Mujhse Shaadi Karogi

Will you marry me?

I’m not asking you. That’s just the name of the movie. “Mujhse shaadi karogi?” seems like a useful thing to know in case someone should propose to you in Hindi. (Well, it could happen) (Either answer “haan” or “nahin” depending on your inclination)

Mujhse Shaadi Karogi stars Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, and Priyanka Chopra (or Sallu, Akki, and Piggy Chops, if you prefer).

It involves a guy, Sameer, with anger issues (why on earth did they cast Salman? Although he claims in the making of video to not be much like his character), who promises his grandmother (awww) that he won’t ever lose his temper again, and then goes off to Goa. He has a rough start, but he falls in love with Rani (Priyanka) and everyone looks like it will work out. Enter Sunny (Akshay). Although it is clear to Sameer (and the audience) that Sunny is a jerk, he always manages to look good in front of Rani, while making Sameer look bad. “Wicked Sunny. Lock up all of your honey.” No, seriously, that’s his theme. Anyway, Sameer has to work really, really hard not to lose his temper and it looks like he will never get the girl and then (Spoiler alert! Ha ha) at the end of the movie (in the middle of a cricket match, no less) he does.

Salman manages to play the guitar, ride a motorcycle and be shirtless, so that pretty much covers the whole hero checklist right there. No, I’m not posting a picture of him shirtless, that’s easy enough to find.

Akshay does creepy and really annoying well enough that I wasn’t sure I’d give him another chance, although I did and was glad, because I really enjoyed Jaan e Mann. Nonetheless nothing wrong with him here, it’s just that the character was really annoying.

Also, I never recognize Pryianka in movies; it’s very odd. She shows up and I say, “now who’s this actress?” Which is weird because I like her a lot.

Music by Sajid-Wajid, and although I didn’t remember most of it as particularly good, I am enjoying it on a relisten. Aaja Soniye is very good. (unfortunately no longer a free download from Amazon, but $0.89 is very reasonable for a really great performance by Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik; and I do mean great, Sonu’s vocal flexibility on this song is admirable). Actually, I’m also thinking of downloading the title song, which features Udit Narayan and Sonu.

Jeene Ke Hain Chaar Din features an energetic sounding Sonu (again) and Sunidi Chauhan, although I’m not a big fan of the video the chorus of the song is kinda fun. Anyway, there are more songs but you’ll have to watch the movie to find out if you like them.

Directed by David Dhawan, who also directed Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (which I have seen) and Partner (which I want to see), to name just a couple. Further movie connections: Choreography is by Farah Khan (who seems to have choreographed every movie, sometimes), Amrish Puri play’s Priyanka’s father, and Amrita Arora makes a “special appearance”.

The movie is pretty typical Bollywood fare, a little crazy, a little unlikely, a little weird, a lot of fun. Whether you watch it or not at least listen to Aaja Soniye. It’s worth the time.


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  1. March 22, 2010 at 10:40 pm

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