dangermousie: (BW: Saif by jadeicons)
Recently (well, not so recently. I think a year or so back), I've fallen in filmi love with Saif Ali Khan. He's a Bollywood star who's been around for over a decade. Tons of movies in the 90s. And oh boy, were they all atrociously forgettable junk? Oh yes. And his acting in them? Nothing to write home about. And then, I have no idea what happened. The mullet disappeared. The acting chops came ON. And the movie picking radar shifted in super-gear. For the last three+ years, SAK has been looking hot, acting incredibly well, and picking amazing movies. Seriously, when I look at the list of upcomings, it's his I generally anticipate the most. And he's been showing quite an amazing range.

So I present two exibits in support of my pash. One is my favorite Bolly movie of last year, Pradeep Sarkar's Parineeta, an adaptation of a literary classic about love and families set in the 1960s Calcutta. It's gorgeous, it's romantic, it's clever, it's everything a movie should be. And Saif's character Shekhar is charming and boyish. The other is this year's Omkara, an adaptation of Othello set in the wilds of modern Uttar Pradesh. It's in the running for my favorite movie this year, and SAK plays Iago as a buzz-cutted, yellow-toothed, violent lug (and steals the movie while being almost unrecognizable). Omkara is, IMO, one of the best Shakespeare adaptations there is. So here are pictures from the movies.

Parineeta, the Married Woman )

Omkara )
dangermousie: (BW: Saif by jadeicons)
Recently (well, not so recently. I think a year or so back), I've fallen in filmi love with Saif Ali Khan. He's a Bollywood star who's been around for over a decade. Tons of movies in the 90s. And oh boy, were they all atrociously forgettable junk? Oh yes. And his acting in them? Nothing to write home about. And then, I have no idea what happened. The mullet disappeared. The acting chops came ON. And the movie picking radar shifted in super-gear. For the last three+ years, SAK has been looking hot, acting incredibly well, and picking amazing movies. Seriously, when I look at the list of upcomings, it's his I generally anticipate the most. And he's been showing quite an amazing range.

So I present two exibits in support of my pash. One is my favorite Bolly movie of last year, Pradeep Sarkar's Parineeta, an adaptation of a literary classic about love and families set in the 1960s Calcutta. It's gorgeous, it's romantic, it's clever, it's everything a movie should be. And Saif's character Shekhar is charming and boyish. The other is this year's Omkara, an adaptation of Othello set in the wilds of modern Uttar Pradesh. It's in the running for my favorite movie this year, and SAK plays Iago as a buzz-cutted, yellow-toothed, violent lug (and steals the movie while being almost unrecognizable). Omkara is, IMO, one of the best Shakespeare adaptations there is. So here are pictures from the movies.

Parineeta, the Married Woman )

Omkara )
dangermousie: (BW: Saif by jadeicons)
Recently (well, not so recently. I think a year or so back), I've fallen in filmi love with Saif Ali Khan. He's a Bollywood star who's been around for over a decade. Tons of movies in the 90s. And oh boy, were they all atrociously forgettable junk? Oh yes. And his acting in them? Nothing to write home about. And then, I have no idea what happened. The mullet disappeared. The acting chops came ON. And the movie picking radar shifted in super-gear. For the last three+ years, SAK has been looking hot, acting incredibly well, and picking amazing movies. Seriously, when I look at the list of upcomings, it's his I generally anticipate the most. And he's been showing quite an amazing range.

So I present two exibits in support of my pash. One is my favorite Bolly movie of last year, Pradeep Sarkar's Parineeta, an adaptation of a literary classic about love and families set in the 1960s Calcutta. It's gorgeous, it's romantic, it's clever, it's everything a movie should be. And Saif's character Shekhar is charming and boyish. The other is this year's Omkara, an adaptation of Othello set in the wilds of modern Uttar Pradesh. It's in the running for my favorite movie this year, and SAK plays Iago as a buzz-cutted, yellow-toothed, violent lug (and steals the movie while being almost unrecognizable). Omkara is, IMO, one of the best Shakespeare adaptations there is. So here are pictures from the movies.

