Various News

Well, we just finished watching My Name is Khan. The phrases I said the most while watching it were “Oh. My. GOSH.” and “What the HECK?” because it was a bizarre experience. In fact, after watching it, I’ve decided to take back the happy birthday wishes for KJo, because I’m seriously freaked out now. No, I still love him. But I wonder how an educated, privileged, well-traveled man could get the US so entirely wrong in such a totally weird way. I really do.

Karan claims to have “outgrown mush” and this news story (about the new film I Hate Luv Stories) even claims that My Name is Khan is a serious political-human statement, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating, my friends, and I’m just not convinced.

I like Imran’s take on the film, (I Hate Luv Stories, not My Name is Khan). “We are making films for the Indian industry so why not just make it the way everyone loves them? Read the rest of this entry »

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Song Sunday – Kholo Kholo

It’s Sunday again! I actually had a terrible time coming up with a song to post today. We normally avoid lip-synching in favor of montage/action-type stuff for song Sunday songs; sometimes it can be hard to think of something (and if you haven’t noticed, it’s been me, Sarah, posting the past few days instead of Hannah, because she’s been off visiting friends, so I’ve been running out of fresh material pretty quickly).

Anyway, I finally decided to give you Kholo Kholo from Taare Zameen Par, it’s very pretty and very awesome. Sometime soon I will have to update you on my Aamir watching activities, since Hannah and I recently watched Ghajini together, and I just watched Fanaa (it’s on Netflix Instant Watch!), and I will hopefully re-watch Rang De Basanti so I can do justice to it in a review. Oddly, all three of those movies I listed make me cry and shout “Kyun? Kyun?!?!?” (“why? why?”) at the TV. I guess that’s just Aamir for you. Anyway, here’s your song.

Stupid Saturday – Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge

I’m excited to write about Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge (2002; Eng: You will not forget) This movie is very dear to me. Let’s start out with a clip you have got to see:

So there you have TNBP pretty well represented –

Dia Mirza being terribly cute
Salman trading on his charm (don’t tell me it doesn’t work on you)
– Enjoyable choreography by Farah Khan
– Fairly good music
– Some poor costume choices
– Older men with big mustaches looking really intense
– Totally inexplicable evil people with bad hair showing up at random spots

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Vivah

For Kristen, who asked.

Vivah (English: Marriage) is a thoroughly delightful, almost totally plotless romantic film. The story follows Prem (Shahid Kapoor) and Poonam (Amrita Rao) from their arranged engagement to their wedding. And that’s just about it, although there’s a slight problem at the end that they have to learn to overcome. I say slight because although it is obviously significant to their lives, it isn’t that significant to the movie; it’s just a confirmation that their love and the arranged marriage will last.

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Stupid Saturday – Dus

(Stupid Saturday was postponed until Monday.)

Time for Dus! Whoohoo!

Hehehe. I don’t even know where to begin on this one. Dus (Ten) has more redeeming qualities to it than Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (namely, Sanjay Dutt, Abhishek Bachchan, and Sunil Shetty. I’ll watch anything with Sunil in it) and yet it was probably a worse movie. That in itself is pretty impressive, however.

I can’t quite decide if Dus is so bad it’s good. It’s right on the edge. For me, it just made it into the ‘good’ category, but I suspect for most people it would just be BAD. Read the rest of this entry »

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