scottishlass: (Default)
Totally incoherent post ... :D

LOL ... OMG ... this ad is so funny. Head over to [livejournal.com profile] wasabi_girl1's LJ. For those who are not into Bollywood, the ad shows three superstars of Indian cinema, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor. The Khans are not related but real close friends (so close that they play off each other slashy overtones), Saif is a real life prince and Kareena is his real life girl-friend.

Can't wait for this week's SMAPxSMAP .... Tony Leung and Takeshi Kaneshiro as Bistro guests ... Yes!!! I wonder though if Kaneshiro talks in Japanese or Mandarin :)
Still stoked about my Kanji writing ... I learnt so many Kanji and with this so many words and how to pronounce them.

Funny (embarrassing) thing happened to me yesterday. I was listening to SMAP's new album and especially STILL U. And singing along LOUD!!! Considering I sound like Nakai while singing ... oh what the heck, I'm old enough to be cool about making a fool of myself IN PUBLIC!!!

And I think Still U is one of the best happy SMAP songs ever ... great to wake up to :)
we're always together like a tattoo
Just one thing, is Takuya really wearing girly hair clips in his hair? Did he raid his two little girls' dresser or what? :)


Having read all those con reports really made me realize that ONCE in my life I want to attend a SMAP concert. *pout* Even if it means being seperated from my pups for more than a week. *sigh*


Little update on the fansubbing: Have only about 2 minutes of translation to do on the SMAP SPECIAL Climbing Fuji Mountain (Nakai & Tsuyoshi) episode. After that, I have to check it again and then I can release it. It was a long wait I know but Tsuyoshi is a mumbler, esp. when he pouts and whines. :D
After that it will be another SMAP Special Climbing Mt. Fuji, again with Tsuyoshi (totally hung over) and TAKUYA!!!
scottishlass: (Default)
Totally incoherent post ... :D

LOL ... OMG ... this ad is so funny. Head over to [livejournal.com profile] wasabi_girl1's LJ. For those who are not into Bollywood, the ad shows three superstars of Indian cinema, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor. The Khans are not related but real close friends (so close that they play off each other slashy overtones), Saif is a real life prince and Kareena is his real life girl-friend.

Can't wait for this week's SMAPxSMAP .... Tony Leung and Takeshi Kaneshiro as Bistro guests ... Yes!!! I wonder though if Kaneshiro talks in Japanese or Mandarin :)
Still stoked about my Kanji writing ... I learnt so many Kanji and with this so many words and how to pronounce them.

Funny (embarrassing) thing happened to me yesterday. I was listening to SMAP's new album and especially STILL U. And singing along LOUD!!! Considering I sound like Nakai while singing ... oh what the heck, I'm old enough to be cool about making a fool of myself IN PUBLIC!!!

And I think Still U is one of the best happy SMAP songs ever ... great to wake up to :)
we're always together like a tattoo
Just one thing, is Takuya really wearing girly hair clips in his hair? Did he raid his two little girls' dresser or what? :)


Having read all those con reports really made me realize that ONCE in my life I want to attend a SMAP concert. *pout* Even if it means being seperated from my pups for more than a week. *sigh*


Little update on the fansubbing: Have only about 2 minutes of translation to do on the SMAP SPECIAL Climbing Fuji Mountain (Nakai & Tsuyoshi) episode. After that, I have to check it again and then I can release it. It was a long wait I know but Tsuyoshi is a mumbler, esp. when he pouts and whines. :D
After that it will be another SMAP Special Climbing Mt. Fuji, again with Tsuyoshi (totally hung over) and TAKUYA!!!
scottishlass: (Default)
Totally incoherent post ... :D

LOL ... OMG ... this ad is so funny. Head over to [livejournal.com profile] wasabi_girl1's LJ. For those who are not into Bollywood, the ad shows three superstars of Indian cinema, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor. The Khans are not related but real close friends (so close that they play off each other slashy overtones), Saif is a real life prince and Kareena is his real life girl-friend.

Can't wait for this week's SMAPxSMAP .... Tony Leung and Takeshi Kaneshiro as Bistro guests ... Yes!!! I wonder though if Kaneshiro talks in Japanese or Mandarin :)
Still stoked about my Kanji writing ... I learnt so many Kanji and with this so many words and how to pronounce them.

Funny (embarrassing) thing happened to me yesterday. I was listening to SMAP's new album and especially STILL U. And singing along LOUD!!! Considering I sound like Nakai while singing ... oh what the heck, I'm old enough to be cool about making a fool of myself IN PUBLIC!!!

