dangermousie: (WSAYF by theheaven)
I found two youtube vids that make me glee.

This is a scene from one of my favorite Bolly movies, Parineeta. Who knew Bolly movies could be so sexy?



And here are two scenes from the kdrama I am currently watching, Which Star are You From (am on ep 7). Second scene is cool and all, but it's the first that makes me die.



I haven't gotten to this yet, but can't wait. It's even cooler than the scene in ep 5 where he kneels and puts salve on her feet which have been bruised by her shoes. Mmmm, kdrama shoe fetish!
dangermousie: (WSAYF by theheaven)
I found two youtube vids that make me glee.

This is a scene from one of my favorite Bolly movies, Parineeta. Who knew Bolly movies could be so sexy?



And here are two scenes from the kdrama I am currently watching, Which Star are You From (am on ep 7). Second scene is cool and all, but it's the first that makes me die.



I haven't gotten to this yet, but can't wait. It's even cooler than the scene in ep 5 where he kneels and puts salve on her feet which have been bruised by her shoes. Mmmm, kdrama shoe fetish!
dangermousie: (WSAYF by theheaven)
I found two youtube vids that make me glee.

This is a scene from one of my favorite Bolly movies, Parineeta. Who knew Bolly movies could be so sexy?



And here are two scenes from the kdrama I am currently watching, Which Star are You From (am on ep 7). Second scene is cool and all, but it's the first that makes me die.



I haven't gotten to this yet, but can't wait. It's even cooler than the scene in ep 5 where he kneels and puts salve on her feet which have been bruised by her shoes. Mmmm, kdrama shoe fetish!
dangermousie: (BW: Saif by jadeicons)
Recently (well, not so recently. I think a year or so back), I've fallen in filmi love with Saif Ali Khan. He's a Bollywood star who's been around for over a decade. Tons of movies in the 90s. And oh boy, were they all atrociously forgettable junk? Oh yes. And his acting in them? Nothing to write home about. And then, I have no idea what happened. The mullet disappeared. The acting chops came ON. And the movie picking radar shifted in super-gear. For the last three+ years, SAK has been looking hot, acting incredibly well, and picking amazing movies. Seriously, when I look at the list of upcomings, it's his I generally anticipate the most. And he's been showing quite an amazing range.

So I present two exibits in support of my pash. One is my favorite Bolly movie of last year, Pradeep Sarkar's Parineeta, an adaptation of a literary classic about love and families set in the 1960s Calcutta. It's gorgeous, it's romantic, it's clever, it's everything a movie should be. And Saif's character Shekhar is charming and boyish. The other is this year's Omkara, an adaptation of Othello set in the wilds of modern Uttar Pradesh. It's in the running for my favorite movie this year, and SAK plays Iago as a buzz-cutted, yellow-toothed, violent lug (and steals the movie while being almost unrecognizable). Omkara is, IMO, one of the best Shakespeare adaptations there is. So here are pictures from the movies.

Parineeta, the Married Woman )

Omkara )
dangermousie: (BW: Saif by jadeicons)
Recently (well, not so recently. I think a year or so back), I've fallen in filmi love with Saif Ali Khan. He's a Bollywood star who's been around for over a decade. Tons of movies in the 90s. And oh boy, were they all atrociously forgettable junk? Oh yes. And his acting in them? Nothing to write home about. And then, I have no idea what happened. The mullet disappeared. The acting chops came ON. And the movie picking radar shifted in super-gear. For the last three+ years, SAK has been looking hot, acting incredibly well, and picking amazing movies. Seriously, when I look at the list of upcomings, it's his I generally anticipate the most. And he's been showing quite an amazing range.

So I present two exibits in support of my pash. One is my favorite Bolly movie of last year, Pradeep Sarkar's Parineeta, an adaptation of a literary classic about love and families set in the 1960s Calcutta. It's gorgeous, it's romantic, it's clever, it's everything a movie should be. And Saif's character Shekhar is charming and boyish. The other is this year's Omkara, an adaptation of Othello set in the wilds of modern Uttar Pradesh. It's in the running for my favorite movie this year, and SAK plays Iago as a buzz-cutted, yellow-toothed, violent lug (and steals the movie while being almost unrecognizable). Omkara is, IMO, one of the best Shakespeare adaptations there is. So here are pictures from the movies.

