Tuesday, 7 November 2006

Bring out the Bolly

Two reviews that almost&mdashalmost—make us consider catching the movies in question.

All style, but who says no substance? - Spacebar on Don.
We, in our low-browness, normally run a mile when we see words like subtext in a review. This one kept us reading to the end.

A gushing yet defensive post about Jaan-e-Mann - Jabberwock on, well, Jaan-e-Mann.
A line that found resonance: I’ve enjoyed his willingness to risk looking ridiculous onscreen. Something we remember from the last Hindi flick we caught in a theatre—which was, like, in the last century—Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. We remember liking the fact that a stud-type superstar was willing to play the affected NRI type to the male lead's cool dude. Right. Enough from us idjuts who know nothing about the movies. Go read Jai and SB.

1 comment:

Jabberwock said...

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was on my mind also. Enjoyed Salman's interaction with the little girl who doesn't want him to marry the Kajol character - she plays up to his ego by telling him he's so good-looking and brawny he can get any other girl he wants. But the "subtext" (sorry!) is that the film's real heroine is off-limits for him...