11 years later, Ishq Vishk still lives rent free in our hearts via these moments

Vruddhi Bagadia
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Ishq Vishk takes us back to our carefree college days and the magic of first love with its every frame.

Directed by Ken Gosh, Ishq Vishk has become synonymous with love, heartbreak, and nostalgia, transcending generations. The film's iconic scenes have become a part of our collective consciousness, evoking memories of first love and heartbreak. This film goes beyond just being a movie; it's a time capsule that makes us dwell on the past whether it's Payal's scrapbook or Rajiv and Mambo's friendship. Moments from this film are carved in my memory where thinking about them makes me reflect on my own college days. 

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Before Ishq Vishq Rebound releases tomorrow, let's take a trip down the memory lane with these moments from the OG film!

From the library conversation to the final goodbye, each scene in Ishq Vishk is a masterclass in storytelling, capturing the ups and downs of love and relationships. Rajiv's determination to win Payal's heart, the fun college fest dance, and the emotional rainy confession are just a few moments that make this movie a timeless classic. Via scenes like Rajiv and Payal's birthday calls to each other, their late-night conversations, and the tender glances they exchanged, they showed us that even in the smallest moments, love can be profound. 

Rajiv singing 'Chot Dil Pe Lagi ' instantly transports me back to my own college days, where I sang along to the same tune with my friends. And who can forget the hilarious dance battle where Rajiv and his friends tried to impress Payal and her friends with their ridiculous moves? And then there's the heart-wrenching scene where Payal says, "Agar tumhara pyaar jaana chahe toh usse jaane do; agar woh laut kar aaye toh woh tumhara hai." It's a beautiful expression of the sacrifices we make for the ones we love, and the trust we have in the universe to bring us back together if it's meant to be.

It's not just the romantic moments that make Ishq Vishk special though. I still remember the scene where Rajiv and his friends tease Payal in the college canteen, and she playfully hits them with a spoon. We've all had such moments in college where laughter and banter with friends were the highlights of our day.

There's always that one girl who sweeps you off your feet, and for Rajiv, that girl is Alisha (Shenaz Treasurywala). She's the poster child of carefree charm and spontaneity, captivating Rajiv with her infectious laughter and joyful spirit. She makes him feel alive again but also forces him to confront the lingering emotions he still has for Payal. Alisha represents the excitement of new love, but also the complexity of unresolved feelings.

Still from the movie

still from the movie

There's also a scene where Rajiv discovers Payal's scrapbook which is filled with memories, confessions, and pictures of special moments they shared together. This book becomes a tangible representation of their love story. My heart always skips a beat as Payal appears from behind, closes the book, and gazes at Rajiv with a mix of shyness and love. This scrapbook becomes a symbol of the innocence and purity of their first love, with handwritten notes and photographs that capture their journey together. Overall, Payal's scrapbook is more than just a prop in the movie, it's a symbol of the power of memory and the importance of holding onto the past, even as we move forward into the future.

The movie's nostalgic moments are more than just scenes; they're a reflection of our own experiences, our own memories. Even years after its release, Ishq Vishk continues to resonate with our emotions and experiences, reminding us of the bittersweet nature of love. 

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