Parineeta, the Married Woman )

Omkara )
dangermousie: (BW: Saif by jadeicons)
Recently (well, not so recently. I think a year or so back), I've fallen in filmi love with Saif Ali Khan. He's a Bollywood star who's been around for over a decade. Tons of movies in the 90s. And oh boy, were they all atrociously forgettable junk? Oh yes. And his acting in them? Nothing to write home about. And then, I have no idea what happened. The mullet disappeared. The acting chops came ON. And the movie picking radar shifted in super-gear. For the last three+ years, SAK has been looking hot, acting incredibly well, and picking amazing movies. Seriously, when I look at the list of upcomings, it's his I generally anticipate the most. And he's been showing quite an amazing range.

So I present two exibits in support of my pash. One is my favorite Bolly movie of last year, Pradeep Sarkar's Parineeta, an adaptation of a literary classic about love and families set in the 1960s Calcutta. It's gorgeous, it's romantic, it's clever, it's everything a movie should be. And Saif's character Shekhar is charming and boyish. The other is this year's Omkara, an adaptation of Othello set in the wilds of modern Uttar Pradesh. It's in the running for my favorite movie this year, and SAK plays Iago as a buzz-cutted, yellow-toothed, violent lug (and steals the movie while being almost unrecognizable). Omkara is, IMO, one of the best Shakespeare adaptations there is. So here are pictures from the movies.

Parineeta, the Married Woman )

Omkara )
dangermousie: (Default)
This will mean absolutely nothing to anyone on my friends-list who is not a Bollyhollic, but I am jumping for joy (while sitting on my chair, heeee), because it seems as if my new and favorite Bollywood screen couple, Saif Ali Khan and Vidya Balan have signed on for another movie. They starred in my favorite Bolly movie this year by far, period adaptation of a Bengali classic novel Parineeta (Vidya's debut movie) and I was instantly a goner. Forget Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee (well, not forget, precisely, but I prefer Saif and Vidya's glorious elegant sepia angst), Saif and Vidya are my favorite working jodi!

They have another movie coming out next year, Eklavya which also sounds like a period movie and is by the Parineeta people, but this isn't it. This one is yet another movie by the Parineeta people, Devi Choudhurani, which I really hope gets made. The plot? Devi Choudhurani was the result of author Bankim Chandra’s sojourn in Jagdalpur, Orissa in 1882. While living there, he heard of a village girl called Prafulla who was married into a rich landowners’ family and was badly ill treated. When she was thrown out, she met a dacoit called Bhabani Pathak who inspired to take revenge on her torturers. Saif Ali Khan plays the husband of Choudharani - Brajeshwar. Sanjay Dutt (heee, just for [livejournal.com profile] thelana) plays Bhabani Pathak, a dacoit who mentors Devi Choudharani. Vidya Balan is the Devi Choudhurani. This narration is mentioned in the Statistical Account of Bengal, maintained by the British rulers of that age. Devi became a dacoit and then gave it all up for unknown reasons. But events show that a temple was built in her name in the Shikarpur Tea Estate at Rajganj in Orissa and that worship has been offered at this temple since then.

So yeah, I guess they aren't a romantic couple, seeing that she runs off from him and his hideous family for some revenge, but I don't care. I just want to see them in a movie together again. But I really hope it gets made!

For those who have no idea who I am talking about and want pictures, here are some stills from Parineeta

Stills behind the cut )
dangermousie: (Default)
This will mean absolutely nothing to anyone on my friends-list who is not a Bollyhollic, but I am jumping for joy (while sitting on my chair, heeee), because it seems as if my new and favorite Bollywood screen couple, Saif Ali Khan and Vidya Balan have signed on for another movie. They starred in my favorite Bolly movie this year by far, period adaptation of a Bengali classic novel Parineeta (Vidya's debut movie) and I was instantly a goner. Forget Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee (well, not forget, precisely, but I prefer Saif and Vidya's glorious elegant sepia angst), Saif and Vidya are my favorite working jodi!

