Friday, January 29, 2010

The Maaaa....

When I was a child, I thought Nirupa Roy was Niru Paroy, (since I only knew the name Niru...I knew three different Niru's... and Nirupa never occurred to me). I spent quite some time thinking what kind of a surname Paroy is! Whatever does it mean, which state do the Paroys come from.

Later, when I bothered to read the credits in the movies, I figured out what her name was. Oh well, so she was not from some exotic descent, just good old Bengali (Actually, she was Gujarati according to wikipedia!) So then I spent some time wondering what the heck kind of a name was Nirupa? I knew Rupa, Surupa, Rupali, Rupal, but Nirupa? I had just started Hindi as a second language in school, and according to what I read in the grammar books, "ni" kind of meant "lacking". As in नीरस was dull, निराकार meant without shape. Then Nirupa meant what? No roop? Too complex!

After watching too much of her sad depiction of Ma, I started to despise her! To the point that some times, I would actually try to tune myself out whenever she appeared on screen.

Anyway...so what inspired this thought process was this post by Indiequill. I forwarded it to my friend. She (and me too) loved the bit about the Maaaaaa....

And I started thinking about her yet again! Wondering if she actually had any sons, and did she expect them to be like Beeeejay (Amitabh Bacchan aka Vijay...duh!!!). Google came to the rescue, of course. I loved this line from wikipedia:

"She was notorious for always playing the mother that was either blind, handicapped, poor. She almost always mangaged to lose her kids somehow in every movie"

But coming back to her own son... here's what I found!

Maa ke naam pe kalank, huh?!

18 comments:

Ria said...

lol!!yeah i do remember nirupa roy as the always distraught mother. :P

Vrij said...

Awesome! And I hope someone has kept a count of the number of times she's lost her kids.. wonderful quote by wiki!

Aro said...

now this is what I call...back with a bang...

aneri_masi said...

@Ria, google for her, and a very distraught image comes up, its traumatizing to see her!

@Vrij, I bet whoever tried died counting ;-)

@Aro, ekdum bhaari bakwaas hai na. After all the suggestions I got, I speak about Nirupa Roy, and how!

Enduring Spirit said...

Lol... Of all the things... Nirupa roy... Pehle to i got stumped kaun hai yeh.. But then google 2 the rescue.. The quote is superb... Maybe she good tired playin ideal mom on reel life... So turned to kalanki mom in real life...lol...

Enduring Spirit said...

Did someone suggest this topic to you? To write?

aneri_masi said...

@samby, lol, i know, of all things :) Cahlo usko bhi kisi ne yaad kar liya ;)

No, no one suggested it, it was because of Indiequill's post that i read that i started wondering abt her.

Ankur said...

quite interesting that how its portrayed isnt real!

aneri_masi said...

ankur, abhi pata chala how fictional bollywood is? if what is portrayed was real, then imagine how bad Prem Chopra must be!

Ankur said...

:P
no i havent mistaken Kareena either! ;)

Aro said...

and how....awesome...

Another thing if you notice...the mother not only looses the children she is also the person who gets the hero in trouble in the climax...ek to lad lad ke kisi tarah Villan ke sir pe Banduk rakhta hai...and then the Bad guy appears with Ma and the whole figh has to start again...Hero frustarte ho jata hoga...Nahi..

Rhapsody said...

Ek dum 'mast' post :)

Rhapsody said...

and I remember seeing her at one of these film award ceremonies...think it was Filmfare awards...she came all caked up with make-up ...chatak lipstick and all..to receive the 'life time achievement award'. :)
Let me see if I can find the video somewhere..will share with you :)

aneri_masi said...

Ankur, you have an opinion about Kareena? :| ??

Aro, I know! Its high time B'wood turned around and had the ladies kick some ass and save the guys from the villains! Nahi?

Rhapsody, thank you, thank you :) And yeah, wld love to see that Avatar!

Kanan said...

Haha... Niru Paroy I was like so tired of seeing her all over the place. I didn't know she was a Gujarati. Btw, did you know Ben Kingsley is Gujarati? His birth name is Krishna Bhanji.

ps. I too hated Prem Chopra so dearly. UGH! that guy can be so annoying, I wished to kill him in some movies.

aneri_masi said...

@Kanan, WHUT!?? Krishna Bhanji! Man! This is like, WHUT!?

And Prem Chopra, even now, enu naam sambhline I get the creeps. Such a slimy character (I guess such a good actor, then, huh!)

Amrita said...

That chick must have been out of her mind - who on earth would sign on for The Maa as a mother in law? :D

I am said...

that was interesting..