January 6, 2012 at 6:47 am #72672
What’s “expensive” Boo? I can’t imagine a single drink being more than 500 rupees, which is roughly 11 Canadian dollars. Wish I had cousins or family in India that partied… wait I think I do *-). Must gather more info on this topic!
I would actually be a bit nervous to try Indian moonshine, who the frack knows what’s in there lol.
I checked out Bol on wiki, and it sounds interesting, it sounds like my type of movie.
The last movie I watched was Maine Pyar Kiya. OMFG, I had completely forgotten how wonderful this movie is. It was really nice to revisit a classic. Lol watching it made me feel all happy and giddyApril 14, 2012 at 3:17 pm #72678
BL: aaaahhhhh I’ve been SEARCHING for this post amidst the SEA of “$&^%(*&(*&^%^ spam!!! Maine Pyaar Kiya oh my DAYS what an angel of a movie. I miss it.
I can’t remember the exact prices now (for the quantities had), but I think I remember a cosmopolitan costing around INR 1500 or so. I remember thinking, meh, you only live once lol. I think it can vary. I am equally curious to check out the party scene in India, from what I’ve read on other forums if you go to the right place without the weirdos, the are far more ‘forward’ and ‘Westernised’ than the West itself :O Teehee, did you manage to investigate more around the topic of your friends/family in India?
Last Bollywood movie I saw – KAHAANI OHMYGODWOW. GO WATCH IT if you haven’t already. The film is stunning, I really really enjoyed the storyline and the scripting and the contrasts and parallels with Vidya’s story (kahaani) and the backdrop of Durga Pujo and the way they shot Calcutta wow! The acting was wonderful by Vidya Balan, I have fallen in love all the more with her after this movie. Thank goodness some of the women in Bollywood are at least doing substantial and equally sexy roles. The supporting cast were all also excellent. The direction was EXCELLENT, the director really knows how to narrate and show a story to his audience… Sujoy Ghosh I think he is called? Hmm… a name to watch out for, definitely!
Hollywood – Valentine’s Day LOL. I rented it because I needed mush to take my mind of work. It was alright, nothing overly brilliant but nothing too dull either.
BTW, have you been watching any more episodes of Modern Family? Was it you I was discussing it with, the JOYS and WONDERS of Modern Family? I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the show! <3May 1, 2012 at 10:06 pm #72677
Wowzers, that is pretty steep for a drink. Nearly 30 CDN!! The most I’ve spent is $15.00 on a Long Island Ice Tea, and I didn’t notice a big taste difference btwn the premium and regular stuff. That is what I’ve heard as well, that some places are a bit dodgy, whereas certain areas in other cities are way more “westernized” as you put it lol. I will be continuing my investigations this weekend when my cousins are visiting and will post if there is anything new to report :p
Last BWood movie I watched was The Dirty Picture – I thought it was brilliant. It made me laugh and it made me cry. I absolutely love Vidya Balan, she is amazing, such a chameleon/versatile actress. I am looking forward to watching Kahaani, the promos looked good and promising.
Hwood – Hunger Games. Must admit, I was pretty disappointed. The movie was a let down compared to the novels. That is one of the biggest problems I notice when a book is made into a movie (there are some exceptions: HP of course! Devil Wears Prada, Shutter Island, etc.) I guess there were just too much good stuff that had to be cut out in order to make the film a decent length.
Modern Family… i freaking love that show!! Haven’t seen the recent episodes, last one I watched was season 3 episode 17 I believe (the one where Mitchell and Cameron make a big decision for their family (no spoilers in case you haven’t seen it)). One of the best shows on TV!!May 22, 2012 at 11:24 pm #72648
Aman – you managed to watch Kahaani yet? It is AWESOME <3
Also, last movie = Inglorious B-ds. Yes, a little slow on the uptake I know but wow. The movie actually has Quentin written all over it, albeit in a toned down, more subtle way. Was a little disappointed with the ending though. I expected something that would leave ‘bamBOOM!’ expression on me. Instead I was just left craving for… that extra oomph. Not to say the crazy ending in the film was not crazy enough, it was really good. But still.