They have another movie coming out next year, Eklavya which also sounds like a period movie and is by the Parineeta people, but this isn't it. This one is yet another movie by the Parineeta people, Devi Choudhurani, which I really hope gets made. The plot? Devi Choudhurani was the result of author Bankim Chandra’s sojourn in Jagdalpur, Orissa in 1882. While living there, he heard of a village girl called Prafulla who was married into a rich landowners’ family and was badly ill treated. When she was thrown out, she met a dacoit called Bhabani Pathak who inspired to take revenge on her torturers. Saif Ali Khan plays the husband of Choudharani - Brajeshwar. Sanjay Dutt (heee, just for [livejournal.com profile] thelana) plays Bhabani Pathak, a dacoit who mentors Devi Choudharani. Vidya Balan is the Devi Choudhurani. This narration is mentioned in the Statistical Account of Bengal, maintained by the British rulers of that age. Devi became a dacoit and then gave it all up for unknown reasons. But events show that a temple was built in her name in the Shikarpur Tea Estate at Rajganj in Orissa and that worship has been offered at this temple since then.

So yeah, I guess they aren't a romantic couple, seeing that she runs off from him and his hideous family for some revenge, but I don't care. I just want to see them in a movie together again. But I really hope it gets made!

For those who have no idea who I am talking about and want pictures, here are some stills from Parineeta

Stills behind the cut )
dangermousie: (Default)
This will mean absolutely nothing to anyone on my friends-list who is not a Bollyhollic, but I am jumping for joy (while sitting on my chair, heeee), because it seems as if my new and favorite Bollywood screen couple, Saif Ali Khan and Vidya Balan have signed on for another movie. They starred in my favorite Bolly movie this year by far, period adaptation of a Bengali classic novel Parineeta (Vidya's debut movie) and I was instantly a goner. Forget Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee (well, not forget, precisely, but I prefer Saif and Vidya's glorious elegant sepia angst), Saif and Vidya are my favorite working jodi!

They have another movie coming out next year, Eklavya which also sounds like a period movie and is by the Parineeta people, but this isn't it. This one is yet another movie by the Parineeta people, Devi Choudhurani, which I really hope gets made. The plot? Devi Choudhurani was the result of author Bankim Chandra’s sojourn in Jagdalpur, Orissa in 1882. While living there, he heard of a village girl called Prafulla who was married into a rich landowners’ family and was badly ill treated. When she was thrown out, she met a dacoit called Bhabani Pathak who inspired to take revenge on her torturers. Saif Ali Khan plays the husband of Choudharani - Brajeshwar. Sanjay Dutt (heee, just for [livejournal.com profile] thelana) plays Bhabani Pathak, a dacoit who mentors Devi Choudharani. Vidya Balan is the Devi Choudhurani. This narration is mentioned in the Statistical Account of Bengal, maintained by the British rulers of that age. Devi became a dacoit and then gave it all up for unknown reasons. But events show that a temple was built in her name in the Shikarpur Tea Estate at Rajganj in Orissa and that worship has been offered at this temple since then.

So yeah, I guess they aren't a romantic couple, seeing that she runs off from him and his hideous family for some revenge, but I don't care. I just want to see them in a movie together again. But I really hope it gets made!

For those who have no idea who I am talking about and want pictures, here are some stills from Parineeta

Stills behind the cut )
dangermousie: (Default)
Title: Wishing (I suck at titles)
Rating: PG I guess.
Fandom: Bollywood (movie Parineeta)
Spoiler warning: it WILL spoil the movie for you (though not the ending). Also, don't own blah blah.
Summary: He will come back and ask and receive forgiveness simply because she does not know herself without him. (For those who have seen the movie, this is at the end of the flashback).
Note: this still needs some work and I am tinkering with it.

Story here )
dangermousie: (Default)
Title: Wishing (I suck at titles)
Rating: PG I guess.
Fandom: Bollywood (movie Parineeta)
Spoiler warning: it WILL spoil the movie for you (though not the ending). Also, don't own blah blah.
Summary: He will come back and ask and receive forgiveness simply because she does not know herself without him. (For those who have seen the movie, this is at the end of the flashback).
Note: this still needs some work and I am tinkering with it.

