February 23, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire Takes Home the Oscar + Rum has lost her voice!

MY Anil and the happiest cast and crew!

I have officially lost most of my vocal chords, I screamed soo loud when my favorite movie Slumdog Millionaire won the Best Picture. Yesterday was one of the happiest days in my life, sad as that sounds it was the first time I wept for Heath Ledger's win and when they won Best Picture, because it was the absolute hysteria of winning that must have transpired over to me! I also managed to screech when AR Rahman won best score and best song for Jai Ho, and the wonderful dancing and dhol playing along with the taiko drums! And gosh darnit AR Rahman's cute and starstruck speech about choosing love instead of hate. SO SWEEEET! And it was brilliant to see my ANil whooping and hold the Oscar high up in the air, as well as holding onto Azharuddin Ismail(youngest Salim) and his sweet and happy grin as well as the Ayush's(youngest Jamal) happy little face!
It certainly made my day and I'm happy even in the face of a looming news story deadline in a few hours, but F*** it Slumdog WON!!!

February 14, 2009

Romance Movies - How Bollywood Love made me have BollyHollyMusicalitis

Again my whole week was consumed with writing two action-packed stories for the school newspaper, unfortunately the articles were not titled "Why the Hell does Vancouver not have DEV D" or "Slumdog Backlash is Unfair" both articles I have written on the side, and maybe I'll post them.
But I digress as usual, yesterday was Valentines Day! I personally abhor something sooooo commercialized and cheezy, in Bollywood land Valentines is everyday where the Shah Rukh and Shashi's romance me around the trees or in a Kashmiri boat ride. But here are some of my favorite and most unrealistic love stories ever that have made me the craziest BollyHollyMusicalitis sufferer in Blogland.

1. Kabhi Kabhie:

Guilty of: Making me search Vancouver for a poet as broody and cute as AB, purchasing a funky leopard print jacket like Raakhee, questioning if I'm adopted, wishing for a cherubic boyfriend like Rishi, wishing to marry a hubby as cuuute and forgiving as Shashi, and aging gracefully like Raakhee. Kabhi Kabhie is a wonderful movie but perhaps watching at 13 didn't help my chances when coming to Vancouver. Damn you Yash Chopra for making luscious and cute movies.

2. 1942 A Love Story
Guilty of : Dancing in the street on the way home from work, falling for someone so cute as Anil Kapoor, wanting to be a revolutionary at 3 years old like Jackie Shroff, buying an Orange chuni to fling around in a field by myself! Wanting to receive a Hollywood style snog while performing Kuch Naa Kaho, to be chased all through my small town by an Anil-lookalike who screams "Rum Rum Rum!" 1942 is an epic love story that I shouldn't have watched when I was an impressionable 2 year and 18 year old!

3. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Guilty of : Making me love my best guy friend, following the fugly hairband fad that Kajol started, making me buy a slinky purple shiny dress like Rani in "Koi Mil Gaya", made "Tujhe Yaad Na Meri Aayi" the saddest breakup anthem played, made me cry bucket loads like Kajol in the infamous rejection scene, made me fall for Shah Rukh, made me even like Salman, made me want to dance in a Scottish countryside

4. Barsaat
Guilty of: wishing to have an RK boyfriend, making me copy all of Cuckoo's dance moves in "Patli Kamar Hai", making me dance like Cuckoo in a public place, loving the rain and dancing in it, always giving me a cold whenever dancing in the rain, buying huge hoops like Nargis, sniffing like Nargis is quite unappealing when I do it, searching for a Mr.Wrong like Premnath, buying a Mao-esque hat like Premnath, the biggest one here is : Hoping that a Romantic poet's violin music stirs my soul and I run to him and recreate a beautiful iconic pose like above.

