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It had been very long time since i last watched a Bollywood movie. Last week while i was wandering around searching about new releases, i came across “Dangerous Ishq”. I consulted a few Hindustani friends and got negative feedback, which encouraged me to watch the movie surely due that  my taste and tastes of my friends are totally unmatching. And i did not regret my choice/decision, which was a bit risky indeed.

I had no idea/info about the leading actor of the movie, whose name is Rajneesh Duggal. He was not bad at all in all those different outlooks in the movie. And as for the Karisma Kapoor, it felt good to see her back on screens. Comparing to her old movies (very few of them i saw), she still has a good-looking and is surely talented.

Regarding the topic, my mouth is zipped yet only clue is “reincarnation”. Add some love story and enmity to it, which equals to a high level bollywood in calculation :)) Seriously speaking, i can say it was neither good nor bad, but an average time pass. So in total it can be ranked as 7/10.

Songs were good and soothing. You can find my favorite one below. Hope you like it as well.

Cheers,

Choti

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I am lucky that i was able to see this long-waited movie in such a short time after it met with the wide screens. As i always repeated, Turkey is a country where bollywood cinema has no place for the time being, yet there are some struggles (as far as i observed on some groups on FB) to bring Bollywood into Turkey. For now net is our one and only source it seems or if we are luckier we can find some DVDs of some hindi movies produced by American corporations.

Too much for an intro?! Let’s talk about the movie. What is there to love “My Name is Khan”?

  1. Leading cast comprises of SRK and Kajol as a couple after years , and that is already charming on itself.
  2. It is a newly released SRK movie after a long break (no he didn’t give any break but it was too long for me to wait).
  3. It has such a variety sheltering under its roof such as Hindi-Muslim clash, the attitude of USA towards Desi people, a general outlook about the patients of Asperger’s syndrome and a love story (as sine qua non).

These are the main points simply to catch the attention of the audience, but if it was just a plain love story occuring between SRK and Kajol, i would absolutely be watching it with the same level of hunger 🙂

While i was talking about (may be exaggerating) the movie with all its good sides at one hand, there were some other people at the other hand who disliked it, even finding some part of it quite boring. Let me say i never felt bored at any scene/part, i watched the whole movie without a break questioning in my mind what was next. But of course this can’t be an objective statement, can it? Better way is, watch the movie yourself and make your own judgement.

In short, i loved the whole package (including the cast, plot, and the soundtrack). So my rate is 10/5 😀

Love,

Choti

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Long break i gave i believe and yet i didn’t manage to see many movies or read many books in the meantime; still i watched four movies which are all from 2009 and both from Bollywood and Hollywood…

First one is “Blue” by Akshay Khanna, Sanjay Dutt, Lara Dutta, Katrina Kaif and Zayed Khan. It was about some kind of so-called complicated plans and projects about some money buried under water and some theories and tricks to get this money and put it on the right hands. Considering this simple tagline, although the movie should be a breath-taking adventure both under and on water, it was just a waste of time and nothing. There were surely some eye-candies such as Katrina, Lara and even Kylie Minogue as a guest appearence, even these were not enough to bring some life to it. So my rate is 1/5. And this 1 point goes to “Chiggy Wiggy” song sung by Kylie Minogue herself.

The second movie from Bollywood is “Tum Mile” by Emraan Hashmi and Soha Ali Khan. As it is suggested by the title, it is a love story…about a bond between two people, which is challenging yet indispensible. This movie was relatively better as both subject and cast. The soundtrack was also remarkable, my favourite being “Dil Ibaadat” and “Tu Hi Haqeeqat” hence getting a 4/5 from me.

Third one is 2012 from Hollywood for which i had waited to see impatiently for a long time. I can shortly say it was not a perfect and rational action movie yet it was quite strong both on topic-line and acting skills. It was a nice time-pass with some scenes to be watched without even blinking and without getting bored as a whole, so getting 5/5 from me.

And the last movie of this post is 500 Days of Summer, which is quite a different one as a format. It was in a direct story-telling format rather than a routine movie continuence, hence there were lots of flashbacks and  flashforwards which was making the movie more interesting. It was both a love and a separation story including deep psychological analyses, getting 4/5 from me.

