Bollywood depicts love in holy shrines – Mosques, Temples, Churches, etc. are seldom thought of when we talk of love. Bollywood industry has somehow beautifully explored the bond in the divine presence.
When we talk of depicting the emotion ‘love’ what are the kinds of set coming in our minds?
Household settings…something like a joint family set up showing relation between husband and wife?
Or maybe even bedroom?
Mosques, Temples, Churches, Gurudwaras, etc. are seldom thought of when we talk of love.
The emotion love (between a couple…not referring to any other bond) has diversified situational conflicts and the scope of expression is huge.
Bollywood industry has somehow beautifully explored the bond in the divine presence.
The place of serenity and eternal bliss is actually the perfect backdrop to understand the depth of this emotion called ‘love’.
Here are some examples wherein we see the saga of love blooming in the places of worship:
Movie: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
The track ‘Tujhme Rab Dikhta Hain talks about the divine power of love. SRK’s love in the film for Anushka Sharma is so strong that he sees the divine spirit in her.
Temples, Churches, Mosques beautifully exemplified the portrayal of his feelings when he sang for her. What she meant to him and the line between God and love suddenly comes to a simple understanding. He sees Him in her and that’s it what matters to him the most.
Movie: Chennai Express
This temple stairs scene from the movie shows the supreme power of the emotion as SRK lifts Deepika and climbs the temple’s 300 stairs.
Dhunuchi naach is highlighted in the film ‘Parineeta’ in 2005. Aarti sequence of Saif Ali Khan and Sanjay Dutt performing the dhunuchi naach in the dhaaki beats during Durga Puja is shown.
The song ‘Aankhon main kya’ is shot in Church and all the ritiuals and Monisha Koirala’s activities is shown blending with Salman singing the song in the film.