Archive for April, 2008

April 7, 2008

Kashmir Ki Kali (1964)


In the almost 10 months I have been writing this blog, the most often read (and commented upon) post—by a huge margin—is the one about my love for Shammi Kapoor. It is also—again by a large margin—the top search that directs traffic here.

There’s a lot of love for this man out there! And that’s as it should be.

Quite a few people have asked lately for more Shammi movies to be posted here. So here’s another!

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April 6, 2008

Check this out

I love reading Banno’s blog because she is funny, down-to-earth, knowledgeable about films and film-making, and she blogs about her life in Bombay (one of my favorite places on earth). Even though I haven’t met her, her writing is so warm, witty and personal that I want to be friends with her and her family.

Her latest post is about her stint as a gangster’s moll in a film during her years at FTII (her now-husband played the hero). I think it’s just hilarious.

ps: and also, her avatar is Fearless Nadia. Awesome!

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April 2, 2008

The Last Legion (2007)


The man above is the reason I watched The Last Legion. I adore him. Almost as much as I love Shammi. I didn’t expect much from the movie itself, and was not pleasantly surprised. Colin Firth injected some badly needed tongue-in-cheek humor, and was his usual eye-candy self; the film, I am sad to say, was predictable, melodramatic, cliched and really, really bad. But it had one—no two!—things besides Colin’s presence that I enjoyed, including—Aishwarya! She totally kicked ass.


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