dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
[livejournal.com profile] filmi_girl and I went to see the Bollywood hit (apparently, the biggest opening ever) Bodyguard starring huge Mousie favorites Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor.

Kareena plays a rich girl who pretends she is in love with her bodyguard (Salman) to get him to loosen up but things spiral out of control. There are some gorgeous musical numbers, mondo violence, a surprisingly touching love story, a hilarious amount of comedy, and a scene in which a strategically aimed water pipe literally explodes the shirt off Salman's body.

Basically, I laughed a lot and swooned a fair amount - it was worth every penny of the ticket price. Best way to describe the vibe is that as far as I know, it is not a South Indian remake but it almost feels like it could be.

Have a gorgeous song from it:



There was also a trailer for RA 1, which I will watch no matter what because once a Sharukh fangirl, always a Sharukh fangirl, and when he came on-screen something funny happened to my insides.



Also, somehow, I did not realize that Kareena was playing his love interest in this. !!!!!! I've been obsessed with their on-screen chemistry since Asoka (which is probably my favorite Bollywood movie ever) so to see an encore...OMG dream come true!

And now I want to go and rewatch Asoka, especially all the scenes where he calls her 'my warrior' and teaches her to use a sword - skills she turns against him when, driven by her supposed death, he descends into emptiness and bloodlust and she faces him on the battlefield. OTPOTPOTP! It's so odd - in the latter half of the movie, once he turns into a monster, I hate him hate him hate him, but the moment he goes down on his knees before her, weeping and begging forgiveness, I find myself yelling "take him back take him back take him back!" Have a MV:



More MVs )

I think I am about to go on a Shahrukh binge. Also, I think I must make a much overdue Top 10 Indian Movies list.
dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
[livejournal.com profile] filmi_girl and I went to see the Bollywood hit (apparently, the biggest opening ever) Bodyguard starring huge Mousie favorites Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor.

Kareena plays a rich girl who pretends she is in love with her bodyguard (Salman) to get him to loosen up but things spiral out of control. There are some gorgeous musical numbers, mondo violence, a surprisingly touching love story, a hilarious amount of comedy, and a scene in which a strategically aimed water pipe literally explodes the shirt off Salman's body.

Basically, I laughed a lot and swooned a fair amount - it was worth every penny of the ticket price. Best way to describe the vibe is that as far as I know, it is not a South Indian remake but it almost feels like it could be.

Have a gorgeous song from it:



There was also a trailer for RA 1, which I will watch no matter what because once a Sharukh fangirl, always a Sharukh fangirl, and when he came on-screen something funny happened to my insides.



Also, somehow, I did not realize that Kareena was playing his love interest in this. !!!!!! I've been obsessed with their on-screen chemistry since Asoka (which is probably my favorite Bollywood movie ever) so to see an encore...OMG dream come true!

And now I want to go and rewatch Asoka, especially all the scenes where he calls her 'my warrior' and teaches her to use a sword - skills she turns against him when, driven by her supposed death, he descends into emptiness and bloodlust and she faces him on the battlefield. OTPOTPOTP! It's so odd - in the latter half of the movie, once he turns into a monster, I hate him hate him hate him, but the moment he goes down on his knees before her, weeping and begging forgiveness, I find myself yelling "take him back take him back take him back!" Have a MV:



More MVs )

I think I am about to go on a Shahrukh binge. Also, I think I must make a much overdue Top 10 Indian Movies list.
dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
[livejournal.com profile] filmi_girl and I went to see the Bollywood hit (apparently, the biggest opening ever) Bodyguard starring huge Mousie favorites Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor.

Kareena plays a rich girl who pretends she is in love with her bodyguard (Salman) to get him to loosen up but things spiral out of control. There are some gorgeous musical numbers, mondo violence, a surprisingly touching love story, a hilarious amount of comedy, and a scene in which a strategically aimed water pipe literally explodes the shirt off Salman's body.

Basically, I laughed a lot and swooned a fair amount - it was worth every penny of the ticket price. Best way to describe the vibe is that as far as I know, it is not a South Indian remake but it almost feels like it could be.

Have a gorgeous song from it:



There was also a trailer for RA 1, which I will watch no matter what because once a Sharukh fangirl, always a Sharukh fangirl, and when he came on-screen something funny happened to my insides.