Parineeta, the Married Woman )

Omkara )
dangermousie: (Default)
So, after a measly break of two months, I've restarted my Veronica Mars rewatch, which I abandoned temporarily before getting to 'Kanes and Abel.' Perfect timing as now I have S2 so can watch at a stretch.

I haven't finished rewatching the ep so far, but what I find interesting is that for an ep that is pretty low on my rewatch list (it's a solid ep, but not a favorite), it really deals with a lot of themes so prevalent and crucial in the VM universe. K&A is Veronica's lowest moral point IMO. I find her not mentioning to Amelia that her father is dying, in order to get her way and solve Lilly's murder, quite despicable. Probably the worst (morally) thing she's done. This ep showcases both Veronica's flaws and darkness (that is a messed up girl) and her obsession levels. And in the ep mystery, we return yet again to the theme of parents and children, especially fathers and children, that is so central in the VM universe. We deal with flawed but loving parent in this case (Hamilton Cho's father), a sort of in the middle of continuum between the amazing Daddy Keith, and dreadful enough to be in a dorama Aaron. Next up, 'Weapons of Class Destruction' and unless the aliens abduct me tonight, I am getting to it no matter what. I still remember my screaming at that Camelot kiss. I said that I've seen the spinning camera during a clinch mainly in Bollywood and doramas (and it's my favorite thing), but the Camelot kiss is the exception, as they do that there too, and it really adds to the swept in the moment, passionate feel.

Also, Battlestar Galactica S3 promo pics came out. To see all the pics, go here, but I've posted a few behind cut, with comments on them.

BSG eyecandy )

[livejournal.com profile] fivil wrote an incredible, long and spoilery review of the best Bollywood movie of the year, Omkara. Go read it.

I've started my watch of ep 9 of Tokyo Juliet (it's subbed up to 10 now) and OMG. More angst! Yay! This is sick of me, but I find Liang by far the prettiest when he angsts. He does it so well.

And because you can never have too much hotness in a single post, behind the cut is a pic I stole from [livejournal.com profile] je12_vz09, of Matsumoto Jun, Domyouji in Hana Yori Dango and Shin in Gokusen

Enter at your own peril as worksafe but still unbearable hotness is behind cut )

Also, I saw a plushie of Kenshin (!!!!) at Borders yesterday, plushy scar and sword included. You have no idea how hard it was to resist buying it.
dangermousie: (Default)
So, after a measly break of two months, I've restarted my Veronica Mars rewatch, which I abandoned temporarily before getting to 'Kanes and Abel.' Perfect timing as now I have S2 so can watch at a stretch.

I haven't finished rewatching the ep so far, but what I find interesting is that for an ep that is pretty low on my rewatch list (it's a solid ep, but not a favorite), it really deals with a lot of themes so prevalent and crucial in the VM universe. K&A is Veronica's lowest moral point IMO. I find her not mentioning to Amelia that her father is dying, in order to get her way and solve Lilly's murder, quite despicable. Probably the worst (morally) thing she's done. This ep showcases both Veronica's flaws and darkness (that is a messed up girl) and her obsession levels. And in the ep mystery, we return yet again to the theme of parents and children, especially fathers and children, that is so central in the VM universe. We deal with flawed but loving parent in this case (Hamilton Cho's father), a sort of in the middle of continuum between the amazing Daddy Keith, and dreadful enough to be in a dorama Aaron. Next up, 'Weapons of Class Destruction' and unless the aliens abduct me tonight, I am getting to it no matter what. I still remember my screaming at that Camelot kiss. I said that I've seen the spinning camera during a clinch mainly in Bollywood and doramas (and it's my favorite thing), but the Camelot kiss is the exception, as they do that there too, and it really adds to the swept in the moment, passionate feel.

Also, Battlestar Galactica S3 promo pics came out. To see all the pics, go here, but I've posted a few behind cut, with comments on them.

