“The Departed” good to know that it’s nominated for the Oscars but sadly it Departed from Kumari Cinema before I stepped into the theatre premises. The same with “Da Vinci Code” which was being shown in Gopi Krishna. Last week, I watched “Happy Feet” in Kumari. Yesterday it was Salaam e ishq. Hmm but if you are a movie lover in Kathmandu, options are limited. Good movies?? Whatever that means to an individual aren’t shown is what most say. Again whateve that means. The understanding of it is personal.
Mumble with his friends 🙂 I enjoyed watching it.
Let me talk of my few good and the bad movie experiences here. I had once been to a documentary on music shown by the Spanish Language students of Bishwovasha Campus. Concentrated hard on the movie. Nice I was telling my friend. Later I thought I had forced myself to like the screening. Was on music, all passionate music lovers somewhere in Brazil. Anyone would love it if they FoRCed themselves to enjoy it. A guy sitting nearby commented “ Yesto to ni film huncha?”. On listening to it I’d felt that was exactly what I had wanted to say but fearing to do it!
Then there was French Documentary Show at the Nepal Tourism board. The theme was Globalization (some 5 movies were shown for a week). I got to watch a documentary called “Mondialisation, violence ou dialogue” (Globalization, violence or dialogue). It was a good one. The only problem was the French on screen which was louder than the English. It sure had sub titles but not for everything. Nevertheless the moderator of the discussion after the show apologized. So I forgave. Had wanted to go to watch the others too but sadly was busy with assignments.
And if there is anywhere else I have seen anything on the screen that makes sense. Its at Martin Chautari. Salaam Mumbai, Arms, and ( I’ve forgotten the name of the rest) he he he. They showed “Water” ( by Deepa Mehta) last Thursday. I didn’t go. “Water” was in our Gender course last year. The film, in short was disturbing. Had to write a review on it and all of us know everything about the movie. And once you watch it, you too will feel that all the hindrance caused by the Orthodox Hindus during the shooting of the movie in Varanasi is baseless and A shame infact! They had to shoot it in Sri Lanka. And it was banned in India!! For what??? Watch it and find out. But I wouldn’t, the white white everywhere..kasto life, distressing in short.
Now,let me discuss the latest movie I watched. Salaam e ishq. Great music. My Favorite song “ Saiyan Re”. (The bachelor party song) in the movie, esp. love the way they clap in unison, the sound and rhythm) Akshya Khanna’s opinion on the music album “I am ready to go on record saying this is one of the best albums ever. Like Taal , Dil Se.” Akshya, I like the guy. The way he smiles. Check out his t-shirt in the song “Saiyan Re”. Unique. Its got the picture of a skull, red glitters, black coat and blue jeans. Cool dude. But the best albums ever? Hmm I think it still can’t be compared with Dil se. Shankar, Ehsan, Loy do make great music but A. R. Rehman is the King. I think the Rehna He Tere Dil Main album is one of the best ever too. ( music by Harris Jayeraj , well that was something i didn’t know myself Thanks Jugggy……….g ha ha ha).
John and Vidhya Balan make a sweet couple. Everyone seems to have loved the pair. Maybe because everyone’s seeking something similar and it relates to the ones already in love. Whatever the case, they look good on screen. I loved the background music played whenever they are shown.
John Abraham and Vidya Balan
But the movie, so- so in my opinion. The Himalayan Times review on the movie published today is what I exactly felt. Inspired by Love Actually it’s said. But Love Actually and Salaam e ishq? Incomparable. Some scenes aren’t inspired but copied. Like Anil Kapoor running to Juhi’s plane just like the 10 yr old kid does in Love Actually. I hadn’t even found the running in LA realistic, come to think of a 40 yr old doing the same? And the “You must leave” by the officials only after the “rona-dhona” is over. Typical Bollywood Scene. Sohail Khan- Isha Kopikar might get you to laugh. (depends).The last scene of them together is the most interesting one! See it. I guess that means they finally do it.
Akshya and Ayesha
My favorite scene is the one in which Akshya looks at the camera and says “I’m Dying” in the middle of the dance in the title track “Salaam e ishq”. Why? He’s the guy with the “Commitment Problem”. He’s played it well. The other pairs are Govinda and a foreigner and Priyanka- Salman ( je payo tehi).
What you like in the movie depends. I say it still lacked coordinated scenes, better than Dhoom 2 but still so-so. But whatever the case journalists aren’t going to enjoy the way they are portrayed by Amar-Prem. LOL The jhole-journalists who are caught hiding in Salman’s ( Rahoool) cupboard. Investigative journalism must be!
So wanna waste some money? Then go, watch it. Dhoom 2 ta heriyo bhane, yo ta balai vayena ni!After all Good movies in the theatres are an improbable happening for now. It’s the talk of the town so go with the crowd even though you don’t want to!!
Read Say’s Say 😉 on the Movie, movie review of Guru, Salaam e Ishq and a few good words on the Nepali movies tooj! 🙂
N here is a great review on the film