Guilty of: watching any Romeo-Juliet intense love story after it, wanting to sing "Hum Tum Ek Kamre Me Bandh Ho" if I ever got trapped in a room with a boy, loving Rishi as if he was a Jonas Brother, trying out Dimple's buns(very baad idea for curly hair), Wanting to run off with someone on the "Motorbike of Cool", hoping for the electric chemistry Dimple-Rishi had, making me print the above poster on a t-shirt, and Making me sympathize more with Farida Jalal crazy girl than with the star-crossed lovers, wishing that my young love was that mad and intense. Bobby is a wonderful movie, I could watch it all the time because there ain't nothin better than a teenage love story!
Hope you like them, a part 2 will definitely follow as the Bollywood movies that made me into a goofy person must be exposed!

February 1, 2009

Fairy Godmaa, Make Rum a Bollywood Boyfriend!

No I haven't been abducted by aliens or consumed by my computer, I have been terribly busy with school as I received my first reporting story for the school newspaper, and carrying with Bollyviewer's great Godmaa posts. Fairy Godmaa came again when I complained there were no good hunky guys at school, I'm sure there are but Fairy Godmaa came calling and granted my Bollywood boyfriend:

Raaj Kumar's Sexy Voice and Eccentricities

That Voice, that Gable-esque mush, but gawsh that voice! If there was a voice ever so beautiful and soo clap-worthy it would Raaj's. lol I'm doing a radio journalism class, and by God that voice would give everybody a "dil-squish" (wrong use of the word, I know, but a dil-attack might suffice?) I watched Heer Ranjha the other day, and god the way he spoke, the way he enunciated, no wonder the actress playing Heer had such orgasmic faces!

Shashi's Looks
Shashi was extremely beautiful and I think one of the movies that showcase Shashi's cuteness and hunkyness was Sidhartha, his curls and smiles and wonderful face was gorgeous throughout that!

He had the Kapoor gene of cuteness and great looks, he looked more like Prithviraj out of RK, and Shammi. Who wouldn't some handsome Shashi on your arm??

Abhishek's Goofiness:
AHHHH a proper guy who doesn't mind being goofy in any movie, a great example is Dostana, he owned that film. Sure John was suuuuper hot and half showed his bum in the movie but he was more restrained and Abhishek played the great foil to his straight man! And I like a funny guy, and Abhishek is just great and lets it all out and makes duds like Dus and Laaga Chunari Mein Daag watchable and fast -forwardable!

Anil's Moustache and Cuteness!

You all knew he would be here, but perhaps a funny cute goofy moustachioed is Anil after all! Naah of course ANil is there on my wish list because I've loved him since forever and he's my favorite actor! Plus the fact that he's charmed the pants off me during all the award shows he's attended and his Lakhan-esque happiness whenever Slumdog, and more importantly his ability to stand up for Slumdog Millionaire in the face of such undeserved flack from Bollywood and abroad!

Dharam's Machoness
After being lazy and missing him out on my "13 men i love" list I had to add my favorite Punjabi puttar! He seems to be the strong n rugged n sexy type and the movie that made eyes pop, was the very macho The Burning Train, wow he saved soooo many stars in that movie, and kicked the crap out of Danny later on. Lol in high school I wrote a silly poem about Dharam and The Burning Train, one day I'll be mad enough to release it on this blog! But he's soo macho and he can punch a man in the face just for his woman, heck I'd love a boy that smashed ppl with dishoom noises if they asked me a naughty question!
Feroz's Swagger & Cool

This man is the epitome of cool, I think. There is no man that came close to his Swagger and funkadelic directing style in my books, Amitabh was cool in a Clint/vigilante way, but when Feroz walked onto the scene, he walked with bravado and the best funk music by Kalyanji-Anandji in the background. And I begrudgingly say that Janbaaz is a slightly passable movie coz Anil is in it and Feroz looked like a funky uncle!

And I applaud his ability to make the 80's funky with Dayavan and Qurbani, which was the most bromantic and buddy movie ever!

Those are a few of the men that would make a sexy lovely nice and cute Bollywood boyfriend, I can only wish, and a part 2 will definitely follow! I know 6 might be a bad number but alas I'm not humungo superstitious so hopefully I won't get struck by lightning the day I meet my Bollywood boyfriend!