dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
Yash Chopra has died :(

Some of his movies (Veer-Zaara, Deewar, etc) are all-time favorites of mine.

:(

Have a song from Veer Zaara (where Zaara is progressing with her arranged marriage, while fantasizing that she sees Veer everywhere). VZ is my most favorite Bollywood movie:

dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
Yash Chopra has died :(

Some of his movies (Veer-Zaara, Deewar, etc) are all-time favorites of mine.

:(

Have a song from Veer Zaara (where Zaara is progressing with her arranged marriage, while fantasizing that she sees Veer everywhere). VZ is my most favorite Bollywood movie:

dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
People make Fanaa MVs (unspoilery, which is hard for this movie).



She is a blind Kashmiri girl in Delhi with a delegation. He is a tour-guide who harbors a terrible secret. Their love should not be and is utterly forbidden.



God, how much do I love this movie? This or Veer-Zaara or Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge are in a three-way tie for my favorite Bollywood movie.

Speaking of, here is a MV someone made for Veer-Zaara.



He is an Indian air force pilot, she is a Pakistani aristocrat betrothed to another. Their love, guess what, also should not be and is forbidden. It's largely my favorite scene from the movie with a very different but somehow appropriate song:



You know, that is what I miss in the last couple of years in Bollywood - a good, epic, forbidden love story. I think Fanaa was the last one and that was in 2006 - WTF! Both Fanaa and VZ were huge hits - make more, Bollywood!

It's funny - when I saw Veer-Zaara in the movie theater, grown men were crying around me (I wasn't exactly dry-eyed either). When I saw Fanaa? No idea, I was crying too hard to see. :D
dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
People make Fanaa MVs (unspoilery, which is hard for this movie).



She is a blind Kashmiri girl in Delhi with a delegation. He is a tour-guide who harbors a terrible secret. Their love should not be and is utterly forbidden.



God, how much do I love this movie? This or Veer-Zaara or Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge are in a three-way tie for my favorite Bollywood movie.

Speaking of, here is a MV someone made for Veer-Zaara.



He is an Indian air force pilot, she is a Pakistani aristocrat betrothed to another. Their love, guess what, also should not be and is forbidden. It's largely my favorite scene from the movie with a very different but somehow appropriate song:



You know, that is what I miss in the last couple of years in Bollywood - a good, epic, forbidden love story. I think Fanaa was the last one and that was in 2006 - WTF! Both Fanaa and VZ were huge hits - make more, Bollywood!

It's funny - when I saw Veer-Zaara in the movie theater, grown men were crying around me (I wasn't exactly dry-eyed either). When I saw Fanaa? No idea, I was crying too hard to see. :D
dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
People make Fanaa MVs (unspoilery, which is hard for this movie).



She is a blind Kashmiri girl in Delhi with a delegation. He is a tour-guide who harbors a terrible secret. Their love should not be and is utterly forbidden.



God, how much do I love this movie? This or Veer-Zaara or Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge are in a three-way tie for my favorite Bollywood movie.

Speaking of, here is a MV someone made for Veer-Zaara.



He is an Indian air force pilot, she is a Pakistani aristocrat betrothed to another. Their love, guess what, also should not be and is forbidden. It's largely my favorite scene from the movie with a very different but somehow appropriate song:



You know, that is what I miss in the last couple of years in Bollywood - a good, epic, forbidden love story. I think Fanaa was the last one and that was in 2006 - WTF! Both Fanaa and VZ were huge hits - make more, Bollywood!

It's funny - when I saw Veer-Zaara in the movie theater, grown men were crying around me (I wasn't exactly dry-eyed either). When I saw Fanaa? No idea, I was crying too hard to see. :D
dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
This post is to post two of my all-time favorite Bollywood songs from two movies that share that super-coveted 'favorite Bollywood movie number 1' spot, and have for years: a super-hit Veer-Zaara made in 2004 and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge made almost a decade yearlier, in 1995, and one of the hugest Bolly hits of all time.

(Coincidentally, they both star Shah Rukh Khan. Funny thing is, he became my favorite Bollywood actor because of those movies, not those movies became favorites because I was a fan of him).

