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It is popularly believed that it is very difficult to bury the hatchet with ex-flame. But contrary to the popular belief, George Clooney is still friends with his ex-girlfriend Sarah Larson two months after they ended their year-long relationship. In an interview to a British magazine Larson said that she had no regrets about the romance, and revealed the pair still talks and she misses his sense of humour and dancing. “We still remain friends and have kept in touch. In fact, we spoke over the phone a couple of days ago,” she admitted.

The scene is no different in India. Even though Kareena Kapoor is a new entrant in the life of Saif Ali Khan, no one can forget that when Saif was hospitalised, Amrita Singh was there to attend calls and people who showered wishes on him, despite knowing Rossa was in his life. Singer and actress Suchitra Krishnamurthy is sometimes seen with her divorced husband Shekhar Kapoor, and says she is still “Karmically attached to her husband.”

But can an intimate relationship that has gone sour be resurrected? The answer is not that simple as it depends on the persons and the depth of their relationship. If both are ready to bury the hatchet and be good friends, it can happen at any time.

When a person decides to go off from a relationship, he/she thinks a lot to arrive at that crucial conclusion. It does not happen without giving a second thought. When the relationship begins, it becomes intimate. It always rests on high expectations, passion, romance, love and the entire life is associated with the person.

Some feel that ex-partner can not be a friend at all. If the relationship turns sour, it can not be got back, it can not become sweet. One of my friends says that she cannot chat with her ex-flame as a friend, for he would be the person once a major part of her life. She had a very bitter experience in love and her boyfriend left her in lurch two-three years ago. Though she cannot forget him, she cannot have friendship with him. She had dreamt and planned her life with him, and how can anyone expect her to be his friend?

What if after the break-up, they have fallen in love again? Though it is difficult to be friends with ex-partner, some agree that it is possible only if they are happy with our current relationship. Then it can be possible, at a different level, say some of my friends.

They say that it is possible to reconcile with ex-husband or ex-lover. One of my friends talks to his former girlfriend now as a mere friend. She is married now and he’s happy that he has met the right person after losing her. He is happy with his girl and he doesn’t feel anything while talking to his former one.

His new girl knows everything and she does not object to it. They both trust each other and do not hide anything. Not to forget, it can not happen if he loses this girl. Hope that never happens, for they are getting married shortly. He thinks that he can’t be a friend to her if he loses her, for he has lots of plans and his life is associated with her. He cannot imagine seeing her as the wife of someone else!

If people have new flings they feel quite comfortable to maintain a friendship with their former partners. If your ex-partner has a fling and you are finding it difficult to accept the fact, then it shows that you are not happy with your present partner and feeling quite insecure about the relationship.

My colleague tells me that she cannot see her ex-partner with his new girlfriend. She feels that the new girl has something in her, which my colleague lacked. She sometimes feels jealous of her also. Sometimes I have even seen her invariably comparing herself to the new girl of her former boyfriend.

A friendship can not be forced upon, it should be a mutual decision and it depends on the mutual understanding. But how can they mutually accept each other as friends? If there was that mutual understanding, they would have not split. They part off only because of the lack of it, and once a sweet relationship goes off, that’s the end. We can not turn back to have friendship with that person again.

But one should always remember while making friendship with the ex-flame that he/she is no more a part of our life and expectations should be low. They can not be taken for granted as was done earlier.

I still wonder why Vij went gaga over Kurbaan. He was very appreciative about Saifeena starred film which compelled me to watch it.

Avantika (Kareena Kapoor), a psychology professor in New York, comes to India to be with her ailing father. She joins Delhi University and meets Ehsaan Khan (Saif Ali Khan) a teacher teaching about Islam and its studies.

As expected the duo fall in love and despite reservations about Ehsaan being a Muslim, Avantika’s father agrees for their wedding, before both leave for New York to start a new life.

In New York, Avantika finds a job for Ehsaan at a local University. They start looking out for a house and Ehsaan doesn’t seem to like any of the houses. Finally, through an advertisement, Avantika finds a house which even Ehsaan also likes.

