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…

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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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Marigold

This review of Marigold was written by our sister. She is almost 6.

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Stupid Saturday – Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna

Oh lordy.

I watched Main Aurr Mrs Khanna (English: Me and Mrs. Khanna. Or I and Mrs. Khanna. Or Mrs. Khanna and I. Or however you feel like translating it) because…

…I really wanted to give away two and a half hours of my life?

Actually, I watched it because Netflix told me it had Govinda in it. And I figured, Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, and Govinda— it’s got to be at least pathetically hilarious if nothing else, right?

Well, Netflix lied. It doesn’t have Govinda in it. Nope. Not even one little friendly appearance. I was cheated! Ripped off! Hustled!

Perhaps I am the one who cheated myself by finishing this movie. Haha.

Now, remember when we said we were going to be nice about Bollywood, all the time, and embrace it for its love of life and all that other hippie garbage? What fools we were!

Kidding, kidding. I’m here to tell you about the positive parts of Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna.

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Mujhse Shaadi Karogi

Will you marry me?

I’m not asking you. That’s just the name of the movie. “Mujhse shaadi karogi?” seems like a useful thing to know in case someone should propose to you in Hindi. (Well, it could happen) (Either answer “haan” or “nahin” depending on your inclination)

Mujhse Shaadi Karogi stars Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, and Priyanka Chopra (or Sallu, Akki, and Piggy Chops, if you prefer).

It involves a guy, Sameer, with anger issues (why on earth did they cast Salman? Although he claims in the making of video to not be much like his character), who promises his grandmother (awww) that he won’t ever lose his temper again, and then goes off to Goa. He has a rough start, but he falls in love with Rani (Priyanka) and everyone looks like it will work out. Enter Sunny (Akshay). Although it is clear to Sameer (and the audience) that Sunny is a jerk, he always manages to look good in front of Rani, while making Sameer look bad. “Wicked Sunny. Lock up all of your honey.” No, seriously, that’s his theme. Anyway, Sameer has to work really, really hard not to lose his temper and it looks like he will never get the girl and then (Spoiler alert! Ha ha) at the end of the movie (in the middle of a cricket match, no less) he does. Read the rest of this entry »

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