales to balance things out.

That's it! My post is 'Date a girl who watches Anurag Kashyap movies'. And if you are wondering 'Anurag who', don't bother reading even a single line more.

Here goes...

Date a girl who watches Anurag Kashyap movies.  Date a girl who spends her money on original Dev D Blu ray disc, instead of pirated copies of Chennai Express. Date a girl who knows every movie ever written, produced, directed by Anurag Kashyap, who watches Black Friday  over Black. 

Find a girl who watches Anurag Kashyap movies. You know she does because Udaan songs will be under the most played songs on her iPod playlist. She's the one who understands Gulaal is not merely a Holi color, who quietly cries when she watches the last scene in Lootera. You see the weird chick standing in line to watch 'Mumbai Cutting'. That's an Anurag fan. She can never resist any of his films. 

She's the girl who gets every 80s reference possible in 'Gangs of Wasseypur'. She does not flinch at the abusive language. She does not shut her eyes when Sardar Khan gets shot. If you take a peek at her popcorn, you will find its untouched because she is totally engrossed in the movie. Lost in a world of Anurag's making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who watch such films do not like to be interrupted. In the interval, ask her if liked the movie. Buy her another popcorn. 

Let her know what you think about Faizal and Mohsina. Ask her how she felt when Paanch was banned from release. Understand her point of view on Dev D. Ask her if she loves Paro or would like to be like her. 

It’s easy to date a girl who watches Anurag Kashyap movies. Give her his older movies for her birthday, for Christmas. Give her the gift of stories. Give her Bombay Talkies, Luck by Chance, That girl in yellow boots, the unedited version of Gangs of Wasseypur 2. Let her know that you understand that stories are life. Understand that she knows the difference between stories and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite story. 

Girls who watch such films understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in Karan Johar tear-jerkers. 

If you find a girl who watches Anurag Kashyap movies, keep her close. When you find her up at midnight watching Udaan again, weeping, make her a cup of coffee and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the story are real, because for a while, they always are.

Date a girl who watches Anurag Kashyap movies because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most genuine life you can ever imagine. Who wont judge you when you watch the Godfather trilogy back to back with your mates. Who won't merely feign interest when you talk about world issues. Date a girl who watches Anurag Kashyap movies because she has a voice, an opinion and she won't hold it against you if yours differs from hers. 

If you can only give her Shahrukh Khan blockbusters and Ayan Mukherjee candy floss cinema, then you’re better off alone. If you want real and real lasting, date a girl who watches Anurag Kashyap movies. 

Or better yet, date a girl who watches Gulzar movies. 

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