dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
A lot of you probably have no idea, seeing that this LJ is so heavily drama-centric, but I am hopelessly devoted to Indian movies - both Bollywood and South Indian (Tamil and Telugu, in particular).

And I am currently watching Anjaana Anjaani, a Bolly flick starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, and am madly in love!

It's so sweet and breezy and romantic and darling.

Have a MV:



The story is "only in Bollywood" - Ranbir Kapoor plans to kill himself because his sart-up company is about go under - he has a huge loan and is unable to clear it. Priyanka decides to do the same because she just caught her fiance cheating on her. That is how they bump into each other - both attempt to jump off the same bridge. They try but fail to kill themselves, strike an odd friendship when recuperating and make a pledge to attempt it again in 20 days - at the end of the year. But until then they are going to travel together and do the things they always wanted to do. And the story goes from there.

Sure, it's an outrageous premise but despite it, the movie is sweet and quite cheerful and certainly v.v. romantic. It helps if you are a Ranbir and/or Priyanka fan (I am) but not necessary. Have another song, this time from the movie itself:

dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
A lot of you probably have no idea, seeing that this LJ is so heavily drama-centric, but I am hopelessly devoted to Indian movies - both Bollywood and South Indian (Tamil and Telugu, in particular).

And I am currently watching Anjaana Anjaani, a Bolly flick starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, and am madly in love!

It's so sweet and breezy and romantic and darling.

Have a MV:



The story is "only in Bollywood" - Ranbir Kapoor plans to kill himself because his sart-up company is about go under - he has a huge loan and is unable to clear it. Priyanka decides to do the same because she just caught her fiance cheating on her. That is how they bump into each other - both attempt to jump off the same bridge. They try but fail to kill themselves, strike an odd friendship when recuperating and make a pledge to attempt it again in 20 days - at the end of the year. But until then they are going to travel together and do the things they always wanted to do. And the story goes from there.

Sure, it's an outrageous premise but despite it, the movie is sweet and quite cheerful and certainly v.v. romantic. It helps if you are a Ranbir and/or Priyanka fan (I am) but not necessary. Have another song, this time from the movie itself:

dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
A lot of you probably have no idea, seeing that this LJ is so heavily drama-centric, but I am hopelessly devoted to Indian movies - both Bollywood and South Indian (Tamil and Telugu, in particular).

And I am currently watching Anjaana Anjaani, a Bolly flick starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, and am madly in love!

It's so sweet and breezy and romantic and darling.

Have a MV:



The story is "only in Bollywood" - Ranbir Kapoor plans to kill himself because his sart-up company is about go under - he has a huge loan and is unable to clear it. Priyanka decides to do the same because she just caught her fiance cheating on her. That is how they bump into each other - both attempt to jump off the same bridge. They try but fail to kill themselves, strike an odd friendship when recuperating and make a pledge to attempt it again in 20 days - at the end of the year. But until then they are going to travel together and do the things they always wanted to do. And the story goes from there.

Sure, it's an outrageous premise but despite it, the movie is sweet and quite cheerful and certainly v.v. romantic. It helps if you are a Ranbir and/or Priyanka fan (I am) but not necessary. Have another song, this time from the movie itself:

dangermousie: (SEI: Salman kneel)
Just got back from Saawariya. (see tag for summary and pics of this)

Oh. I have so much meta. The last time a Bollywood movie engaged me so much was Eklavya. Oh. The funny thing is, I can understand why some people loathed it. It just none of those reasons matter to me, whatsoever. Saawariya is pure, distilled Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Concentrated. If you don't like SLB you are going to loathe this movie. OTOH, if you are like me, and adore SLB (I will watch him film a phone book. He is literally my favorite working Indian director)...then you will love this.

It has all the usual SLB tropes: fantastical, highly stylized setting, fallen women, young love thwarted or transmuted, obsession with underpinning of darkness, loss, absent parental figures, wait and separation, a concentrated passion, and, above all, and the reason I love SLB so, moments of such transcendent (yes, I am not afraid to use this word) beauty, you want to hold them as still images inside your eyes.

Saawariya is really pure SLB, a movie that is part fevered dream, part expressionistic silent movie: dialogues are almost not needed in this movie: it's not about conversations, as it so rarely is with Bhansali. It is significant that two of his movies were largely set in a world of silence: Khamoshi, with the two mute parents, and Manisha Koirala mainly speaking to them through sign language. And Black, with Rani Mukehrji's character being deaf. And even in his movies without the handicap of muteness, what I remember are not words: Ajay Devgan's tortured eyes in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Madhuri's hair breaking a mirror in Devdas, or Ranbir and Sonam's sillouettes dancing a complicated dance around each other, ostensibly to avoid potholes but in reality something else entirely, dream-beatiful, dream-logical.

Lengthy write-up, comparing this to the rest of SLB's movies, and with spoilers for Saawariya )
dangermousie: (SEI: Salman kneel)
Just got back from Saawariya. (see tag for summary and pics of this)

Oh. I have so much meta. The last time a Bollywood movie engaged me so much was Eklavya. Oh. The funny thing is, I can understand why some people loathed it. It just none of those reasons matter to me, whatsoever. Saawariya is pure, distilled Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Concentrated. If you don't like SLB you are going to loathe this movie. OTOH, if you are like me, and adore SLB (I will watch him film a phone book. He is literally my favorite working Indian director)...then you will love this.

