This was the first Yash Chopra film that I saw; I don't remember very much about it except that it's visually pretty, well-acted, well-danced, and terminally boring. It deals with a man (Anil Kapoor) who falls for a woman (Sridevi) who is uninterested in him and marries someone else, and then dies with her husband in a car accident. Anil ends up supporting her orphaned daughter financially but not really seeing very much of her until she grows up to be Sridevi again and develops a crush on him, which weirds him out. I didn't terribly have a problem with the love triangle or whatever you call it, because Anil and Sridevi Jr do not interact at all when she's growing up; he's not a parental figure to her in any meaningful sense. I could even sort of see what they were going for with the ending (where the leads end up together after several geological eras have passed for the viewer), the idea that he loved an idealized version of her mother all those years ago whom he didn't really know, a version which the daughter more closely resembles. But that aspect is not set up very well, and the film is just incredibly slow. I never made it all the way through DDLJ (shameful, I know), but it seems like Lamhe was something of a prototype for the NRI vs homeland plot elements in DDLJ, and that aspect of it might be interesting to people who are interested in the Chopra family's contribution to cinema.
dancelover: Chiloka is back as of Sept 17, 2022. This is Very Good, especially for Screenwriters!
Sept 24, 2022 4:17:53 GMT
dancelover: Chiloka had not been updated since the beginning of 2017. ( Since Sept. 6, 2022, Chiloka has not been reachable. (((.
Sept 11, 2022 18:00:58 GMT
dancelover: A very useful website for Kannadan updates has been Chiloka.com, a site maintained by some fans.
Sept 11, 2022 17:56:35 GMT
dancelover: From the first such films thru the end of 1995, they needed lots of updating. Starting in Jan. 1996, someone else has been partially updating them, with Director, 3 Actors, confirmation they were in Kannadan, and sometimes Screenwriters.
Sept 11, 2022 17:54:57 GMT
dancelover: Since January 2022 I have been updating IMDb's records of Kannadan-language films.
Sept 11, 2022 17:50:20 GMT
dmitrirex: Been gone for a while but great to see that BollyWhat is alive and well!
Feb 20, 2022 21:42:01 GMT
dancelover: I just got my first COVID shot - phizir vaccine.
Apr 5, 2021 17:09:37 GMT
dancelover: Headline in Times Of India regarding recent U.S.A. events: "Coup Klux Klan!"
Jan 11, 2021 14:29:31 GMT
dancelover: Hhhaaapppyyy Gnu Year!!!!!!!
Jan 1, 2021 4:57:12 GMT
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Nov 7, 2020 19:46:46 GMT
dancelover: Still here, working Malayalam films on IMDb. Now completing 1994 M. films.
Oct 29, 2020 5:32:09 GMT
dancelover: They both keep growing, growing, growing, & coming at us!
Jun 28, 2020 18:11:26 GMT
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Jun 28, 2020 18:10:06 GMT
dancelover: I'm back! Dancelover is back!! Covid's quarantine kicked me off the internet for 14 weeks, but now I'm Back!!!
Jun 24, 2020 22:19:19 GMT
dancelover: I have been busy filling in gaps in IMDb. Their records for South India films are shockingly incomplete. I have been working Malayalam, and some Kannadan.
Dec 25, 2019 21:01:30 GMT