Isi Umar Mein…

by Aman on January 28, 2011

Remember the time when Girls stopped being icky, irritating and prickly little things but instead were looked at with a little more attention. It was the time when adolescent hormones took such a sharp rise that Stock Markets worldwide went to shame. Ah, those were the days when boys(and girls) went to cyber cafes and opened up that treasure trove of information called Desibaba.

This entire week or so has seen me humming the Song “Isi Umar Mey” from the recently released movie “Isi Life Mein“. Now the movie in itself didn’t exactly set the BO on fire but this song is quite fresh and brought back some memories long forgotten.

It was the time when Oliver Barrett IV and Jennifer Cavilleri brought out those tears in you every time you read Love Story. It was also the time when Bryan Adams was your favorite singer and that too because Summer of 69 was the only English song you knew.  It was also the time when dreams were young and plans to change this world were made every other day only to be forgotten the next day. Not that it mattered! It was more about friendship and the fact that your best friend always backed every silly idea of yours.

Those were the days when life seemed such a breeze and all that mattered was how much pocket money one could steal from Dad and those extra 100 bucks that Mom would give you out of love. Those were the days when one look from your so-called soul-mate would have your heart beating a million times faster. And those were the days when 2 hours spent on those corner seats in shady cinema halls with your girlfriend seemed like heaven on earth!

Remember those times spent in the canteen eating Bun-Omelette’s and sipping 2 rupee chai and abusing the hell out of Khadoos teachers. Or those times spent ogling at the only female teacher in college. And what about those night-outs with friends experimenting with everything from Sutta to Daaru! Yeah, those were the days when Old Monk was worth much more than all the Black Dogs and JD’s put together right now.

Those were the days when you aspired to be the in the baddest meanest group in college and the fact that the College Dada knew your name gave you a high that no drug in the world could give. Those were the days when you showed off those bruises obtained in gang ki ladais to all the girls proving you were a man. And those were the days when the longest lasting friendships were made because you were all back benchers.

I know I’m being quite nostalgic here but the point is both you and me miss those days. I can bet that all of us will give up anything in the world just to re-live that part of our life back. I mean how can anybody not go back in time knowing that we would be spared the ignominy of watching Tusshaar Kapoor at least for a few more years!

Yeah, those were the days when Bret “The Hitman” Hart and Hulk Hogan kicked ass like no one did. And Arnold Schwarzenegger had not yet screwed California. The King of Pop was very much alive and Tiger Woods had not yet managed a penalty for getting into the wrong hole!

In the wise words of Charles Dickens, “It was the Best of Times, it was the Worst of Times; it was the Age of Wisdom, it was the Age of Foolishness; it was the Epoch of Belief, it was the Epoch of Incredulity; it was the Season of Light, it was the Season of Darkness; it was the Spring of Hope, it was the Winter of Despair; We had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way…”

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Malay January 28, 2011 at 5:07 pm

when the hell were u involved in ‘gang ki ladais ‘ 🙂 .. saale, lukkhe sardar 🙂


Aman January 29, 2011 at 6:35 am

@malay…been there,done that…btw it’s not just me…i guess most of the ppl have done it…except u 😛


Prachi More January 12, 2015 at 12:28 pm

And here I thought I was loosing it to like that song of a movie filled with over enthusiastic
(an understatement), obedient, self-proclaimed Artistic kids. Thanks for giving me a reason to enjoy the song,again.


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