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 »

Song Sunday – Mere Maa

First, a howdy (namaste? howdy? same thing, right?) to all our recent commenters. We’ve been a little busy to reply, but you should see us dashing up the stairs to tell the other “We got a comment!” :) Our big project for this week is to get up some links to other blogs and maybe give a little description of why we like and read them. It’s so great to see so many of our favorite bloggers visiting us! Main thrilled hoon.

Now to the song! I’ve been very, very, very slowly watching Taare Zameen Par with Aamir’s commentary, and thinking about what a masterpiece of cinematography that movie is! He’s so careful about movie making.

Darsheel, of course, is brilliant and adorable. My heart aches whenever I watch this song. So of course I watch it constantly. Mere Maa:

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:

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.

Song Sunday – Kaise Mujhe

Here goes with you song for Song Sunday. It’s from Ghajini. I’m not going to tell you much more, because I’m going to cry just thinking about the movie. *sniff* Anyway, I love this song; it’s just packed with emotion, and it’s by A.R. Rahman, who pretty much totally rocks. What’s more, it’s picturized (I love that word) on Aamir and Asin, so the video is lovely too!

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