Many years ago, Vodafone or BPL Mobile as it was known at that time introduced a feature known as caller tune. It gave us all of us know the opportunity to our callers to listen to a song instead of the usual trrrring trrring.
And my song for those who have not called me as yet is Ek din aap yu hum ko mil jaaenge from the movie Yes Boss.
Many times the people who call want the phone ring for some time so that they can hear the song. I have this OCD to pick up the phone at the first ring, answer an SMS the moment I open it. That amongst many of my quirks is kept for some other day.
I loved the name of the movie. It was released in 1997 when I had joined as a postgraduate student in GDC Mumbai and had just learned to say Yes Boss to a system badly in need of a revamp. To cut a long story short, the movie shows us how a nice guy is sadly forced to do the things he doesn’t want to do. He goes for commercial gains like a large office and lavish lifestyle.
Yes Boss was a movie made by an interesting production team of Aziz Mirza, Juhi Chawla and Shah Rukh Khan under the banner Dreamz Unlimited.
They made two more movies after that, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani and Chalte Chalte.
It tears into his heart when he has to sacrifice the love of his life to a lustful Boss. And of course, me being the 22-year-old boy totally identified with the him ( not the lustful Boss but the powerless employee )
The songs of the movie are brilliant, to say the least, and were extremely popular. I love this one as well -Jaata Hai tu Kahan.
There have been many people who have come into my life who I have never ever imagined. Many have enriched my life, many poisoned it to enrich my thoughts and some have been just Angels, showing their magic and vanishing for me to never see them again.
The pedodontist friend I had who introduced me to my surgical Guru and just vanished for 15 years in my life to suddenly appear again.
The girl who hated to be a dentist and wanted to be a fashion designer who taught me what love was.
The bank manager who sanctioned my loan for my house ( 90 percent ) in 2009 by sending my file to the head office just because he got a good vibe.
The painter patient who taught me the power of my untapped potential.
An orthopaedic surgeon who met me at a thread ceremony and just glided me into Ruby Hall with ease.
The hospital owner who gave everything to start a Cleft Project.
People who worked with me for 3 years only to say later that I used to drag them to places for my personal benefits.
Team members who party with the very people that assassinate my character.
The people I’ve loved as they came in my life and the people I’ve lost ( due to my own errors mostly)
Maine kabhi nahi socha thaa…
Like Rahul, we must take all in our stride. We can cry for a bit and smile, only to work again. Work. yes, that’s the key. Say Yes Boss to Work.
So to all those who haven’t called me as yet- please do.
The movie taught me very early in life – All we want is money but all we need is love. And I’ve followed what I love. Surgery. And that indeed has given me everything.