10 Reasons to Just Fall in Love With Old Movies

Why do we stack up DVDs of old movies at our homes? Why do we always find ourselves involuntarily thumping our feet along with an old song? The reasons below will tell you why we should just fall in love with these old movies all over again.

1.The dashing heroes

Be it the angry-young-man, the he-man, or the Superstar Rajesh Khanna with his cute smile, we got to admit that they were so handsome and desirable on screen even without any six-pack abs.

2. The dreaded villains

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These badasses of Indian cinema with their never ending lust, their evil laughs, and witty comebacks have graced the screen with their presence. These much-hated villains of the old movies were more famous than the heroes back in time.

3.The blushing heroines

The innocence and grace those actresses possessed on the screen have no match. They were almost too good to be true. The chatter-box Basanti, the graceful Anarkali,or the resilient mother India, old movies have depicted various faces of womanhood.

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4. Ah! The evergreen songs, of course.

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The songs with simpler lyrics and soothing music will never lose their charm.
Old movies had a song for every situation and are still hummed by every generation.
Love: pyar hua, ikrar hua hai..
Friendship: ye dosti hum nahi todenge..
Hatred: main teri dushman, dushman tu mera.
Rivalry: Aa dekhien zara.. kisme kitna hai dum!
No wonder these old songs are recycled these days in the form of remixes.

5. Memorable dialogues

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In those days, the dialogues made an actor- the Hero, and all the iconic villains in the history of Indian cinema had their amazing one liners that we still use in our everyday vocabulary. The dialogues are still on everyone’s tongue. Some even made their ways into messenger stickers.

“kitne addmi the”

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These “seedhi baat, no bakwaas dialogues have not found any replacement till date.

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6. Family always comes first

The melodramatic mother who used to sew even when she was half blind, the old bedridden paralyzed father and the young sister who has reached marriageable age, were the necessary elements of those movies. No matter how many punches of the villain the hero has to take,  he will always, to save his sister’s “izzat” from that pervert.

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7. The Happy Endings

The hero will find the love of his life, and the mother-in-law will somehow magically end up loving the heroine in the climax. All in all, everyone goes home happy.

hamari filmo ki tarah hamari zindagi mein bhi end mein sab kuch theek ho jaata hai.. “Happies Endings”.

8. Fantastic plots

We can’t deny the fact that old movies had amazing storylines. The plots were original rather than a copy of Hollywood. The stories were realistic and were relatable by every division of the society. 

9. Less steamy scenes

Old movies didn’t have so many kissing and sex scenes as much as we see in today’s cinema. The old movies can be viewed and enjoyed by the whole family together at the same time.

Every time the hero and heroine had to get busy, out of nowhere, two shaking flowers would appear on the screen.

 10. For the sake of nostalagia

Human brain has a tendency to cherish the good memories of the past. These old movies serves as a widow for us to peep into the past.

That period was not called the Golden Era for no reason. Indeed,

old is gold

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