Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Old is gold?

Now, how many times have we heard this statement? Quite a lot I must say.Since we went to school and wrote 'proverbs' on the top of the board. How many times have we heard elders say that the olden days were golden days? Even more than that. At every family gathering, there would be some talk about fun times they had in 1960 or 1970 or whatever. When Shammi Kapoor came out with dil deke dekho and baar baar dekho and all his different dekhos they talked about the classics of the 40's. When we listened to 'Hum Bewafa', and 'dil Kya Kare' they extolled the beauty of Shammi Kapoor and Asha Parekh's songs. When Baazigar was a hit, Hum Bewafa was a classic. Well, we all have grown up with this kind of talk and just nod our head listening to this stuff. Slowly, this thing called age creeps up on us, silently while we aren't looking. We are so busy waiting to grow up as a teenager, we don't realize it until we start getting marriage proposals. Now we start reminiscing about school, and in the blink of an eye we are done with college too. Missing college life is a new topic. And then comes missing the first job.
So today, here I was sitting quietly in my room trying to get some reading done for tomorrow's class, and I open youtube. In a hindi song mood,start listening to 'Churake Dil Mera' , 'Jadoo Teri Nazar' and the like. I scrolled the page down a bit and read the comments. "Oh, my favourite song. What a classic. They dont make such songs these days. Thanks for bringing back old memories" were some of the comments. I couldn't help thinking it sounded familiar. When these songs came out, I would hear the exact same words. What rubbish is this? Look at Shilpa Shetty's clothes. They dont make them like before. How melodious R.D Burman's songs were.

I just smiled to myself. I dont want to say anything. I will probably talk about 'classics' like Om Shanti Om (new version) 20 years down the lane. So will you. So wipe that smirk off your face.

8 comments:

The Retardo Man said...

Simply delightful! Somethin' I've been wonderin' all these years...

Smirk wiped...:)

Ne said...

haha! :)

Warm Sea said...

cant/wont be om shanti om.. i promise.
:)

Ne said...

@warm sea - ooh, ur too cool for us I forgot! :P

Warm Sea said...

@ne
u bet!!!

dinesh said...

old is gold is jus an illusion...As the comments in youtube say, old films bring back the treasured memories of our olden days,and that leaves us with the illusion that those films were better.

i think therefore i am said...

he he.. I was thinking about the same thing and in face planning to put up a post on this.. Now I shall just forward ppl to yours..
This is freaky!!!!

Ne said...

@dinesh - thats so true!

@I think - tell me about it!! :)