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    Aamir Khan's Claudette Colbert Connection & Dhoom 3

    In 1991 came Mahesh Bhatt's Romantic Comedy starring his daughter Pooja Bhatt (who had just given critically acclaimed movie "Daddy") and Aamir Khan.This movie was interestingly based on and inspired by a Frank Capra movie that came 57 years ago "It Happened One Night" starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert .This was the first film to win the Oscar "grand slam" (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Screenplay).Incidentally this movie also inspired Raj Kapoor & Nargis starrer "Chori Chori",which was a successful romantic,musical comedy.

    Why I suddenly remembered Claudette Colbert is because of this scene in Dhoom 3 where Aamir Khan and Abhishek Bachchan are having a really good time at a Fare which has exciting Joy-rides.This warm friendly scene brings a feeling of nostalgia for it seems so similar in spirit to the scene in "The Gilded Lily" where Claudette Colbert and Ray Milland (Best Actor Oscar winner for "The Lost Weekend") are just getting to know each other and enjoying each others company.

    Claudette Colbert was a great actress who did so well in comedy,she had this charismatic capability to lift a film from its written words and give it a new life by her charm.In Dhoom 3 Abhishek Bachchan has a dishonest intention to indulge in friendship which again invoke a pang of sadness for we all have gone through such a phase.This sadness and on the other side the positive warmth of Aamir Khan trying to make a friend for the first time in his life creates altogether a unique feeling in viewer's heart.And this warmth and nostalgia which we attach with stars we love is a feeling we all like to cherish.
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