dangermousie: (SeI)
One of my most anticipated movies of the year is the Bollywood flick Kurbaan, starring real-life couple, and huge [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie favorites, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor.



From its promos, Kurbaan seems to belong to that small but uniquely Indian movie subgenre - terrorist love stories. (Other notable examples include Dil Se, Mission Kashmir, Fanaa, Dev and New York). You are basically not a Bollywood star if you haven't played in a terrorist movie. In those movies the terrorist, male or female, is never condoned but is portrayed as a damaged person who will, it being Bollywood, decide to probably die for love of guy, girl, parents, or just grand cinematic exit. There are of course plenty of straightforward "terrorists are here to kill our children but Sunny Deol will save us" type, but Kurbaan is unlikely to be the latter.

In Kurbaan, from what I can tell, Kareena falls in love with the scruffily appealing Saif. However, unlike in real life, this Saif isn't a divorced-movie-star-slash-prince, but an Islamic Studies professor who takes her to dreary snowy North America after marriage. It is there Kareena discovers her husband is...*deep breath*...terrorist mastermind. NAAAAAAAAHIN! Has the girl never watched Fanaa? Never trust those charming guys played by Bollywood stars with last name of Khan.

Kareena decides to stop her deadly darling once and for all. Perhaps she did watch Fanaa, after all.

Anyway - what will happen? I don't know but anticipate finding out. Saif can do dark and even repulsive really well (Omkara) and Kareena is a wonderful actress in a good movie (Asoka, Dev), so yes please.

He wants your nukes but will settle for your underwear )
dangermousie: (SeI)
One of my most anticipated movies of the year is the Bollywood flick Kurbaan, starring real-life couple, and huge [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie favorites, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor.



From its promos, Kurbaan seems to belong to that small but uniquely Indian movie subgenre - terrorist love stories. (Other notable examples include Dil Se, Mission Kashmir, Fanaa, Dev and New York). You are basically not a Bollywood star if you haven't played in a terrorist movie. In those movies the terrorist, male or female, is never condoned but is portrayed as a damaged person who will, it being Bollywood, decide to probably die for love of guy, girl, parents, or just grand cinematic exit. There are of course plenty of straightforward "terrorists are here to kill our children but Sunny Deol will save us" type, but Kurbaan is unlikely to be the latter.

In Kurbaan, from what I can tell, Kareena falls in love with the scruffily appealing Saif. However, unlike in real life, this Saif isn't a divorced-movie-star-slash-prince, but an Islamic Studies professor who takes her to dreary snowy North America after marriage. It is there Kareena discovers her husband is...*deep breath*...terrorist mastermind. NAAAAAAAAHIN! Has the girl never watched Fanaa? Never trust those charming guys played by Bollywood stars with last name of Khan.

Kareena decides to stop her deadly darling once and for all. Perhaps she did watch Fanaa, after all.

Anyway - what will happen? I don't know but anticipate finding out. Saif can do dark and even repulsive really well (Omkara) and Kareena is a wonderful actress in a good movie (Asoka, Dev), so yes please.

He wants your nukes but will settle for your underwear )
dangermousie: (SeI)
One of my most anticipated movies of the year is the Bollywood flick Kurbaan, starring real-life couple, and huge [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie favorites, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor.



From its promos, Kurbaan seems to belong to that small but uniquely Indian movie subgenre - terrorist love stories. (Other notable examples include Dil Se, Mission Kashmir, Fanaa, Dev and New York). You are basically not a Bollywood star if you haven't played in a terrorist movie. In those movies the terrorist, male or female, is never condoned but is portrayed as a damaged person who will, it being Bollywood, decide to probably die for love of guy, girl, parents, or just grand cinematic exit. There are of course plenty of straightforward "terrorists are here to kill our children but Sunny Deol will save us" type, but Kurbaan is unlikely to be the latter.

In Kurbaan, from what I can tell, Kareena falls in love with the scruffily appealing Saif. However, unlike in real life, this Saif isn't a divorced-movie-star-slash-prince, but an Islamic Studies professor who takes her to dreary snowy North America after marriage. It is there Kareena discovers her husband is...*deep breath*...terrorist mastermind. NAAAAAAAAHIN! Has the girl never watched Fanaa? Never trust those charming guys played by Bollywood stars with last name of Khan.