And I think Still U is one of the best happy SMAP songs ever ... great to wake up to :)
we're always together like a tattoo
Just one thing, is Takuya really wearing girly hair clips in his hair? Did he raid his two little girls' dresser or what? :)


Having read all those con reports really made me realize that ONCE in my life I want to attend a SMAP concert. *pout* Even if it means being seperated from my pups for more than a week. *sigh*


Little update on the fansubbing: Have only about 2 minutes of translation to do on the SMAP SPECIAL Climbing Fuji Mountain (Nakai & Tsuyoshi) episode. After that, I have to check it again and then I can release it. It was a long wait I know but Tsuyoshi is a mumbler, esp. when he pouts and whines. :D
After that it will be another SMAP Special Climbing Mt. Fuji, again with Tsuyoshi (totally hung over) and TAKUYA!!!
scottishlass: (BW ShahrukhKaj 3 shm)
Rewatched Dil Se last night again and I'm always in awe of the music by AR Rahman.

From the delightful and light Chaiya Chaiya to the very disturbingly beautiful Satrangi Re to Dil Se Re... not only does the music fit, the picturization in some of these are just perfect.
come with me dance on the top of a running train )

Additionally, the movie though disturbing is one of the best movies to come from Bollywood. Its director Mani Ratnam was following the "7 Stages of Love" from beginning to end, and in such disturbing and bhauntingly beautiful cinematography it makes you weep. And Shah Rukh Khan is good in this movie, and I love Manisha Koirala!
scottishlass: (BW ShahrukhKaj 3 shm)
Rewatched Dil Se last night again and I'm always in awe of the music by AR Rahman.

From the delightful and light Chaiya Chaiya to the very disturbingly beautiful Satrangi Re to Dil Se Re... not only does the music fit, the picturization in some of these are just perfect.
come with me dance on the top of a running train )

Additionally, the movie though disturbing is one of the best movies to come from Bollywood. Its director Mani Ratnam was following the "7 Stages of Love" from beginning to end, and in such disturbing and bhauntingly beautiful cinematography it makes you weep. And Shah Rukh Khan is good in this movie, and I love Manisha Koirala!
scottishlass: (BW ShahrukhKaj 3 shm)
Rewatched Dil Se last night again and I'm always in awe of the music by AR Rahman.

From the delightful and light Chaiya Chaiya to the very disturbingly beautiful Satrangi Re to Dil Se Re... not only does the music fit, the picturization in some of these are just perfect.
come with me dance on the top of a running train )

Additionally, the movie though disturbing is one of the best movies to come from Bollywood. Its director Mani Ratnam was following the "7 Stages of Love" from beginning to end, and in such disturbing and bhauntingly beautiful cinematography it makes you weep. And Shah Rukh Khan is good in this movie, and I love Manisha Koirala!
scottishlass: (BW Shahrukh sainika)
I so want to see Om Shanti Om!!! OMG! Farah Khan as director and dance director, AND SHAH RUKH KHAN!! In a reincarnation plot a la Masala movies of the 70's set in 1977 and 2007!! WOHOO!!!
And the best thing?
abs, abs, abs ... swoon )

Wanna! Wanna! Wanna!! My DVD Wallah told me they will get a subtitled version about two weeks after the movie is released ... I hate waiting that long :(
scottishlass: (BW Shahrukh sainika)
I so want to see Om Shanti Om!!! OMG! Farah Khan as director and dance director, AND SHAH RUKH KHAN!! In a reincarnation plot a la Masala movies of the 70's set in 1977 and 2007!! WOHOO!!!
And the best thing?
abs, abs, abs ... swoon )

Wanna! Wanna! Wanna!! My DVD Wallah told me they will get a subtitled version about two weeks after the movie is released ... I hate waiting that long :(
scottishlass: (BW Shahrukh sainika)
I so want to see Om Shanti Om!!! OMG! Farah Khan as director and dance director, AND SHAH RUKH KHAN!! In a reincarnation plot a la Masala movies of the 70's set in 1977 and 2007!! WOHOO!!!
And the best thing?
abs, abs, abs ... swoon )

Wanna! Wanna! Wanna!! My DVD Wallah told me they will get a subtitled version about two weeks after the movie is released ... I hate waiting that long :(
scottishlass: (BW Smile)
May one say Wedding of the century?

Abhishek Bachchan and Ashwaria Rai were married this Friday in the traditional way with the groom riding on a white stallion to the wedding tent with his friends dancing to Bollywood tunes.

