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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Main anaar khaa rahaa hooN to aap mujhe anaaRee to nahee samajh rahe

This is a good line from the 2008 movie Race. The film is of course a blatant copy from Roland Joffe’s 1998 film noir Goodbye Lover. But then Abbas Mustan have constructed their entire career with what we call DVD remakes. Coming back to the line, the movie is all about claiming insurance money. The detective Robert D’Costa a.k.a. RD (Anil Kapoor) refers to the 50 million USD (roughly Rs 200 crores) insurance money while interrogating Rajeev Singh (Akshay Khanna) younger brother of the deceased Ranveer Singh (Saif Ali Khan).. Rajeev responds by saying that the policy had been taken out a long time ago and he doesn’t even remember it. It is indeed a facetious remark to make. You do not ‘forget’ about the existence of a Rs 200 crore insurance policy.

RD has this habit of eating fruit all the time. When he asks Rajeev about the insurance policy, he is eating a pomegranate (anaar). He pauses and remarks

main anaar khaa rahaa hooN to aap mujhe anaaRee to nahee samajh rahe

मैं अनार खा रहा हूं तो आप मुझे अनाड़ी तो नहीं समझ रहे
This line can be used whenever someone is trying to pull a fast one on you. It becomes even more effective if you are actually eating a pomegranate. But that is not likely to happen so regularly. Nonetheless, whenever I have a pomegranate next time, I am going to think of this line. It is like anyone who has a shower behind shower curtains is going to remember the Psycho scene.

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