Monday, January 26, 2015

Happy Republic Day

That rousing scene in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham when Anjali (Kajol) hears her little son, Krish singing the Indian national anthem – Jana gana mana and she gets emotional and runs to embrace her son. That scene not only harks on her patriotic spirit for the great nation, but also reminds us how proud we should be, not only on our Republic Day, but every day.

In Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, what we see in Anjali’s character is that despite living outside India, in London, her roots are still in ‘Bharat’. She loves to talk about India, she keeps asking her westernized sister Pooja (Kareena) to adopt an ‘Indian style’. She tells her son wonderful stories about her days in India and always reminds her husband, Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) to plan a trip to India.

It is clear from her character that she wants to return to India. It is what makes even the film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham so special. Every time we watch it, we see how emotionally connected Anjali is to her country and it makes us feel the same about our great nation.

Here’s taking a leaf from her character, to remind you guys, despite all odds, what an amazing, democratic country we live in. The republic of this country, our constitution and its preamble was created on great ideals. Wishing you all a very Happy Republic Day, and just like Anjali, we hope you make it a great one, always patriotic and happy to salute your country.

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