Last Bollywood – sigh. I can’t even remember.May 28, 2012 at 3:07 pm #72673
I unfortunately haven’t had a chance to watch Kahaani yet I was hoping to watch it last week, but I’ve been pretty busy, and it’s easier to watch movies that don’t require my full attention, are fluff movies, and aren’t super long. I have it on my phone, but I’d much rather watch on the TV or at least my laptop – not a tiny screen. I love VB, and think this movie probably deserves more attention.
Last movie I watched was The Way We Were, yes an oldie, Barbra Streisand is great, love her in the movie.
It’s sad but I also don’t remember the last BWood movie I watched – I find that I haven’t been keeping up with the latest movies and many of the newer movies aren’t very appealing to me.June 1, 2012 at 7:27 am #72674
It’s sad but I also don’t remember the last BWood movie I watched – I find that I haven’t been keeping up with the latest movies and many of the newer movies aren’t very appealing to me.
Me too. Having said that…
1) ISHAQZAADE. Haven’t seen it yet but whoa it looks good and I think I like Parineeti Chopra better than Prinks… Prinks has fat lips, eww!
2) Karishma Kapoor’s new movie. Yes it looks a bit crap and B-grade but it’s Karishma Kapoor and I will pay any amount of money to make this a box office success so that we can see more of Karishma on the big screen. Much prefer her natural grace to Bebo’s. Tu Hi Rab Tu Hi Dua is a nice, addictive tune!
3) Is Madhuri Dixit doing a new movie?
ALL MY FAVOURITE 90s ACTRESSES COMING BACK YAY. Now for Kajol to sign up for a goshdarned film.June 17, 2012 at 7:58 pm #72675
So finally watched Kahaani. I absolutely looovvveee Vidya Balan, and really enjoy her movies. There were a few twists and turns, and the ending was very surprising/unexpected. The movie ran at a decent pace, didn’t feel like it was dragging. Btw, I don’t know who that creepy killer guy was, but for some reason he made me laugh. I don’t know if it was his looks, his acting, and the fact that he was supposed to be a hitman?? Anyways, overall, I give the movie a 8.5/10, and VB gets a 10/10 Watch the movie peepz!!July 7, 2012 at 7:46 pm #72676
YES. Indeed. Bob scared the life out of me Aman, whatchu on about!July 25, 2012 at 6:49 am #72679
Haha, his name was Bob? Dude, that is even more hilarious! Don’t know how I forgot that..
Last movie I watched was “Teri Meri Kahani”
Pretty average. I preferred the two older stories (especially the one set in the sixties) over the newer story. I thought Shahid was super cute, and looked damn fine. Priyanka was decent. I only liked one or two songs from the film – I think one was sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Ovearll, I rate the movie a 6.5/10. It’s definitely not a “must watch” in my opinion. Watch it if you have the time, or if you are a Shahid Kapoor fan.
Next movie I want to watch = Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.
Btw, super sad what happened in Colorado. So many innocent lives lost and families destroyed. Glad they were able to catch the perpetrator, reading the news about how his house was booby-trapped is pretty freaky. Seems to have a legit mental problem. Hope he can get the help he needs. Will be interesting to see how this case plays out, and what the verdict is.July 25, 2012 at 9:17 am #72680
I enjoyed TMK. It was just what I needed at the right time – a whole lot of Bollywood-ishtyle flirting and mush! Really want to watch TDKR.
Have you seen this article?
Sad times. It is awful indeed. Especially as they were doing something so innocent and with fun intentions such as going to the films. No one ever thinks that that will be the last time they are going to see their loved ones. RIP.August 6, 2012 at 10:48 am #72681
my last movie….bollywood, I think it was teri meri kahaani with Shaaahiddddd..
*faints** doesnt he look super freaking hottilicious in the 1910 version..my word…I think I drooled
I didnt like the current phase of the triangle, I preferred, the 1960 and 1910 ?? if Am not mistaken with the dates
I also watched and loved Kahaani and agree, that hired killer dude was hillarious ..made me laugh like craze, coz it was so out of context, not exactly your normal character…
I really cant wait for talaash?? or is it out yet?? Have been burried in my books lately…anything that has Rani in it
watched the rebooted Spider man
thought I wouldnt like it much but enjoyed it
a fresh take on the whole toby maguire dumb look
Did anyone watch 3 ?? its a tamil movie .. really stays with u for a longgggggggggggggggg time after u have watched it
looking forward to step up and some other movies, names I cant remember nowNovember 21, 2012 at 10:02 pm #72682
Last movie I watched was Ishaqzaade, was decent. I really liked Parineeti Chopra, she’s a good actress. They new guy (forgot his name) was decent as well. It had a sad ending, which I didnt like lol. I’d give it a 6.75/10.
