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Someone Psychoanalyzed "Dil Chahta Hai" And It'll Make You See The Film In A Whole New Light

Mind. Blown.

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The video compares the three protagonists to the three components of the personality as defined by Freud – the id, the superego, and the ego.

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TL;DR – The id is the part that deals with base instincts such as food, sex and aggression. The superego is the part that plays a critical and moralizing role. And the ego is the part that mediates desires between the two. The conflict between the three shapes our personalities.


The video asserts that beyond the film's more obvious plot line, the film's three characters are metaphors for the innate quirks that we all possess and the battles we fight in our subconscious every day.

Watch the eye-opening analysis here:

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