dangermousie: (SEI: John Abraham)
OK, watching Salaam-e-Ishq reminded me how much I love John Abraham, arguably the hottest guy anywhere evah. Who also happens to be a Bollywood star (he and fiancée Bipasha Basu should be mandated to have children for the sake of genepool).



See? How can you resist?

But anyway, here is a list of my Top 10 John Abraham movies, in order from most fave down. Happy watching! With the exception of Salaam-e-Ishq which is currently in theaters, they are all available on DVD. Netflix should have most of them:

List here )

More Karam posters as a bonus: Yumminess )

If you want to see more pics, just click on the 'john abraham' tag.
dangermousie: (SEI: John Abraham)
OK, watching Salaam-e-Ishq reminded me how much I love John Abraham, arguably the hottest guy anywhere evah. Who also happens to be a Bollywood star (he and fiancée Bipasha Basu should be mandated to have children for the sake of genepool).



See? How can you resist?

But anyway, here is a list of my Top 10 John Abraham movies, in order from most fave down. Happy watching! With the exception of Salaam-e-Ishq which is currently in theaters, they are all available on DVD. Netflix should have most of them:

List here )

More Karam posters as a bonus: Yumminess )

If you want to see more pics, just click on the 'john abraham' tag.
dangermousie: (SEI: John Abraham)
OK, watching Salaam-e-Ishq reminded me how much I love John Abraham, arguably the hottest guy anywhere evah. Who also happens to be a Bollywood star (he and fiancée Bipasha Basu should be mandated to have children for the sake of genepool).



See? How can you resist?

But anyway, here is a list of my Top 10 John Abraham movies, in order from most fave down. Happy watching! With the exception of Salaam-e-Ishq which is currently in theaters, they are all available on DVD. Netflix should have most of them:

List here )

More Karam posters as a bonus: Yumminess )

If you want to see more pics, just click on the 'john abraham' tag.
dangermousie: (BW: John by jadeicons)
Saw Water, a movie about treatment of widows, and thought it was a powerful, understated, beautiful movie. I thought the entire cast was good, but the person who stood out the most was Serala, the girl who played Chuiya. She was amazing. I also liked the fact that the movie didn't go for the simplistic 'men are evil' paradigm. There are men who take advantage of the situation (all those Brahmin who Kalyani services), there are good men (Narayan and the Priest, who is the one who tells Shakuntala about the new laws allowing widow remarriage), and the vast majority, like Narayan's friend, are indifferent. And of course, it also showcases that in the society women become complicit in their own subjugation: Madhu who runs the ashram is horrible, and witness the widows' indignant reaction to Chuiya's innocent question of 'where is the house of men widows?' And the cinematography was beautiful.

The scenes that especially stood out were: Spoilers )

Also saw Doctor Who's ep, "Father's Day" (I am a billion eps behind everyone else) and it was excellent except I wanted to smack Rose for being a moron for a solid first half of the show. Ugh. Also, is it me, or is this show more Rose-centric than Doctor-centric?
dangermousie: (BW: John by jadeicons)
Saw Water, a movie about treatment of widows, and thought it was a powerful, understated, beautiful movie. I thought the entire cast was good, but the person who stood out the most was Serala, the girl who played Chuiya. She was amazing. I also liked the fact that the movie didn't go for the simplistic 'men are evil' paradigm. There are men who take advantage of the situation (all those Brahmin who Kalyani services), there are good men (Narayan and the Priest, who is the one who tells Shakuntala about the new laws allowing widow remarriage), and the vast majority, like Narayan's friend, are indifferent. And of course, it also showcases that in the society women become complicit in their own subjugation: Madhu who runs the ashram is horrible, and witness the widows' indignant reaction to Chuiya's innocent question of 'where is the house of men widows?' And the cinematography was beautiful.

The scenes that especially stood out were: Spoilers )

Also saw Doctor Who's ep, "Father's Day" (I am a billion eps behind everyone else) and it was excellent except I wanted to smack Rose for being a moron for a solid first half of the show. Ugh. Also, is it me, or is this show more Rose-centric than Doctor-centric?
dangermousie: (BW: John by jadeicons)
Saw Water, a movie about treatment of widows, and thought it was a powerful, understated, beautiful movie. I thought the entire cast was good, but the person who stood out the most was Serala, the girl who played Chuiya. She was amazing. I also liked the fact that the movie didn't go for the simplistic 'men are evil' paradigm. There are men who take advantage of the situation (all those Brahmin who Kalyani services), there are good men (Narayan and the Priest, who is the one who tells Shakuntala about the new laws allowing widow remarriage), and the vast majority, like Narayan's friend, are indifferent. And of course, it also showcases that in the society women become complicit in their own subjugation: Madhu who runs the ashram is horrible, and witness the widows' indignant reaction to Chuiya's innocent question of 'where is the house of men widows?' And the cinematography was beautiful.

