Movies can be entertaining, amusing, heartwarming, and a lot of other things. However, they can never be instructional manuals. Though some movies do teach us valuable lessons, it’s safe to say that films aren’t the most reliable sources of knowledge.
Here are 9 "lessons" popular movies taught us:
1. Language often creates barriers between people. This is especially true for someone visiting a foreign country. Of course, things aren’t as complicated in the movies. If your life was a movie, every person you came across in a foreign land would know the language you’re fluent in! Naturally, this also includes law enforcement authorities, government officials and foreign locals! How do we know this? Would Queen and Ajnabee lie to us?
2. If you’re an attractive female character in a thriller, things might not end too well for you. In fact, even something as simple as taking a shower could go very wrong.
Here’s a fun "scientific" fact for you: Bathrooms are the most-preferred venues for murderers and ghosts!
3. Cops are valuable assets to society. However, they’re only humans, who tend to make mistakes. So how do you keep a policeman from making mistakes? Suspend him! According to movies, few people are as efficient as a suspended law enforcement officer. Though they may have dedicated months to a case, they won’t be able to connect the dots until they’re officially off the case.
4. India is everywhere. Yes, even in London.
No matter where you go, you will definitely come across Indians. But what’s better? You will always be greeted by beautiful Indian sights and sounds!
If Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham was any indication, entry into London is generally accompanied by the Vande Materam and traditional Indian dances.
5. The go-to reaction for any feeling you might feel is, of course, song and dance. Though singing and dancing are always fun, they’re much better when you have some company.
If your life is a Bollywood movie, it’s not hard to find company. All you need to do is burst into song and dance in the middle of the street! Rest assured, everyone on the street will already know the lyrics and routine!
6. Are you a twin? Do you consider yourself a "good" person?
Well, you might want to watch your back because there’s a high possibility that your twin is evil. Don’t have a twin? There’s no need to feel left out. You may just have an evil doppelgänger somewhere in the world too!
7. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Yes, if romantic comedies have taught us one thing, it’s that the person you hate the most is your soulmate. Can’t stand to be around them? Is arguing all you do? Does the thought of them make you angry? Ding! Ding! Ding! You’ve just found the love of your life!
8. Passing as someone of the opposite gender is surprisingly easy.
If you’re a woman, all you need to do is put your hair up and wear a baseball cap. If you’re a man, some strategically-placed padding will do the trick.
Don’t believe us? Watching She’s the Man or Big Momma’s House might convince you!
9. No matter how many times the protagonist in a Hindi movie is shot, he will survive. In fact, he will thrive.
There’s no way a dying hero (who, in most cases, will end up surviving) will go out without a grand speech. This speech, which goes on for at least a few minutes, usually contains the statement, "Meri maa ka khayal rakhna".