Cocktail, the recent release starring Saif-Deepika-Diana, has found acceptance amongst the urban audience and hence it is doing good business across the high end multiplexes.
Co-written by Imtiaz Ali, director Homi Adajania has brilliantly highlighted the Gen-X attitude and mentality.
We all are influenced from the Western Culture obviously as they are the highly progressive countries. So we pretend to be having the so-called ‘Mod attitude’. The most common day-to-day dialogs you hear will be : ‘I wanna be myself’,’ I am an independent person’,’ I live life on my own terms’,’ I enjoy life to the fullest, who cares about tomorrow’ and the list goes on.
The people in the developed countries of America and Europe are actually like this and the environment in which they have been brought up matches their thoughts perfectly.
But our real self is not what we are trying to show. Every Indian from inside wants to be dependent, wants to change himself/herself, wants to willingly compromise/sacrifice someday for his/her loved ones. That’s the beauty of our culture and that is what I liked about the message conveyed in the movie. I would love to see a day when we proudly come out openly propagate what we are.
Veronica (Deepika’s character) might be an ‘I don’t care’ attitude NRI girl but from inside she also wants a family life, love and the bar scene, where she breaks down, has been filmed perfectly. Gautam (Saif’s character) also realizes the values when he gets close to Meera (Diana’s character). Diana is very impressive in portraying the character of an innocent girl.
I have not seen Being Cyrus but loved Homi’s work in Cocktail. Also the writing by Imtiaz Ali.
Note: This is not a review of the film. Just my views on how I have taken one aspect of this movie. Do share your views too.
– Abhishek Sharma