Archive for January 19th, 2009

January 19, 2009

Dillagi (1978)


Basu Chatterjee’s films are difficult for me to like. There: I’ve said it! They tread a fine line: even the ones that do work for me (Piya Ka Ghar, Chhoti Si Baat), despite being funny and sweet, ultimately find me getting restless. The ones that don’t work (Rajnigandha, Baaton Baaton Mein) just bore my socks off.

Dillagi had moments which made me laugh very hard (like the scene captured above where Dharmendra puts on one of Hema’s saris so that his own rain-soaked clothes can dry). It also helped that I watched it with Beth, whose witty commentary kept me entertained even when the film didn’t. It had potential, but in the end Hema’s character was so egregiously tiresome that it made me want to poke my eyes out. It also rendered Dharmendra’s pursuit of her—the essential plot point—completely unbelievable for me.

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January 19, 2009

They like me!


My pals over at Turbanhead have made me a guest contributor on their wonderful site.

Do check it out: it’s eclectic, hilarious, eye-opening and chock full of goodness (like the photo above), and I am very honored to be part of it in whatever way they deem fit.

(ps: I do not have a creepy porcelain doll collection, but only because I never thought of it.)

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