For the unversed, “Hip Hip Hurray”, the show that aired in 1998, revolves around the lives of a group of high school students and their teachers, exploring the various challenges they face as they navigate their way through adolescence. The show was well-received for its realistic portrayal of teenage life and its themes of friendship, love, and self-discovery. Decades later, a scene from the show has gone viral, leading many to question the extent to which TV content has declined in the past 20 years.
Viral Hip Hip Hurray scene dissing Karan Johar’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Here’s why people are mocking Karan Johar and Ekta Kapoor after a scene from Hip Hip Hurray went viral online.
In one particular scene from “Hip Hip Hurray,” friends discuss Kuch Kuch Hota Hai where Cyrus (Shah Rukh Barucha) praises the protagonist’s attractiveness. Mona (Nilanjana Sharma) finds it ridiculous, as the protagonist was initially portrayed as a tomboy with short hair, jeans, and t-shirts, leading to her receiving no attention from her best friend. However, in the movie’s second half, she undergoes an unnecessary makeover, donning traditional sarees and makeup to convey beauty. Suddenly, even her best friend starts developing feelings for her. Here’s the famous clip:
As the clip of the scene from Hip Hip Hurray criticizing KKHH went viral, many people came forward to praise the show written by Nupur Asthana, Vinay Choudary, and Vinay Pathak for tackling important issues.
While sharing his thoughts about the viral clip, screenwriter Apurva Asrani said, “This is exactly what I thought of #KuchKuchHotaHain when it released. We made #Satya the same year & were neck to neck at all awards. Never thought KKHH would be so celebrated one day–especially by the ones who had hated it then. Power of money, muscle & marketing?”
Even national award winner director Onir said, “Was a small part of this beautiful contemporary series directed by the lovely @nupurasthana. Edited a little bit when Editor was not available. That is how I came to think of #Purabkohli for #MyBrotherNikhil. BTW me and my sister too always thought the same of KKHH.”
Btw, it’s crazy to think that the outlook these kids (& makers) had about the movie back in 98 or something, has only recently become popular. It took 20 odd years for people to understand that Rahul was toxic yada yada. These guys yelled it right then & no one paid attention!
I think Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is also the only movie where Salman Khan plays a decent normal likeable character. Sadly he still gets turned down for a man-child. Imagine a Bollywood movie being that bad. https://t.co/P3jA5qvYDZ