Kareena decides to stop her deadly darling once and for all. Perhaps she did watch Fanaa, after all.

Anyway - what will happen? I don't know but anticipate finding out. Saif can do dark and even repulsive really well (Omkara) and Kareena is a wonderful actress in a good movie (Asoka, Dev), so yes please.

He wants your nukes but will settle for your underwear )
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
First off, a trailer for upcoming Bollywood movie Kurbaan which might as well have been titled "So I married a terrorist." I am highly interested in it because (1) I have always found Bollywood complicated attitude to terrorism fascinating - he or she is always a condemned, wrong, doomed figure but there is also a certain nuance - many of them are protagonists of their stories and not just shadowy enemies, and even have romances (Dil Se, Fanaa, Mission Kashmir, Fida, New York, Fiza). It often makes for dark, good movies; (2) I love Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor - they are some of my most favorite Bollywood actors.



My second foray into Telugu cinema (after Desamuduru), namely Pokiri, was a huge success - I loved it, even if I forwarded past a number of fights. Mahesh Babu, who plays the titular pokiri, a hired mafia killer who in the middle of a mob war falls in love with an innocent college student, is my newest crush. The heroine was adorable but I loved hero's tough-gal mob friend even more.

I am definitely going to watch much much more Southie stuff - preferably Telugu as it seems to be more my thing than Tamil stuff. Southie movies remind me of older Bollywood movies - less gloss and production values but that is appealing in itself - the gloss has stamped out all the heart of many Bolly movies - they are slick, well-cut, and achingly empty. They have heroines who look like beatiful women as opposed to plastic dolls, normal locations for songs, a certain grounded feelings, and a lot of heart.

South Indian movies for me...

Recs?

I think I want to check out Kannada movies too - Love Guru has an awesome soundtrack.

dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
First off, a trailer for upcoming Bollywood movie Kurbaan which might as well have been titled "So I married a terrorist." I am highly interested in it because (1) I have always found Bollywood complicated attitude to terrorism fascinating - he or she is always a condemned, wrong, doomed figure but there is also a certain nuance - many of them are protagonists of their stories and not just shadowy enemies, and even have romances (Dil Se, Fanaa, Mission Kashmir, Fida, New York, Fiza). It often makes for dark, good movies; (2) I love Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor - they are some of my most favorite Bollywood actors.



My second foray into Telugu cinema (after Desamuduru), namely Pokiri, was a huge success - I loved it, even if I forwarded past a number of fights. Mahesh Babu, who plays the titular pokiri, a hired mafia killer who in the middle of a mob war falls in love with an innocent college student, is my newest crush. The heroine was adorable but I loved hero's tough-gal mob friend even more.

I am definitely going to watch much much more Southie stuff - preferably Telugu as it seems to be more my thing than Tamil stuff. Southie movies remind me of older Bollywood movies - less gloss and production values but that is appealing in itself - the gloss has stamped out all the heart of many Bolly movies - they are slick, well-cut, and achingly empty. They have heroines who look like beatiful women as opposed to plastic dolls, normal locations for songs, a certain grounded feelings, and a lot of heart.

South Indian movies for me...

Recs?

I think I want to check out Kannada movies too - Love Guru has an awesome soundtrack.

dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
First off, a trailer for upcoming Bollywood movie Kurbaan which might as well have been titled "So I married a terrorist." I am highly interested in it because (1) I have always found Bollywood complicated attitude to terrorism fascinating - he or she is always a condemned, wrong, doomed figure but there is also a certain nuance - many of them are protagonists of their stories and not just shadowy enemies, and even have romances (Dil Se, Fanaa, Mission Kashmir, Fida, New York, Fiza). It often makes for dark, good movies; (2) I love Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor - they are some of my most favorite Bollywood actors.



My second foray into Telugu cinema (after Desamuduru), namely Pokiri, was a huge success - I loved it, even if I forwarded past a number of fights. Mahesh Babu, who plays the titular pokiri, a hired mafia killer who in the middle of a mob war falls in love with an innocent college student, is my newest crush. The heroine was adorable but I loved hero's tough-gal mob friend even more.