BSG eyecandy )

[livejournal.com profile] fivil wrote an incredible, long and spoilery review of the best Bollywood movie of the year, Omkara. Go read it.

I've started my watch of ep 9 of Tokyo Juliet (it's subbed up to 10 now) and OMG. More angst! Yay! This is sick of me, but I find Liang by far the prettiest when he angsts. He does it so well.

And because you can never have too much hotness in a single post, behind the cut is a pic I stole from [livejournal.com profile] je12_vz09, of Matsumoto Jun, Domyouji in Hana Yori Dango and Shin in Gokusen

Enter at your own peril as worksafe but still unbearable hotness is behind cut )

Also, I saw a plushie of Kenshin (!!!!) at Borders yesterday, plushy scar and sword included. You have no idea how hard it was to resist buying it.
dangermousie: (Default)
So, after a measly break of two months, I've restarted my Veronica Mars rewatch, which I abandoned temporarily before getting to 'Kanes and Abel.' Perfect timing as now I have S2 so can watch at a stretch.

I haven't finished rewatching the ep so far, but what I find interesting is that for an ep that is pretty low on my rewatch list (it's a solid ep, but not a favorite), it really deals with a lot of themes so prevalent and crucial in the VM universe. K&A is Veronica's lowest moral point IMO. I find her not mentioning to Amelia that her father is dying, in order to get her way and solve Lilly's murder, quite despicable. Probably the worst (morally) thing she's done. This ep showcases both Veronica's flaws and darkness (that is a messed up girl) and her obsession levels. And in the ep mystery, we return yet again to the theme of parents and children, especially fathers and children, that is so central in the VM universe. We deal with flawed but loving parent in this case (Hamilton Cho's father), a sort of in the middle of continuum between the amazing Daddy Keith, and dreadful enough to be in a dorama Aaron. Next up, 'Weapons of Class Destruction' and unless the aliens abduct me tonight, I am getting to it no matter what. I still remember my screaming at that Camelot kiss. I said that I've seen the spinning camera during a clinch mainly in Bollywood and doramas (and it's my favorite thing), but the Camelot kiss is the exception, as they do that there too, and it really adds to the swept in the moment, passionate feel.

Also, Battlestar Galactica S3 promo pics came out. To see all the pics, go here, but I've posted a few behind cut, with comments on them.

BSG eyecandy )

[livejournal.com profile] fivil wrote an incredible, long and spoilery review of the best Bollywood movie of the year, Omkara. Go read it.

I've started my watch of ep 9 of Tokyo Juliet (it's subbed up to 10 now) and OMG. More angst! Yay! This is sick of me, but I find Liang by far the prettiest when he angsts. He does it so well.

And because you can never have too much hotness in a single post, behind the cut is a pic I stole from [livejournal.com profile] je12_vz09, of Matsumoto Jun, Domyouji in Hana Yori Dango and Shin in Gokusen

Enter at your own peril as worksafe but still unbearable hotness is behind cut )

Also, I saw a plushie of Kenshin (!!!!) at Borders yesterday, plushy scar and sword included. You have no idea how hard it was to resist buying it.
dangermousie: (BW: DCH Akash by chalkare)
After thinking it over, I've decided that Omkara is both my favorite Bollywood movie, and my favorite movie Shakespeare adaptation (it bumped off Branagh's Hamlet off the top spot). I can't stop thinking about it and simply must see it again. Of course, as with any movie I am in love with, apparently it's shaping to be a horrible flop probably because it doesn't have over-made-up phony college students dancing in Switzerland. Argh. It does seem to have the rare distinction of no single bad review about in on BWhat thread so far.

