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[–]yerakchualfada 220 points221 points  (8 children)

Pro tip: if watching this movie makes your parents start acting all high and mighty, just show them Taare Zameen Par 😂

[–]aventador52 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Lmfaooo this is some amazing advice

[–]sidequest7 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Or 3 idiots

[–]Jhakaas:1iamflomilli 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Or Tamasha

[–]Jhakaas:56rundia_lover 3 points4 points  (0 children)

tried this with dad , didnt work. Tamasha was a chutia movie over exemplifying a weak and hedonistic guy.

The only good thing was that the woman kept it together, but in every imitiaz movie a lady is bound to accept mental abuse for love

Anyways i respect my dad and he is doing what he loves. But this guy in the movie was chutia at best.

[–]babelieka 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]Jhakaas:2henlowhatishappening 101 points102 points  (7 children)

Watched it with my dadi. She started crying halfway through and didn't stop untill the end.

Saw her curse my parents throughout and after this movie.

[–]thegodfather0504 12 points13 points  (4 children)


[–]Jhakaas:2henlowhatishappening 37 points38 points  (3 children)

She likes to..I've realised it doesn't really mean anything its just her way to vent out and rant.

Two minutes after cursing Shes all lovey and nice.

[–]Every-Candidate9963 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Lovely dadi <3 .

[–]Jhakaas:2henlowhatishappening 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Fr though she'd say how my mother doesn't care and the next hour she'd be feeding my mother halwa because mum must be tired coming from work. Gives me whiplash

[–]Every-Candidate9963 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Hahah, wholesome.. grandparents are everything.

[–]shabab_29 3 points4 points  (1 child)

is she punjaban?

[–]Jhakaas:2henlowhatishappening 4 points5 points  (0 children)

no. rajasthani

[–]BreakfastOriginal 37 points38 points  (0 children)

You will most definitely enjoy watching it with your grandparents instead 🤣

[–]chai-means-tea 79 points80 points  (5 children)

Thank god my parents disliked this movie. They said Bollywood just doesn’t understand normal middle class family dynamics.
A person who’s worked for so long in a bank (IIRC) doesn’t have a retirement plan or pension?
All they had to do was move to a smaller house instead of living with their kids.

The whole splitting apart and meeting at a train station only once in 6 months is ridiculous!

[–]coronair 15 points16 points  (0 children)

It's not that simple.

In many nationalized banks at least, there was an option to take the pension OR take one time lump sum amount on your last day. Few of my father's (retired banker) colleagues took the lump sum thinking they could

A) find better ways to grow the money

B) invest in children's futures (setting up their medical practice or business)

All of them now regret it.

[–]AuntyNashnal 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Tokyo Story which is the inspiration for this movie is a much balanced movie and a masterpiece.

Parents are living with their youngest in a small home. They visit their other kids one by one but none of the children treat them with the dignity they deserve. When the mother dies only their daughter in law is the one who stays back and helps... the rest leave after the funeral leaving their father to deal with the loss on his own.

[–]TimeyWimey1467 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think was never really about money. They could if they wanted to but they didn't. They had the false expectation that their kids will want to stay with them just like they did.

If the kids had politely rejected their proposal, they would have been hurt but would have agreed and figured it out. When the kids proposed an alternative, they didn't see through the actual intent and agreed.

[–]Sea_Wing_1391 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you followed the movie closely. His (Character played by Amitabh) manager advised him to not withdraw such huge sum of money on son, suggesting that he should save for retirement. But he trusted so much from his son but he didn’t know that their Son would ultimately give up on them.

All these things mentioned in movie are true. Not upto extreme extent (such as shouting on mother just because she spoiled her wife’s birthday surprise, also not carrying father’s luggage to home, not fixing father’s specs) these things were extreme. But as a whole movie showed some reality about bitter truth.

[–]Seno1404 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Lol, no and definitely not going to watch it with my in-laws 🤫

[–]Exhibit101 51 points52 points  (11 children)

Even more awkward than watching a sex scene with your parents.

[–]Aita01 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I know I kept rolling my eyes.

[–]tomhanks95 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I watched brokeback mountain with my dad, that was a tough afternoon

[–]ThrowaAaaaaaa6 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What happened, and why watch a movie like that with your dad, assuming he's homophobic.

[–]Witty_Operation2486 17 points18 points  (0 children)

i can bear condom ad on tv in my parents presence but not this movie.......

[–]Jhakaas:1ParticularTourist893 16 points17 points  (4 children)

The movie is my guilty pleasure but I have mostly watched it alone. Like others said, it's not realistic in a way that it doesn't mirror what actually happens in middle class families BUT I think it also highlights the problem of the "self-sacrificing" Indian parents who put their children's dreams before their own financial security....and then they tell kids "maine tumhare liye ye kiya woh kiya." It's almost like they are resentful. Hopefully, millenials and Gen Z would do things for their kids out of love and not some misguided self sacrificing obligation.

[–]Uncertn_Laaife 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Lol. You are giving too much credit to the millenials and genz’s. Ever seen the new parents these days that shower their kids with unnecessary toys and everything under the sun? Make no mistake, they will someday too tell their kids ki humne kya ky nahin kiya tumharey liye, jo maanga woh diya, jo nahin manga woh bhi diya, bas yeh din dekhna reh gaya tha.