Story here )
dangermousie: (Default)
Title: Wishing (I suck at titles)
Rating: PG I guess.
Fandom: Bollywood (movie Parineeta)
Spoiler warning: it WILL spoil the movie for you (though not the ending). Also, don't own blah blah.
Summary: He will come back and ask and receive forgiveness simply because she does not know herself without him. (For those who have seen the movie, this is at the end of the flashback).
Note: this still needs some work and I am tinkering with it.

Story here )
dangermousie: (Parineeta couple)
I just got back from it and I am in love! Definitely my favorite Bollywood movie this year.

First off, saw a preview for Paheli which looks gorgeous and lovely and I can't wait, Munnabhai sequel (just the minute that they showed made me giggle and feel better) and Yagna teaser which looks period, looks serious, is VVC movie (and I love him) and the cast: AB, Saif, Vidya, Sunjay etc is to die for. Saif is certainly picking great projects lately. There isn't a single movie of his lined up that I don't think can be really really great. No wonder he and Abhishek vie for a second place (SRK is always first) on m favorite Bolly actors list. OK, on to the movie.

Plot: In 1962 Calcutta, Lolita (Vidya Balan) and Shekhar (Saif Ali Khan) are best friends who grew up together. The arrival on the scene of Girish (Sunjay Dutt) who falls in love with Lolita makes them realize their feelings for each other, but misunderstandings threaten to drive them apart.

I loved the sepia, slightly tinted look of this movie. I have to say, this might simply be the most elegant BW movie I've ever seen. If it was a Hollywood production, it'd be a shoo-in for art design. I loved Bhansali's Devdas and its opulence, but this manages to be gorgeously restrained. I also loved the clothes. A BW movie where I didn't dislike a single item of clothing is a rarity indeed. In fact, the 60s clothes and atmpsphere are a delight.

I liked the story. Simple but with a focus on the characters. In fact, I wanted to movie to be longer, as I was enjoying the angst.
Acting, favorite moments, and more. Spoilers are separately marked so don't worry )

OK, I really do have more to say, but it's late and I am tired.
dangermousie: (Parineeta couple)
I just got back from it and I am in love! Definitely my favorite Bollywood movie this year.

First off, saw a preview for Paheli which looks gorgeous and lovely and I can't wait, Munnabhai sequel (just the minute that they showed made me giggle and feel better) and Yagna teaser which looks period, looks serious, is VVC movie (and I love him) and the cast: AB, Saif, Vidya, Sunjay etc is to die for. Saif is certainly picking great projects lately. There isn't a single movie of his lined up that I don't think can be really really great. No wonder he and Abhishek vie for a second place (SRK is always first) on m favorite Bolly actors list. OK, on to the movie.

Plot: In 1962 Calcutta, Lolita (Vidya Balan) and Shekhar (Saif Ali Khan) are best friends who grew up together. The arrival on the scene of Girish (Sunjay Dutt) who falls in love with Lolita makes them realize their feelings for each other, but misunderstandings threaten to drive them apart.

I loved the sepia, slightly tinted look of this movie. I have to say, this might simply be the most elegant BW movie I've ever seen. If it was a Hollywood production, it'd be a shoo-in for art design. I loved Bhansali's Devdas and its opulence, but this manages to be gorgeously restrained. I also loved the clothes. A BW movie where I didn't dislike a single item of clothing is a rarity indeed. In fact, the 60s clothes and atmpsphere are a delight.

I liked the story. Simple but with a focus on the characters. In fact, I wanted to movie to be longer, as I was enjoying the angst.
Acting, favorite moments, and more. Spoilers are separately marked so don't worry )

OK, I really do have more to say, but it's late and I am tired.
dangermousie: (Parineeta couple)
I just got back from it and I am in love! Definitely my favorite Bollywood movie this year.

First off, saw a preview for Paheli which looks gorgeous and lovely and I can't wait, Munnabhai sequel (just the minute that they showed made me giggle and feel better) and Yagna teaser which looks period, looks serious, is VVC movie (and I love him) and the cast: AB, Saif, Vidya, Sunjay etc is to die for. Saif is certainly picking great projects lately. There isn't a single movie of his lined up that I don't think can be really really great. No wonder he and Abhishek vie for a second place (SRK is always first) on m favorite Bolly actors list. OK, on to the movie.

