must watch for a Sadhana fan!
The one scene that I really liked in ‘Love in Simla‘ (1960) is the one with Sonia’s temper tantrum when she’s had enough of her aunt and her cousin Sheela pulling her down, and dismissing her looks and her ability to ever find someone to love her. She flings herself around, she cries, she screams though ineffectively, while the others laugh at her. It was so much like a typical teenage tantrum in any house.
Even though Sonia is treated badly by her aunt and cousin, she is indulged by her uncle and grandmother, and so though she lacks confidence, she doesn’t really have low self-esteem. It was refreshing to see a heroine like that, not too hung up on proprieties or sacrifice, and quite willing to fight to win her bet that she will get Sheela’s fiance Dev to fall in love with her. When she woos…
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