Despite the fact that the movies are rather different in plots and situations, other than the forbidden love aspect, these two songs are basically about the same situation: the girl who is about to be trapped in an arranged marriage discovering that despite any logic or hope, the guy she loves has come a huge distance to find her, without being sure she loves him back, just because the chance of finding out is worth it.

First off, 'Tujha Dekha' from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, starring the arguably biggest hit couple ever: Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. In case you are unfamiliar with Bollywood, for which DDLJ is one of the few ur-movies, the plot is as follows: the tongue-in-cheek, Westernized Raj and Simran, who is from an incredibly conservative family, fall in love when they meet during a Eurorail trip, but at the end she leaves to go to her arranged Punjabi marriage in India. They haven't even exchanged "I love you's" at that point (though it's clear they are mad about each other) but one morning she wakes up to find out that Raj has found where she went and flew all the way to India to find her. (I did not spoil the movie for you, we are halfway in). Which is where this song comes in. I have a confession: not only is Tujha Dekha my favorite Bollywood song of all time, the moment she runs into his arms and the moment he goes down on his knees is my favorite movie in any Bollywood movie, ever, of all time. I have rewatched that scene and that song too many times to count.



The second song is 'Aaya Tere Dar Pe Deewana', from Veer-Zaara starring Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta (I think it was the last full-romance movie SRK did and probably will do, but what a way to go out!). Veer-Zaara is a super-romantic story of a very forbidden love between an Indian pilot and a Pakistani aristocrat. Oh boy, is it forbidden and angsty. When I saw it in the theater, grown men with mustaches were crying next to me (I was bawling as well, I confess). In this song, Shah Rukh has come all the way to Pakistan, which means he has to resign his military position which has been his life, after a phone call by Preity's servant on the mere chance Preity might want him, and not the aristocratic man she is betrothed to. The thing I love most about this scene? The same thing I've loved the first time I've seen it: he comes to the shrine and he stands there, but he makes no move, no hint, no sign that he knows her, even, even when she starts walking towards him, until she puts her arms around him. Because it must be entirely her choice: he would never force her or push her or do anything that might expose her in front of her family unless she desires it.



Happy watching!
dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
This post is to post two of my all-time favorite Bollywood songs from two movies that share that super-coveted 'favorite Bollywood movie number 1' spot, and have for years: a super-hit Veer-Zaara made in 2004 and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge made almost a decade yearlier, in 1995, and one of the hugest Bolly hits of all time.

(Coincidentally, they both star Shah Rukh Khan. Funny thing is, he became my favorite Bollywood actor because of those movies, not those movies became favorites because I was a fan of him).

Despite the fact that the movies are rather different in plots and situations, other than the forbidden love aspect, these two songs are basically about the same situation: the girl who is about to be trapped in an arranged marriage discovering that despite any logic or hope, the guy she loves has come a huge distance to find her, without being sure she loves him back, just because the chance of finding out is worth it.

First off, 'Tujha Dekha' from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, starring the arguably biggest hit couple ever: Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. In case you are unfamiliar with Bollywood, for which DDLJ is one of the few ur-movies, the plot is as follows: the tongue-in-cheek, Westernized Raj and Simran, who is from an incredibly conservative family, fall in love when they meet during a Eurorail trip, but at the end she leaves to go to her arranged Punjabi marriage in India. They haven't even exchanged "I love you's" at that point (though it's clear they are mad about each other) but one morning she wakes up to find out that Raj has found where she went and flew all the way to India to find her. (I did not spoil the movie for you, we are halfway in). Which is where this song comes in. I have a confession: not only is Tujha Dekha my favorite Bollywood song of all time, the moment she runs into his arms and the moment he goes down on his knees is my favorite movie in any Bollywood movie, ever, of all time. I have rewatched that scene and that song too many times to count.



