Monday, March 27, 2006

Pride and Prejudice.

Lush green meadows, impeccably architected castles, a serene cloudy weather, and the fresh dampness of rain in the grass. If these don’t inspire you to be poets and artist, don’t even try you will never be one. There's something about nature that awakens the artist in everyone. To complement all these factors imagine a beautiful romance in the midst. This was too much for me to handle. Well, these are my thoughts in my complicated head when I watched "Pride and Prejudice". If you are not able to decipher them.. chill ... you never will... I usually can't..

I usually am impoverished during debates relating to romance. According to me that’s as good that I will get about it. But a romance in the midst of an arranged matrimony... wow that was something that really caught my attention. I could find striking similarities between the present day South India and 15th century England.. Phew.. how primitive can we get... I guess either we just hold on to our traditions so tightly or it’s just that "we don't have the finesse to make things work" if you are catching the drift ... cool... I cannot confess in a more polite manner. We just want to make life easy..and let our parents do the "elementary" things in our lives. yeah right! whatever that meant... The protocols that these guys follow to get married was really cool. Where else would you get the permission from your future in-laws to go down on one knee and propose for marriage! That was really cool. The activities were like perfectly legalized and licensed flirting.

The story revolves around the Bennet family where Mrs. Bennet the mom tries to get her five girls married. She sometimes reminded me of Nagesh in Michael Madana Kamarajan..the same cribbing and melodrama involved. The story introduces Mr. Bingley who is a wealthy estate owner from London and his friend Mr. Darcy who tags along with his friend to "check out" the girls. I guess 15th century England was more open minded than what we are today. They were allowed to socialize and gauge for themselves about the potential suitors.
The story begins as usual with the Bennets especially the heroine Elizabeth Bennet writing Mr. Darcy off as a snob, a man filled up to the brim with pride. Well I guess it is a trend in girls to think reserved men are snobs. It is my observation that this trend is prevalent in complete magnitude even today. What is with these girls.... They attribute every trait of a man to the ominous male ego! Well I am no judge of hypocracy but I feel that there is a lingering sense of insecurity in every man which is portrayed as a snobbish behavior. So next time you find a guy snobbish, give him another chance! I could totally relate to Mr. Darcy and I really meant it when I told my friend that "there is a Mr. Darcy in every one of us".

On the other hand, Elizabeth Bennet was filled with misconceptions. Just like most girls, she was judging Mr. Darcy very early. The ability of girls to judge immediately really amazes me. It only takes a spur of a moment for them to judge you. Its either experience" or just pure hypocrisy. I must agree strongly that there are exceptions to this case but as everyone would suggest, exceptions are a small percentage of the sampling database. I am just lucky to be acquainted with a lot of girls who fall into the exceptions category (this declaration was made sincerely to keep me away from physical harm... so thanks for your consideration he he..). But, I believe Kiera Knightley has performed beyond my expectations and really given meaning to this part. I feel that there is a Elizabeth Bennet in every girl only varying in degrees. These are the characteristics I feel make them simply irresistible to us men.

Well the happy ending eventually takes place after Mr. Darcy spells out every detail regarding the misconceptions of Liz Bennet in a two page letter which sparks the dormant love in Liz's heart for Darcy. This is just great.... I guess all guys should take a lesson here. Be clear and verbose and you would be understood.. Phew... what a mind job...In summary, I consider "Pride and Prejudice" to be one of the best romance movies that I have seen lately. It really makes me wonder...
Would I find my Elizabeth Bennet? Only time would tell ......


  • Dei...Best Romance movieaa...Ellam vayasu problem da..avlo thaan...verey onnum ille..

    By Anonymous pradeep the one, at 3:50 AM  

  • Yes...a wonderful ending and am really surprised to see someone talking about this movie!!!...we are not primitive but may be for someone after returning back from U.S....well...yes, am sure you will find yours
    Yes, wish men can be clear and verbose!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:54 PM  

  • Good to see you back dude. Hmm, you seem very sage like..lot of good points.

    Also, you dissed our culture, dissed girls once, dissed girls more and you would have struck Bennets for you. Just kiddin :), you'll find her man.


    By Blogger Ram, at 7:46 PM  

  • Dei Pradeep... Enna da Pradeep the one... etho 60 vayasu kezhavan madiri pesare... ure not pradeep the one but pradeep the many... u MPD filled Schizophrenic !!!


