NEERJA

I am embarrassed to admit that before this film I did not know who Neerja was as would be the case with most people my generation and younger, I suspect. After watching this film what struck me was that it took Bollywood 30 years to uncover this story and honor it as a film!

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Why does the ‘Bad Guy’ always get the ‘Good Girl’ in Bollywood?

When the hero tells Naina that he doesn’t want to eat “daal-chawal” with just one woman for the remaining fifty years of his life he means that he doesn’t want to have sex with just one woman for the remaining fifty years of his life, because in India “daal -chawal” (a very basic household dish) is the most commonly used euphemism for married sex life. Needless to say that it is insulting for daal- chaawal, because it is delicious!