And yes, I still have that long Mars post to make. Later. I do have to say the thing I love the most about this is that no matter how OTT the situations, the characters feel real and so does their response.
dangermousie: (BW: DCH Akash by chalkare)
After thinking it over, I've decided that Omkara is both my favorite Bollywood movie, and my favorite movie Shakespeare adaptation (it bumped off Branagh's Hamlet off the top spot). I can't stop thinking about it and simply must see it again. Of course, as with any movie I am in love with, apparently it's shaping to be a horrible flop probably because it doesn't have over-made-up phony college students dancing in Switzerland. Argh. It does seem to have the rare distinction of no single bad review about in on BWhat thread so far.

And yes, I still have that long Mars post to make. Later. I do have to say the thing I love the most about this is that no matter how OTT the situations, the characters feel real and so does their response.
dangermousie: (BW: DCH Akash by chalkare)
After thinking it over, I've decided that Omkara is both my favorite Bollywood movie, and my favorite movie Shakespeare adaptation (it bumped off Branagh's Hamlet off the top spot). I can't stop thinking about it and simply must see it again. Of course, as with any movie I am in love with, apparently it's shaping to be a horrible flop probably because it doesn't have over-made-up phony college students dancing in Switzerland. Argh. It does seem to have the rare distinction of no single bad review about in on BWhat thread so far.

And yes, I still have that long Mars post to make. Later. I do have to say the thing I love the most about this is that no matter how OTT the situations, the characters feel real and so does their response.
dangermousie: (BW: Fanaa rain by chalkare)
Just got back from Omkara,, India's take on Othello, set among the political underworld of Uttar Pradesh and WOW. This has knocked off Fanaa from my favorite movie of the year spot. Actually, it's pretty much in the running for my favorite Bollywood movie ever.

Let me repeat that, wow. This was one of the very rare movies where I really didn't have anything I had a problem with or wanted to correct. It was tragic, brutal, and completely irresistible. Very very tight screenplay. And it was perfectly cast. In fact, the movie works in a large part because the cast is so pitch perfect.

Spoilery thoughts on the movie. But come on, everyone knows the plot of Othello )
dangermousie: (BW: Fanaa rain by chalkare)
Just got back from Omkara,, India's take on Othello, set among the political underworld of Uttar Pradesh and WOW. This has knocked off Fanaa from my favorite movie of the year spot. Actually, it's pretty much in the running for my favorite Bollywood movie ever.

Let me repeat that, wow. This was one of the very rare movies where I really didn't have anything I had a problem with or wanted to correct. It was tragic, brutal, and completely irresistible. Very very tight screenplay. And it was perfectly cast. In fact, the movie works in a large part because the cast is so pitch perfect.

Spoilery thoughts on the movie. But come on, everyone knows the plot of Othello )
dangermousie: (BW: Fanaa rain by chalkare)
Just got back from Omkara,, India's take on Othello, set among the political underworld of Uttar Pradesh and WOW. This has knocked off Fanaa from my favorite movie of the year spot. Actually, it's pretty much in the running for my favorite Bollywood movie ever.

Let me repeat that, wow. This was one of the very rare movies where I really didn't have anything I had a problem with or wanted to correct. It was tragic, brutal, and completely irresistible. Very very tight screenplay. And it was perfectly cast. In fact, the movie works in a large part because the cast is so pitch perfect.

Spoilery thoughts on the movie. But come on, everyone knows the plot of Othello )
dangermousie: (BW: SRK desire by autumn_yaar)
This is an eye candy post. Pure and simple.

There is a new SRK pic from KANK which is quite appropriate considering it's World Cup. Also, it's insanely hot. And I also have capture stills from the KANK promo and larger versions of the SRK-related promo caps courtesy of srk.org. I still can't believe BW is making a movie about falling in love with other people. After marriage.

And I stole from [livejournal.com profile] thelana a gorgeous Kajol pic (because Kajol!!!) and the poster for the Indian reimagining of Othello (Omkara) which sounds fantastic.

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. Yummy Angst )

Omkara. Shakepearean Angst )

Kajol. No angst )
dangermousie: (BW: SRK desire by autumn_yaar)
This is an eye candy post. Pure and simple.

