Stupid Saturday – Humko Deewana Kar Gaye

We’ve already got Song Sunday and Friday Favorites, so why not give all the days of the week catchy little titles? Okay, or not. But I think Stupid Saturday is a good idea. We spend the rest of the week reviewing movies we think you should watch. There ought to be a time for us to tell you about the movies you probably shouldn’t watch.

It’s no secret that there are a lot of really bad Bollywood films– the Hindi film industry is one of the largest in the world, so it would follow that along with awesome films, some not-so-awesome ones get made. And we have seen many of those not-so-awesome films.

These aren’t the same as films we don’t enjoy that much (Taxi 9211) or films that don’t live up to their potential (Chup Chup Ke). There’s room for tastes and various levels of quality. But Stupid Saturday films are just stupid. Why do we watch them, then? Availability. The dumber a movie is, the more likely it is it will be easily available, apparently. Nobody cares if you upload Dosti: Friends Forever to Youtube, because who was going to buy it anyway?

I thought we should start off with a truly bland and awful one– Humko Deewana Kar GayeHDKG was released in 2006, and stars Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif. I have a high tolerance for Akki. I think his voice and laugh are really cute, and no one does naively sincere like him. But, man, he’s in some terrible movies. Read the rest of this entry »