Love Story Ko
Welcome back to SNAP JUDGMENT from PRX and NPR, "A Love Supreme." Now every great love story features two people fighting against the odds to bring their joy to fruition. Sometimes, though, the battle can't be won.
Love Story Ko
SUSSMAN: Jimmy convinced the guards to let him meet her, to help her feel better. This in a damp, dark prison cell is how their romance blossomed. He didn't bring her candy or flowers, but he would bring her food and medicine and they would talk about political strategies and great writers on democracy - things they both loved.
The film is set in 1942, when the British Raj was declining from power. It was a time when many Indian citizens were either working for the British regime or rallying in underground meetings and protests against them. In this atmosphere, Narendra Singh (Anil Kapoor) falls in love with Rajeshwari Pathak (Manisha Koirala). Their romance is shown developing in spite of the political and social unrest at the time.
Narendra's father Diwan Hari Pratap Singh (Manohar Singh) is a loyal British employee working for the brutal British General Douglas (Brian Glover), who is infamous in tracking down and executing citizens who are believed to be revolutionaries. Rajeshwari's father Raghuveer Pathak (Anupam Kher) is a revolutionary fighting against British rule, as he holds a grudge against Douglas for murdering his son. When Narendra asks Raghuveer for Rajeshwari's hand in marriage, Raghuveer becomes livid by this. However, Narendra declares that he is willing to sacrifice everything for Rajeshwari and convinces Raghuveer of his love for her. Raghuveer relents, but tells Narendra to talk to his father first. When Narendra does so, Hari is angry that his son has chosen the daughter of a revolutionary, but pretends that he will do anything for Narendra's happiness.
Vinod told me that he only makes dark films. I said I have a love story and asked him to listen to it. I read him two or three ideas and he liked one and asked me to develop it. After a year's hardship and constant quarrels and bickering, I finished the script and dialogues. Then one day Vinod called and said, 'I don't want a love story set in today's time. What if we take this story and set it in another era?'
Kamna Chandra, one of the script writers of the film, had gone to the United States to meet her daughters Tanuja and Anupama (whom Vidhu Vinod Chopra would later marry) as they were studying there. Having watched Chopra's film Parinda on video and being impressed with it, both of them asked their mother to write a story and approach him to direct it. Chandra had previously written Prem Rog and Chandni; both were love stories. She knew Chopra made "dark films", but decided to meet him.
After returning, Chandra met Chopra at Natraj Studios. She made him listen to two or three of her ideas, among which he liked one and asked her to develop it. Chandra finished the script and dialogues by a year, until a day when Chopra himself called her and suggested that they should make a love story set in another era instead of the present time. This provoked Chandra; she could not sleep that night. However, she became excited in the next few days. She had grown up amidst the Indian freedom struggle, so she decided to place the story at that time. This formed the core plot for 1942: A Love Story.
Debutant director Shelly Chopra Dhar's "Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga" is an interesting romance tale with a social message, where love blossoms at a wedding and culminates on the stage of a theatrical performance.
The story pivots around Sweety (Sonam K. Ahuja) the daughter of prominent business man and garment manufacturer Balbir Chaudhry (Anil Kapoor). In fact he is described as, "The Mukesh Ambani of Moga, Punjab".
Next we learn that Sweety travels to Delhi with the intention of making enquiries about further studies in London. Here, by happenstance, she bumps into Sahil Mirza (Rajkummar Rao) a writer-director, during his play rehearsals, where she criticises his work by telling him, "True love ke raaste mein kuch na kuch syappa hona chaiye nahin to woh feel nahin aati".
Smitten by her and realising something is amiss with Sweety, Sahil follows her to Moga accompanied by Chattro (Juhi Chawla) a caterer and aspiring actress who doubles up as his assistant. What follows is the revelation of a cute love story that never found its acceptance on Indian screens earlier.
The film has all the trappings of a Bollywood entertainer and the romance is sensitively handled. While the love story is different and may seem outrageous to some, there is something cute and endearing about the narrative (screenplay) that keeps you hooked and ultimately, love the film.
Inevitably, the Prince falls in love with the mermaid on this paradise island and she gives birth to a son named Sutsakhon. But, as the course of true love never runs smooth, one day a ship passing by the island triggers another series of fantastical events in the life of the Prince, sending him on the next leg of his odyssey across a wondrous terrain: Thailand (as we call it today).
