I was mulling over what I would possibly contribute to MouchoPrema -- I had made a few notes of things in various films, but couldn't find where I'd put the screencaps I'd made. Then I just happened to watch the Malayalam film Mayamohini, which I'd been meaning to get around to watching for a while now, and I hit MouchoPrema gold!
In the film, Balakrishnan (Biju Menon) and his friend Lakshmi (Baburaj) go to Mumbai to work out a deal with rich businessman Patella. There, they meet Patella's daughter, Maya, with whom Balakrishnan becomes smitten. This, of course, leads to Lakshmi giving his friend some advice on North Indian girls:
So, Balakrishnan asks his friend:
(Words which we'll remember later in the film -- more on that in another post!)
Balakrishnan looks at himself in a mirror:
And makes a decision:
However! Maya, who has been in the hotel restaurant with friends, spies them there, and comes over to talk to Balakrishnan (with whom she is also smitten!), and to tell him (in Hindi, which Balakrishnan does not understand):
As well as not understanding what she's said, Balakrishnan misunderstands her gesture:
Lakshmi clears things up for him:
Whew! Mustache crisis averted!