The scenes that especially stood out were: Spoilers )

Also saw Doctor Who's ep, "Father's Day" (I am a billion eps behind everyone else) and it was excellent except I wanted to smack Rose for being a moron for a solid first half of the show. Ugh. Also, is it me, or is this show more Rose-centric than Doctor-centric?
dangermousie: (Kenshin: baby makes 3 by roninhonor)
No doubt, because of the traumatic news of BSG Season 3 being moved to October, I had a dream that I was watching Season Finale tonight. In RL, I put the breaks on my K/L tendencies because of self-preservation. I have no intention of being dragged too deeply into a ship which might never have anything. But clearly, my subconscious is a bigger K/L shipper than my awake self, because the whole dream revolved around Kara telling Lee that she knew he loved her and she loved him but there was no way she was going to get involved with him and get him hurt like she's done with everyone else. And then she flew off to meet Anders. Yeah, my subconscious is also clearly a bad fanfic writer.

In any event, in my dream, I was watching this on Saturday morning, for some reason, and was so excited I was running around the room and being impatient to wake up my sleeping husband (though being a considerate girl even in dreams, I didn't).

Oh, and I also had a Smallville dream (and I haven't even seen any eps since my slashy binge a few months back), where Lex and Clark were patrolling in the farm fields (why? who knows?) and Clark got annoyed with Lex suspecting him of Supermannishness and electrocuted him. As in "RIP Lex." And then caused a fake fire and a whole big set-up so no one would suspect him. It seems, in addition to being a rabit K/Ler, my subconscious doesn't like Clark. Well, on that point, the rest of me is in total agreement.

I have also realized that I haven't seen a Bollywood movie since Rang De Basanti (which was amazing, but was also a month or so back). Ahhh, RDB. Aamir is my least favorite of the "Three Khans" (I will watch anything with Sharukh like the pathetic fangirl that I am. Yes, I say that even after Anjaam. And I'll watch most anything with Salman as long as it's not slapstick.) Aamir? I can take or leave. He won't save a bad movie for me. But when he is in a good movie? Not much can beat it. RDB is added to Dil Chahta Hai, Rangeela and Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak as an Aamir movie I adore. But re: no Bollywood flicks. Nothing exciting is coming out though, and I've caught up on my backlog. I tried to get in to see a special showing of Deepa Mehta's Water on Saturday, but when I showed up 40 minutes early, the line was snaking for a mile or so, and they told me I had no chance of getting in. I guess I'll have to wait until it opens wide in April. Because come on? Social issues, women's rights AND a tragic love story? Plus John Abraham? That's a movie designed expressly for me. If you want to read an article/review of Water, go here and here.

Also, I've been slowly working through Rurouni Kenshin, and it's definitely LOVE. It's a steady fun kind of love, as I can't see myself marathonning the whole thing (for one thing, it's over 90 eps long!) but I have so much fun with each episodes. Highlights of recent viewing include Yahiko just hugging Kenshin and sobbing into him (because he was afraid Kenshin was going to be killed and it was his fault) and Kenshin not being mad but just gentle and holding the kid and I realize that Yahiko has found a father figure. Oh, and the bit where everyone was at the hot springs, and Kenshin was absent-mindedly thinking of potential opponent and so he got up and walked over to talk to the girls' side, not realizing that he was giving them more of the view than they wanted (well, except for Kaoru probably :P). And then he realized it...Heeeee. Oh, and everyone ganging up on the bratty kid who wanted Kenshin for an instructor (especially Yahiko, but Sano and Kaoru as well). Yesssss. I also get the vibe that Megumi is being sticky-sweet to Kenshin because she loves annoying Kaoru. So much love.
dangermousie: (Kenshin: baby makes 3 by roninhonor)
No doubt, because of the traumatic news of BSG Season 3 being moved to October, I had a dream that I was watching Season Finale tonight. In RL, I put the breaks on my K/L tendencies because of self-preservation. I have no intention of being dragged too deeply into a ship which might never have anything. But clearly, my subconscious is a bigger K/L shipper than my awake self, because the whole dream revolved around Kara telling Lee that she knew he loved her and she loved him but there was no way she was going to get involved with him and get him hurt like she's done with everyone else. And then she flew off to meet Anders. Yeah, my subconscious is also clearly a bad fanfic writer.

In any event, in my dream, I was watching this on Saturday morning, for some reason, and was so excited I was running around the room and being impatient to wake up my sleeping husband (though being a considerate girl even in dreams, I didn't).