That is all for today. I may lost again for some time considering the new year celebrations. So let me use this opportunity to wish all of you a joyous christmas and a happy new year 🙂

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dear-diary[1]Sunday…a day about which i could have never been able to give a verdict! Sometimes it is my enemy telling me the piece of bad news as the next day is Monday when everything starts at the earliest time and at the fastest speed; other times it is my best friend heralding that i still have some time before throwing myself into the arms of the coming rat race of our routine lives…

Today is Sunday and today is better than previous Sundays because as of 7:10 pm i am writing my 200th post, and which will be about how i spent/am spending my Sunday 😀

I woke up at 10 am which was quite early for me as it was a Sunday morning 😛 But i was still feeling quite lazy hence i preferred to stay in bed for a further while. Instead of leaving myself in the hands of sleep angel, i started to read the book (The Other Boleyn Girl), about the end of which i am quite curious. After spending some nice time under the roof of British Kingdom with Hengry and some Boleyn girls, i reminded myself that there was more to do for me apart from dancing in a Ball or participating a dinner with the King himself 😛 Therefore, i got out of my warm bed and chose the path to the kitchen.

I always pay a special attention to my Sunday breakfasts, so i prepared a detailed royal one and enjoyed it to the end watching the Simpsons family at the same time. While sipping the last drops of my tea, i adviced myself to move my ass to peform my to-do list for Sunday which was composed of both boring and amusing items.

Following my list, first i cleaned the kitchen, then set up rooms, placed the dried clothes into my closets, and then did some ironing too. And last but not the least cleaned the carpets (athough i hate it :x). Considering i had gained a ground, i gave a break and checked my inbox and read some blogs during my rest. Afterwards, i went back to my read and lost myself once again in the conspirations of the majesty.

And then comes the dinner time (i skipped the lunch as i had my breakie at noon already). I turned into a housewife now again trapping myself in the kitchen. I cooked a vegitable dish, some pasta with tomato sauce, some fries, some ‘kofte’, and some salad. It took almost an hour to complete them all, and eating them was just a 5-minute process 😀

Then i spent some time on net to find bollywood movies while sipping from my Turkish coffee. I picked up ‘Bobby’ to watch tonite. Then i made some arrangements regarding my books and magazines to decide what to read next. Then i made a delicious fruit salad composed of banana, grape, fig and walnut and picked up a bollywood magazine to accompany it and now i am here writing this post. Most probably while you are reading this, i will be digesting my yummylicious bowl of fruits 😛

Oh, by the way, let me thank all of my readers for carrying me to this stage (to make me write that many posts) and to keep this place alive by their visits…Thanks everyone! 🙂

It is 7:43 pm right now, and what i am going to do during the rest of the day…possibly i will keep reading the book, will see a movie, will write a card for a friend as tomorrow is her birthday (Happy Birthday Jas 😀 ), then will prepare my handbag and clothes for tomorrow and lastly will let my conscious to melt away on the laps of sleep angel 🙂

Dear Diary…now i know you never believe me without any proof hence this time i brought some evidence with me to witness my entire day 😛

Yeh meri zindagi hai…kya kahe…yeh kuch aisa hai…

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Kambakkht Ishq1I was so happily hyper on hearing just before my vacation that a Bollywood movie “Kambakkht Ishq” would be on cinema screens in Turkey. However, when i was back, i came to know that it was a false alarm. I searched all the nearby cinema halls on net just to find out that there was no chance for it 😦

Feeling hopeless and upset, i consulted my usual reliable source for Bollywood movies on net and at last could see the movie. I am not sure whether it did worth to be sad that much over it because i really don’t know what to think about this movie.

Akhay Kumar was quite funny, jelly and jolly as ever and although he does not have the sprit or the charisma for the screens, i should say i am quite satisfied with his movies composed of stupid jokes, funny mimics, and some emotional and sociological messages given at the end.

As for Kareena Kapoor, sadly i won’t be able to give the same opinion. Yes, she has the charm, beauty, an attractive figure, hotness, but surely not the cuteness. She acts quite well but there is still this little thing keeping me irritated on her apperance.

Regarding the topic…well, we hardly think of a Bollywood movie without the love theme, right? Hence it was smelling romance in the air, action on the ground and comedy in between 🙂 A girl (future doctor) and a boy (a stuntman) who both hate “love” itself and urge lovely couples to break up as well, fall in love with each other in the end…that is what happens very briefly.

The scene which i fully loved and laughed at like anything was the one when Kareena forgets a watch in Akhsay’s stomach during an operation that keeps chanting “om mangalam mangalam” once in every hour, especially at unexpected moments…That was really cute!

Oh! By the way, appearance of some Hollywood stars like Silvester Stallone was another lovely color in the movie being not the center of attraction as expected though…

All in all…Kambakkht Ishq does not contain any important message for the audience, does not render any significant emotion, does not give the audience anything good or bad but still a nice timepass! Hence my rate is 3,5/5!