While Bangkok or Phuket might be the first destinations you think of when visiting Thailand, put the Ko Samet statues of Hat Sai Kaeo Beach at the top of your list. They represent truly one of the most beautiful tributes to mermaid history and culture, placed in an absolutely idyllic setting by white sand and glowing turquoise water.
The song hits you straight in the feels, doesn't it? 6th June 2011 is when all of it began. One of Hindi Television's most popular show, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon touched new heights of popularity when it hit the small screen. The love story between Arnav and Khushi, the characters of the show was loved by people worldwide. The show made Arnav Singh Raizada (Barun Sobti) a household name and gave Khushi Kumari Gupta (Sanaya Irani) a new image in the world of entertainment.
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (Hindi, dir. Shelly Chopra Dhar) is the love story of Sweety, her conservative family, a writer, a chef, and their secrets. Released in 2019, it is also one of the first LGBTQ films created in the mainstream Hindi film industry (also known as Bollywood).
In the summer of 2022, we held our 31st and final summer season. We offered 2 productions (one indoor and one outdoor), a 6-day intensive workshop, plus a story slam & celebration of over 3 decades of compelling theater.
The trailer of the romance-drama Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, featuring Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Juhi Chawla and Rajkummar Rao, has been released. A new poster was unveiled on 26 December, where Sonam Kapoor described the film as "the most unexpected love story of 2019". The first look poster was launched on Anil Kapoor's birthday on 24 December.
In a meta-theatrical moment, the trailer begins with Rajkummar Rao narrating the tale of an 'unexpected romance' of a girl. As the girl grows up believing in fairy-tale romance, her garrulous father (Anil Kapoor) kickstarts the search for an ideal groom for his daughter. However, the seemingly perfect father-daughter relationship is strained when his daughter's secret comes out in the open. The cryptic trailer puts the notion of love in question, as the family struggles to come to terms with the daughter's choices in life.
Anil Kapoor shared the video clip with the hashtag, #LetLoveBe, captioning it as 'See love in a new light'. The trailer urges audiences to stop discriminating against love on the basis of caste, gender, race and other binaries.
If you're a fan of romantic TV shows (opens in new tab) but have never immersed yourself in a good K-drama (opens in new tab), then you're missing out on some of the best love stories available to stream. There are great Korean dramas within every romance genre, from classic rom-coms to epic sagas to chill everyday love stories. Odds are, even engrossing action or thriller K-dramas will have at least one romantic subplot that will leave you swooning. (Squid Game was outside the norm in that category.)
The love story: A freak paragliding accident brings together a North Korean soldier and a South Korean heiress, in this ultimate tale of star-crossed lovers. (Also, the leads are now married in real life.)
The love story: A caretaker (Kim) who looks after his autistic older brother (Oh) crosses paths with a children's book writer (Seo) whom he knew as a child. When the trio move back to their hometown, they all slowly heal from past traumas as the leads fall in love in this dark fairytale.
The love story: Bestselling author Jang Jae-yeol (Jo) lives with obsessive-compulsive disorder and trauma from his father's death. Ji Hae-soo (Gong) is a driven psychiatrist with a negative attitude about love. The pair are combative when they first meet, but they slowly begin to understand each other and attempt to heal each other's wounds.
The love story: Two longtime friends and law-enforcement workers get fake-married to win an apartment in a housing lottery. While moving in, they soon discover that an airborne disease has begun turning their neighbors into zombies.
The love story: Single mother and bar owner Dong-baek (Gong) forms a friendship with police officer Yong-sik (Kang) who falls in love with her at first sight. Their romance is interspersed with a thrilling storyline, as Yong-sik investigates a serial killer who's targeting Dong-baek.
The love story: Childhood first loves Na-moo and Nak-won are separated by tragedy when Na-moo's serial killer father kills Nak-won's entire family. Years later, they cross paths again as a detective and actress, with Na-moo vowing to protect his long-lost love.
The love story: An immortal goblin (Gong) whose lived for 940 years finds his wife in a bubbly 19-year-old student (Kim). Though she's the only person who can help him die, her love slowly gives him a reason to live again. Meanwhile, a Grim Reaper (Lee) finds love with a mortal restaurant owner (Yoo). 041b061a72