Next movie I want to watch is Barfi. Man, I am so behind on moviesDecember 10, 2012 at 11:56 am #72683
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So I just watched Barfi! today and I HAVE TOO MANY EMOTIONS AND EVERYONE NEEDS TO WATCH THIS MOVIE.
Warning: I’m biased. I have this thing where I don’t always know if I like a movie the first time I watch it. I need to watch it at least two times before I can really make a decision. I often find myself not liking a movie the first time around and then liking it the second time around. Happened with I Hate Luv Storys (that’s how they spelled it, right? Sheesh, I never thought I’d have to memorize bad spelling). And sometimes I love a movie the first time around but then don’t like it later on. It’s currently happening with Kal Ho Naa Ho. I don’t know why but I don’t think I like that movie anymore. It was such a pointless story. I need to watch it again to figure out what I didn’t like. Anyway, I’m indecisive and biased, I know.
Barfi! – This movie is sent in as India’s official entry for the Oscars. I can’t say I’m surprised. This is officially my most favorite movie ever. This movie is brilliant. It’s beautiful, breathtaking, uplifting, adorable, heart-breaking, and a riot. My face didn’t know what to do. I was crying, laughing, awwwing, all at the same time. I was definitely pulling some ugly faces during this movie. There were two things (trust me, there are more, but I’m narrowing it down to two) that I loved the most about this movie. 1.) The focus of this film was on two people with special needs, but their disabilities didn’t define who they were. They didn’t become caricatures or stereotypes, they became what they are: human. You didn’t fall in love with them because they’re different than “us.” You fell in love with them because they’re exactly like us: human. It’s a story of two people who seemingly don’t have anything, are disabled, people we would generally feel bad for. But their enthusiasm for life, in the big and small ways they choose to celebrate life shows us that maybe we should be envious of them instead. This concept is actually portrayed wonderfully through Shruti. You’ll (probably) understand what I mean if you’ve seen the movie. 2.) The fact that there is hardly any dialogue in this film. I also loved the scenes in which the sound would fade down to a low hum, to show us the the scene through Barfi’s point of view. When it all comes down to it, the noise coming out of our mouths and reaching our ears is just that; noise. Sometimes silence resonates louder than noise ever will, and gestures convey so much more than words ever could.
The cinematography was especially breathtaking. The scenes were slowed down to show us the beauty of every day life that we normally miss. I’m a wannabe photographer, so I know how it is to slow down, lean in, crouch down, reach up, take a step back, all so that I can capture the beauty I’m surrounded in on my camera. Barfi does exactly that, slows down to show us the beauty that can be infused in moments we’d never find beauty. For example, the scene in which Jhilmil (Priyanka) has just woken up in a place that’s unfamiliar to her. She’s been kidnapped by her childhood friend, but he’s still a stranger to her. We’re supposed to panic, right? But we don’t. One, because we know Barfi isn’t going to harm her, but two, because of the way Barfi handles the situation. He captures fireflies (those were fireflies, right?) in bubbles, and it isn’t just one firefly, he does it a few times. There’s no rush at all, the scene takes it’s time to unfold. Then Barfi slowly backs away, letting her make the decision of following him up to his house. He treated her with understanding. He did the same thing again when she wakes up to find a stranger staring at her. She’s screaming and yelling and trying to run, but he holds her and he lets her bite his hand without making a sound. She calms down a little bit and hides in the corner. Then they both play with the mirror. It’s such a quiet and peaceful scene. Especially after such an intense scene.
