Posted in BOLLYWOOD, Hindi, Indian Cinema, Video of the Day, tagged Anil Kapoor, BOLLYWOOD, Bollywood Insider, Chugli, Danny Boyle, Irfan Khan, Irrfan Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Oscars, Saif Ali Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Slumdog Millionaire, Video of the Day on February 28, 2009 |
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I admit it, I’m a hypocrite. Just yesterday I wrote “Slumdog, Bas!” I’m not really a hypocrite though since I liked the movie and I’m happy over the film’s success, and love Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan. I just don’t like the Bollywood confusion from the film’s success, or rather the film being mistaken for Bollywood. So brush my hypocrisy aside, as I often do, and enjoy Suzi Mann with Bollywood Insider’s latest chugli reports:
2/27/09: Bollywood Insider Slumdog Oscars party exclusive! We interview Anil Kapoor and Danny Boyle at the Slumdog Oscars party, fresh from scooping 8 awards:
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Posted in BOLLYWOOD, Hindi, Indian Cinema, tagged A.R. Rahman, Adil Ray, Anil Kapoor, BBC Radio, Deewaar, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Irfan Khan, Irrfan Khan, Mahesh Manjrekar, moustaches in Bollywood, Slumdog Millionaire on February 27, 2009 |
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My Bollywood loving fans-ji. I think you’ll appreciate this funny podcast from BBC Radio’s Adil Ray regarding what he’s experiencing from the Slumdog Millionaire Academy Award’s win fallout, not to mention the SAG and Golden Globe awards as well. It’s a slumfest! As a Bollywood fan I bet you’re experiencing Slumdog fallout too. Mahesh Manjrekar and Anil Kapoor are both interviewed in this clip and are a lot of fun to hear. Anil-ji speaks of his mustache and stubble being his only real contribution to the Indian Film Industry.
Adil becomes a Slumdog Millionaire expert and tracks down actors Mahesh Manjrekar and Anil Kapoor from the film. Pablo from Love Bollywood gets the wind up treatment and even Akon gets in on the Slumdog action. (podcast)
Remember fans, we were on the Indian bandwagon first. :D I suppose I can’t say that, since it makes me sound like a jerk, but you’ll understand, right? How many people come up to you at work or out and about, knowing you like Bollywood and say, Now YOU must have seen Slumdog Millionaire? This is what I want to say:
Hey but it’s not really Bollywood. It’s only taking the best ingredients of Bollywood and that’s why you like it hai! If you liked Anil in that you’d love him in a real Bollywood film. What about those 2 littlest ones from the slums? Yeah Fox or whoever is going to pay for school and apartments of the wee slumdogs and family, but then will people in their home be kidnapped and held ransom for $? Will those tikes seeing Disney Land warp them? I mean to see Disney Land and then get dropped back into Mumbai, everyone knowing you’re a star now…won’t they be continually harassed for money, even though they’re like 5 or 6? And A.R. Rahman is fantastic, but he’s done so much more and so many songs I like so much more! I mean that sound track to Bombay is so beautiful. Jai Ho is cool, but I mean come on, he’s so much more! Rahman himself even says that’s not his best work in THIS ARTICLE. And did you know when A.R. Rahman got his award and quoted and Indian movie saying Ma mere pas hai , that it was from Deewaar ? (Thanks theBollywoodFan for letting me know what movie it was from in his post HERE.) I mean if you wanna see real Bollywood, you ought see Deewaar! Plus the dancing at the end was OK, but I thought it was sort of making fun of Bollywood. I wanted to see more gusto in the dancing! And Irfan Khan! Did you even notice how HOT he is? And, and, and…
I don’t say that though, I only smile an say stuff like, “Yeah it was great!” Sometimes I manage to work in, “Well if you liked that then you’d love real Bollywood films.” Yet then I hear, “But isn’t that Bollywood?”
On a more positive note, I predict that Bollywood will soon no longer be highlighted in spell check with the popularity of Slumdog, even though it’s not Bollywood.
Watch a bit of Irrfan and Anil HERE.
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Posted in AMITABH, BOLLYWOOD, Hindi, Indian Cinema, Video of the Day, tagged Aamir Khan, Abishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Akshay Kumar, AMITABH, Billu Barber, Bollywood Insider, Chandni Chowk to China, Chugli, Deepika Padukone, Farhan Akhtar, Ghajini, Hrithik Roshan, Imtiaz Ali, Kareena Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Luck By Chance, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Rani Mukherjee, Shahrukh Khan, Slumdog Millionaire, Suzi Mann, Zoya Akhtar on February 11, 2009 |
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Here’s a better late than never update on Bollywood Insider,
with my favorite correspondant of Bollywood chugli and news, Suzi Mann
. Many of the links I’ve added here before from ITN/Bollywood Insider
through youtube eventually disappear. Hopefully these newer links from AOL
, and MySpace
Enjoy the updates yaar:
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Posted in BOLLYWOOD, Hindi, Indian Cinema, tagged Aap Ki Kasam, balloon wallas, Birthday, Bollywood balloons, Kelly Kapoor, Mindy Kaling, Rajesh Khanna, Ranjeet, Sanjeev Kumar, The Office, whisky on February 7, 2009 |
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Today is my birthday and it’s the ideal opportunity to post some images I found from Aap Ki Kasam (1974). This is a screen capture of Sanjeev Kumar and Rajesh Khanna:
When I saw these subtitles on the screen during Aap Ki Kasam I was happy to see the mentioned date since it’s my birthday, yet even more interesting is that they used U instead of you. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen you translated as U before in subtitles. Maybe some young hipster accustomed to texting did the subtitling here. At least they didn’t translate later as L8r. Here’s a little description of the film’s plot, in case you haven’t seen it:
Rajesh Khanna plays Mumtaz’s jealous husband who begins to doubt her fidelity when his best friend Sanjeev Kumar enters their lives. She is unable to convince Rajesh Khanna that she loves only him. He leaves her, not knowing that she is pregnant with his child. Depressed and confused, Rajesh Khanna becomes a homeless wanderer, while Mumtaz remarries to provide a secure home for her child…(wikipedia)
Head over to memsaabstory for a great write up on the film. OK, it’s my birthday, so back to ME! In my Bollywood colored imagination, I am having a whisky party with Ranjeet and Rajesh, just like in the movie, see:
Readers, you’re invited too! Speaking of birthdays, if you saw The Office on TV this week (Episode 5015 | Season 5 ), you’re sure to remember Kelly Kapoor’s (Mindy Kaling) fantastic tirade over people forgetting her birthday. I couldn’t find a precise link to the scene, but if you click HERE and watch from about 4:12-5:15 you can see it.
Thanks for celebrating my birthday with me blogosphere! Thanks to the balloon wallas of India for supplying balloons for my online party:
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