Oh, and I also had a Smallville dream (and I haven't even seen any eps since my slashy binge a few months back), where Lex and Clark were patrolling in the farm fields (why? who knows?) and Clark got annoyed with Lex suspecting him of Supermannishness and electrocuted him. As in "RIP Lex." And then caused a fake fire and a whole big set-up so no one would suspect him. It seems, in addition to being a rabit K/Ler, my subconscious doesn't like Clark. Well, on that point, the rest of me is in total agreement.

I have also realized that I haven't seen a Bollywood movie since Rang De Basanti (which was amazing, but was also a month or so back). Ahhh, RDB. Aamir is my least favorite of the "Three Khans" (I will watch anything with Sharukh like the pathetic fangirl that I am. Yes, I say that even after Anjaam. And I'll watch most anything with Salman as long as it's not slapstick.) Aamir? I can take or leave. He won't save a bad movie for me. But when he is in a good movie? Not much can beat it. RDB is added to Dil Chahta Hai, Rangeela and Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak as an Aamir movie I adore. But re: no Bollywood flicks. Nothing exciting is coming out though, and I've caught up on my backlog. I tried to get in to see a special showing of Deepa Mehta's Water on Saturday, but when I showed up 40 minutes early, the line was snaking for a mile or so, and they told me I had no chance of getting in. I guess I'll have to wait until it opens wide in April. Because come on? Social issues, women's rights AND a tragic love story? Plus John Abraham? That's a movie designed expressly for me. If you want to read an article/review of Water, go here and here.

Also, I've been slowly working through Rurouni Kenshin, and it's definitely LOVE. It's a steady fun kind of love, as I can't see myself marathonning the whole thing (for one thing, it's over 90 eps long!) but I have so much fun with each episodes. Highlights of recent viewing include Yahiko just hugging Kenshin and sobbing into him (because he was afraid Kenshin was going to be killed and it was his fault) and Kenshin not being mad but just gentle and holding the kid and I realize that Yahiko has found a father figure. Oh, and the bit where everyone was at the hot springs, and Kenshin was absent-mindedly thinking of potential opponent and so he got up and walked over to talk to the girls' side, not realizing that he was giving them more of the view than they wanted (well, except for Kaoru probably :P). And then he realized it...Heeeee. Oh, and everyone ganging up on the bratty kid who wanted Kenshin for an instructor (especially Yahiko, but Sano and Kaoru as well). Yesssss. I also get the vibe that Megumi is being sticky-sweet to Kenshin because she loves annoying Kaoru. So much love.
dangermousie: (Kenshin: baby makes 3 by roninhonor)
No doubt, because of the traumatic news of BSG Season 3 being moved to October, I had a dream that I was watching Season Finale tonight. In RL, I put the breaks on my K/L tendencies because of self-preservation. I have no intention of being dragged too deeply into a ship which might never have anything. But clearly, my subconscious is a bigger K/L shipper than my awake self, because the whole dream revolved around Kara telling Lee that she knew he loved her and she loved him but there was no way she was going to get involved with him and get him hurt like she's done with everyone else. And then she flew off to meet Anders. Yeah, my subconscious is also clearly a bad fanfic writer.

In any event, in my dream, I was watching this on Saturday morning, for some reason, and was so excited I was running around the room and being impatient to wake up my sleeping husband (though being a considerate girl even in dreams, I didn't).

Oh, and I also had a Smallville dream (and I haven't even seen any eps since my slashy binge a few months back), where Lex and Clark were patrolling in the farm fields (why? who knows?) and Clark got annoyed with Lex suspecting him of Supermannishness and electrocuted him. As in "RIP Lex." And then caused a fake fire and a whole big set-up so no one would suspect him. It seems, in addition to being a rabit K/Ler, my subconscious doesn't like Clark. Well, on that point, the rest of me is in total agreement.

I have also realized that I haven't seen a Bollywood movie since Rang De Basanti (which was amazing, but was also a month or so back). Ahhh, RDB. Aamir is my least favorite of the "Three Khans" (I will watch anything with Sharukh like the pathetic fangirl that I am. Yes, I say that even after Anjaam. And I'll watch most anything with Salman as long as it's not slapstick.) Aamir? I can take or leave. He won't save a bad movie for me. But when he is in a good movie? Not much can beat it. RDB is added to Dil Chahta Hai, Rangeela and Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak as an Aamir movie I adore. But re: no Bollywood flicks. Nothing exciting is coming out though, and I've caught up on my backlog. I tried to get in to see a special showing of Deepa Mehta's Water on Saturday, but when I showed up 40 minutes early, the line was snaking for a mile or so, and they told me I had no chance of getting in. I guess I'll have to wait until it opens wide in April. Because come on? Social issues, women's rights AND a tragic love story? Plus John Abraham? That's a movie designed expressly for me. If you want to read an article/review of Water, go here and here.