Is that tacky or what? But then objectively almost anything about Bollywood is tacky in one way or the other :) I wish the newly weds all happiness, because judging from the not too happy faces of both Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan, they are going to need it. I guess Big B is still pissed off that his son didn't marry Rani Mukherjee instead of ex-Miss World Rai.
Oh well. :D
scottishlass: (BW Smile)
May one say Wedding of the century?

Abhishek Bachchan and Ashwaria Rai were married this Friday in the traditional way with the groom riding on a white stallion to the wedding tent with his friends dancing to Bollywood tunes.

Is that tacky or what? But then objectively almost anything about Bollywood is tacky in one way or the other :) I wish the newly weds all happiness, because judging from the not too happy faces of both Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan, they are going to need it. I guess Big B is still pissed off that his son didn't marry Rani Mukherjee instead of ex-Miss World Rai.
Oh well. :D
scottishlass: (BW Smile)
May one say Wedding of the century?

Abhishek Bachchan and Ashwaria Rai were married this Friday in the traditional way with the groom riding on a white stallion to the wedding tent with his friends dancing to Bollywood tunes.

Is that tacky or what? But then objectively almost anything about Bollywood is tacky in one way or the other :) I wish the newly weds all happiness, because judging from the not too happy faces of both Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan, they are going to need it. I guess Big B is still pissed off that his son didn't marry Rani Mukherjee instead of ex-Miss World Rai.
Oh well. :D
scottishlass: (BW Winter)
Yeah I know I am a bit late but I only saw the movie a week or two ago on German TV.
I have to admit when the first summaries of the movie came out I wasn't too thrilled so instead of rushing to my favourite DVD wallah once the movie was out on DVD, I waited till it was shown on German TV half a year later ...

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
- also known as the movie with the closest sex scene SRK will ever do :)

summary:
This is the story about two desi couples living in New York and could be very happy with each other, if not for the fact that jealousies, bad luck and injuries sour the happy married life. All comes to an end of pretence when Maya and Dev fall in love and not only risk their respective marriages but also find themselves confronted with what they have become.

review:
We have two couples that more or less are married happily. Rishi and Maya seem to be a nice, happily married couple and Rishi obviously loves his wife very much and unlike the typical desi husband he adores her very openly and for everyone to see.
Dev and Rhea on the other hand know more or less that their love has ended and that their married life is just a shadow of what it was before Dev had his injury. Dissatisfied with his life, Dev has become a cranky, maliscious and also unlikeable sort of man. He treats everyone with disdain including his wife.
But he wasn't always like that, there are glimpses of the man that was and the father that although clumsy and not really sure he actually likes kids, loving his wife and small son. But the disillusion of having to abandon his career as a football player, embitters Dev very much and changes him into a person who is flawed and very much an asshole.
Rishi on the other hand is a perfect husband who loves his wife very much, but Maya cannot fully appreciate this. She does not love her husband and it is more of a marriage of convenience and not of love. She is dissatisfied with her life and also full of guilt, that she cannot give back as much love as she is receiving from Rishi.
When Dev and Maya meet, it is as if these two flawed and damaged people recognise themselves in the other and from their friendship a deep love follows. A love so ignorant of other's feelings that it leads to inevitable heart break.
The two adulterous characters are dysfunctional, Dev more than Maya but both have an air of coldness and also untouchability around them, that makes it difficult for their spouses to reach them. They barely function as spouses and yet they try, or Maya tries, but you can see it is a struggle that becomes more and more difficult from one day to the next.
Karan Johar definitely tried to emphasise on that and sometimes it really did go on my nerves, but all in all it was okay.

Strangely enough, I liked the movie despite its flaws. It is not your typical Karan Johar movie, it is not KKHH and certainly not KKKG, but Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna has a certain morbid fascination, professionality and reality that you don't find in many Bollywood movies, nor in Hollywood movies at that. It is not my favourite, far from it, but especially Abhishek Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan did their jobs as loving, respectively disdainful husbands very well, indeed.
Shah Rukh Khan who has been Bollywood's number one heart-throb, definitely works as the disdainful, cold and flawed husband. He is not Rahul or Raj. His Dev is disillusioned and hurt and he takes it out on the world and his family. No regrets, no apologies. He definitely plays against his heart-throb image here and it actually works and is even more intense because you know him as Rahul and Raj, and his Dev has even more impact that way.
I was impressed by Rani Mukherjee who normally excudes so much warmth in her roles, but here, as Maya, she had a coolness around her that was only thawed when Maya was with Dev.