The second song is 'Aaya Tere Dar Pe Deewana', from Veer-Zaara starring Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta (I think it was the last full-romance movie SRK did and probably will do, but what a way to go out!). Veer-Zaara is a super-romantic story of a very forbidden love between an Indian pilot and a Pakistani aristocrat. Oh boy, is it forbidden and angsty. When I saw it in the theater, grown men with mustaches were crying next to me (I was bawling as well, I confess). In this song, Shah Rukh has come all the way to Pakistan, which means he has to resign his military position which has been his life, after a phone call by Preity's servant on the mere chance Preity might want him, and not the aristocratic man she is betrothed to. The thing I love most about this scene? The same thing I've loved the first time I've seen it: he comes to the shrine and he stands there, but he makes no move, no hint, no sign that he knows her, even, even when she starts walking towards him, until she puts her arms around him. Because it must be entirely her choice: he would never force her or push her or do anything that might expose her in front of her family unless she desires it.



Happy watching!
dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
This post is to post two of my all-time favorite Bollywood songs from two movies that share that super-coveted 'favorite Bollywood movie number 1' spot, and have for years: a super-hit Veer-Zaara made in 2004 and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge made almost a decade yearlier, in 1995, and one of the hugest Bolly hits of all time.

(Coincidentally, they both star Shah Rukh Khan. Funny thing is, he became my favorite Bollywood actor because of those movies, not those movies became favorites because I was a fan of him).

Despite the fact that the movies are rather different in plots and situations, other than the forbidden love aspect, these two songs are basically about the same situation: the girl who is about to be trapped in an arranged marriage discovering that despite any logic or hope, the guy she loves has come a huge distance to find her, without being sure she loves him back, just because the chance of finding out is worth it.

First off, 'Tujha Dekha' from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, starring the arguably biggest hit couple ever: Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. In case you are unfamiliar with Bollywood, for which DDLJ is one of the few ur-movies, the plot is as follows: the tongue-in-cheek, Westernized Raj and Simran, who is from an incredibly conservative family, fall in love when they meet during a Eurorail trip, but at the end she leaves to go to her arranged Punjabi marriage in India. They haven't even exchanged "I love you's" at that point (though it's clear they are mad about each other) but one morning she wakes up to find out that Raj has found where she went and flew all the way to India to find her. (I did not spoil the movie for you, we are halfway in). Which is where this song comes in. I have a confession: not only is Tujha Dekha my favorite Bollywood song of all time, the moment she runs into his arms and the moment he goes down on his knees is my favorite movie in any Bollywood movie, ever, of all time. I have rewatched that scene and that song too many times to count.



The second song is 'Aaya Tere Dar Pe Deewana', from Veer-Zaara starring Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta (I think it was the last full-romance movie SRK did and probably will do, but what a way to go out!). Veer-Zaara is a super-romantic story of a very forbidden love between an Indian pilot and a Pakistani aristocrat. Oh boy, is it forbidden and angsty. When I saw it in the theater, grown men with mustaches were crying next to me (I was bawling as well, I confess). In this song, Shah Rukh has come all the way to Pakistan, which means he has to resign his military position which has been his life, after a phone call by Preity's servant on the mere chance Preity might want him, and not the aristocratic man she is betrothed to. The thing I love most about this scene? The same thing I've loved the first time I've seen it: he comes to the shrine and he stands there, but he makes no move, no hint, no sign that he knows her, even, even when she starts walking towards him, until she puts her arms around him. Because it must be entirely her choice: he would never force her or push her or do anything that might expose her in front of her family unless she desires it.



Happy watching!
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Here is a mv for my favorite Bollywood movie ever, Veer-Zaara:

MV )

I have just realized something. My two most anticipated Bollywood movies this year are Om Shanti Om and Saawariya.

And they come out on the same day.

OMG.

What to do? Which to see first? Should I just move to the movie theater? What?

What is additionally complicated, this is the weekend I might well be out of town so I won't see either until week after.

Argh.

SLB, please PLEASE move Saawariya. Your movies are usually a powerhouse, but it's going to get slaughtered by Om Shanti Om because it's Shahrukh Khan in a romantic role, and I don't think there is anything that can beat that. Worst case, both movies are going to kill each other.

Btw, The soundtrack for OSO is one of the best in years. BY FAR.

