Saturday, February 09, 2008

Opposites Attract

There are a large number of films with antonyms in their names - Purab Paschim, Uttar Dakshin, Chacha Bhatija (err, not quite!), Sachcha Jhoota, Raja Aur Runk, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (definitely not!), Shola Aur Shabnam (if you insist), Amiri Garibi, English Babu Desi Mem etc etc.
But in the age of mutliplex movies, its been such a long time that I have seen a zamindar (or Thakur) in a movie that its no wonder that all such names have got wiped out.

But now, we can (only if you want to, that is) find paired movies, whose titles are antonyms. Interested?
Well, here are my entries (and to convince some of you sceptics, I have linked some of the relatively obscure titles)...

Hero / Nayak - Khalnayak

Khuli Khidki
- Bandh Darwaza

(Life In A) Metro - Kasba

Fire - Water

Devdas - Pyaasa (hee hee... spiritual opposites!)

And finally, the pairing which set me thinking on this theme since last night...


तुषार दीपक वर्मा said...

The Girl-Boys(Tamil)
Chupke Chupke-Shor
Gulaami-Main azaad hoon
Kunwara Baap-Daddy

Somebody stop me.

Anonymous said...

Qaidi/Prem Qaidi - Main Azaad Hoon
Judwa- Akela
Maachis-No Smoking?
Masoom-Villain (Telugu)