All in all, not a movie I would recommend if you start out with Bollywood movies, because apart from the song and dance numbers, it is very much a Western movie with its theme of adultery and how it affects the ppl connected with it. But on the other hand, it is very much a Bollywood movie, as it ends on a lighter note, even if you are optimistic with a happy ending (though I don't see Dev and Maya living happily ever after, they are too damaged to actually work in a day to day relationship IMHO.).
scottishlass: (BW Winter)
Yeah I know I am a bit late but I only saw the movie a week or two ago on German TV.
I have to admit when the first summaries of the movie came out I wasn't too thrilled so instead of rushing to my favourite DVD wallah once the movie was out on DVD, I waited till it was shown on German TV half a year later ...

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
- also known as the movie with the closest sex scene SRK will ever do :)

summary:
This is the story about two desi couples living in New York and could be very happy with each other, if not for the fact that jealousies, bad luck and injuries sour the happy married life. All comes to an end of pretence when Maya and Dev fall in love and not only risk their respective marriages but also find themselves confronted with what they have become.

review:
We have two couples that more or less are married happily. Rishi and Maya seem to be a nice, happily married couple and Rishi obviously loves his wife very much and unlike the typical desi husband he adores her very openly and for everyone to see.
Dev and Rhea on the other hand know more or less that their love has ended and that their married life is just a shadow of what it was before Dev had his injury. Dissatisfied with his life, Dev has become a cranky, maliscious and also unlikeable sort of man. He treats everyone with disdain including his wife.
But he wasn't always like that, there are glimpses of the man that was and the father that although clumsy and not really sure he actually likes kids, loving his wife and small son. But the disillusion of having to abandon his career as a football player, embitters Dev very much and changes him into a person who is flawed and very much an asshole.
Rishi on the other hand is a perfect husband who loves his wife very much, but Maya cannot fully appreciate this. She does not love her husband and it is more of a marriage of convenience and not of love. She is dissatisfied with her life and also full of guilt, that she cannot give back as much love as she is receiving from Rishi.
When Dev and Maya meet, it is as if these two flawed and damaged people recognise themselves in the other and from their friendship a deep love follows. A love so ignorant of other's feelings that it leads to inevitable heart break.
The two adulterous characters are dysfunctional, Dev more than Maya but both have an air of coldness and also untouchability around them, that makes it difficult for their spouses to reach them. They barely function as spouses and yet they try, or Maya tries, but you can see it is a struggle that becomes more and more difficult from one day to the next.
Karan Johar definitely tried to emphasise on that and sometimes it really did go on my nerves, but all in all it was okay.

Strangely enough, I liked the movie despite its flaws. It is not your typical Karan Johar movie, it is not KKHH and certainly not KKKG, but Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna has a certain morbid fascination, professionality and reality that you don't find in many Bollywood movies, nor in Hollywood movies at that. It is not my favourite, far from it, but especially Abhishek Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan did their jobs as loving, respectively disdainful husbands very well, indeed.
Shah Rukh Khan who has been Bollywood's number one heart-throb, definitely works as the disdainful, cold and flawed husband. He is not Rahul or Raj. His Dev is disillusioned and hurt and he takes it out on the world and his family. No regrets, no apologies. He definitely plays against his heart-throb image here and it actually works and is even more intense because you know him as Rahul and Raj, and his Dev has even more impact that way.
I was impressed by Rani Mukherjee who normally excudes so much warmth in her roles, but here, as Maya, she had a coolness around her that was only thawed when Maya was with Dev.

All in all, not a movie I would recommend if you start out with Bollywood movies, because apart from the song and dance numbers, it is very much a Western movie with its theme of adultery and how it affects the ppl connected with it. But on the other hand, it is very much a Bollywood movie, as it ends on a lighter note, even if you are optimistic with a happy ending (though I don't see Dev and Maya living happily ever after, they are too damaged to actually work in a day to day relationship IMHO.).
scottishlass: (BW Winter)
Yeah I know I am a bit late but I only saw the movie a week or two ago on German TV.
I have to admit when the first summaries of the movie came out I wasn't too thrilled so instead of rushing to my favourite DVD wallah once the movie was out on DVD, I waited till it was shown on German TV half a year later ...