    Welcome to my blog !! See.. this is where u girls are difficult to understand... we also have bursts of romance in us.. and yes we do appreciate chick flicks and a good romantic movies (not always though ...) Thanks for the kind words... I am still waiting !!!!


    Yeah I know... I believe in walking on the edge... I hope never to cross it though... and hopefully.. I would never strike out....

    By Blogger prosaicblabber, at 7:57 PM  

  • machi, good luck in finding ur elizabeth... primitive or not doesn't matter :-)...

    so can we expect more regular posts now :-?

    By Blogger NaiKutti, at 12:36 AM  

  • Hey Karthik...

    Sure man... will hit back strongly !!!

    By Blogger prosaicblabber, at 6:31 PM  

  • nice post!!
    but the thing is how are the girls supposed to know whether the so called "WRITE OFFS" really have smehting to say .. or whether they are waiting on a despo attempt to be launched!
    let alone raising a loud voice, atleast they should have shown they have a voice.. so as to instill a hope in the gals !

    By Blogger pushkala, at 2:23 AM  

  • Hey Pushkala,

    Ok... 2 things... If u r one of the normal girls... too bad... uve already judged them and will never give them a chance..

    If u r one of the exceptions as I have mentioned... or if u want to be one... then here goes... give them time, nudge them to speak up.. and you will have them drooling all over... try it out and let me know !!!!

    By Blogger prosaicblabber, at 7:01 AM  

  • hey PB,
    how am i supposed to know that the silent person indeed has smething to speak !
    if i does have somehting to speak .. then yes .. my wait is gna we fruitful
    if aint .. then whats the point!
    thats the reaon i belive.. its good to let out signs that u do have smething to say ..
    aftrealll... world has jus .5% of exceptions..

    By Blogger pushkala, at 10:36 PM  

  • Been a long time since you spoke so much about a movie....
    Looking a@ your last line it seems like it is high time you find some one......
    Going by what ram said i wouldn't consider you sage like, maybe it is all your frustration oozing out.....

    By Blogger livven, at 2:09 AM  

  • well well well...Looks like you have found your Elizabeth Bennett at last :):) congratulations!!

    Er... dont u think the movie could have been a little more fast paced..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:12 AM  

  • Hello Prosaic.
    Was informed to look at this site by U know Who!
    First off -- CONGRATS!
    Hmmm, a good review of P & P.
    Although sometimes I tend to diasgre with these girls/boys issues, (hey not feminism or anything) Ur ELizabeth can tell u that! - girls can judge quickly, but sometimes ist that judgement true atleast 90% of the time? Its in their genes. BUt yes, I agree we need to give guys a chance too!
    So quite interesting. :-)))

    By Anonymous Shalini, at 10:45 AM  

  • Shalini...

    Welcome to my blog!!! THANKS !!

    So cool that you girls have begun giving us time... Great... try it and it will make wonders...

    It did for me !!! Ask Elizabeth !!!

    By Blogger prosaicblabber, at 9:00 PM  

  • Hello Prosaic,
    Yes Elizabeth was telling me. Happy for u guys. :-). Gonna miss the one in May.Be there for the biggie one though.
    Shalini :-)

    By Anonymous Shalini, at 8:46 AM  

  • Hi,
    Nice post! Will soon see the movie...Good choice of pictures!!
    BTW, profile PIC very Funny!!Its that which brought me to your link

    By Blogger Marutham, at 12:20 PM  

  • PB.. its been long since u spiced up ur blog .. y dont u write a post soon!


    By Blogger pushkala, at 10:00 AM  

  • subject: "time has spoken"
    Hi Vijay!

    This is Jacki blogging you for the second time and thanking God that you found your Elizabeth Bennet and that I will be at the wedding to witness the manifestation of it- well to some extent ofcourse. Life has a way no? I was telling Cherry that she was prettier, more sophisticated, with a greater suave and finesse and much more than Ms. Bennet. ... Time does fly... tyl tomorrow--
    p.s: live without pride and much prejudice (that is, biasing your attention to your found Benet).
    :-). all the best, j.lo

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:11 AM  

  • was juss going thru ur b;og after long time!!
    was disappointed to c that there's nothing new frm last couple of months ! so wen can we expect a new entry on ur blog ?

    By Blogger virender vyas, at 12:51 PM  

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