Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi
Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi is a fine crafted Art. As youngsters, We all dream and aspire towards those millions of dreams twinkling inside our minds. Many situations serves as motivation as well as obstacle in the path of achieving our dreams. They affect our lives in ways we never thought of!! The movie Hazarron Khwaishein Aisi is tribute to youngsters of 1970s who aspired to dream life their way! Who doesn’t remember the biggest political movement in the history of Independent India. In the words of Avijit Ghosh of Telegraph, the movie is “Post dated love letter to that lost generation”. Needless to mention, Actor Shiney Ahuja received the best Debut award for his memorable performance in the movie. The title of the movie has been taken from a poem written by Mirza Ghalib.
Story and Screen Play
Hazaaron khwaishein Aisi is an Indian political drama film. It is the story of one sided love, corruption and politics. It is made by director Sudhir Mishra in 2003 but released in 2005. Set against the backdrop of the Indian Emergency, the movie revolves around the lives of three students (Geeta, played by Chitrangada Singh), Vikram (Played by Shiney Ahuja) & Siddharth (Played by Kay Kay Menon) of Hindu College, Delhi. Geeta is a London returned strong, feminist who is yet to explore Indian political and social landscape. Geeta likes Siddharth who firmly believes in bringing revolution through social reforms and naxalite movements in the estates of Bihar. Vikram is the most sorted guy of the group who wants to earn name, money & power but secretly keeps loving Geeta. After college, Geeta gets married to a powerful rich person in government officials Arun (Played by Ram Kapoor). Vikram gets settled in Delhi as rich businessman and Siddharth continues to give his efforts in bringing equality and social reforms in Bihar. Geeta who still continues to love Siddharth supports him for his cause and moves to Bihar to help him in the naxalite movement & spread the words of education among rural tribe. She finally gets divorced from her husband Arun and established close romantic relationships with Siddharth and also has a baby with Siddharth. Sudden emergency of 1975 in India turns their life completely. India was in the state of lockdown and political reforms. Siddharth and Geeta gets brutally bitten by the police officials and are jailed. Geeta gets free because of political contacts of her Ex-husband Arun. Siddharth was shot by the police (but later discovered by Vikram and Geeta that he is still alive). Vikram goes to Bihar in search of Siddharth using all his political power. However, he gets misunderstood by police and gets bitten to death. Somehow, his life is saved but he gets traumatized by this cruelty of police officials and becomes handicapped. Siddharth finally leaves his dream of reforming India for now and goes to London to study medicines as he feels mystery of human bodies may be less confusing than all this. Geeta refused to accompany him and keeps on educating underprivileged children in Bihar along with taking care of Vikram for the rest of her life. Vikram who appeared to be most sorted at the start, suffers a big brain damage and can’t speak now. At the end, He expresses his love to his college crush Geeta by writing on the stones “I love you Geeta”. Of course! Life is what happens to us while we are busy in making other plans.
DIALOGUES, MUSIC & DIRECTION
The movie has full of intellectual thoughts and opinions. Dialogues are well textured. Direction of the movie is easy to follow and well scripted considering the setup of 1970s. Music is outstanding. who can ever forget the songs this movie has given to Bollywood. “Bawra mann dekhne chala hai koi sapna”,” Hazaroon Khwayishein Aisi” are two of the songs which are still in the hearts of its fans.
All characters are well defined and have well directed scripts. Chritangada nailed it in the role of Geeta as a fierceful Indian Woman of 1970s. Shiney Ahuja didn’t leave any stone unturned with his debut performance. Kay Kay Menon and Ram Kapoor really made this art a master piece with their amazing performances
Sometimes, the situations take our life to a stage we never thought of. As human beings, we respond in many different ways and the way we respond defines we as different characters. The political changes of 1970s didn’t only affect the political leaders and the system. But common man with very common dreams faced this unsung sufferings and harsh reality. 4.5 rating for its unique script, an untouched story based on lives of many common younsters of 1970s.
Disclaimer: The above review solely illustrates the views of the writer.