I am definitely going to watch much much more Southie stuff - preferably Telugu as it seems to be more my thing than Tamil stuff. Southie movies remind me of older Bollywood movies - less gloss and production values but that is appealing in itself - the gloss has stamped out all the heart of many Bolly movies - they are slick, well-cut, and achingly empty. They have heroines who look like beatiful women as opposed to plastic dolls, normal locations for songs, a certain grounded feelings, and a lot of heart.

South Indian movies for me...

Recs?

I think I want to check out Kannada movies too - Love Guru has an awesome soundtrack.

dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
A new teaser for IRIS is out (thank you to [livejournal.com profile] clairiere for the heads-up):



October 14 cannot come soon enough.

Also, Is that Lee Byung Hun getting tortured? Ummmmm. Thank you, TPTB! But I bet it doesn't top Lobbyist on h/c scale (that was the only time I went 'enough is enough writer, your id is showing.')

Why do I not have a Lee Byung Hun icon btw?

As as we are on the topic of dangerous shirtless men, here is eye-popping poster for the upcoming Bollywood flick Kurbaan, featuring the stars (and real-life couple) Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Click to enlarge.



Taken from [livejournal.com profile] wasabi_girl1.
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
A new teaser for IRIS is out (thank you to [livejournal.com profile] clairiere for the heads-up):



October 14 cannot come soon enough.

Also, Is that Lee Byung Hun getting tortured? Ummmmm. Thank you, TPTB! But I bet it doesn't top Lobbyist on h/c scale (that was the only time I went 'enough is enough writer, your id is showing.')

Why do I not have a Lee Byung Hun icon btw?

As as we are on the topic of dangerous shirtless men, here is eye-popping poster for the upcoming Bollywood flick Kurbaan, featuring the stars (and real-life couple) Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Click to enlarge.



Taken from [livejournal.com profile] wasabi_girl1.
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
A new teaser for IRIS is out (thank you to [livejournal.com profile] clairiere for the heads-up):



October 14 cannot come soon enough.

Also, Is that Lee Byung Hun getting tortured? Ummmmm. Thank you, TPTB! But I bet it doesn't top Lobbyist on h/c scale (that was the only time I went 'enough is enough writer, your id is showing.')

Why do I not have a Lee Byung Hun icon btw?

As as we are on the topic of dangerous shirtless men, here is eye-popping poster for the upcoming Bollywood flick Kurbaan, featuring the stars (and real-life couple) Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Click to enlarge.



Taken from [livejournal.com profile] wasabi_girl1.
dangermousie: (Eklavya: Saif Vidya)
This morning, I watched all the hosted bits by Shahrukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan for Filmfares 2008. OMG. If Oscars were like this, I'd watch religiously. I almost laughed myself sick.

That is one of many reasons I love Bollywood: they don't take themselves too seriously. Two of the biggest Bollywood stars, mercilessly mocking themselves and everyone in the audience, or dancing in towels, or getting Akshay Kumar, another big star, to play along. Why can't Hollywood be like this?

My favorite bits were with Akshay Kumar, the mocking of RGV (ugh, hate his pretentious awful sleazy self), and all the slash stuff with SRK and Saif. And is it me, or was Kareena Kapoor almost literally glowing every time she looked at Saif? She looked utterly besotted. And who could blame her. That was kinda adorable. I am beginning to think she just might end up Mrs. Nawab after all (or whatever is the term for a female Princess). Also, I was worried about her slimming down too much for Tashan (Aditya Chopra and his fixation on skeletons, UGH!) but she looked good. (Kareena is my favorite working actress except for Kajol, so there :P)

GO BOLLYWOOD!

In other news, one of the reasons I love Bollywood movies is because they are...well...pretty.

Behind the cut are a bunch of poster-wallpapers of various recent/upcoming flicks. Some are good movies, some not so good. But the images? The images are gorgeous.

Click here for prettiness )

And to conclude on another Bolly note, I kept picking my Kapoors book on and off, as each 'chapter' is about a different member of the family, so I didn't have to read it at a binge.

