Oh boy has it been long or what?
I had some pesky real life stuff to deal with. I'll hide that behind the cut to avoid boring you.( RL stuff )
Now to my reason for reappearing in LJ-land: I just had to share :-). I have caught myself a new addiction :-).
German TV has shown about 3 recent Bollywood movies in the last couple of months. The last one was on about 2 weeks ago and I caught the tail end of it and liked it enough to tape the re-run the next day.
Then I sat down last Sunday, being bored and decided I should go watch the tape....and as they say the rest is history.
I became addicted. Boy that movie is fun!!!
It's a typical Bollywood masala being that it mixes a handful of plot pieces. It has action, a love story, drama (inside a family and otherwise) and a sprinkle of a social message. And it doesn't take itself the least bit seriously.
It's called Main Hoon Na and stars Bollywoods biggest star of the last decade, Shah Rukh Khan.
He plays Ram, an Army Major who is sent undercover to a college to protect his CO's daughter from a terrorist and also meets his long lost half-brother while on the mission.Go here for a more detailed description.
The music that is an integral part of all of Bollywoods productions is really very much of the "feel good"- variety here.
And there's eyecandy up the wazoo. (Shah Rukh, Zhayed Khan who plays his half brother Lucky, and both guys love interests are nice to look at too.)
Which definitely is one of the reasons I have been watching my tape at least once a day since last weekend. Yes I'm shallow, why do you ask? ;-)
I love how Ram does a Neo to avoid the spittle a teacher has been sending his way. I love how he can't help but break into song everytime he sees his love interest. I love love love the music! I dare anybody to not at least twitch at hearing it. You just want to jump up and sing and dance along.
And I have a sneaking suspicion the last fight with the bad guy might just be a copy (at least in parts) of the fight between Neo and Morpheus in Matrix after Neo said "I know Kung Fu." SRKs stance at the beginning of that scene sure looks a lot like Neo.
So if anyone knows of any good source for SRK-icons, let me know okay?
Soo I went out and got me a copy of the Soundtrack which since then has been playing pretty much non stop. And I bid and won on ebay for DVDs of two of Shah Rukh's other films and am waiting anxiously to get them delivered.
Am seriously considering learing Hindi to better appreciate it all....well we'll see.
That's it from me for now, I'll try to be around more in the future.
Oh, and elfbert
? Consider yourself nagged about that DK autograph :-).