Also, I've been slowly working through Rurouni Kenshin, and it's definitely LOVE. It's a steady fun kind of love, as I can't see myself marathonning the whole thing (for one thing, it's over 90 eps long!) but I have so much fun with each episodes. Highlights of recent viewing include Yahiko just hugging Kenshin and sobbing into him (because he was afraid Kenshin was going to be killed and it was his fault) and Kenshin not being mad but just gentle and holding the kid and I realize that Yahiko has found a father figure. Oh, and the bit where everyone was at the hot springs, and Kenshin was absent-mindedly thinking of potential opponent and so he got up and walked over to talk to the girls' side, not realizing that he was giving them more of the view than they wanted (well, except for Kaoru probably :P). And then he realized it...Heeeee. Oh, and everyone ganging up on the bratty kid who wanted Kenshin for an instructor (especially Yahiko, but Sano and Kaoru as well). Yesssss. I also get the vibe that Megumi is being sticky-sweet to Kenshin because she loves annoying Kaoru. So much love.
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Water, pictures of which I posted a bit earlier is opening at the Toronto festival. And I found out the plot.

Caution, spoilers (though not for the end). How fascinating: child widows, prostitution, eunuchs, fobidden love and tons of angst. Right up my alley.

Detailed summary behind the cut )
dangermousie: (Default)
Water, pictures of which I posted a bit earlier is opening at the Toronto festival. And I found out the plot.

Caution, spoilers (though not for the end). How fascinating: child widows, prostitution, eunuchs, fobidden love and tons of angst. Right up my alley.

Detailed summary behind the cut )
dangermousie: (Default)
Water, pictures of which I posted a bit earlier is opening at the Toronto festival. And I found out the plot.

Caution, spoilers (though not for the end). How fascinating: child widows, prostitution, eunuchs, fobidden love and tons of angst. Right up my alley.

Detailed summary behind the cut )
dangermousie: (Default)
My most anticipated Indian movie of the year (and one of my most anticipated movies of the year, period) is Deepa Mehta's Water. It is the last part of her trilogy about India (the first was Fire which was a lesbian love story, and the second was Earth, which dealt with the trauma of Partition). Water deals with the plight of widows. It is premiering at the Toronto Film Festival in November (even though that is now a bit iffy because there is a lawsuit in India to prevent that from happening. Something to do with copyright, I think).

It stars Lisa Ray as the widow who rebels against the rules and John Abraham as a man who falls in love with her. Seema Biswas and Waheeda Rehman are also in it.

I bring you pictures:

Lisa Ray as Kalyani, the widow who breaks tradition:


Lisa Ray as widow Kalyani and John Abraham as Gandhian idealist Narayan:


More and Bigger pictures. Including the yummiest ever pic of John Abraham. )
dangermousie: (Default)
My most anticipated Indian movie of the year (and one of my most anticipated movies of the year, period) is Deepa Mehta's Water. It is the last part of her trilogy about India (the first was Fire which was a lesbian love story, and the second was Earth, which dealt with the trauma of Partition). Water deals with the plight of widows. It is premiering at the Toronto Film Festival in November (even though that is now a bit iffy because there is a lawsuit in India to prevent that from happening. Something to do with copyright, I think).

It stars Lisa Ray as the widow who rebels against the rules and John Abraham as a man who falls in love with her. Seema Biswas and Waheeda Rehman are also in it.

I bring you pictures:

Lisa Ray as Kalyani, the widow who breaks tradition:


Lisa Ray as widow Kalyani and John Abraham as Gandhian idealist Narayan:


More and Bigger pictures. Including the yummiest ever pic of John Abraham. )
dangermousie: (Default)
My most anticipated Indian movie of the year (and one of my most anticipated movies of the year, period) is Deepa Mehta's Water. It is the last part of her trilogy about India (the first was Fire which was a lesbian love story, and the second was Earth, which dealt with the trauma of Partition). Water deals with the plight of widows. It is premiering at the Toronto Film Festival in November (even though that is now a bit iffy because there is a lawsuit in India to prevent that from happening. Something to do with copyright, I think).

It stars Lisa Ray as the widow who rebels against the rules and John Abraham as a man who falls in love with her. Seema Biswas and Waheeda Rehman are also in it.

I bring you pictures:

Lisa Ray as Kalyani, the widow who breaks tradition:


Lisa Ray as widow Kalyani and John Abraham as Gandhian idealist Narayan:


More and Bigger pictures. Including the yummiest ever pic of John Abraham. )

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