BMR, #3

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That is, Bollywood Movie Review, #3 (or What I Write About When I Can’t Think of Anything Else  or I’m Reviewing It So You Don’t Have To Watch It But You Totally Should Anyway).

[If you actually intend to watch it, this contains many spoilers and subjective opinion, so quit while you’re ahead, unless you don’t care.]

So. Today’s installment is Koi…Mil Gaya, for which I have a strange affinity. And I totally get it but it is strange (see, I have a similar affinity for any movie that features a person who can be described as “special needs,” something I believe stems from various experiences in life volunteering to work with special-needs-type people, but I digress). Anyway. Rohit becomes totally normal and hot eventually so I don’t feel bad.

Right. I saw Krrish back at Christmastime. My father-in-law had purchased it through a coworker who had gone to visit his family in Pakistan, and I think he paid maybe 90 rupees for it? Maybe? Not a lot. It was the best 90 rupees anyone has spent. It kept my husband and I entertained for not one, but two whole evenings! And then the FIL informed us that his coworker’s 6-year-old son really loves it. I am not at all surprised; I am perpetually 5, so I am in the correct age bracket, apparently.

I then became curious about Koi…Mil Gaya. I had heard it had won Hrithik (I like how we’re on first-name terms now, despite never meeting, don’t you?) a Filmfare award for best actor, and so has to be pretty good, right (all cheesy commercial spinoffs aside)?

I must say I was not disappointed. I started to watch it with a friend, who couldn’t make it past the part where grown-up Rohit tries to apologize to Nisha (Preity Zinta) for playing a trick on her (though I don’t find tricky youngsters as charming as I think I’m supposed to; my actual age might figure in to this somewhat). I took it home and watched the rest by myself, while the husband worked on something useful in the other room and shook his head at me periodically.

I don’t understand why they couldn’t watch all of it… I mean, it has a small Sikh boy who sings everything! And love between a person of below-average intelligence and a person of average intelligence! And dancing! And basketball! And a vaudevillian villain (say that five times fast)! And flying children! And a only slightly creepy alien with a suspiciously baritone voice (he gets lots cuter as the film progresses). And a scene that reminds me of ET, with the bike and a hoodie and flying and everything! What is there not to love? (Did I mention the really interesting costume changes? This is the one thing I did not like so much – Rohit wears the most awful clothes ever, once his brain is fixed.)

And now when I see other Hindi films and someone says “jadoo,” I giggle to myself.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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3 Responses to BMR, #3

  1. Mouse says:

    Strangely enough “Koi.. Mil Gaya” came up on my Netflix recommended list this morning ! I’m going to have to wear my tin foil hat while browsing on their site.

  2. Mouse says:

    “vaudevillian villain” – yipes! That seems like a cute movie.. I will have to look for it on Netflix.

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