Friday, November 21, 2014

Happy Fri-- Happy ENDING!

Sooooo sorry, guys!! This week has been crazy at work and I didn't have time to post anything yesterday… or today, really.

But if all goes well, I should be able to see Happy Ending this weekend! YAY! Lucky me! It's nice that Raj & DK are finally getting accepted into the cool "in" crowd. I remember seeing 99 in the theaters WAY back when and just being so impressed. That was back during the strike, I think. Funny to think of now.

Anyhoooo… I think I mentioned I've been going through old posts but I was reminded of when I was obsessed with doubles and doppelgängers. I wish I had time to re-watch Kaho Na… Pyaar Hai.

What a truly odd and wonderful film. And such a good launch vehicle for Hrithik. You know, I think Hrithik is one of the slipperiest heroes in Bollywood to get a hold of. He started off so young and cocky and sexual but his recent "big" films have him humble and self-sacrificing and just so earnest. Agneepath, Krrish 3… Or playing second fiddle to Katrina Kaif in Bang Bang. We've grown up together, Hrithik. ♥

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Favorite musical moments?

I got asked on twitter what some of my favorite "musical moments" in movies were… it's a tough question and a different one from favorite song picturizations, in my opinion. I can love a song picturization having never seen the film it's attached to--Jacqueline Fernandez in Jadoo Ki Jhappi springs to mind--but a "musical moment" is deep in the film itself.

But off the top of my head…

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The world waits… for Tuesday!

Ugh… I think I'm fighting off my yearly sinus infection. Ew. Ew. Ew. Anyways, folks, some good stuff in the wings!

Lingaa song trailer!! I can't wait for this!! I will NEVER forget going to see Enthiran and then how obsessed I was with it afterwards. I think I wrote like three or four long posts on that film. I wonder if I have time to re-watch some Rajini movies before seeing Lingaa...

Also, the only two words I needed to hear were "Bala presents…" and I'm sold. BALA!

AND, this really made me laugh:

I'm excited about Akshay, too, but trending below Charles Manson (!!!!!!!!!) isn't something I'd want to brag about.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Perfume at the Hammerstein Ballroom. World Tour 3rd. New York City. November 15, 2014.

「三人あわせて、Perfumeです!」(from left to right: Nocchi, Kashiyuka, and Ah~chan!)

This past weekend I had the great pleasure of seeing Japanese pop group Perfume. The group is insanely popular in Japan and are currently on their third world tour, which is the first world tour to include a stop in America. Perfume are a pop group consisting of three members: Nishiwaki Ayaka (“A~chan,” the defacto leader), Omoto Ayano (“Nocchi”), and Kashino Yuka (“Kashiyuka”). Perfume’s music--written by electropop maestro Nakata Yasutaka--is insanely catchy but the group’s hook is really their intricate three-part choreography. The three women weave in and out of each other’s space like gear wheels, a single mistake, a moment’s hesitation could end in a hard smack to the face or a high heel caught in a member’s skirt.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Post!!

So… Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka looks interesting! God, I love the sound of Tamil. I wish somebody around here offered classes or lessons but nobody teaches it!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thursday! Kapooooooors!

Is it weird that I found the song I was looking for by checking Rishi's sweater? I couldn't remember the song title or film but I KNEW THE SWEATER! GOD DAMN IT I KNEW THAT SWEATER! I KNEW IT!

I wonder what happened to all of Rishi's sweaters. I've long wished Bollywood had a costume museum of some sort. That would be epic.

I went digging on youtube because I caught this stupid story about Neetu cropping Katrina Kaif out of a photo and it just… made me sad. I kind of wish these kinds of dumb stories were kept to half-truths in the pages of Stardust where they belong but I suppose the genie is long out of the bottle when it comes to social media and gossip websites.

Neetu-aunty, any interest in setting up that costume museum instead of instagramming?

And the bad news is… Happy New Year is STILL taking up the Indian movie slot at my local multiplex so no Kill Dil for me this weekend. Ah, well. I was going to a concert in New York on Saturday anyways so it would have been ギリギリ timing on Friday night to make it to the theater.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How many more days to Kill Dil???

How much do I love these three?

I am really, really forward to Kill Dil!

In the process of going through my old reviews, there definitely comes a point where I begin just DEFENDING THINGS I ENJOY really hardcore. It's kind of funny reading those without the critical context that surrounds them. My review of Khiladi 786 is like that. This feeling that I was dishoom-ing myself out of a warehouse full of scolding critics like I was Amitabh in Deewar. THIS STUFF DOESN'T SUCK! *dishoom* SHUT UP WITH YOUR "SO ILLOGICAL" CRITIQUES! *dishoom*

It does really bother me that the films I love--or even films that I find pleasurable--are routinely (and possibly deliberately) misunderstood by the very people who are supposed to be "experts" on this stuff. Ah, well. I'm going to make an effort to be less defensive in the future! If I like it, then I like it. It's not like anybody actually cares what Anupama Chopra and Rajeev Masand have to say anyways, isn't it? Heh.

To that end, I should fulfill the promise I made and was reminded of while re-reading my Student of the Year review and buy the DVD of Student of the Year. Come on, Karan! Make us another one like this!

Note from Filmi Girl:

I love Bollywood - and all the ridiculous things that happen in Bollywood - but it doesn't mean that I can't occasionally make fun of various celebrities and films.

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xoxo Filmi Girl