Tumhara intezar hai, tum pukar lo.. Everytime I listen to this song, I either end up with a few tears in my eyes or goosebumps. Hemant Kumar weaves magic into the words that remind you of the genius that is Gulzar.
It’s been way too long since I last wrote here, which is why I wanted to write about something a little more special than usual and Khamoshi personifies special. And the funny thing is this: Waheeda Rehman’s stellar performance couldn’t be more understated. Her silence speaks volumes – and it is this nuance that the director seems to have grasped perfectly well – that you don’t always need hard-hitting dialogues to make an impact or to convey an emotion. I can’t say the same for Rajesh Khanna’s acting; I thought it was a little OTT.
Waheeda seems especially adept at playing roles of an anguished woman of which Guide is another example. But I love her in this particular character the most. She never looked more alluring. Now imagine Jennifer Aniston playing this role in the English remake termed Silence (total lack of imagination, what?). I kid you not. I read here that a few years back, someone by the name of Sanjay Patel was hoping to rope in her and the likes of Keanu Reeves or Brad Pitt for the roles of Waheeda Rehman and the male leads. And though I think Aniston is a fabulous actor, I simply don’t see her in this character. But it would be rather interesting to see the remake! However, I couldn’t find anymore about when the movie will be released or whether it has even gone on the floors.
What broke my heart apart from the story was that you see Dharmendra for all of five minutes in the film, which is like keeping a starved and thirsty-for-days horse near a basket full of sugar cubes and a river flowing with deliciously cold water. Yes, I am a sucker for black and white Dharam ji.
*Is staring into space when she suddenly checks herself*
But this post isn’t about me. 🙂 What I also found is that the film is based on a book called ‘Nurse Mitra’ written by Bengali writer Ashutosh Mukherjee.
That’s about as much as I have for you this time. Apologies, since most of it is being taken by failed attempts to roll out flat and round rotis in the kitchen and other jobs! But I will be back. Soon! 🙂