Their neighbours are conservative Muslims and they invite the couple for dinner. At dinner, she is taken away from Ehsaan into another quarter where the women of the house dine separately. The inmates of the neighbourhood seem to blindly obey Nasreen and her Bhaijaan. Salma visits Avantika the next day and asks her not to trust anyone. She reveals that her own life is in danger and she needs help from her friend who is a journalist.

Avantika meets Salma’s friend and seeks her help. Even before Salma could get any help, she is killed by the inmates of the house. Avantika is shocked to know that her husband Ehsaan is also involved with them and is in fact a terrorist.

Terrorists bomb the flight carrying the UN delegation and a few journalists, including Salma’s friend. Salma’s boyfriend pitches in to help Avantika later.

A series of bizarre events turn Avantika’s life upside down and drive her into a morass of emotions that spin madly out of control.

Avantika comes to know that Ehsaan was married earlier and had lost his wife and four-year-old child in Pakistan. Though they give reasons for being terrorists, nothing seem to convince Avantika. She feels very lonely and does not want to give birth to Ehsaan’s baby.

With the help of Avantika, the journalist joins the group of Ehsaan and goes ahead to execute a plan when a former colleague recognises the journalist. Hell breaks loose and the journalist shoots at Bhaijaan. Bhaijaan dies, not before calling Nasreen to execute the plan of bombing major places.

Ehsaan becomes wild when he realises that Avantika is also being used as a suicide bomber. Both he and the journalist, separately, go in search of Avantika and Ehsaan finds her and kills Nasreen before defusing the bomb hidden in Avantika’s handbag.

As the journey of evil is short lived, cops surround the duo and Ehsaan is fatally wounded. The most touching scene is when Avantika asks Ehsaan: “What’s your name, real name?”

The film ends with a tragic tone, death and terror, which of course has no end.

After watching the film, I could just say that the film has similarities with New York. Kareena’s role has similar shades to that of Katrina Kaif’s in New York. Both Katrina and Kareena play wives to husbands who are actually terrorists. Both try to mend the ways of their husbands, but in the course of time fail to do so and meet a tragic end. At least, New York offred a visual treat with its beautiful locations and I’m still wondering what did Vij find so capturing in Kurbaan!

Though I told Vij that I’m not interested to watch Love Aaj Kal, he was insistent that we catch the movie in a theatre with Rajeshattan and Viji. We really wondered after all, what did the hero and the heroine really wanted? Not just we four, even others present in the theatre screamed when Rahul Khanna screamed at Deepika Padukone and asked her to make it clear what she actually wants in life. Throughout the film, we were confused about what do they really want?

Jai Vardhan Singh (Saif Ali Khan) and Meera Pandit  (Deepika Padukone) strive to be different than run of the mill couples. So when their career takes them away from each other they decide to call it off for practical reasons. One of Jai and Meera’s regular hangout is a restaurant owned by Veer Singh ( Rishi Kapoor). Veer disagrees with the current generation’s outlook on love and relationships. He advises Jai against letting Meera go away from his life. Veer and Jai have polar views on love and relationship. Veer tells Jai about his ardent love for Harleen Kaur (Giselle Monteiro) back in 1965 based in Delhi. Meera and Jai never really get over each other even when Meera starts seeing Vikram (Rahul Khanna) and Jai is dating Jo (Florence Brudenell Bruce). As parallel love stories of Veer and Harleen and Jai and Meera realize that though lovers may speak and behave differently true love culminates into the same end in every era.
love-aaj-kal-8The opening scenes portray how Meera and Jai hook up, establish their relationship.

Meera’s character is well etched out depicting the outlook and approach of a modern day woman. Meera is a girl who carries her relationship with thorough dignity not once imposing her feelings or begging for commitment from her boyfriend. Later, she walks out of marriage, truly coming of age.

Veer and Harleen’s love story is cute with stolen glances, unspoken words and covert gestures.

While we were sure about Jai and Meera’s reunion, we had to wait till the end to know the fate of Veer and Harleen’s love story.

We had seen movies with flashbacks, parallel editing but Love Aaj Kal has parallel stories culminating into similar joyous climax.

For the first time, we saw something of a so called break-up party. Who knows people might throw a party to break up also!

It’s a feast to see some nice locations.