The entire crux of this movie, for me, is in the speech that Raj Malhotra (Or Amitabhji) delivers. Till then, he and Hema ji are quietly or sometimes vocally taking the generation gap shock or the “phaili hui sannata” as Raju Bhaiyya says.
But then in this speech he becomes vocal. I love these lines
Humare umr ke log bekaar ke rishto uljhano me uljhe hue the
Baap ko Eeshwar maanthe the aur Maa ke charno me swarg dekhthe the
Aajkal ki peedi samajhdaar hogayi hain,
Bahut hoshiyar aur practical hogayi hain…
All the scenes of Amitabhji and Hemaji being tormented emotionally and the various scenes flash in front of the eyes.
I wipe my tears quickly so that my parents don’t see and so do my parents so that I don’t see. We return to happy faces soon.
Every time this movie is aired on television, we watch it fully only for THIS speech.
The person who must have written this speech must be complimented for the words chosen and the way it is delivered is so fantastic that you feel like watching it over and over again.
But then, you also feel you wish you were in that era of uljhofying in bekaar ke rishte. But yes, I dislike people who disrespect their parents or anyone elder. Ofcourse people should be known for the things they do but then elder people have something that no youngster can never call it he or she has it.
The emotional fool in me rises every time I watch this and it reminds me how lucky I am to have loving parents and I must take care of them, else my Dad will be on the dais and talking. Just kidding!