The only thing that I probably didn’t like about the movie was how it romanticized Jhilmil’s kidnapping. She was pretty much manipulated by Barfi and lead into his house, then she was kept their against her will when she tried to leave, and then manipulated again into staying with him. And afterwards, when she’s set free, she wants to stay with her kidnapper. Stockholm syndrome, if you will. I understand why it was done, but it could have been set up a little differently, given them a situation in which kidnapping isn’t romanticized. Things like this happen way too often in films, and sometimes people aren’t aware that they’re finding the situation endearing when it wouldn’t actually be treated the same way in reality. Like stalking. Stalking is romanticized in films all the time, but having an actual stalker is not romantic at all. It’s downright scary and dangerous. But, when it all comes down to it, it’s easy to overlook that when the rest of the movie is so perfectly executed.
Priyanka Chopra- I’ve always loved Priyanka, but if you don’t like her, or if you think she isn’t a good actress, then watch Barfi. I DARE you to not fall in love with life she puts into Jhilmil. She is so endearing, so love-able, so impossibly adorable as Jhilmil that I’m sure anyone will find it difficult to hate Priyanka after this performance. In my opinion, this is the best performance of her entire career. The next time she wants to do something big, she’s going to have to try to beat this, because this is the bar she’s set for herself. She’s so positively lively as Jhilmil. It’s as if Jhilmil was MADE for her, and her alone. Priyanka is hot. She’s sexy, she’s sensual. But with Jhilmil, you don’t see any of that. She still looks absolutely stunning, of course. But she also looks so freaking adorable and cute and cuddly and just, you want to pick her up and wrap her in your arms and take care of her and sing sweet lullabies to her until she falls asleep in your arms. I’m not even ashamed that that’s how I felt because she somehow managed to tap into her inner 5 year old and bring out every ounce of innocence and naivete that she has in her and poured it all into Jhilmil. Her mannerisms as the autistic girl blew me away completely. From a tiny tilt of her head, to the shift in her gaze and the jittery movements of her arms, to the way she carried herself as Jhilmil. She didn’t leave open a single area to find flaw in this performance. If she doesn’t win all the awards for this role, I’m never going to trust these award shows again. They won’t have any credibility if she doesn’t get all the awards this year. I don’t want to single people out, but she captured my attention in the movie more than anyone else did. I may have possibly just fallen in love with Priyanka. Just. I’m so amazed by her performance as Jhilmil. I just. I’m at a loss for words. I just really love Priyanka and Jhilmil, okay? Okay.
Ranbir- I never doubted his acting skills, but this made me believe in him like nothing else. He OWNS Barfi. It’s the same as Priyanka, you don’t see the actors anymore, all you see are Barfi and Jhilmil. And I wouldn’t have trusted Barfi with anyone else but Ranbir. I really love the way Ranbir speaks, he has a way of mesmerizing you with his tone of voice. But I didn’t even find myself missing his voice in this movie because his entire body was his voice. I was really moved during the scene in which he’s leaving Shruti after he goes to her house to propose to her. He has dialogues, he has an entire monologue that he spews at her. It’s silent, of course. But there’s so much there in that scene, so much to hear, to see, to feel. You get lost in his sorrow, in how hurt he has. And then he goes and makes it even better when he so sweetly apologizes to her right away. I was blown away.
Both Priyanka and Ranbir manage to say so much with their facial expressions. They emote so much, you can just literally see every single emotion flash across their faces. It’s beautiful to watch.
Ileana- She reminded me a little of Amrita. She looks like her a little bit, doesn’t she? Anyway, she’s gorgeous, and she can act. She wasn’t just background noise compared to Priyanka and Ranbir. She managed to hold her own. Although, I didn’t like her older self. The acting was a bit off and it just didn’t feel right. I also loved how human she was. She wasn’t shown as this morally perfect person. She did what she thought was for the best at the time, she regretted her decisions, she portrayed jealousy, but she made the right choice in the end, the choice that would define her as a person. She let Barfi go, and that showed how good her heart is. I liked her. =)
There is so much more that I can say about this movie, but I’ve already written an essay, so I’ll leave it at that. I have too many emotions, I’m sorry! :/
Bottom line; this is one helluva movie. You’ll miss out if you don’t watch it. It’s brilliant and fascinating and everyone should watch it. And I’m in love with Priyanka Chopra and her portrayal of Jhilmil.
ETA: I really hated the borrowed ideas and similar scenes to The Notebook. Not just because I didn’t like that movie, but just because original scenes would have fit the move better.
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