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Dec
10

Pyar Ke Perspective XIV

I have always believed that love or specifically love as depicted and expressed in Hindi cinema can defy all forms of modern sciences and schools of thought. Here an example:


7 Responses to “Pyar Ke Perspective XIV”


  1. 1 Sid
    2010/12/22 at 7:41 am

    filmen hamaare samaaj ka darpan hain. . . .ye marginal utility toh popcorn ne padhaaya tha .. .yaad hai ??

  2. 3 Abhinav
    2010/12/22 at 8:55 am

    Yeh Baarsaat mein to Twinkle Khanna thi na?

  3. 5 Mayur Fernandes
    2010/12/22 at 11:21 am

    Sorry to nitpick, but the law of marginal utility was proposed during the marginalist revolution in economics (Stanley Jevons, Carl Menger & Leon Walras), not by Adam Smith. Adam Smith was a classical liberal. He believed in the labour theory of value. Thus the more labour that was expended by Bobby Deol the more the value that would accrue to Bobby Deol. Ergo Jitni Baar Bobby dekhega, utna labour expend ho jaayega aur utna pyaar aayega. It is actually consistent with Adam Smiths views, but not with the later marginalist economists views.

    • 2010/12/22 at 11:55 am

      You are absolutely correct Mayur. I wanted to comment on the “modern classic economics” started by Smith (a broad umbrella to include Marginalist revolution) but that point got lost in later edits of the post, for sake of entertainment. After all it is a post related to Hindi cinema, what has logic/authenticity got to do with it 🙂 I felt that since Smith is better known name it makes more sense to pit him against Bobby and Bipasha.

      As to the labor theory of utility, Smith defined labor as the discomfort or pain that one has to bear in order to produce a commodity, if something is pleasurable then their is no labor in it. So if watching Bipasha is not a pain for Bobby then there is no extra labor employed by him.

      But if we see love as a commodity then the marginalist theory fits in very well. What I was expecting was some one to comment on finer points of the law. There might be situations where marginal utility increases with consumption e.g. if you have a two tickets to a show it might be better than having a single ticket because then you can take a friend with you.

      It is your first post on this blog, how did you get to know about this post/blog?

  4. 2011/01/02 at 11:50 am

    I think he is yet to get a taste of the jugs in the song.
    Thats why the utility factor is not diminished. Of course when he gets them for free day after day.
    Then the tharki mind wants other jugs as well 😉


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