I so missed seeing SRK in a romantic role (I adored Chak De India but there was no romance and Don was a total actioner. I really like Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna but it's over a year since that, and it wasn't a romantic movie: it was about adultery. It's been since Paheli! Though if he never made another romantic movie after Veer Zaara, I shouldn't complain as this was the best romantic movie I've ever seen).

Oh, and the other Bollywood-of-the-period movie, Khoya Khoya Chand is coming out in October, YAY!

Oh, and in case you are wondering, here is the entire Ajab Si from the soundtrack, with basically every bit of the footage we have from the movie so far:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFV7fdG1LK8

And here is the same song but with less footage:



More MVs )
dangermousie: (Default)
Here is a mv for my favorite Bollywood movie ever, Veer-Zaara:

MV )

I have just realized something. My two most anticipated Bollywood movies this year are Om Shanti Om and Saawariya.

And they come out on the same day.

OMG.

What to do? Which to see first? Should I just move to the movie theater? What?

What is additionally complicated, this is the weekend I might well be out of town so I won't see either until week after.

Argh.

SLB, please PLEASE move Saawariya. Your movies are usually a powerhouse, but it's going to get slaughtered by Om Shanti Om because it's Shahrukh Khan in a romantic role, and I don't think there is anything that can beat that. Worst case, both movies are going to kill each other.

Btw, The soundtrack for OSO is one of the best in years. BY FAR.

I so missed seeing SRK in a romantic role (I adored Chak De India but there was no romance and Don was a total actioner. I really like Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna but it's over a year since that, and it wasn't a romantic movie: it was about adultery. It's been since Paheli! Though if he never made another romantic movie after Veer Zaara, I shouldn't complain as this was the best romantic movie I've ever seen).

Oh, and the other Bollywood-of-the-period movie, Khoya Khoya Chand is coming out in October, YAY!

Oh, and in case you are wondering, here is the entire Ajab Si from the soundtrack, with basically every bit of the footage we have from the movie so far:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFV7fdG1LK8

And here is the same song but with less footage:



More MVs )
dangermousie: (Default)
Here is a mv for my favorite Bollywood movie ever, Veer-Zaara:

MV )

I have just realized something. My two most anticipated Bollywood movies this year are Om Shanti Om and Saawariya.

And they come out on the same day.

OMG.

What to do? Which to see first? Should I just move to the movie theater? What?

What is additionally complicated, this is the weekend I might well be out of town so I won't see either until week after.

Argh.

SLB, please PLEASE move Saawariya. Your movies are usually a powerhouse, but it's going to get slaughtered by Om Shanti Om because it's Shahrukh Khan in a romantic role, and I don't think there is anything that can beat that. Worst case, both movies are going to kill each other.

Btw, The soundtrack for OSO is one of the best in years. BY FAR.

I so missed seeing SRK in a romantic role (I adored Chak De India but there was no romance and Don was a total actioner. I really like Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna but it's over a year since that, and it wasn't a romantic movie: it was about adultery. It's been since Paheli! Though if he never made another romantic movie after Veer Zaara, I shouldn't complain as this was the best romantic movie I've ever seen).

Oh, and the other Bollywood-of-the-period movie, Khoya Khoya Chand is coming out in October, YAY!

Oh, and in case you are wondering, here is the entire Ajab Si from the soundtrack, with basically every bit of the footage we have from the movie so far:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFV7fdG1LK8

And here is the same song but with less footage:



More MVs )
dangermousie: (Default)
My favorite Bollywood movie in 2004 (and probably my favorite movie that year, period) was the Yash Chopra blockbuster Veer-Zaara. I saw it three or four times in the movie theater, and when you consider that the drive each way was about an hour and the movie itself is 3+ hours long, you can easily tell how much I loved it.



