So what does your typical Rahul look like? Let’s rephrase the question as to what qualities are expected from a Rahul?
Basically Rahul is a lovable, charming, slightly tactless guy who always has everyone’s best interests at heart.He’s the hero who gets the girl.
So what happens if Rahul is a douchebag?
This is exactly what the Malayalam movie ‘100 Days of Love’ talks about.
This movie narrates the story of B. K.N,a guy who loses his girlfriend and job within the first few scenes into the story.Not being familiar with Malayalam culture it takes a while to understand that he (much to his chagrin) is named after a famous villain Balan K.Nair.It’s like getting named after Shafqat Cheema,I guess 😂.He is basically a loser in all aspects.The anti hero.
Balan’s life flips upside down when he meets the mysterious Sheela one rainy evening.As per the custom of RomComs,he immediately falls for her.But Sheela is engaged to *Drum Roll* Rahul.
100 days of love has a fresh take on the effect of names and how they should not shape our perception of a person.Somewhat echoes Juliet’s soliloquy from Shakespeare’s magnum opus ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
What’s in a name?that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Sheela believes herself to be a practical person who is not affected by minor things like love and losers.Rahul is rich, sophisticated, successful and in Balan’s words a – Cliché.But the catch here is Rahul being an extremely vindictive and unbearable person.Whereas the poor loser’s heart is full of(sic) love.Download a shady torrent to find out if Sheela chose the cocky Rahul or the not at all villainous villain,Balan?
Moral:You need to see and understand that there is always more to a person than what meets the eye.Or may be it doesn’t and it’s just me wasting my time before a ward test.
Watch the movie and decide for yourself.😂