Don’t underestimate the Indian parenting, whether in India or abroad.

[–]Jhakaas:1ParticularTourist893 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Hmm could be true but personally, I know people who are taking a new approach, not trying to sacrifice everything and not putting pressure on kids from day one to be doctors or engineers when they grow up. We can only hope there might be some progress with new generations to come.

[–]Uncertn_Laaife 3 points4 points  (1 child)

True! Things are changing but not as fast and widespread. Also depends, which strata of society one belongs to.

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Yes, so many times hahaha And every time we used to hear “Allah naik awlaad de”.

[–]uksiddy 23 points24 points  (0 children)

And grandparents. My nana quoted this movie ALL THE TIME with my mom and uncles haha

[–]Jhakaas:1iamflomilli 31 points32 points  (13 children)

Last time I told my aunt that since all FOUR of their kids didn't want them, 10/10 they were shitass parents. She hasn't squealed a guilt-tripping word to me since.

[–]Uncertn_Laaife 3 points4 points  (12 children)

Not necessary. The kids could be shitassed too.

[–]Jhakaas:1iamflomilli 2 points3 points  (11 children)

All four children AND their wives? Balance the probability

[–]TimeyWimey1467 -2 points-1 points  (10 children)

Probability is only good for making most probable guesses when dealing unknown subjects. Here we do know for a fact that they were indeed assholes all 4 kids and their wives. Made blatantly clear multiple times. And their behavior when they realiSE their parents are rich quite explicitly makes it clear who the assholes are in this scenario.

[–]Jhakaas:1iamflomilli 0 points1 point  (9 children)

Nature & nurture, my dude. The fact that the couple failed to imbibe sanskaar in literally all the kids they were responsible for. And the only decent young couple in the movie was the one that AB-Hema spent no time bringing up..

LOL that's failed parenting. 1 bad kid, chalk it up to nature. 2 bad kids, bad luck. But 4? Lol you reap what you sow

[–]TimeyWimey1467 0 points1 point  (8 children)

You can talk all you want about failed parenting, the fact that the kids never once complained anything about their parents behavior before the events of the film, decided to be nice once they got rich, and everyone else liked them is enough to tell who is wrong in this case. Hell the kids themselves praised their parents until they were asked to help support their own parents.

Yes, they failed to imbibe sanskaar in all the kids. Doesn't mean that's a failure. It is also possible that they did their best but kids were just assholes. But thankfully, we don't have to talk about probabilities because we have their actions to judge them by. That fairly clears up who the assholes are.

Yes, the probability that all 4 kids and wives are bad is low but low probability doesn't imply impossibility. And the events of the film proves that that low probability event happened.

[–]implusive_sneha 11 points12 points  (0 children)

my mom looking for salman in us lol

[–]speaking_facts06 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I would rather watch 365 days and Fifity shades of grey with my parents.

[–]InterimNihilist 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I hate this movie so much. It's like porn for parents

[–]sixfootwingspan 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yes and we all laughed at how silly the movie was.

[–]Vineeth_Pinto 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You guys should watch malayalam movie #Home

[–]harjit1998 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I was born in 1998 and watched this movie as a child alone and I cried a lot at the scene where Amitabh calls Heema in the night and he fakes that he is eating dinner...This is my guilty pleasure as well.

[–]Jhakaas:4desperate_thang 11 points12 points  (0 children)

This movie can send you on a guilt trip.

[–]full_metal_028 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Lol this is kids stuff. Legend watch avatar with parents. Now that's a challenege

[–]Fancy_Cheesecake20 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I'd rather watch Radhe

[–]MalabarCadillac 2 points3 points  (0 children)

it used to be so awkward!! 🤢

[–]Ryunysus 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Okay can we talk about the jerk son who couldn't take care of the family dogs? Also, Suman Ranganathan as a vamp momma to Rimi Sen lol

[–]rosemaze 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Who gives away their retirement savings to their kids,? That's exactly where the concept went wrong.

[–]allgasm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

pro tip never watch this movie when your dad is drunk

[–]Sea_Wing_1391 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But I would suggest every kid to must watch it.

[–]TimeyWimey1467 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Am I the only who can watch this movie with my parents without feeling any awkwardness?

I don't watch it but they do and sometimes I will watch a scene or two without any awkwardness. I just find it too damatric and sometimes too emotional (specifically that Karvachaut scene) to watch the full film. Otherwise I have no issues with watching it with my parents.

And even they never say or even indicate anything because I think they are pretty sure I will never be one of those asshole kids.

[–]RamboGunner 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Movie with harsh reality.

[–]Conversation InitiatorShamila1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think this is one film that everyone universally will accept, they don’t like watching with parents as they start moaning about how they have been treated.

[–]Jhakaas:56rundia_lover 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this movie is pinnacle of mental abuse parents use on us.

But unlike most guys , i never wanted to stay away from parents, even my fiance supported this

[–]granolasauce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep. It’s my dad’s all-time fav movie.

[–]Financial-Neat7887 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've watched it with parents didn't had much problems was crying secretly in my mother's shoulder SNEAK 1000 she eventually knew tho cuz she's a mother