dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I bought a book on the Kapoors, yay!

Also, here is my write-up on Om Shanti Om.

First off this, it's a pic of SRK with Gauri. Why is it here, what does it have to do with OSO? Nothing, I just like it.



It's hard to write a review of it in any sort of coherent fashion because this really isn't a movie with a story, inasmuch as it is a collection of long, excellent skits, tied together by loose narrative. Sort of like a Bollywood, and much better, and longer Saturday Night Live sketch.

I think that is, much as I loved OSO, I prefer Main Hoon Na because MHN, despite the tongue-in-cheek vibe, actually felt like a genuine movie-movie, and story as well, with characters who felt real, for whom I felt sadness or joy. In OSO, I really didn't think anoyone was a person, more a combination of traits: I was not emotionally invested in them for most part.

I really hope this doesn't read like a slam, because it's not supposed to be, in the least. This was an amazing, delirious movie, and I don't remember last time I laughed so hard. I am dying to see it again. It's just it's a very different type of movie, much further than Jaanemann or Salaam-e-Ishq or Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, or even Farah's own Main Hoon Na, in going into stylized, self-referential territory. The characters exist only to serve the madcap conceits of the author. OSO makes me think of Andaz Apna Apna. In its own way, it's just as stylized-artificial as SLB's Saawariya (btw, side note: if it wasn't Bollywood, no one would even making the two into competitors: whatever you think of them quality-wise, they have almost nothing in common, and offer utterly different things to the viewer).

More babble, not really spoilery ).

And because Saawariya is making me think of the awesomeness of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, here is one of my favorite romantic songs ever, Salman and Aish making love with their eyes, in front of the family. With subs.




Oh, and Another few scenes from HDDCS )


In more OSO news, here is one of my fave songs from the movie, the climactic Dastaan-e-Om, where he reenacts the crime:

Song here )


In other news, reading the awesome Tsubasa manga makes me want to dig out the anime again. It has one of my fave OTPs, adventure, angst and comedy. Syaoran and Sakura have been friends since childhood and have since fallen in love, even though she is a Princess and he is a commoner. However, right before declaring her feelings, Sakura accidentally activates an artifact which scatters her soul in a myriad of different feathers throughout the dimensions. She will die without her soul. Syaoran must journey with her throughout the worlds to gather them all back. Now she has no memories, no feelings, no self. In fact, with no feathers at all, she is inanimate. The more feathers they find, the more like herself she becomes. However, as a price in order to acquire the ability to travel in such a way (he ends up travelling with an interdimentional being, as well as a warrior Kurogane and a magician Fai), he has to give up the thing most important to him: Sakura's feelings for him. Now, even if she regains all of her memory and her soul, she will not know him or remember him. At all. I always want to cry when she wakes up (finally, because he recovered some of the feathers, through great hardship) and she is all 'who are you' and he manages to be so even and kind and smiling and explains. And then goes outside, as soon as he cans, and just stands, utterly still, in the pouring rain, because that way no one can see if he is crying.

A vid:



More vids )

I tried watching Macbeth in Shakespeare Retold series but gave up because I couldn't understand more than one word in three.
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I bought a book on the Kapoors, yay!

Also, here is my write-up on Om Shanti Om.

First off this, it's a pic of SRK with Gauri. Why is it here, what does it have to do with OSO? Nothing, I just like it.



It's hard to write a review of it in any sort of coherent fashion because this really isn't a movie with a story, inasmuch as it is a collection of long, excellent skits, tied together by loose narrative. Sort of like a Bollywood, and much better, and longer Saturday Night Live sketch.

I think that is, much as I loved OSO, I prefer Main Hoon Na because MHN, despite the tongue-in-cheek vibe, actually felt like a genuine movie-movie, and story as well, with characters who felt real, for whom I felt sadness or joy. In OSO, I really didn't think anoyone was a person, more a combination of traits: I was not emotionally invested in them for most part.

I really hope this doesn't read like a slam, because it's not supposed to be, in the least. This was an amazing, delirious movie, and I don't remember last time I laughed so hard. I am dying to see it again. It's just it's a very different type of movie, much further than Jaanemann or Salaam-e-Ishq or Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, or even Farah's own Main Hoon Na, in going into stylized, self-referential territory. The characters exist only to serve the madcap conceits of the author. OSO makes me think of Andaz Apna Apna. In its own way, it's just as stylized-artificial as SLB's Saawariya (btw, side note: if it wasn't Bollywood, no one would even making the two into competitors: whatever you think of them quality-wise, they have almost nothing in common, and offer utterly different things to the viewer).

More babble, not really spoilery ).

