Recently I had an conversation with my sister where I was complaining, “I am disappointed with the love stories these days, (especially the ones written in our home land). For starters, if the characters are not in love and  where one of them claims that they are damaged enough not to fall  in love then it is not called a love story. The writing is very contradictory, which gives a feeling that the writerthemselves don’t   belive in what they write cause probably their definition of love is way  different to what they write. And thus contradiction shows on every turn and corner of the story.

The old classics stories  were very pure. Ok – Hear goes nati grandma !!! Because people lived the life what they wrote about.  Just like my grandfather,  Pannalal Patel, when he wrote about love, life,friendships and truth, he lived it all and thus his pen  made those stories real and believable.He could  mesmerise people with his stories and they could haunt you for years. 

Few months back I saw the most horrible love story, complete time waste, it bored me so much that it was as much as a torture. Such contradictions !!!! The girl says i don’t love you that you are just a friend.  Toh pachi ben tu kem….. why are you sharing a bed with him and going on vacations? Then the guy claims he has a one sided love affair with her and he doesn’t want more.  Toh pacche idiot….. Why are you constantly fighting for her love, getting insecure and creating a scene at her wedding. Both are torturing  each other ! That’s not love….

See, the no. 1 rule of a love story is that both of them love each other, period ! Then what happens in the process is how the story unfolds, but love ke mamle mieh no confusion. 

Revently I saw “SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE.” Now this is  what I call a love story !
It is an Oscar winning fictional story but it could be possible. Its so convincing. And to that add the cherry on the top – the heartbreak feels so real.

It is very belivable cause I truely belive to write an epic love story like Romeo and Juliet,  Shakespeare would have lived and felt an intense love that inspired him to write this story. 

Only then the truth of the story can touch every nerve of the audience. Other wise its impossible to write a love story that lasted centuries and remade over and over again over thousands of times..

Dialogues  from the movie :

In the end William Shakespeare: My story starts at sea, a perilous voyage to an unknown land. A shipwreck. The wild waters roar and heave. The brave vessel is dashed all to pieces. And all the helpless souls within her drowned. All save one. A lady. Whose soul is greater than the ocean, and her spirit stronger than the sea’s embrace. Not for her a watery end, but a new life beginning on a stranger shore. It will be a love story. For she will be my heroine for all time. And her name will be Viola.

While saying their good byes William Shakespeare: You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die.

William Shakespeare: I’m done with theater. The playhouse is for dreamers. Look what the dream brought us.

Viola De Lesseps: It was we ourselves did that. And for my life to come, I would not have it otherwise.

William Shakespeare: Love denied blights the soul we owe to God.

William Shakespeare: A broad river divides my lovers: family, duty, fate. As unchangeable as nature.

William Shakespeare: I have a wife, yes, and I cannot marry the daughter of Sir Robert De Lesseps. You needed no wife come from Stratford to tell you that, and yet, you let me come to your bed.

Viola De Lesseps: Calf-love. I loved the writer and gave up the prize for a sonnet.

Lord Wessex: How is this to end?

Queen Elizabeth: As stories must when love’s denied: with tears and a journey.

The day I watched Shakespeare in Love, I cooked these Koftas, made them in my airfryer.

Sharing a step by step recipe link from where I learnt and made kofta…

Good bye a thousand times..😊

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