In brief, the movie is a tragic (or is it?) love story between an Indian Air Force pilot (played by my favorite bar none Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan) and a Pakistani aristocrat (played by the ever popular Preity Zinta). It's a love story, and a court drama, and even a bit of a mystery. The biggest chunk of the story is told in flashback. When the movie opens, the protagonist Veer Pratap Singh is a wreck of a man, held prisoner in a Pakistani jail. He hasn't even spoken to anyone for years. Saamiya Saddiqqi (played by Rani Mukerji in a very atypical role) is a lawyer for the Human Rights Commission. She is a feminist, determined to make her way in the very male-dominated society and Veer (whose case has come come for reconsideration under some new legal provisions) is her first case. Maybe she can obtain his freedom, but most likely not: he doesn't even open his mouth, and she is assigned the case so she would lose. But of course, she does get him to talk, and as he haltingly tells his story to Saamiya, the main story unfolds in glorious swirls of color and passion and energy.

In the 1980s, Veer, a pilot engaged in rescue operations, meets Zaara when she comes across the border to dispose of the ashes of her nanny according to her wishes. They travel together and they fall in love. To say more would be really to spoil it. Nobody can tell a star-crossed, angsty love story the way Bollywood can. Maybe because in a modern Western society, how do you make love truly star-crossed and impossible? Most things are accepted. But not so in the milleau of the story (when I tell you that I was convinced for a huge chunk of the movie that Zaara was honor-killed, you realize that this is a different world). Veer and Zaara are doomed, doomed, doomed by everything outside their control. Not only is she already engaged, and it's a political alliance of great importance to her family. But he is Indian (military, no less) and she is Pakistani at the time the tensions between the countries were huge (to even go to Pakistan he'd have to resign his commission). She is Muslim and he is Sikh in a society that is not keen on inter-religious marriage. She is a high-class aristocrat and he? His family runs a village, and while they are well off, they are quite in another class socially. And yet, I ended up rooting for them like mad, despite any understanding of just how hard it would be for them to have a happy ending (as to whether they do or not, I am not saying).

My expectations on going to see it were low. It was directed by Yash Chopra, whose last movie came out in 1997 (Dil To Pagal Hai) and was as insipid as it was popular. Aditya Chopra of DDLJ scripted Veer-Zaara, but then he also scripted DTPH. And I adore Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta, but in the one movie where I've seen them play a romantic couple (Kal Ho Na Ho), while the movie was excellent, their chemistry did not burn up the screen. Boy was I wrong about Veer-Zaara. From the first sounds and the shock of colors I knew I was going to love it. It's clever, progressive, romantic, and the chemistry between the leads? So hot it's scorching. I was drawn away into that world (and boy, it's not pretty when you have hysterics in the theater. Luckily, others were crying as well, including men) and never wanted to emerge for air.

It reminds me of those grand old classic Hollywood romances, only shot with about twice as much passion and longing and beauty.

More Movie Pictures )
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My favorite Bollywood movie in 2004 (and probably my favorite movie that year, period) was the Yash Chopra blockbuster Veer-Zaara. I saw it three or four times in the movie theater, and when you consider that the drive each way was about an hour and the movie itself is 3+ hours long, you can easily tell how much I loved it.



In brief, the movie is a tragic (or is it?) love story between an Indian Air Force pilot (played by my favorite bar none Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan) and a Pakistani aristocrat (played by the ever popular Preity Zinta). It's a love story, and a court drama, and even a bit of a mystery. The biggest chunk of the story is told in flashback. When the movie opens, the protagonist Veer Pratap Singh is a wreck of a man, held prisoner in a Pakistani jail. He hasn't even spoken to anyone for years. Saamiya Saddiqqi (played by Rani Mukerji in a very atypical role) is a lawyer for the Human Rights Commission. She is a feminist, determined to make her way in the very male-dominated society and Veer (whose case has come come for reconsideration under some new legal provisions) is her first case. Maybe she can obtain his freedom, but most likely not: he doesn't even open his mouth, and she is assigned the case so she would lose. But of course, she does get him to talk, and as he haltingly tells his story to Saamiya, the main story unfolds in glorious swirls of color and passion and energy.