And because Saawariya is making me think of the awesomeness of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, here is one of my favorite romantic songs ever, Salman and Aish making love with their eyes, in front of the family. With subs.




Oh, and Another few scenes from HDDCS )


In more OSO news, here is one of my fave songs from the movie, the climactic Dastaan-e-Om, where he reenacts the crime:

Song here )


In other news, reading the awesome Tsubasa manga makes me want to dig out the anime again. It has one of my fave OTPs, adventure, angst and comedy. Syaoran and Sakura have been friends since childhood and have since fallen in love, even though she is a Princess and he is a commoner. However, right before declaring her feelings, Sakura accidentally activates an artifact which scatters her soul in a myriad of different feathers throughout the dimensions. She will die without her soul. Syaoran must journey with her throughout the worlds to gather them all back. Now she has no memories, no feelings, no self. In fact, with no feathers at all, she is inanimate. The more feathers they find, the more like herself she becomes. However, as a price in order to acquire the ability to travel in such a way (he ends up travelling with an interdimentional being, as well as a warrior Kurogane and a magician Fai), he has to give up the thing most important to him: Sakura's feelings for him. Now, even if she regains all of her memory and her soul, she will not know him or remember him. At all. I always want to cry when she wakes up (finally, because he recovered some of the feathers, through great hardship) and she is all 'who are you' and he manages to be so even and kind and smiling and explains. And then goes outside, as soon as he cans, and just stands, utterly still, in the pouring rain, because that way no one can see if he is crying.

A vid:



More vids )

I tried watching Macbeth in Shakespeare Retold series but gave up because I couldn't understand more than one word in three.
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I bought a book on the Kapoors, yay!

Also, here is my write-up on Om Shanti Om.

First off this, it's a pic of SRK with Gauri. Why is it here, what does it have to do with OSO? Nothing, I just like it.



It's hard to write a review of it in any sort of coherent fashion because this really isn't a movie with a story, inasmuch as it is a collection of long, excellent skits, tied together by loose narrative. Sort of like a Bollywood, and much better, and longer Saturday Night Live sketch.

I think that is, much as I loved OSO, I prefer Main Hoon Na because MHN, despite the tongue-in-cheek vibe, actually felt like a genuine movie-movie, and story as well, with characters who felt real, for whom I felt sadness or joy. In OSO, I really didn't think anoyone was a person, more a combination of traits: I was not emotionally invested in them for most part.

I really hope this doesn't read like a slam, because it's not supposed to be, in the least. This was an amazing, delirious movie, and I don't remember last time I laughed so hard. I am dying to see it again. It's just it's a very different type of movie, much further than Jaanemann or Salaam-e-Ishq or Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, or even Farah's own Main Hoon Na, in going into stylized, self-referential territory. The characters exist only to serve the madcap conceits of the author. OSO makes me think of Andaz Apna Apna. In its own way, it's just as stylized-artificial as SLB's Saawariya (btw, side note: if it wasn't Bollywood, no one would even making the two into competitors: whatever you think of them quality-wise, they have almost nothing in common, and offer utterly different things to the viewer).

More babble, not really spoilery ).

And because Saawariya is making me think of the awesomeness of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, here is one of my favorite romantic songs ever, Salman and Aish making love with their eyes, in front of the family. With subs.




Oh, and Another few scenes from HDDCS )


In more OSO news, here is one of my fave songs from the movie, the climactic Dastaan-e-Om, where he reenacts the crime:

Song here )


In other news, reading the awesome Tsubasa manga makes me want to dig out the anime again. It has one of my fave OTPs, adventure, angst and comedy. Syaoran and Sakura have been friends since childhood and have since fallen in love, even though she is a Princess and he is a commoner. However, right before declaring her feelings, Sakura accidentally activates an artifact which scatters her soul in a myriad of different feathers throughout the dimensions. She will die without her soul. Syaoran must journey with her throughout the worlds to gather them all back. Now she has no memories, no feelings, no self. In fact, with no feathers at all, she is inanimate. The more feathers they find, the more like herself she becomes. However, as a price in order to acquire the ability to travel in such a way (he ends up travelling with an interdimentional being, as well as a warrior Kurogane and a magician Fai), he has to give up the thing most important to him: Sakura's feelings for him. Now, even if she regains all of her memory and her soul, she will not know him or remember him. At all. I always want to cry when she wakes up (finally, because he recovered some of the feathers, through great hardship) and she is all 'who are you' and he manages to be so even and kind and smiling and explains. And then goes outside, as soon as he cans, and just stands, utterly still, in the pouring rain, because that way no one can see if he is crying.

A vid:



More vids )

I tried watching Macbeth in Shakespeare Retold series but gave up because I couldn't understand more than one word in three.
dangermousie: (Coffee Prince hug by alexandral)
Can I die a little now?

