Ok, so, I created a monster. I was at my parent's house all last week playing nurse for my mom who just had surgery. Well, what did she want to do? Watch Bollywood movies. Like hell I was going to argue with that. So, Tuesday through Friday we watched AT LEAST 3 movies a day, sad, I know. Well, before this she had only seen two or three and she loved them, and last week was the starter. She is, quite possibly, more obsessed than I am. When I finally came home this weekend, she called me after I left to tell me that she had only waited a few hours before putting in another movie, lol. Not only that but, so far, she won't watch anything that doesn't have Shahrukh Khan in it! HA! I find this all too hilarious. Well, it started out that we just watched movies I had already seen (most only once). With the exception of a few, we watched almost everything that I have reviewed here. Towards the end we started watching some that I hadn't seen yet.
I won't review Swades yet because the stupid thing cut off 5 minutes before the end, so I bought it a few days ago and I'll review it once I finish the whole thing, it was good so far though.
My mom and I both really liked this one! She liked the costumes and everything, all bright colours because it was a fantasy story and me, because I'm a bleeding heart romantic. Sweet movie. I couldn't help but feel really bad for the 'real' husband though, poor guy must have been so lonely and they just kind of shoved him out. The poor guy, it made me want to cry but I wasn't sure if you were supposed to side with his character (not that I did, the ghost just made my romantic side melt, but still). Anyway, this movie was a lot of fun and very sweet, go see it :)
I thought this was a really well made movie, definitley had a historical epic feel going for it. I was apprehensive about Kareena in it, but she won me over. The story was so tragic though :( And to think I thought it was so bizarre when I went to see Batman a few weeks ago that someone's girlfriend gets killed and they instantly turn into a raving psychopath. Not so rare it seems. I thought the part with the buddhist girl was sweet, but seemed like it was just to fill out some time, I didn't see the effect it had on the plot so much (other than he turns buddhist, but they made the correlation seem irrelevant). And I thought it would suck to be her when your husband is obviously and unsympathetically in love with someone else, however dead.
Oh, and guys, the action/fight sequences were pretty fantastic, I have to admit. I thought SRK did a fantastic job in this movie. And, unrelated, my mom thought he was really pretty in it.
Ok, so maybe it was because of 'Duplicate' but I started fearing some of these older movies that I bought. I'm glad I got this one though, however obnoxious not having subtitled songs is. And excluding the fact that I just kept thinking about that story I read about Salman and SRK getting into a huge fight at some party a few days/week ago. But, other than that, I thought this movie was fantastic! I will never see Amrish Puri as anything but completely psychotic, no matter what role. He is seriously creepy. All the elements in this movie were really well done (ignoring the ridiculous level of evil of Puri's character and that the tom girl was instantly a perfect dancer), I really enjoyed it. Definitely a movie I think guys and girls would enjoy.
Once again, endlessly annoyed at the lack of subtitles during the songs. Eros, get on top of these things! Why? Do the translators just get lazy and not feel like doing it? I wish I could get a subtitle file to run at the same time as a dvd and sync it up with the songs.
Anyway, I started this movie earlier, but my computer wouldn't let me watch the whole thing for some reason (it's on dvd, but my computer's player is touchy). Anyway, I was wary about this movie as well, the beginning was seriously ridiculous and made me fear it was some awful comedy/stooge movie (I'm not into comedies, apparently I lack a sense of humour). But it wasn't. After setting up the ridiculousness at the beginning, the film became more serious and redeemed itself. This is another one that I'm glad I watched, I think 'Duplicate' was just a fluke of awfulness on SRK's part. This was a fun movie, not too serious. Not a 'top ten list' type movie, just no-brainer type enjoyable :P
Wow, I write the worst reviews, there are very few movies that I don't like. Anyway. I've got a few more new movies on the way, downloaded some, bought some, etc. I'm stocking up for my 3 weeks in Massachusetts next month. I was thinking about holding out on watching them until I was there, but I should make sure the subtitles are all right *winkwink* I spend a lot of time using my subtitle editor. One of my most useful downloads. Anyway. And I've really been wanting to see 'Don' so I may just go ahead and watch some....maybe I'll watch it tonight actually, lol. As if I would mind watching them again later!
A theatre that plays Bollywood in Dallas is playing 'Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic' which I thought looked cute, but it has been out for a while and I'm afraid it'll disappear before I get to go see it. My mom is the only one who would go, but she is still a bit out of it. And the theatre is really strange about their schedule, I don't know what is going on with them.
I brought Kal Ho Naa Ho over to my sister, convinced her that most bollywood movies are about as far from 'Kandukondain Kandukondain' as you can get, and just dropped the movie off with her, to watch or not to. Her reaction seemed promising though. She isn't a movie person, so I don't predict her getting obsessed or anything, I just hope she stops hating the genre so much :P
Oh, and last bit of news, my A/C is working again. I'm very happy about that. It has been miserable.
I was away from my sewing machine all last week so I didn't get anything done, but now I can started working on some things again. I should have a few things finished in no time. Let's hope something turns out!.