It has all the usual SLB tropes: fantastical, highly stylized setting, fallen women, young love thwarted or transmuted, obsession with underpinning of darkness, loss, absent parental figures, wait and separation, a concentrated passion, and, above all, and the reason I love SLB so, moments of such transcendent (yes, I am not afraid to use this word) beauty, you want to hold them as still images inside your eyes.

Saawariya is really pure SLB, a movie that is part fevered dream, part expressionistic silent movie: dialogues are almost not needed in this movie: it's not about conversations, as it so rarely is with Bhansali. It is significant that two of his movies were largely set in a world of silence: Khamoshi, with the two mute parents, and Manisha Koirala mainly speaking to them through sign language. And Black, with Rani Mukehrji's character being deaf. And even in his movies without the handicap of muteness, what I remember are not words: Ajay Devgan's tortured eyes in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Madhuri's hair breaking a mirror in Devdas, or Ranbir and Sonam's sillouettes dancing a complicated dance around each other, ostensibly to avoid potholes but in reality something else entirely, dream-beatiful, dream-logical.

Lengthy write-up, comparing this to the rest of SLB's movies, and with spoilers for Saawariya )
dangermousie: (SEI: Salman kneel)
Just got back from Saawariya. (see tag for summary and pics of this)

Oh. I have so much meta. The last time a Bollywood movie engaged me so much was Eklavya. Oh. The funny thing is, I can understand why some people loathed it. It just none of those reasons matter to me, whatsoever. Saawariya is pure, distilled Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Concentrated. If you don't like SLB you are going to loathe this movie. OTOH, if you are like me, and adore SLB (I will watch him film a phone book. He is literally my favorite working Indian director)...then you will love this.

It has all the usual SLB tropes: fantastical, highly stylized setting, fallen women, young love thwarted or transmuted, obsession with underpinning of darkness, loss, absent parental figures, wait and separation, a concentrated passion, and, above all, and the reason I love SLB so, moments of such transcendent (yes, I am not afraid to use this word) beauty, you want to hold them as still images inside your eyes.

Saawariya is really pure SLB, a movie that is part fevered dream, part expressionistic silent movie: dialogues are almost not needed in this movie: it's not about conversations, as it so rarely is with Bhansali. It is significant that two of his movies were largely set in a world of silence: Khamoshi, with the two mute parents, and Manisha Koirala mainly speaking to them through sign language. And Black, with Rani Mukehrji's character being deaf. And even in his movies without the handicap of muteness, what I remember are not words: Ajay Devgan's tortured eyes in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Madhuri's hair breaking a mirror in Devdas, or Ranbir and Sonam's sillouettes dancing a complicated dance around each other, ostensibly to avoid potholes but in reality something else entirely, dream-beatiful, dream-logical.

Lengthy write-up, comparing this to the rest of SLB's movies, and with spoilers for Saawariya )
dangermousie: (ALTK 2 by alexandral)
This video makes me grin and grin and grin.

This is Ranibir and Sonam Kapoor performing on some TV program one of the numbers from upcoming Saawariya (in which they star).



OMG. Adorableness. Sheer adorableness. I really hope the movie does well and they both become stars (SLB is kinda insane having two unknowns as leads, even if they are Rishi's son and Anil's daughter, and then pitting it against Om Shanti Om which was born to be a psycho blockbuster). I think Sonam is gorgeous and Ranbir should be a star because I want a new leading man who is a good dancer. The last time we had a new Bolly star who was a great dancer was with Hrithik and he debuted in what, 2001? Plus, he reminds me of Rishi when he was young, so big plus.
dangermousie: (ALTK 2 by alexandral)
This video makes me grin and grin and grin.

This is Ranibir and Sonam Kapoor performing on some TV program one of the numbers from upcoming Saawariya (in which they star).



OMG. Adorableness. Sheer adorableness. I really hope the movie does well and they both become stars (SLB is kinda insane having two unknowns as leads, even if they are Rishi's son and Anil's daughter, and then pitting it against Om Shanti Om which was born to be a psycho blockbuster). I think Sonam is gorgeous and Ranbir should be a star because I want a new leading man who is a good dancer. The last time we had a new Bolly star who was a great dancer was with Hrithik and he debuted in what, 2001? Plus, he reminds me of Rishi when he was young, so big plus.
dangermousie: (ALTK 2 by alexandral)
This video makes me grin and grin and grin.

This is Ranibir and Sonam Kapoor performing on some TV program one of the numbers from upcoming Saawariya (in which they star).



OMG. Adorableness. Sheer adorableness. I really hope the movie does well and they both become stars (SLB is kinda insane having two unknowns as leads, even if they are Rishi's son and Anil's daughter, and then pitting it against Om Shanti Om which was born to be a psycho blockbuster). I think Sonam is gorgeous and Ranbir should be a star because I want a new leading man who is a good dancer. The last time we had a new Bolly star who was a great dancer was with Hrithik and he debuted in what, 2001? Plus, he reminds me of Rishi when he was young, so big plus.

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