Plot: In 1962 Calcutta, Lolita (Vidya Balan) and Shekhar (Saif Ali Khan) are best friends who grew up together. The arrival on the scene of Girish (Sunjay Dutt) who falls in love with Lolita makes them realize their feelings for each other, but misunderstandings threaten to drive them apart.

I loved the sepia, slightly tinted look of this movie. I have to say, this might simply be the most elegant BW movie I've ever seen. If it was a Hollywood production, it'd be a shoo-in for art design. I loved Bhansali's Devdas and its opulence, but this manages to be gorgeously restrained. I also loved the clothes. A BW movie where I didn't dislike a single item of clothing is a rarity indeed. In fact, the 60s clothes and atmpsphere are a delight.

I liked the story. Simple but with a focus on the characters. In fact, I wanted to movie to be longer, as I was enjoying the angst.
Acting, favorite moments, and more. Spoilers are separately marked so don't worry )

OK, I really do have more to say, but it's late and I am tired.
dangermousie: (HDDCS)
My most anticipated Bollywood movie of the year is, suprisingly, not a Shahrukh movie. It is Parineeta, starring Saif Ali Khan, Vidya Balan and Sunjay Dutt. Opens on the 10th of June. I just love the visual look of the movie (sepia and elegant), the fact that it is set in the 60s, and the fact that it appears to be rather literate (considering the source is a novel by a really classic author). Plus, it has a star-crossed love story (the author seems fond of flawed men who are loved by women much too good for them. See Devdas), and Saif in serious angst. Trust me to look at an actor primarily known for his funny scatterbrains, and prefer him the most when he angsts (eeeee, love the angsty scenes in Hum Tum). Oh, and it might end up being that super-rare BW movie where NONE of the outfits are cringe-worthy.

I have posted previously about the movie (with pics)in my lj here.

X-posted to [livejournal.com profile] bollywood

So, without much ado, more Parineeta pics:

Pictures, pictures, pictures )

ETA: Forgot one. my favorite
here )
dangermousie: (HDDCS)
My most anticipated Bollywood movie of the year is, suprisingly, not a Shahrukh movie. It is Parineeta, starring Saif Ali Khan, Vidya Balan and Sunjay Dutt. Opens on the 10th of June. I just love the visual look of the movie (sepia and elegant), the fact that it is set in the 60s, and the fact that it appears to be rather literate (considering the source is a novel by a really classic author). Plus, it has a star-crossed love story (the author seems fond of flawed men who are loved by women much too good for them. See Devdas), and Saif in serious angst. Trust me to look at an actor primarily known for his funny scatterbrains, and prefer him the most when he angsts (eeeee, love the angsty scenes in Hum Tum). Oh, and it might end up being that super-rare BW movie where NONE of the outfits are cringe-worthy.

I have posted previously about the movie (with pics)in my lj here.

X-posted to [livejournal.com profile] bollywood

So, without much ado, more Parineeta pics:

Pictures, pictures, pictures )

ETA: Forgot one. my favorite
here )
dangermousie: (HDDCS)
My most anticipated Bollywood movie of the year is, suprisingly, not a Shahrukh movie. It is Parineeta, starring Saif Ali Khan, Vidya Balan and Sunjay Dutt. Opens on the 10th of June. I just love the visual look of the movie (sepia and elegant), the fact that it is set in the 60s, and the fact that it appears to be rather literate (considering the source is a novel by a really classic author). Plus, it has a star-crossed love story (the author seems fond of flawed men who are loved by women much too good for them. See Devdas), and Saif in serious angst. Trust me to look at an actor primarily known for his funny scatterbrains, and prefer him the most when he angsts (eeeee, love the angsty scenes in Hum Tum). Oh, and it might end up being that super-rare BW movie where NONE of the outfits are cringe-worthy.

I have posted previously about the movie (with pics)in my lj here.

X-posted to [livejournal.com profile] bollywood

So, without much ado, more Parineeta pics:

Pictures, pictures, pictures )

ETA: Forgot one. my favorite
here )
dangermousie: (Default)
Is "Parineeta-The Married Woman." I guess, unlike Lucky she had Time for Love. I love the visual look (set in the 60s), the cast, and the fact that it seems a bit arthousy. (Btw, for anyone on my flist who doesn't care for BW, I am returning to scheduled ratio of posting as of tomorrow)

Plot (from RS site):
They: The film is an adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyaya’s classic novel
Me: I haven't read it, but he wrote Devdas so it can't be bad.