Also, somehow, I did not realize that Kareena was playing his love interest in this. !!!!!! I've been obsessed with their on-screen chemistry since Asoka (which is probably my favorite Bollywood movie ever) so to see an encore...OMG dream come true!

And now I want to go and rewatch Asoka, especially all the scenes where he calls her 'my warrior' and teaches her to use a sword - skills she turns against him when, driven by her supposed death, he descends into emptiness and bloodlust and she faces him on the battlefield. OTPOTPOTP! It's so odd - in the latter half of the movie, once he turns into a monster, I hate him hate him hate him, but the moment he goes down on his knees before her, weeping and begging forgiveness, I find myself yelling "take him back take him back take him back!" Have a MV:



More MVs )

I think I am about to go on a Shahrukh binge. Also, I think I must make a much overdue Top 10 Indian Movies list.
dangermousie: (SEI: John and Vidya run)
For some weird reason, the movie theater I went to decided to chop off the very beginning of the movie (probably to save time). While I can live without seeing the censor's certificate and even the movie's title, it was rather odd to go straight into the song already in progress. Plus, missing precious minutes of John and Vidya cuteness should be considered a certifiable offense.

Also, our print died during climax and they had to restart it. Heh. I was probably less upset about either of these because:

a. I will have a DVD soon
b. The audience was fun (at one critical point, a little kid piped up, imitating Govinda's "I love you" ROFL)
c. I still love the movie entirely too much not to be giddy to see it in any form.

Spoilery disjointed comments )
dangermousie: (SEI: John and Vidya run)
For some weird reason, the movie theater I went to decided to chop off the very beginning of the movie (probably to save time). While I can live without seeing the censor's certificate and even the movie's title, it was rather odd to go straight into the song already in progress. Plus, missing precious minutes of John and Vidya cuteness should be considered a certifiable offense.

Also, our print died during climax and they had to restart it. Heh. I was probably less upset about either of these because:

a. I will have a DVD soon
b. The audience was fun (at one critical point, a little kid piped up, imitating Govinda's "I love you" ROFL)
c. I still love the movie entirely too much not to be giddy to see it in any form.

Spoilery disjointed comments )
dangermousie: (SEI: John and Vidya run)
For some weird reason, the movie theater I went to decided to chop off the very beginning of the movie (probably to save time). While I can live without seeing the censor's certificate and even the movie's title, it was rather odd to go straight into the song already in progress. Plus, missing precious minutes of John and Vidya cuteness should be considered a certifiable offense.

Also, our print died during climax and they had to restart it. Heh. I was probably less upset about either of these because:

a. I will have a DVD soon
b. The audience was fun (at one critical point, a little kid piped up, imitating Govinda's "I love you" ROFL)
c. I still love the movie entirely too much not to be giddy to see it in any form.

Spoilery disjointed comments )
dangermousie: (Default)
My map is making me feel all cosmopolitan. I've apparently had visitors not just from US, Canada and the UK, but also Australia, New Zealand, Brasil, Poland, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Phillipines, Germany, Spain, Sweden, India, Finland, Denmark, France and etc. Yay. Am impressive world-renown author of popular lj. Or not and am delusional geek. You pick :D

In other news, it's almost Friday which means it's almost Hana Yori Dango 2 time, which means I have an almost Pavlovian reaction. Sad but true. And on that note, full of adorableness, I bring you two awesome scans from the upcoming ep. Not very spoilery IMO, but your mileage may vary (from a magazine).

Go for Hanadan cuteness behind cut )

In other gorgeous Asian people being gorgeous news (that really should be a tag in my LJ lately), I bring you some totally awesome pictures from the launch for Salaam-e-Ishq. There are some gorgeous stars, some gorgeous clothes (and some horrible clothes) and a lot of eye candy. What's not to like. It's like a Hollywood launch only with hot people.

John Abraham (Ashu in SeI). I love the outfit, but he clearly was in such a hurry he forgot to put on a shirt:



A lot of pictures of hotness and oddness )
dangermousie: (Default)
My map is making me feel all cosmopolitan. I've apparently had visitors not just from US, Canada and the UK, but also Australia, New Zealand, Brasil, Poland, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Phillipines, Germany, Spain, Sweden, India, Finland, Denmark, France and etc. Yay. Am impressive world-renown author of popular lj. Or not and am delusional geek. You pick :D

In other news, it's almost Friday which means it's almost Hana Yori Dango 2 time, which means I have an almost Pavlovian reaction. Sad but true. And on that note, full of adorableness, I bring you two awesome scans from the upcoming ep. Not very spoilery IMO, but your mileage may vary (from a magazine).

