Posts tagged ‘Hrithik Roshan’

May 20, 2010

Kites (2010)

I must admit that I went into this film with pretty low expectations. Hrithik has never struck me as much of an actor, although he certainly is very beautiful and I love to watch him dance. Plus, the whole fuss being made about “global appeal” strikes me as sheer idiocy. Good art is good art: Vermeer didn’t have to paint scenes from daily French life to appeal to the French; Michael Jackson didn’t need to sing Hindi film songs to appeal to Indians; and Kurosawa didn’t have to sacrifice any of his culture-specific sensibilities for his films to appeal to Americans (nor did Aamir with Lagaan). The Roshans don’t need to either.

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April 21, 2009

Luck By Chance (2009)


So now I’ve watched two predictable films in a row, but I really enjoyed this one. A mostly affectionate behind-the-scenes look at Hindi cinema, it’s a fairly standard “follow your dreams/be true to yourself” kind of film but close attention is paid to details, and it is blessed with wonderful performances, snappy dialogue and lots of humorous little moments. It’s colorful, lively, and full of things to take notice of (like, doesn’t Farhan Akhtar look just like his dad in profile?).

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March 23, 2008

Hrithik haiku


What is wrong with you?
You say you don’t understand
My crush on Hrithik?

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February 19, 2008

Jodhaa Akbar (2008)


I love this line from Raja Sen’s review of Jodhaa Akbar on Rediff:

Aishwarya, pretty as ever, is not given much dialogue, a directing masterstroke.

Other than that, though, I have to part ways with him on this one. I’m climbing aboard the “All Hail Ashutosh Gowariker!” train.

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