15 May, 2021

Holy Trinity

Each in his own inimitable way defined the Masala Hindi Film. Reeling in the years...

Holy Trinity

What would life be without the three Khans? For most ’90s kids like myself, our childhood and teenage would definitely have been robbed of a few milestones. Like the first time we heard someone in our Montessori school bus sing Papa kehte hain. Or when we saw Abhi from Fauji turn into that guy who cartwheels into the frame with Aisi deewanagi dekhi nahin kabhi and opens his arms out wide for the heroine. Salman was our first introduction to the roads of Bombay—Kabhi Linking Road, kabhi Warden Road, kabhi Peddar Road—SRK gave us all a romantic contagion called Loveria and we had never seen a song that looked and sounded as fresh as Aamir’s Pehla nasha....

Point being, we have first rights over the troika. After all, we have ridden the wave with them when films were still running into weeks and not into hundreds of crores. Except that DDLJ is still running. And that’s the thing about the Khans. They are the last bastion of Bollywood as we know it and we aren’t ready to let go of them so easily. For...

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