Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I have been hearing about this one for a while now. Himesh Reshammiya decides to take up a classic with the amazing cute looking Rishi Kapoor and star in its remake. Not only does he decide to replace Rishi Kapoor but also decides to sing for it and do the music. I must admit I am a fan of Himesh Reshammiya (I know I know but I still like him). I happened to goto his concert in Oakland and he was awazing live. He sang just like he sings in the albums, a little nasal but with a very strong voice. I know a lot of singers who go off key when they sing live and do not have all those synthesizers and software to modify/correct their mistakes.

I listened to the songs of Karzz and I am not too impressed. The title track is so-so compared to the original. I liked the Lut Jaaoon one but didn't really care much for any of the rest. Like my sister said, soon there will be a "Chana Bhature Night" to compete with the Tandoori nights number:). I think I will still go watch the movie though:) Definitely want to see Urmila again. I recently saw Banaras and liked her in it. I even found Ashmit Patel bearable. I don't really know who the new babe in Tina Munim's role is. Will update this blog with the movie review once I have watched it.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Singh Is Kinng - SIK

So SIK finally!!! Heard and read so much about this one and saw soooooooooo much of it on B4U that I was tortured into singing SIK even in my sleep and the "making of" was drilled into my brain. Finally watched it last night and I had a lot of fun. True, the plot is mindless and not a lot is logical but it sure gave me good laughs and nothing amused me more than the promotional song at the end with Snoop Dog in a pagdi. Must say that Akshay has a nice style in that song. I have been a big Akshay Kumar fan since Khiladi, that being the first ever movie I watched on cable television and that too right before a half yearly exam. I have been his fan through thick and thin and have been ridiculed by my siblings numerous times. A lot of humor is really crass and you may not be able to stand it but some of the other funny moments are awesome. When Kiron Kher butters her toast with the huge knife and when they use the poor Lucky in wheel chair to pass around their munchies that go with their drinks, you cannot help but have a good laugh. And the joke about not having changed kachcha is just too funny!!! Om Puri and Kiron Kher of course do a great job. Neha Dupia looks very well toned in this mvie and probably has more screen time than Katrina. Katrina as usual has nothing much to act but is very easy on the eyes. Akshay needless to say holds the mvie on his shoulder and makes it very funny:). The one surprise was Ranvir Shorey and I have no idea what he is doing in this movie. Why someone as talented as him felt the need to take this role up is beyond me! I would recommend this to whoever like mindless comedy.

Why this blog?

So I realized that I spend a good amount of my time on two things - food and movies. Since I already blog about food it is only appropriate that I also blog about my second love:). In case you don't already know, I am in love with anything bollywood/hollywood related. I follow a lot of online sites featuring both bollywood and hollywood gossip (especially my friend Gaurav's site Bollywood Mantra) and watch at least one movie each week if not more. The movies do not have to be of any particular standard or intelligence to get me interested. Not to say that I do not like serious cinema. My partner in crime is often my poor hubby who sadly stands by all my choice in terms of movie watching and in return I watch some dishum-dishum and sci-fi stuff with him:). So it works well for us. So here goes nothing!!!