Watched two (actually, one and half) Hindi movies in the last few weeks.
- Chak de India: A good movie about Indian Women’s Hockey team training and their eventual win in the World Cup, all fueled by a disgraced player working as their coach. Interesting plot; very different from the regular Bollywood trash. It is very watchable as Shah Rukh Khan didn’t get a chance to do his usual overacting and trying to look cute. Another plus point was that it had no songs and dances. The only bad part about this otherwise well-made movie was the background score. It was very annoying.
- Jaane tu ya jaane na: Watched half of this movie at a friend’s house over the weekend and promptly took it out of our Netflix queue. The first half was so pointless that I don’t really care about what happens later on. The lead actress, Genelia, should take some Hindi speaking lessons if she wants to continue acting in Bollywood. This was one of the top 5 Bollywood movies of 2008. Don’t know why people liked it so much. I refuse waste more time and energy than I already have by writing about the pointless plot and very forgettable actors and characters.
A big chunk of movies that we have watched lately, I don’t seem to enjoy. It is not like we watch every movie that comes out. We only try out critically acclaimed and/or very popular movies. Can’t seem to agree with the critics or public on many of these movie choices. Oh well… I think I am turning into a sour old fart.
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