Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Divorce as a separation of equals...

Saw the movie "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna". It was almost a manual for ending a relationship and moving on. Still too radical for setting the movie in India. So it is set in the US and thus the joint family issues are avoided. Indian city divorces are on the rise when both husband and wife have the ability to be financially independent. Why be unhappy when there is the possibility of hope and happiness without a partner or with another partner?

My guess is that there will be a similar movie after another 5-10 years with the setting being Mumbai the next time around.

Ofcourse, the movie is similar to "Closer" without the "bad" character. Ofcourse if exceeded Closer in that there is sex with another while being within a marriage. And somewhat scary if you are a city male; the woman character was almost frigid, but she was OK with extramarital sex with a grumpy, disgruntled male.

I lived in a pretty congested neighborhood in Mumbai and witnessed atleast two extra marital affairs in Mumbai within the colony. Pretty tough to carry on these affairs; just about the everyone knows. The "walk" from one building to the other was a spectacle in itself! This was in the 80s. So I am sure things are more brazen now.

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