I am a die hard romantic. No wonder that my favourite move is a very romantic one.
The movie is Tere Ghar Ke Samne starring Dev Anand and Nutan. I saw this for the first time while I was in IIT. It was screened in Hostel 4 and I saw it sitting next to Subodh who was a huge Nutan fan.
The plot of the film is pretty unique. Dev’s father and Nutan’s father go to an auction to buy bunglow plots. One of them buys a plot which is adjacent to the road, and the second one buys the plot behind it.
Dev is an architect and his father asks him to design a bunglow. As luck would have it, Nutan’s father also appoints Dev as an architect. Both of them end up approving the same design and order Dev to build. Dev is in a fix. So he covers both the plots and starts building.
In the meanwhile Dev and Nutan fall in love with each other as the rivalry between their fathers continues to increase.
The love story goes thru it’s ups and downs and finally the lovers are united.
The movie had fantastic songs remembered not only for their music, but very memorable expressions given by Dev and Nutan.
My most favourite episode in the movie is when Nutan goes to Shimla on vacation. Dev visits her home in Delhi to meet her and is informed that Nutan has gone to Shimla. Without a single thought, Dev Anand rides his scooter from Delhi to SHimla, a distance of about 350 km. He then gets a body massage and wants to visit Nutan. That’s the time he realizes that he doesn’t know where Nutan stays. What do you imagine he does? He starts going thru Shimla singing a song (Tu kahan, Ye Bata…). A lady throws him a coin thinking he is a beggar. Finally, Nutan hears him, comes out on the balcony and sees him. The expression she gives when she sees him is absolutely priceless, beyond description. If you get such an expression from your loved one once in a while, you would be a happy man. I am. (Please follow the youtube link above and see for yourself. )
I liked the movie so much, that I had vowed that when I buy a video player, this will be the first video cassette I will buy. By the time I bought a video player, it was a CD player and I did buy this as my first CD.