Pic in question )

Yup, that’s SRK from the upcoming Om Shanti Om. *dies*

The best part? Prior to reincarnation, he is a struggling extra, but after, he is an utterly talentless superstar. LOL. Love him.

Here are more OSO pics )

And in addition, here are the pictures from Saawariya, my other most anticipated Bollywood movie of the year. It looks so dream-like.

Pics here )


And to finish it off, pics from Laga Chunari Mein Dag, opening october 12, with Rani and Abhishek.

Pics here )
dangermousie: (Coffee Prince hug by alexandral)
Can I die a little now?

Pic in question )

Yup, that’s SRK from the upcoming Om Shanti Om. *dies*

The best part? Prior to reincarnation, he is a struggling extra, but after, he is an utterly talentless superstar. LOL. Love him.

Here are more OSO pics )

And in addition, here are the pictures from Saawariya, my other most anticipated Bollywood movie of the year. It looks so dream-like.

Pics here )


And to finish it off, pics from Laga Chunari Mein Dag, opening october 12, with Rani and Abhishek.

Pics here )
dangermousie: (Coffee Prince hug by alexandral)
Can I die a little now?

Pic in question )

Yup, that’s SRK from the upcoming Om Shanti Om. *dies*

The best part? Prior to reincarnation, he is a struggling extra, but after, he is an utterly talentless superstar. LOL. Love him.

Here are more OSO pics )

And in addition, here are the pictures from Saawariya, my other most anticipated Bollywood movie of the year. It looks so dream-like.

Pics here )


And to finish it off, pics from Laga Chunari Mein Dag, opening october 12, with Rani and Abhishek.

Pics here )
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)
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: (K3G)
I am totally addicted to this. What is it? The official website for Farah Khan's upcoming Bollywood flick Om Shanti Om, starring *gleeful sigh* Shahrukh Khan.

I adored their previous collaboration, Main Hoon Na beyond words and so would anticipate this eagerly in any event, but knowing that this is an affectionate tribute/spoof/inspired-by combo to 1970s masala movies? I die of glee.

And knowing that the first part of it is set in 1970s, where SRK is an extra in love with a star, and that it involves reincarnation (so beloved by older Bolly movies)? OMG. WIN.

I thought so after the trailer. More so after the first song promo. And then came Dard-e-Disco clip. Where SRK is doing an 'item number' spoof dance number (item numbers are dances that usually have nothing to do with the plot and involve some super hot guy or girl gyrating to the best of their sex appeal) and ...

JAW

DROP

TO

THE

FLOOR.

I am half drooling, half giggling. But more than anything, my utmost feeling is: whoa, SRK really is game for everything in a movie. One of many reasons I love him.

The website is as tongue in cheek as the movie promises to be ('King Khan and his six-pack abs' indeed :P) and has pics, trailer, song clips. November 9 cannot come soon enough!

Couple of pics from the item boy song )
dangermousie: (K3G)
I am totally addicted to this. What is it? The official website for Farah Khan's upcoming Bollywood flick Om Shanti Om, starring *gleeful sigh* Shahrukh Khan.

I adored their previous collaboration, Main Hoon Na beyond words and so would anticipate this eagerly in any event, but knowing that this is an affectionate tribute/spoof/inspired-by combo to 1970s masala movies? I die of glee.

And knowing that the first part of it is set in 1970s, where SRK is an extra in love with a star, and that it involves reincarnation (so beloved by older Bolly movies)? OMG. WIN.

I thought so after the trailer. More so after the first song promo. And then came Dard-e-Disco clip. Where SRK is doing an 'item number' spoof dance number (item numbers are dances that usually have nothing to do with the plot and involve some super hot guy or girl gyrating to the best of their sex appeal) and ...

JAW

DROP

TO

THE

FLOOR.

I am half drooling, half giggling. But more than anything, my utmost feeling is: whoa, SRK really is game for everything in a movie. One of many reasons I love him.

The website is as tongue in cheek as the movie promises to be ('King Khan and his six-pack abs' indeed :P) and has pics, trailer, song clips. November 9 cannot come soon enough!

Couple of pics from the item boy song )
dangermousie: (K3G)
I am totally addicted to this. What is it? The official website for Farah Khan's upcoming Bollywood flick Om Shanti Om, starring *gleeful sigh* Shahrukh Khan.

I adored their previous collaboration, Main Hoon Na beyond words and so would anticipate this eagerly in any event, but knowing that this is an affectionate tribute/spoof/inspired-by combo to 1970s masala movies? I die of glee.

And knowing that the first part of it is set in 1970s, where SRK is an extra in love with a star, and that it involves reincarnation (so beloved by older Bolly movies)? OMG. WIN.

