Stupid Saturday – Love Story 2050

(alternately titled Since I Knew It Was a Bad Movie, Why Did I Watch It?)

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Stupid Saturday – Song Recap

Today on Stupid Saturday we’re going to watch a song (well, I am) from each Stupid Saturday film I’ve reviewed. Let’s kick things off with the only family-friendly song from Humko Deewana Kar Gaye!

What I love about this video is that it answers a lot of questions I’ve had, such as

Do men ever sweat in front of their armpits? YES!
Do you look way more intense and depressed if you wear a stocking cap while playing video games with your nephew? YES!
Is it okay to stare at little girls on a playground if you’re Akshay Kumar? YES! (No, it is not. That was just a wee bit creepy, and I excuse a lot. And now you may be wondering why I wanted to know if it was okay to do that if I was Akshay Kumar. Am I Akshay Kumar? Ladies, calm your beating hearts– I am not Akki. I actually didn’t ask that question. It was rhetorical.)

Next up! Don’t Say Alvida, from Main Aurr Mrs Khanna:

I like it because it has the desi cousins of the scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz.

Now for a song from Dosti: Ishq Na Ishq Ho Kisise

Pretty good, actually. I think it’s interesting that the guys stand by and don’t interrupt the wedding. I guess it’s just as well, Akshay’s character’s circumstances considered, but it’s rare that an opportunity for a man to interrupt a wedding and save his true love is passed up in a Hindi film.
And Bobby looks so sad. It’s breaking my dil.

Next up! This song from Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge is interesting to me because I haven’t seen a lot films which feature Muslim songs. Muslim characters, yes, Muslim songs, no. I can’t remember what it means, though… but Farah Khan choreographed the dancing, so it is worth a watch!

And now for one with some English! Everybody sing, “WHAT’S THIS SONG?”

Chham Se, of course, from Dus. This is the only “appropriate” song from the whole movie. All of the others contain some really questionable material (yes, I sound like an old auntie, I know). But this one is fun! I like to sing it to myself whenever I meet knew people. They never think that’s weird at all. Also, way to keep it classy with a pleather choli, Shilpa. Actually, no, considering it’s a pleather choli, that was pretty classy. And Sanju, that was pretty cute.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little trip. I know I always love revisiting dumb Hindi films to again view the, um, interesting moments they have given me.

Stupid Saturday – What’s Your Rashee

When I heard about this movie I really wanted to see it. Priyanka Chopra in twelve roles! What fun! Truth be told, I love Priyanka; I don’t know whether it’s because she went to highschool in Iowa, that she was in Salaam-e-Ishq, one of my first Bollywood experiences, or just that she’s really, really cute. Whatever it is, I like her.

I didn’t know anything about Harman Baweja coming into this film, except that a bunch of people think that he looks like Hrithik Roshan. Which I can sort of see. In any case, he is pretty cute.
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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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Stupid Saturday – Shortkut: The Con is On

Okay, I hate to complain about Bollywood stuff, because I pretty much love it all, so when Hannah started Stupid Saturday I was skeptical. Since then I’ve thought of lots of things that fit nicely with Stupid Saturday, so you’ll probably hear from me pretty often on this day. Nonetheless, none of this should be taken to mean that I hate the stuff, only that it crosses the line from a little weird to what on earth? a bit too often.

So Shortkut stars Akshaye Khanna and Arshad Warsi, which ought (it really ought) to be a winning combination. It worked pretty well in Hulchul. But here? Nahin. The movie also was produced by Anil Kapoor, so it goes to show how people you trust can let you down.

Just look at that! What a nice movie poster! Akshaye, Amrita Rao, and Arshad all look very nice. Let’s just stop here.

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