Happy Birthday, Madhuri!

That’s right folks. Stupid Saturday has been postponed in favor of celebrating this gorgeous woman‘s 43rd birthdayUnfortunately, the only movie of hers I’ve seen so far is Dil and (heh heh) I was mostly absorbed in paying attention to Aamir Khan. OOOPS. :(

She has been in a lot of movies, though, and I’m sure I’ll get to watch a few more sometime, and I’m equally sure that I like her. A lot. Anyway there are a couple of her films that I’m definitely going to make an effort to see like Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and Aaja Nachle (although I want to see that one not because of Madhuri, but because I hear that Akshaye Khanna is the best villian of all time in that movie)

Anyway, since today is her birthday I thought I’d give a shout out and all that. Aaja Nachle is not her only film with Akshaye Khanna, they were also in Mohabbat together. I figured since Akshaye (along with Sunil Shetty) is more or less our unofficial mascot (don’t ask why; it’s just because we love him, okay?) a song from that movie would be appropriate. Don’t miss watching this, it’s hilarious (AND adorable!):

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Friday Favorites – Tinak Tin Tana

Well, today’s favorite is a little embarrassing for me.

This is one of the first Bollywood songs I saw– I still haven’t watched Mann, but I love, love, love this video! The exuberant hero, the perky heroine, the weirdly Indian comic relief, the singing, the dancing, the hanging out of car windows… it just made my heart happy. And don’t forget Udit and Alka.

But here’s the embarrassing thing. I always assumed this was from the 80s or at least the early 90s. But, no. It was released in 1999. Yikes. Although, really you should excuse me, because aside from hair, Aamir has looked exactly the same for the past 25 years.

And Bollywood fashions seemed to be a bit like my homeschool fashions while growing up… a few years behind. Although I doubt Manisha got her outfit at Goodwill.

Tinak Tin Tana:

Jaan-e-Mann: Let’s Fall In Love Again, Part 1

Dora helps us review another film. Here she answers some questions. Next time we’ll get her plot summary!

Who is in this movie? Salman Khan, Preity Zinta (is Shahrukh in it? Who’s the other guy?) Ed note: Akshay Kumar

Why did you like this movie? Because it had Salman Khan and it was an interesting movie that I could enjoy, and sometimes they talked in English.

What are some things that happen in the movie? Salman getting divorced, Salman having to leave his wife for a few months,

Where is it set? It starts in India, and then they go to New York City.

What are the people in NYC like? They are friendly, but they talk like Australians.

Who is Salman in love with? He is in love with Preity Zinta.

Who is Preity Zinta in love with? Salman

Is she in love with Salman the whole time? Umm… I really don’t know that.

Who else is in love? Akshay Kumar.

Did you like Akshay’s character? Yes.

Why? It was funny and amusing. He talked like an Indian.

What did you like about Salman’s character? He was nice.

Did he do anything funny? It wasn’t really funny, but it was kind of funny in an awkward way… Salman was acting like he didn’t care if Akshay married Preity Zinta.

Is there a villain in the movie? There sort of is. Pia’s (Preity Zinta) brother. But we don’t want to spoil it.

Were there are any songs you really liked? The song with all the dwarfs jumping out of closets and riding in motorcycles and singing: That song.

Why do you think they used dwarfs in that song? Were there any other dwarfs in the movie? Salman’s uncle was a dwarf.

Who played his uncle? (It is at this point that Sarah and I regret that Dora knows all about Salman Khan but doesn’t know anything about Anupam Kher).

Were there any things that you thought were silly or that really surprised you? When Salman snuck into Preity’s apartment, he found out Pia had a baby. He loves it.

With THAT surprising twist, it’s time for the…

Interval.

Tractor fight

So we’ve nearly recovered from an overwhelming weekend what with Tulip Time (which meant giving tours and running around in wooden shoes to Hannah, and selling lots of pastry to me), our brother’s college graduation, my cat running away (and being found again this Sunday!) and various other happenings. But things are somewhat back to normal now so I’m going to try to get back to posting.

BUT although I tried (I really did) to come up with something brilliant to post I guess today is not the day. So I’ll leave you with a clip from a Telugu film that my dad showed to me.

I can sort of tie this in to Tulip Time. We’re in the Midwest after all, of course our parades feature tractors (what kind of parade can you have without them?) But I’ve never seen anyone do what the guy in this video does (to tell you the truth, I suspect it to be slightly unrealistic) Apparently if you just put enough will-power into it you can make your tractor fly/jump. Awesome. But it’s not a John Deere. Too bad.

Stupid Saturday – Love Story 2050

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

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