Shashi Kapoor rambles )

ETA: Browsing BollyWHAT, I found some Kareena/Saif pics. Heee. I love Bolly celebrity couples. Whether they stay together or have a trainwreck and break up, they always amuse me greatly.

E.g.:



(you can see the tattoo of her name on his arm. It's huge! Seriously, how drunk was he when he got it? Also, I wonder what his ex-wife thinks. I bet he never got her name tattooed on any visible part of his body :D)

More pics )
dangermousie: (Eklavya: Saif Vidya)
This morning, I watched all the hosted bits by Shahrukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan for Filmfares 2008. OMG. If Oscars were like this, I'd watch religiously. I almost laughed myself sick.

That is one of many reasons I love Bollywood: they don't take themselves too seriously. Two of the biggest Bollywood stars, mercilessly mocking themselves and everyone in the audience, or dancing in towels, or getting Akshay Kumar, another big star, to play along. Why can't Hollywood be like this?

My favorite bits were with Akshay Kumar, the mocking of RGV (ugh, hate his pretentious awful sleazy self), and all the slash stuff with SRK and Saif. And is it me, or was Kareena Kapoor almost literally glowing every time she looked at Saif? She looked utterly besotted. And who could blame her. That was kinda adorable. I am beginning to think she just might end up Mrs. Nawab after all (or whatever is the term for a female Princess). Also, I was worried about her slimming down too much for Tashan (Aditya Chopra and his fixation on skeletons, UGH!) but she looked good. (Kareena is my favorite working actress except for Kajol, so there :P)

GO BOLLYWOOD!

In other news, one of the reasons I love Bollywood movies is because they are...well...pretty.

Behind the cut are a bunch of poster-wallpapers of various recent/upcoming flicks. Some are good movies, some not so good. But the images? The images are gorgeous.

Click here for prettiness )

And to conclude on another Bolly note, I kept picking my Kapoors book on and off, as each 'chapter' is about a different member of the family, so I didn't have to read it at a binge.

Shashi Kapoor rambles )

ETA: Browsing BollyWHAT, I found some Kareena/Saif pics. Heee. I love Bolly celebrity couples. Whether they stay together or have a trainwreck and break up, they always amuse me greatly.

E.g.:



(you can see the tattoo of her name on his arm. It's huge! Seriously, how drunk was he when he got it? Also, I wonder what his ex-wife thinks. I bet he never got her name tattooed on any visible part of his body :D)

More pics )
dangermousie: (Eklavya: Saif Vidya)
This morning, I watched all the hosted bits by Shahrukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan for Filmfares 2008. OMG. If Oscars were like this, I'd watch religiously. I almost laughed myself sick.

That is one of many reasons I love Bollywood: they don't take themselves too seriously. Two of the biggest Bollywood stars, mercilessly mocking themselves and everyone in the audience, or dancing in towels, or getting Akshay Kumar, another big star, to play along. Why can't Hollywood be like this?

My favorite bits were with Akshay Kumar, the mocking of RGV (ugh, hate his pretentious awful sleazy self), and all the slash stuff with SRK and Saif. And is it me, or was Kareena Kapoor almost literally glowing every time she looked at Saif? She looked utterly besotted. And who could blame her. That was kinda adorable. I am beginning to think she just might end up Mrs. Nawab after all (or whatever is the term for a female Princess). Also, I was worried about her slimming down too much for Tashan (Aditya Chopra and his fixation on skeletons, UGH!) but she looked good. (Kareena is my favorite working actress except for Kajol, so there :P)

GO BOLLYWOOD!

In other news, one of the reasons I love Bollywood movies is because they are...well...pretty.

Behind the cut are a bunch of poster-wallpapers of various recent/upcoming flicks. Some are good movies, some not so good. But the images? The images are gorgeous.

Click here for prettiness )

And to conclude on another Bolly note, I kept picking my Kapoors book on and off, as each 'chapter' is about a different member of the family, so I didn't have to read it at a binge.