In the 1980s, Veer, a pilot engaged in rescue operations, meets Zaara when she comes across the border to dispose of the ashes of her nanny according to her wishes. They travel together and they fall in love. To say more would be really to spoil it. Nobody can tell a star-crossed, angsty love story the way Bollywood can. Maybe because in a modern Western society, how do you make love truly star-crossed and impossible? Most things are accepted. But not so in the milleau of the story (when I tell you that I was convinced for a huge chunk of the movie that Zaara was honor-killed, you realize that this is a different world). Veer and Zaara are doomed, doomed, doomed by everything outside their control. Not only is she already engaged, and it's a political alliance of great importance to her family. But he is Indian (military, no less) and she is Pakistani at the time the tensions between the countries were huge (to even go to Pakistan he'd have to resign his commission). She is Muslim and he is Sikh in a society that is not keen on inter-religious marriage. She is a high-class aristocrat and he? His family runs a village, and while they are well off, they are quite in another class socially. And yet, I ended up rooting for them like mad, despite any understanding of just how hard it would be for them to have a happy ending (as to whether they do or not, I am not saying).

My expectations on going to see it were low. It was directed by Yash Chopra, whose last movie came out in 1997 (Dil To Pagal Hai) and was as insipid as it was popular. Aditya Chopra of DDLJ scripted Veer-Zaara, but then he also scripted DTPH. And I adore Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta, but in the one movie where I've seen them play a romantic couple (Kal Ho Na Ho), while the movie was excellent, their chemistry did not burn up the screen. Boy was I wrong about Veer-Zaara. From the first sounds and the shock of colors I knew I was going to love it. It's clever, progressive, romantic, and the chemistry between the leads? So hot it's scorching. I was drawn away into that world (and boy, it's not pretty when you have hysterics in the theater. Luckily, others were crying as well, including men) and never wanted to emerge for air.

It reminds me of those grand old classic Hollywood romances, only shot with about twice as much passion and longing and beauty.

More Movie Pictures )
dangermousie: (Default)
My favorite Bollywood movie in 2004 (and probably my favorite movie that year, period) was the Yash Chopra blockbuster Veer-Zaara. I saw it three or four times in the movie theater, and when you consider that the drive each way was about an hour and the movie itself is 3+ hours long, you can easily tell how much I loved it.



In brief, the movie is a tragic (or is it?) love story between an Indian Air Force pilot (played by my favorite bar none Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan) and a Pakistani aristocrat (played by the ever popular Preity Zinta). It's a love story, and a court drama, and even a bit of a mystery. The biggest chunk of the story is told in flashback. When the movie opens, the protagonist Veer Pratap Singh is a wreck of a man, held prisoner in a Pakistani jail. He hasn't even spoken to anyone for years. Saamiya Saddiqqi (played by Rani Mukerji in a very atypical role) is a lawyer for the Human Rights Commission. She is a feminist, determined to make her way in the very male-dominated society and Veer (whose case has come come for reconsideration under some new legal provisions) is her first case. Maybe she can obtain his freedom, but most likely not: he doesn't even open his mouth, and she is assigned the case so she would lose. But of course, she does get him to talk, and as he haltingly tells his story to Saamiya, the main story unfolds in glorious swirls of color and passion and energy.

In the 1980s, Veer, a pilot engaged in rescue operations, meets Zaara when she comes across the border to dispose of the ashes of her nanny according to her wishes. They travel together and they fall in love. To say more would be really to spoil it. Nobody can tell a star-crossed, angsty love story the way Bollywood can. Maybe because in a modern Western society, how do you make love truly star-crossed and impossible? Most things are accepted. But not so in the milleau of the story (when I tell you that I was convinced for a huge chunk of the movie that Zaara was honor-killed, you realize that this is a different world). Veer and Zaara are doomed, doomed, doomed by everything outside their control. Not only is she already engaged, and it's a political alliance of great importance to her family. But he is Indian (military, no less) and she is Pakistani at the time the tensions between the countries were huge (to even go to Pakistan he'd have to resign his commission). She is Muslim and he is Sikh in a society that is not keen on inter-religious marriage. She is a high-class aristocrat and he? His family runs a village, and while they are well off, they are quite in another class socially. And yet, I ended up rooting for them like mad, despite any understanding of just how hard it would be for them to have a happy ending (as to whether they do or not, I am not saying).