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
- also known as the movie with the closest sex scene SRK will ever do :)

summary:
This is the story about two desi couples living in New York and could be very happy with each other, if not for the fact that jealousies, bad luck and injuries sour the happy married life. All comes to an end of pretence when Maya and Dev fall in love and not only risk their respective marriages but also find themselves confronted with what they have become.

review:
We have two couples that more or less are married happily. Rishi and Maya seem to be a nice, happily married couple and Rishi obviously loves his wife very much and unlike the typical desi husband he adores her very openly and for everyone to see.
Dev and Rhea on the other hand know more or less that their love has ended and that their married life is just a shadow of what it was before Dev had his injury. Dissatisfied with his life, Dev has become a cranky, maliscious and also unlikeable sort of man. He treats everyone with disdain including his wife.
But he wasn't always like that, there are glimpses of the man that was and the father that although clumsy and not really sure he actually likes kids, loving his wife and small son. But the disillusion of having to abandon his career as a football player, embitters Dev very much and changes him into a person who is flawed and very much an asshole.
Rishi on the other hand is a perfect husband who loves his wife very much, but Maya cannot fully appreciate this. She does not love her husband and it is more of a marriage of convenience and not of love. She is dissatisfied with her life and also full of guilt, that she cannot give back as much love as she is receiving from Rishi.
When Dev and Maya meet, it is as if these two flawed and damaged people recognise themselves in the other and from their friendship a deep love follows. A love so ignorant of other's feelings that it leads to inevitable heart break.
The two adulterous characters are dysfunctional, Dev more than Maya but both have an air of coldness and also untouchability around them, that makes it difficult for their spouses to reach them. They barely function as spouses and yet they try, or Maya tries, but you can see it is a struggle that becomes more and more difficult from one day to the next.
Karan Johar definitely tried to emphasise on that and sometimes it really did go on my nerves, but all in all it was okay.

Strangely enough, I liked the movie despite its flaws. It is not your typical Karan Johar movie, it is not KKHH and certainly not KKKG, but Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna has a certain morbid fascination, professionality and reality that you don't find in many Bollywood movies, nor in Hollywood movies at that. It is not my favourite, far from it, but especially Abhishek Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan did their jobs as loving, respectively disdainful husbands very well, indeed.
Shah Rukh Khan who has been Bollywood's number one heart-throb, definitely works as the disdainful, cold and flawed husband. He is not Rahul or Raj. His Dev is disillusioned and hurt and he takes it out on the world and his family. No regrets, no apologies. He definitely plays against his heart-throb image here and it actually works and is even more intense because you know him as Rahul and Raj, and his Dev has even more impact that way.
I was impressed by Rani Mukherjee who normally excudes so much warmth in her roles, but here, as Maya, she had a coolness around her that was only thawed when Maya was with Dev.

All in all, not a movie I would recommend if you start out with Bollywood movies, because apart from the song and dance numbers, it is very much a Western movie with its theme of adultery and how it affects the ppl connected with it. But on the other hand, it is very much a Bollywood movie, as it ends on a lighter note, even if you are optimistic with a happy ending (though I don't see Dev and Maya living happily ever after, they are too damaged to actually work in a day to day relationship IMHO.).
scottishlass: (BW Smile)
ROTFLMAO - it is always nice to see that European music producers watch Bollywood films. Arash and Aneela (both Swedes with Iranian/Indian ethnic backgrounds) who have been teaming up for Swedish movie Bombay Dreams musicwise have a new video out called Chori Chori. It's a coverversion of Informer by Snow (a couple of years back) and the vid is a true rip off of Bunty Aur Baubli :)
Lookee here
scottishlass: (BW Smile)
ROTFLMAO - it is always nice to see that European music producers watch Bollywood films. Arash and Aneela (both Swedes with Iranian/Indian ethnic backgrounds) who have been teaming up for Swedish movie Bombay Dreams musicwise have a new video out called Chori Chori. It's a coverversion of Informer by Snow (a couple of years back) and the vid is a true rip off of Bunty Aur Baubli :)
Lookee here
scottishlass: (BW Smile)
ROTFLMAO - it is always nice to see that European music producers watch Bollywood films. Arash and Aneela (both Swedes with Iranian/Indian ethnic backgrounds) who have been teaming up for Swedish movie Bombay Dreams musicwise have a new video out called Chori Chori. It's a coverversion of Informer by Snow (a couple of years back) and the vid is a true rip off of Bunty Aur Baubli :)
Lookee here

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Jun. 7th, 2006 07:40 am
scottishlass: (BW Fanaa 2)
Here are a couple of icons, the last four with Amir and Sonali are for [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie especially :)

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Jun. 7th, 2006 07:40 am
scottishlass: (BW Fanaa 2)
Here are a couple of icons, the last four with Amir and Sonali are for [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie especially :)

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3:. 4:.
5:. 6:.

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