There is a new SRK pic from KANK which is quite appropriate considering it's World Cup. Also, it's insanely hot. And I also have capture stills from the KANK promo and larger versions of the SRK-related promo caps courtesy of srk.org. I still can't believe BW is making a movie about falling in love with other people. After marriage.

And I stole from [livejournal.com profile] thelana a gorgeous Kajol pic (because Kajol!!!) and the poster for the Indian reimagining of Othello (Omkara) which sounds fantastic.

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. Yummy Angst )

Omkara. Shakepearean Angst )

Kajol. No angst )
dangermousie: (BW: SRK desire by autumn_yaar)
This is an eye candy post. Pure and simple.

There is a new SRK pic from KANK which is quite appropriate considering it's World Cup. Also, it's insanely hot. And I also have capture stills from the KANK promo and larger versions of the SRK-related promo caps courtesy of srk.org. I still can't believe BW is making a movie about falling in love with other people. After marriage.

And I stole from [livejournal.com profile] thelana a gorgeous Kajol pic (because Kajol!!!) and the poster for the Indian reimagining of Othello (Omkara) which sounds fantastic.

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. Yummy Angst )

Omkara. Shakepearean Angst )

Kajol. No angst )
dangermousie: (BW: Saif by jadeicons)
One of my most anticipated movies of the year is Omkara, an Indian (it's really not Bollywood at all) take on Othello. It has an excellent director (Vishal Bharadwaj who did Maqbool, a retelling of Macbeth set in Mumbai underworld) and a better cast, and promises to be grim and good, as it places the story among a 'gang' of political mafia in Uttar Pradesh. Ajay Devgan (who does look a lot more 'Indian' then the rest of the cast and can play both chilling psychopaths and vulnerable souls equally well) plays Othello, Kareena Kapoor (who is pale and elegant and can play both strong and fragile) plays Desdemona, Saif Ali Khan plays Iago (a far cry from his adorable, sophisticated young men, but not surprising after his scary scary turn in Ek Hasina Thi), Vivek Oberoi plays Cassius, and Konkona Sen plays Emilia.

I just love the projects Saif has been picking lately.

Poster for the film:


More pics behind the cut )
dangermousie: (BW: Saif by jadeicons)
One of my most anticipated movies of the year is Omkara, an Indian (it's really not Bollywood at all) take on Othello. It has an excellent director (Vishal Bharadwaj who did Maqbool, a retelling of Macbeth set in Mumbai underworld) and a better cast, and promises to be grim and good, as it places the story among a 'gang' of political mafia in Uttar Pradesh. Ajay Devgan (who does look a lot more 'Indian' then the rest of the cast and can play both chilling psychopaths and vulnerable souls equally well) plays Othello, Kareena Kapoor (who is pale and elegant and can play both strong and fragile) plays Desdemona, Saif Ali Khan plays Iago (a far cry from his adorable, sophisticated young men, but not surprising after his scary scary turn in Ek Hasina Thi), Vivek Oberoi plays Cassius, and Konkona Sen plays Emilia.

I just love the projects Saif has been picking lately.

Poster for the film:


More pics behind the cut )
dangermousie: (BW: Saif by jadeicons)
One of my most anticipated movies of the year is Omkara, an Indian (it's really not Bollywood at all) take on Othello. It has an excellent director (Vishal Bharadwaj who did Maqbool, a retelling of Macbeth set in Mumbai underworld) and a better cast, and promises to be grim and good, as it places the story among a 'gang' of political mafia in Uttar Pradesh. Ajay Devgan (who does look a lot more 'Indian' then the rest of the cast and can play both chilling psychopaths and vulnerable souls equally well) plays Othello, Kareena Kapoor (who is pale and elegant and can play both strong and fragile) plays Desdemona, Saif Ali Khan plays Iago (a far cry from his adorable, sophisticated young men, but not surprising after his scary scary turn in Ek Hasina Thi), Vivek Oberoi plays Cassius, and Konkona Sen plays Emilia.

I just love the projects Saif has been picking lately.

Poster for the film:


More pics behind the cut )

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