Shashi Kapoor rambles )

ETA: Browsing BollyWHAT, I found some Kareena/Saif pics. Heee. I love Bolly celebrity couples. Whether they stay together or have a trainwreck and break up, they always amuse me greatly.

E.g.:



(you can see the tattoo of her name on his arm. It's huge! Seriously, how drunk was he when he got it? Also, I wonder what his ex-wife thinks. I bet he never got her name tattooed on any visible part of his body :D)

More pics )

OMG!!!!

Feb. 2nd, 2008 01:05 pm
dangermousie: (Eklavya: Saif Vidya)
I have shamelessly stolen this from [livejournal.com profile] filmi_girl's LJ, where it was posted by [livejournal.com profile] wasabi_girl1.

I had no interest in seeing Race.

Until now:



Bigger version under cut )

Saif. Bipasha. Shirtless. With water.

OH YES PLEASE.

OMG!!!!

Feb. 2nd, 2008 01:05 pm
dangermousie: (Eklavya: Saif Vidya)
I have shamelessly stolen this from [livejournal.com profile] filmi_girl's LJ, where it was posted by [livejournal.com profile] wasabi_girl1.

I had no interest in seeing Race.

Until now:



Bigger version under cut )

Saif. Bipasha. Shirtless. With water.

OH YES PLEASE.

OMG!!!!

Feb. 2nd, 2008 01:05 pm
dangermousie: (Eklavya: Saif Vidya)
I have shamelessly stolen this from [livejournal.com profile] filmi_girl's LJ, where it was posted by [livejournal.com profile] wasabi_girl1.

I had no interest in seeing Race.

Until now:



Bigger version under cut )

Saif. Bipasha. Shirtless. With water.

OH YES PLEASE.
dangermousie: (Eklavya: Saif Vidya)
I am totally addicted to the thought of Tara Rum Pum, an upcoming Bolly movie starring Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherji about a car racer and his family and his accident and all the other awesome stuff.

Here is the trailer:



Weeeeeeeeee!
dangermousie: (Eklavya: Saif Vidya)
I am totally addicted to the thought of Tara Rum Pum, an upcoming Bolly movie starring Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherji about a car racer and his family and his accident and all the other awesome stuff.

Here is the trailer:



Weeeeeeeeee!
dangermousie: (Eklavya: Saif Vidya)
I am totally addicted to the thought of Tara Rum Pum, an upcoming Bolly movie starring Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherji about a car racer and his family and his accident and all the other awesome stuff.

Here is the trailer:



Weeeeeeeeee!
dangermousie: (Eklavya: Saif Vidya)
I rarely get excited about Hollywood movies any more. Bollywood ones though? Oh yeah, baby. I really need to make a post about all the Bolly movies I am excited about in 2007 because there are a LOT. But this post is not about that.

This post? Total eye candy. I bring you stills from my newest obsession, a Rajastani Shakesperean tale about family betrayal, love and murder. A.k.a. Eklavya.

No spoilers, unless you consider the fact that Saif Ali Khan is smoking hot a spoiler of some sort.

Saif Ali Khan as Prince Harsh. Just the way [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie likes 'em: intense, tortured, and hot. Side note: I was very amused to see Saif play a royal. Do you think he went Method? :D Let's hope his real family is a lot less dysfunctional. Seriously, the fact that the guy is a RL prince shall never cease to amuse me.



Enter here for more goodness )
dangermousie: (Eklavya: Saif Vidya)
I rarely get excited about Hollywood movies any more. Bollywood ones though? Oh yeah, baby. I really need to make a post about all the Bolly movies I am excited about in 2007 because there are a LOT. But this post is not about that.

This post? Total eye candy. I bring you stills from my newest obsession, a Rajastani Shakesperean tale about family betrayal, love and murder. A.k.a. Eklavya.

No spoilers, unless you consider the fact that Saif Ali Khan is smoking hot a spoiler of some sort.

Saif Ali Khan as Prince Harsh. Just the way [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie likes 'em: intense, tortured, and hot. Side note: I was very amused to see Saif play a royal. Do you think he went Method? :D Let's hope his real family is a lot less dysfunctional. Seriously, the fact that the guy is a RL prince shall never cease to amuse me.



Enter here for more goodness )

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