Kanda Naal Mudhal – One of my most favourite love triangles ever. Love triangles aren’t something new. We have seen it before and after Kanda Naal Mudhal. But KNH decodes the phrase “MEANT TO BE” so beautifully through three characters undergoing conflicting emotions at different points in the narration. It is one of the rare movies where the Eternal American groom walks away with the best dialogue in the movie. I replay the dialogue again and again till date. A re-assuring short sentence accompanied by a contagious laughter as Yuvan Shankar Raja takes over to give a fitting finale to a warm hug.
She’s a disgusting little brat. I don’t want to see her face again ever. Oh wait it’s her again after all these years. Some people never go away. Why can’t she leave me alone? Why can’t she let me be? She’s almost like an unwanted intruder. She suffocates me and to top it all my best friend wants to marry her. I must save him from this disaster.
Even if I try to push her away she keeps coming back again and again. I guess time changes perceptions for I find myself yearning for her presence. I do what I can to help her, to make her comfortable and stand by her through thick and thin. Why do I keep doing this when I am supposed to hate her?
Is it really hate or something else. Hate seems to mask something more beautiful which is growing within me – Love. She’s like an echo which reverberates everywhere. I guess I never really hated her.
Why did it have to happen this way? There’s a family who value my presence. There’s my best friend coming back to marry her yet I am hopelessly smitten. The obligations and barriers don’t matter anymore for it’s too late to re-write this quirky twist of fate. I don’t want her to vanish. I don’t want to let go of this wonderful bond that can see through the mask of hate to re-discover love again and again. She’s mine forever.
Idiot! Yes that’s what you are. It took you this long to figure out that we were always in love. Oh yes there was a time when I underestimated your presence in my life. But the fault isn’t mine. You were the one constant in my life and I took for you granted.
Idiot! Here I am pouring my heart out and all you can think of is how to re- unite me with your best friend. Don’t you feel my pain? Does he even deserve a space in our lives? I know he means a lot to us. But for me he’s just a third person who had a small inconsequential role in my life and when it comes to US he’s nobody.
Idiot! Here I am willing to move away and start a new life and you want me to be a part of your life again. It took you this long to figure out that we were meant to be. I am breaking down yet again. But there you are re-assuring me with the warmth of your embrace. Come walk with me for the rest of my life.
Oh yes you are my sweet idiot!
THE AMERICAN GROOM
Oh! What’s with these two? I have known them from the time hated each other. Why do I see them differently today? He’s stealing away my bride to be yet I am filled with happiness. I am not worried about my Mom back home who is awaiting my arrival for this moment is magical. The sense of fulfilment that fills my soul reverberates in the form of a contagious laughter. I see a rare spark, an unknown connection which binds two hearts together. Some of us re-phrase it in a different way. We call it “CHEMISTRY” .