P.S.: If you get any chance, listen to Om Mangalam from the soundtrack which has quite a vivid melody 🙂

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dilse-chaiyyaI believe most of my readers came to know already that i’m not Indian by nationality but by heart. Yes, i am not Indian indeed and i have never been to there either yet i have a deep love for this colorful country which causes me time to time to make some plans to visit India and basing on this yet-to-be-realized idea, i always make wishlists of what i am going to do there once i reach on this dreamland…

  • On the top of my list comes visiting a Bollywood theatre and watching a SRK movie on a giantic screen for the first time. Since we don’t have any Bollyood movies released in Turkish cinema halls, i am just restricted to net or some DVDs (if i am lucky to find them on the shelves). When i just imagine SRK’s looking at the audience with his bending eye brows and bada bada tear drops, or his dancing haule haule with his mate in Saree, or  his saying KKiiiiirrrraaannnn, i feel quite impatient to make it realized 😀 (However, if not any SRK movie released at the time of my visit, i am open to any movie as long as it is Bollywood 😀 ).
  • Secondly, i would love to get on a Riksha. That might sound a bit odd, stupid or funny but seeing thousands of them in movies, i am surely in love with these tiny carriages. They are cute and warm by appearance and i am always hungry for new experiences 😀
  • Laddos…Yep…you didn’t misheard me…i want to taste those yellow round sweet food by my definition. I saw them for the first time in the movie “Water” by John Abraham and Lisa Ray and that scene with laddo affected me so much…That is the basic reason i want to eat one and the common reason is that i always hear that they are very yummyylicous, aren’t they?? 😛
  • That is a classic one done almost by each and every tourist to India…Do you have any guess? Let me give you some clues…Shah Jahan…Mumtaz Mahal….symbol of a great love saga…..yes, you are right. I would like to see Taj Mahal in real…not in 3D, 4D or 5D as i am fed up with seeing it only in movies…i want to touch its marbles and feel the great history and love lying just under…Oh! i won’t forget to be taken of a photo just in front of it as this is the most common tradition accepted by every tourist 😛

Well, that is all for today…nahi, na, no, nope…the list is not over…how can it be while i need almost a year to spend in India if i am to realize one and each item in my mind…so to be continued! 😀

P.S. VERY HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! Please accept this little gift below from my side to all Indians across the whole world 🙂

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love-aaj-kal-1A tired mind and a slightly sick body (caught cold unfortunately) was thinking for a Friday night action as Friday is the best day of the week which is not to be wasted no matter how much tired or sick you are! Unfortunately at certain times, our metabolism (triggered by a laziness or a down-feeling) causes us to stay at home even on a Friday night, and at these times best way to enjoy oneself is to pick up a right movie for your soul which is already in search of an amusement in such a stressed life flowing always in hurry!

After watching a series of Shahrukh Khan movies such as Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Karan Arjun and Anjaam, i was really in need of a modern bollywood story with a fresh screen (I am still the biggest fan of SRK, that is an another debate 😀 ). There was the movie on my desk resting in silence for a day named “Love Aaj Kal” so i decided to go for it. I didn’t go for a search on net before seeing it as this time subtitles were available in English (unfortunately the subs were not matching the scenes, which i realized later on!).

Soon i discovered Saif Ali (the funny guy of bollywood) and Deepika Padukone (popularized by the movie Om Shanti Om thanks to SRK) were the leading cast. The movie was proceeding in two different times: the past and the present. Both telling about a love story embedded by some bollywood items. In the past, the relation between Jai Varhdan Singh and Harleen Kaun is so pure, simple yet strong and stubborn while the bond between Veer and Meera is modern, or rather post-modern even to have a break-up party, superficial and weak to split off at any moment.

love-aaj-kal01However, things start to change their interface and the so-called hollow love soon proved itself as deep as a sea that is only to be waken up by a stone thrown from the shore! 

Saif Ali was as cool and funny as ever and Deepika was looking so like a delicate butterfly. I loved the scenes where she was acting as drunk so behaving more like a naughty kid. And yea i should say i love her clothes, whatever she wears just fits on her (which is hard not to envy 😛 )

What is to get from the movie is sometimes even if the truth is just lying in front of our eyes, we may not be able to see it with the eyes of our mind yet the heart sees everything in real, so that the love can be felt as true as a heartbeat!

I rate the movie as 4/5 as it is lack of a catchy soundtrack (we all know that item songs are quite important in a bollywood movie, don’t we?) yet still it worths more than watching…Let yourself get lost in it 🙂

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