I thought so after the trailer. More so after the first song promo. And then came Dard-e-Disco clip. Where SRK is doing an 'item number' spoof dance number (item numbers are dances that usually have nothing to do with the plot and involve some super hot guy or girl gyrating to the best of their sex appeal) and ...

JAW

DROP

TO

THE

FLOOR.

I am half drooling, half giggling. But more than anything, my utmost feeling is: whoa, SRK really is game for everything in a movie. One of many reasons I love him.

The website is as tongue in cheek as the movie promises to be ('King Khan and his six-pack abs' indeed :P) and has pics, trailer, song clips. November 9 cannot come soon enough!

Couple of pics from the item boy song )
dangermousie: (Default)


(this is from Saawariya)

I admit that for the rest of the year, all my anticipated movies are Indian. There are a lot, but I am only going to list Top 8, with trailers. In order of my interest.

1. Jodha-Akbar
Date: October 12
Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai.
Why: Put together the most gorgeous guy and gal (with psycho chemistry) in Bollywood for a romantic epic, with battle elephants, swords, and starcrossed lovers. Directed by one of my favorites Ashutosh Gowariker. I can't wait.
Trailer: They are keeping this one closer than a secret of making a neutron bomb. No trailer, no stills, nada yet.

2. Saawariya
Date: November 9
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor (not related), Salman Khan, Rani Mukherji
Why: I don't know the story as they are keeping it quite secret (a very common practice with Bolly movies) but this is the first internationally produced Bollywod movie (by Columbia! Does it mean it can be in regular theaters?). It's directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, my favorite Bollywood director ever. I have yet to see a movie of his I didn't adore. Not only that, but the trailer (see below) is one of the most gorgeous things ever, Moulin Rouge on opium...poetic and beautiful and just...if it looks like this I don't care about the plot. This actually might move ahead of J-A.
Trailer:



Larger version here. Worth seeing the larger version trust me. Just scroll down.

A couple of posters from the film )

The rest of movies behind the cut )
dangermousie: (Default)


(this is from Saawariya)

I admit that for the rest of the year, all my anticipated movies are Indian. There are a lot, but I am only going to list Top 8, with trailers. In order of my interest.

1. Jodha-Akbar
Date: October 12
Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai.
Why: Put together the most gorgeous guy and gal (with psycho chemistry) in Bollywood for a romantic epic, with battle elephants, swords, and starcrossed lovers. Directed by one of my favorites Ashutosh Gowariker. I can't wait.
Trailer: They are keeping this one closer than a secret of making a neutron bomb. No trailer, no stills, nada yet.

2. Saawariya
Date: November 9
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor (not related), Salman Khan, Rani Mukherji
Why: I don't know the story as they are keeping it quite secret (a very common practice with Bolly movies) but this is the first internationally produced Bollywod movie (by Columbia! Does it mean it can be in regular theaters?). It's directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, my favorite Bollywood director ever. I have yet to see a movie of his I didn't adore. Not only that, but the trailer (see below) is one of the most gorgeous things ever, Moulin Rouge on opium...poetic and beautiful and just...if it looks like this I don't care about the plot. This actually might move ahead of J-A.
Trailer:



Larger version here. Worth seeing the larger version trust me. Just scroll down.

A couple of posters from the film )

The rest of movies behind the cut )
dangermousie: (Default)


(this is from Saawariya)

I admit that for the rest of the year, all my anticipated movies are Indian. There are a lot, but I am only going to list Top 8, with trailers. In order of my interest.

1. Jodha-Akbar
Date: October 12
Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai.
Why: Put together the most gorgeous guy and gal (with psycho chemistry) in Bollywood for a romantic epic, with battle elephants, swords, and starcrossed lovers. Directed by one of my favorites Ashutosh Gowariker. I can't wait.
Trailer: They are keeping this one closer than a secret of making a neutron bomb. No trailer, no stills, nada yet.

2. Saawariya
Date: November 9
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor (not related), Salman Khan, Rani Mukherji
Why: I don't know the story as they are keeping it quite secret (a very common practice with Bolly movies) but this is the first internationally produced Bollywod movie (by Columbia! Does it mean it can be in regular theaters?). It's directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, my favorite Bollywood director ever. I have yet to see a movie of his I didn't adore. Not only that, but the trailer (see below) is one of the most gorgeous things ever, Moulin Rouge on opium...poetic and beautiful and just...if it looks like this I don't care about the plot. This actually might move ahead of J-A.
Trailer:



Larger version here. Worth seeing the larger version trust me. Just scroll down.

A couple of posters from the film )

The rest of movies behind the cut )

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