Go for Hanadan cuteness behind cut )

In other gorgeous Asian people being gorgeous news (that really should be a tag in my LJ lately), I bring you some totally awesome pictures from the launch for Salaam-e-Ishq. There are some gorgeous stars, some gorgeous clothes (and some horrible clothes) and a lot of eye candy. What's not to like. It's like a Hollywood launch only with hot people.

John Abraham (Ashu in SeI). I love the outfit, but he clearly was in such a hurry he forgot to put on a shirt:



A lot of pictures of hotness and oddness )
dangermousie: (Default)
My map is making me feel all cosmopolitan. I've apparently had visitors not just from US, Canada and the UK, but also Australia, New Zealand, Brasil, Poland, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Phillipines, Germany, Spain, Sweden, India, Finland, Denmark, France and etc. Yay. Am impressive world-renown author of popular lj. Or not and am delusional geek. You pick :D

In other news, it's almost Friday which means it's almost Hana Yori Dango 2 time, which means I have an almost Pavlovian reaction. Sad but true. And on that note, full of adorableness, I bring you two awesome scans from the upcoming ep. Not very spoilery IMO, but your mileage may vary (from a magazine).

Go for Hanadan cuteness behind cut )

In other gorgeous Asian people being gorgeous news (that really should be a tag in my LJ lately), I bring you some totally awesome pictures from the launch for Salaam-e-Ishq. There are some gorgeous stars, some gorgeous clothes (and some horrible clothes) and a lot of eye candy. What's not to like. It's like a Hollywood launch only with hot people.

John Abraham (Ashu in SeI). I love the outfit, but he clearly was in such a hurry he forgot to put on a shirt:



A lot of pictures of hotness and oddness )
dangermousie: (SEI: Salman)
Because of my recent Bollywood kick, I went youtubing and found this:

This the the song 'Tadap Tadap' and the preceding scenes from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam with Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan. I find the movie flawed (the ending makes me want to spit nails) but it has some amazing images and some really haunting moments, and really great chemistry between Aish and Salman. I would kill to have them make another movie together, but considering their 'once a real life couple then break-up from hell' I consider that as likely as the sun freezing over. Pity. He was the only costar she had really scorching chemistry with, even better than her excellent chemistry with SRK.



So pretty. How can you not want to check out Bollywood?
dangermousie: (SEI: Salman)
Because of my recent Bollywood kick, I went youtubing and found this:

This the the song 'Tadap Tadap' and the preceding scenes from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam with Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan. I find the movie flawed (the ending makes me want to spit nails) but it has some amazing images and some really haunting moments, and really great chemistry between Aish and Salman. I would kill to have them make another movie together, but considering their 'once a real life couple then break-up from hell' I consider that as likely as the sun freezing over. Pity. He was the only costar she had really scorching chemistry with, even better than her excellent chemistry with SRK.



So pretty. How can you not want to check out Bollywood?
dangermousie: (SEI: Salman)
Because of my recent Bollywood kick, I went youtubing and found this:

This the the song 'Tadap Tadap' and the preceding scenes from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam with Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan. I find the movie flawed (the ending makes me want to spit nails) but it has some amazing images and some really haunting moments, and really great chemistry between Aish and Salman. I would kill to have them make another movie together, but considering their 'once a real life couple then break-up from hell' I consider that as likely as the sun freezing over. Pity. He was the only costar she had really scorching chemistry with, even better than her excellent chemistry with SRK.



So pretty. How can you not want to check out Bollywood?
dangermousie: (SEI: Salman kneel)
Oh, I know I shouldn't. I know they are likely pirates. I know!

But I cannot help it!

I really want a copy of Salaam e Ishq of my own, as soon as I can. Of course, I will buy a legit DVD when it comes out (did with Veer-Zaara after all) but must have stopgap. Especially when it's 2-in-1 with Guru.

I cannot help it.

Argh.

