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Don’t everybody get excited all at once

But it’s somebody’s birthday! Read the rest of this entry »


Happy Anniversary to Abhi and Aish

That’s right! Today is Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s 3rd wedding anniversary. Congrats! (not of course, that I actually think they read this blog, but they could)

Their wedding was seriously a big deal. I mean, Baby B marrying the world’s most beautiful woman (or whatever)? That is a big deal

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Song Sunday – Masakali

I didn’t manage to get to Delhi 6 last week (no pun intended) but I will this week. Tomorrow! Even if it kills me.

Masakali is sung by Mohit Chauhan. You may remember that he sang Tum Se Hi, from Jab We Met (or you may not. I didn’t). The music is by the always amazing A. R. Rahman, and the lyrics are by Prasoon Joshi.  I haven’t been able to find a good translation, but the gist of it is this– Fly and be free.

Picturized on Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor. If you like it, you can purchase the mp3 from Amazon.

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.

Okay it’s not that bad. Read the rest of this entry »

Taare Zameen Par

So you don’t believe there’s such a thing as a serious Bollywood movie? Think again. This is what Aamir Khan is for. Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth) was Aamir’s directorial debut, under unusual circumstances. He jumped in as director after they had just begun shooting the film, I believe. If you haven’t noticed yet, I think Aamir is the bee’s knees, so I was really excited to watch this film.

Actually, after finishing watching it, I wasn’t sure if I liked it or not. It takes a super long time (we’re talking about an hour) for Aamir’s character to show up, and there is so much tension before he does. But re-watching it with the Director’s Commentary (yes! There is a director’s commentary! And it’s Aamir!), I thought about it some more, and decided that I definitely like it. A lot.

Ishaan Awasthi (Darsheel Safary) struggles with school (and life), although he’s very creative and loves to paint and imagine things. He’s failing his way through 3rd grade (oops, 3rd Standard) for the second time. His parents can’t understand what’s wrong with him. Eventually they decide to send him to boarding school.

At school he sinks into depression. Part way through the term, the school’s art teacher leaves and he is replaced by Ram Shankar Nikumbh (Aamir Khan). Nikumbh notices that Ishaan is depressed (he won’t draw or paint, or even talk except when he has to), and decides to find out what is going on. Read the rest of this entry »

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