My expectations on going to see it were low. It was directed by Yash Chopra, whose last movie came out in 1997 (Dil To Pagal Hai) and was as insipid as it was popular. Aditya Chopra of DDLJ scripted Veer-Zaara, but then he also scripted DTPH. And I adore Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta, but in the one movie where I've seen them play a romantic couple (Kal Ho Na Ho), while the movie was excellent, their chemistry did not burn up the screen. Boy was I wrong about Veer-Zaara. From the first sounds and the shock of colors I knew I was going to love it. It's clever, progressive, romantic, and the chemistry between the leads? So hot it's scorching. I was drawn away into that world (and boy, it's not pretty when you have hysterics in the theater. Luckily, others were crying as well, including men) and never wanted to emerge for air.

It reminds me of those grand old classic Hollywood romances, only shot with about twice as much passion and longing and beauty.

More Movie Pictures )
dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
I have three other pieces, and I am just putting them on lj for my own convenience (they can be found at Bollywhat). Two are Veer-Zaara stories, and on a Kuch Kuch Hota Hai one. They are pretty sappy, but then so is Bollywood.

Title: Two Moments
Fandom: Bollywood (Veer-Zaara)
Disclaimer: Don't own. Also, this will spoil some of the movie for you (though not the ending)
Rating: PG
Summary:Maybe if she closes her eyes tight enough, she can pretend he is Veer.

Two Moments )

Title: Homecoming
Fandom: Bollywood (Veer-Zaara)
Disclaimer: Don't own. Also, this will spoil the end of the movie for you.
Rating: PG
Summary: This time when she stretches out her hands, he takes them.

Homecoming )

Title: Reflection in Three Parts
Fandom: Bollywood (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai)
Disclaimer: Don't own. Also, this will spoil the end of the movie for you.
Rating: PG
Summary: He has always loved her. Different kinds of love, different colors of feeling, but always there.

Reflection in Three Parts )
dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
I have three other pieces, and I am just putting them on lj for my own convenience (they can be found at Bollywhat). Two are Veer-Zaara stories, and on a Kuch Kuch Hota Hai one. They are pretty sappy, but then so is Bollywood.

Title: Two Moments
Fandom: Bollywood (Veer-Zaara)
Disclaimer: Don't own. Also, this will spoil some of the movie for you (though not the ending)
Rating: PG
Summary:Maybe if she closes her eyes tight enough, she can pretend he is Veer.

Two Moments )

Title: Homecoming
Fandom: Bollywood (Veer-Zaara)
Disclaimer: Don't own. Also, this will spoil the end of the movie for you.
Rating: PG
Summary: This time when she stretches out her hands, he takes them.

Homecoming )

Title: Reflection in Three Parts
Fandom: Bollywood (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai)
Disclaimer: Don't own. Also, this will spoil the end of the movie for you.
Rating: PG
Summary: He has always loved her. Different kinds of love, different colors of feeling, but always there.

Reflection in Three Parts )
dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
I have three other pieces, and I am just putting them on lj for my own convenience (they can be found at Bollywhat). Two are Veer-Zaara stories, and on a Kuch Kuch Hota Hai one. They are pretty sappy, but then so is Bollywood.

Title: Two Moments
Fandom: Bollywood (Veer-Zaara)
Disclaimer: Don't own. Also, this will spoil some of the movie for you (though not the ending)
Rating: PG
Summary:Maybe if she closes her eyes tight enough, she can pretend he is Veer.

Two Moments )

Title: Homecoming
Fandom: Bollywood (Veer-Zaara)
Disclaimer: Don't own. Also, this will spoil the end of the movie for you.
Rating: PG
Summary: This time when she stretches out her hands, he takes them.

Homecoming )

Title: Reflection in Three Parts
Fandom: Bollywood (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai)
Disclaimer: Don't own. Also, this will spoil the end of the movie for you.
Rating: PG
Summary: He has always loved her. Different kinds of love, different colors of feeling, but always there.

Reflection in Three Parts )

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