In good news though, I am giddy to find out that Amitabh is playing Khaderbhai!!!!!!!! In Shantaram!!!! With Johnny Depp!!!!! Not only will this mean I'll see Amitabh on my regular cinema screen, but he is exactly who I pictured as Khaderbhai. I remember indulging in fantasy casting for this. OMG!

Now if they only cast John Abraham as Abdullah (he was the only other character I really just pictured, from the get go), I will be in heaven.

But still, AMITABH!!!!!

If you haven't read Roberts' Shantaram, you should. My favorite book last year.

P.S. Apparently there is a Canadian movie out, called The Partition with Lana Lang playing the heroine. I read the review and it sounds like an inferior rip-off of Gadar. You know Bollywood made it when it's being ripped off as opposed to the other way around.

P.P.S. Oh Salman in my icon. Stop making me stare at you. Why can't a fantasy boyfriend kneel to me? Oh right, Mr. Mousie would be displeased :)
dangermousie: (SEI: Salman kneel)
Oh, I know I shouldn't. I know they are likely pirates. I know!

But I cannot help it!

I really want a copy of Salaam e Ishq of my own, as soon as I can. Of course, I will buy a legit DVD when it comes out (did with Veer-Zaara after all) but must have stopgap. Especially when it's 2-in-1 with Guru.

I cannot help it.

Argh.

In good news though, I am giddy to find out that Amitabh is playing Khaderbhai!!!!!!!! In Shantaram!!!! With Johnny Depp!!!!! Not only will this mean I'll see Amitabh on my regular cinema screen, but he is exactly who I pictured as Khaderbhai. I remember indulging in fantasy casting for this. OMG!

Now if they only cast John Abraham as Abdullah (he was the only other character I really just pictured, from the get go), I will be in heaven.

But still, AMITABH!!!!!

If you haven't read Roberts' Shantaram, you should. My favorite book last year.

P.S. Apparently there is a Canadian movie out, called The Partition with Lana Lang playing the heroine. I read the review and it sounds like an inferior rip-off of Gadar. You know Bollywood made it when it's being ripped off as opposed to the other way around.

P.P.S. Oh Salman in my icon. Stop making me stare at you. Why can't a fantasy boyfriend kneel to me? Oh right, Mr. Mousie would be displeased :)
dangermousie: (SEI: Salman kneel)
Oh, I know I shouldn't. I know they are likely pirates. I know!

But I cannot help it!

I really want a copy of Salaam e Ishq of my own, as soon as I can. Of course, I will buy a legit DVD when it comes out (did with Veer-Zaara after all) but must have stopgap. Especially when it's 2-in-1 with Guru.

I cannot help it.

Argh.

In good news though, I am giddy to find out that Amitabh is playing Khaderbhai!!!!!!!! In Shantaram!!!! With Johnny Depp!!!!! Not only will this mean I'll see Amitabh on my regular cinema screen, but he is exactly who I pictured as Khaderbhai. I remember indulging in fantasy casting for this. OMG!

Now if they only cast John Abraham as Abdullah (he was the only other character I really just pictured, from the get go), I will be in heaven.

But still, AMITABH!!!!!

If you haven't read Roberts' Shantaram, you should. My favorite book last year.

P.S. Apparently there is a Canadian movie out, called The Partition with Lana Lang playing the heroine. I read the review and it sounds like an inferior rip-off of Gadar. You know Bollywood made it when it's being ripped off as opposed to the other way around.

P.P.S. Oh Salman in my icon. Stop making me stare at you. Why can't a fantasy boyfriend kneel to me? Oh right, Mr. Mousie would be displeased :)
dangermousie: (Default)
I am in love. The kind of love where you want to grab your friends (and sometimes even unlucky acquaintances) and tell them about how great this movie you just saw was, and try to talk them into seeing it with you, and sort of make little collages in your head and hunt youtube for music clips.

Total, giddy, ‘this is why I love Bollywood’ love.

I don't remember the last time that time flew by so fast at the movies (even some movies which are better than SeI). Me and [livejournal.com profile] smartylibrarian looked at each other during intermission and went 'already?' and the same feeling was there at the end of the movie. This movie had crazy pace by Bollywood standards because even though it was so long, it had all those stories. I actually loved the switches between the stories as not only did it keep each story from being too drawn out (I don't think any of them could have sustained a three hour movie) but it kept one from being bogged down in one emotion. 'Had a bit of the angst with John and Vidya? Well, don't get antsy, here is some cross-cultural comedy and sweetness with Govinda and Shannon or madcap swoony screwball with Salman and Priyanka.'