They: This story focuses on the differences of man and woman’s perception of love and commitment
Me: Is this an Indian version of Persuasion?

They: Orphaned at an early age, the young Lolita (Vidya Balan) finds security with a young boy Shekhar (Saif Ali Khan).
Me: The author seems to be very fond of childhood sweathearts-soulmates plot. See Devdas.

They: Lolita is very strong, flexible, innocent and blessed with an intuitive wisdom whereas Shekhar is flawed and victim of his own ego.
Me: See Devdas. Again. Also, this description is turning Lolita into a Mary Sue, which I hope she is not. And if she is all that and a bag of chips, why does she want this flawed guy?

They: Both share joys and sorrows together through childhood and adolescence. Amidst all this happening, an intense love develops between the two, which they cannot sense at all.
Me:And here Dev and Paro have one up on them.

They: Girsih (Sanjay Dutt) enters the picture as a suave, lively, chivalrous and above all sensitive man, who is also a self-made person. Then there is Koel (Raima Sen) who is carefree, free-spirited young lady.Through Grirish’s presence Shekhar and Lolita realize that there exists something between them.
Me: Girsih and Koel and Lolita and Shekhar? You mean there are BW movies where no one is named Raj, Rohit, Pooja or Priya? Wow...

They: Their love sizzles and glitters but the twists and turns of the story spin them into a web of suspicion and misunderstandings finally tearing them apart.
Me: This writer loves ornate verbs.

They:What follows next is an interesting love story knitted with classic dimensions.
Me: Gaaaah. This better not be another Devdas. If there is death and despair at the end, I'll scream. Loud. In the theater.

Pictures behind the cut. The visual look is absolutely amazing:

Parineeta, the well-dressed woman )
dangermousie: (Default)
Is "Parineeta-The Married Woman." I guess, unlike Lucky she had Time for Love. I love the visual look (set in the 60s), the cast, and the fact that it seems a bit arthousy. (Btw, for anyone on my flist who doesn't care for BW, I am returning to scheduled ratio of posting as of tomorrow)

Plot (from RS site):
They: The film is an adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyaya’s classic novel
Me: I haven't read it, but he wrote Devdas so it can't be bad.

They: This story focuses on the differences of man and woman’s perception of love and commitment
Me: Is this an Indian version of Persuasion?

They: Orphaned at an early age, the young Lolita (Vidya Balan) finds security with a young boy Shekhar (Saif Ali Khan).
Me: The author seems to be very fond of childhood sweathearts-soulmates plot. See Devdas.

They: Lolita is very strong, flexible, innocent and blessed with an intuitive wisdom whereas Shekhar is flawed and victim of his own ego.
Me: See Devdas. Again. Also, this description is turning Lolita into a Mary Sue, which I hope she is not. And if she is all that and a bag of chips, why does she want this flawed guy?

They: Both share joys and sorrows together through childhood and adolescence. Amidst all this happening, an intense love develops between the two, which they cannot sense at all.
Me:And here Dev and Paro have one up on them.

They: Girsih (Sanjay Dutt) enters the picture as a suave, lively, chivalrous and above all sensitive man, who is also a self-made person. Then there is Koel (Raima Sen) who is carefree, free-spirited young lady.Through Grirish’s presence Shekhar and Lolita realize that there exists something between them.
Me: Girsih and Koel and Lolita and Shekhar? You mean there are BW movies where no one is named Raj, Rohit, Pooja or Priya? Wow...

They: Their love sizzles and glitters but the twists and turns of the story spin them into a web of suspicion and misunderstandings finally tearing them apart.
Me: This writer loves ornate verbs.

They:What follows next is an interesting love story knitted with classic dimensions.
Me: Gaaaah. This better not be another Devdas. If there is death and despair at the end, I'll scream. Loud. In the theater.

Pictures behind the cut. The visual look is absolutely amazing:

Parineeta, the well-dressed woman )

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