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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Mini review – Chup Chup Ke

A mini review is mini because it lacks that one thing I hate writing: a plot summary. That’s what Wikipedia is for!

Chup Chup Ke was released in 2006, produced by Ronnie Screwvala (poor guy) and directed by Priyadarshan. Priyadarshan is known for doing remakes (understatement of the year? He’s  made 64 films… 30 of which are remakes) and this is one of them, but I haven’t seen Punjabi House to be able to tell you if it’s better than this Bollywood update.

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