This movie didn't have to work hard to be better than Love Actually for me (I am one of ten people on the world who doesn't care for LA) but this actually was about 17 times better. I loved it and plan to see it again.

Lengthy, gushy, and spoilery )
dangermousie: (Default)
I am in love. The kind of love where you want to grab your friends (and sometimes even unlucky acquaintances) and tell them about how great this movie you just saw was, and try to talk them into seeing it with you, and sort of make little collages in your head and hunt youtube for music clips.

Total, giddy, ‘this is why I love Bollywood’ love.

I don't remember the last time that time flew by so fast at the movies (even some movies which are better than SeI). Me and [livejournal.com profile] smartylibrarian looked at each other during intermission and went 'already?' and the same feeling was there at the end of the movie. This movie had crazy pace by Bollywood standards because even though it was so long, it had all those stories. I actually loved the switches between the stories as not only did it keep each story from being too drawn out (I don't think any of them could have sustained a three hour movie) but it kept one from being bogged down in one emotion. 'Had a bit of the angst with John and Vidya? Well, don't get antsy, here is some cross-cultural comedy and sweetness with Govinda and Shannon or madcap swoony screwball with Salman and Priyanka.'

This movie didn't have to work hard to be better than Love Actually for me (I am one of ten people on the world who doesn't care for LA) but this actually was about 17 times better. I loved it and plan to see it again.

Lengthy, gushy, and spoilery )
dangermousie: (Default)
I am in love. The kind of love where you want to grab your friends (and sometimes even unlucky acquaintances) and tell them about how great this movie you just saw was, and try to talk them into seeing it with you, and sort of make little collages in your head and hunt youtube for music clips.

Total, giddy, ‘this is why I love Bollywood’ love.

I don't remember the last time that time flew by so fast at the movies (even some movies which are better than SeI). Me and [livejournal.com profile] smartylibrarian looked at each other during intermission and went 'already?' and the same feeling was there at the end of the movie. This movie had crazy pace by Bollywood standards because even though it was so long, it had all those stories. I actually loved the switches between the stories as not only did it keep each story from being too drawn out (I don't think any of them could have sustained a three hour movie) but it kept one from being bogged down in one emotion. 'Had a bit of the angst with John and Vidya? Well, don't get antsy, here is some cross-cultural comedy and sweetness with Govinda and Shannon or madcap swoony screwball with Salman and Priyanka.'

This movie didn't have to work hard to be better than Love Actually for me (I am one of ten people on the world who doesn't care for LA) but this actually was about 17 times better. I loved it and plan to see it again.

Lengthy, gushy, and spoilery )
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
[livejournal.com profile] missusk and myself watched Babul last night.

I had a better time than I would have otherwise by myself, because when it got too dull we could whisper-talk and ogle Salman and/or John in unison.

The movie? Uneven. Some lovely bits but the message didn’t work for me.

Babul spoilery thoughts )

We also watched Marigold. I can’t really say too much because it was supposed to be a preview, so all I will say is I thought it was cute and funny and Salman looked incredibly hot in it (especially while wearing white). The director had a lot of interesting stories to tell, my favorite being the fact that he scheduled a half-an-hour appointment with Salman at his house in order to try to sell him on the idea of the movie (starring in it) and, he says, he showed up for that half-an-hour appointment and left Salman’s house four days later. Heh.

The movie is supposed to release sometime in March, Stateside.
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
[livejournal.com profile] missusk and myself watched Babul last night.

I had a better time than I would have otherwise by myself, because when it got too dull we could whisper-talk and ogle Salman and/or John in unison.

The movie? Uneven. Some lovely bits but the message didn’t work for me.

Babul spoilery thoughts )

We also watched Marigold. I can’t really say too much because it was supposed to be a preview, so all I will say is I thought it was cute and funny and Salman looked incredibly hot in it (especially while wearing white). The director had a lot of interesting stories to tell, my favorite being the fact that he scheduled a half-an-hour appointment with Salman at his house in order to try to sell him on the idea of the movie (starring in it) and, he says, he showed up for that half-an-hour appointment and left Salman’s house four days later. Heh.

The movie is supposed to release sometime in March, Stateside.

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