Rants and… Bollywood

So, how was your weekend? A long one for my American friends from what I’ve seen on the SSS posts! 😉 We’re having a national holiday on June 2nd, so this will be a short working week for me as well! 😀

Friday I mourned the passing of Jeff Conaway (as eagerly pointed out by Mickey) watching Grease again. See, that was my first “grown up” movie during the summer of 1979 and I can’t remember if I preferred blue-eyed Danny (John Travolta) or his best friend Kenickie (Jeff Conaway). I know I loved all the songs and bought the double-vinyl of the soundtrack in Paris. And I still love it (and I like also Grease 2 with a young Michelle Pfeiffer, BTW).

I spent Saturday and Sunday drawing for the Fire book trailer (still working on it, ahem…). Tomorrow I’ll hopefully have the cover and on Thursday the editor should get back to me. Next weekend I’m busy with the planned medieval dinner, but during the following week I hope to be able to edit and format Fire for a June 10th release.

I’ve joined Stumble Upon, but I’m still trying to figure out things there! I stumbled on a couple of interesting things, but I haven’t really bookmarked them…

Aaaaand, because we have a brand new Bollywood magazine in Italian, I finally went on Amazon and set up my order from my list! 😀 Here we go:

1 “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Bollywood Movie / Indian Cinema / Hindi Film)”

Shahrukh Khan; DVD; $11.49

1 “Dhoom Bollywood DVD With English Subtitles”

Abhishek Bachchan; DVD; $8.25

1 “Jodhaa Akbar (3 Disc Collector’s Edition)”

Hrithik Roshan; DVD; $14.28

1 “Mohabbatein (Bollywood Movie / Indian Cinema / Hindi Film / DVD)”

Shah Rukh Khan; DVD; $9.99

1 “Darr (Shahrukh Khan / Indian Cinema / Bollywood Movie / Hindi Film DVD)”

Shahrukh khan; DVD; $8.99

1 “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (Bollywood Movie / Indian Cinema / Hindi Film / DVD)”

Amitabh Bachchan; DVD; $9.99

1 “Dhoom 2 Back In Action Bollywood DVD With English Subtitles”

Hrithik Roshan; DVD; $8.99

And while checking Jodaa Akbar I found also this one:

Umrao Jaan (Bollywood Movie / Indian Cinema / Hindi Film / DVD)
Condition: new
Item Subtotal                   :  $4.80
Shipping & Handling             :  $12.29
Total                           :  $17.09

Damned mailing expenses! 😦 But it’s already shipped, and by UPS, so it should arrive before the other seven…

Anyway, now I don’t remember if those titles were suggested by my dear friends Shafali, Hema and Jai or if I found the titles on Shah Rukh’s bio, but they should arrive sometime during the summer… I watched the trailers online and look forward to put my hands on all of them, mwahahahaha! 😀
And I think I’ve found another very cute face to keep an eye on… Hrithik Roshan (although he’s too young for me, haha! Well, he’s the same age as Leo DiCaprio, so… mumble mumble… no, I’m faithful to my muse! ;-))!

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  1. Shipping abroad is a bitch… I’ve also had to contend with that, but what can we do? Nothing, except pay Amazon what they charge…

    I’ve never actually seen a proper Bollywood film! Which would you recommend I start with?


    • Mira Nair and “Bride and Prejudice” are Indian movies, but not Bollywood… my first meeting with “the real deal” was on British Airways flights.
      If you like drama: KANK (Khabi Alvida Naa Khena) or Devdas.
      If you want a comedy: Dostana!
      KANK and Dostana are the first two I saw and they’re still among my favorites! 😉 I even bought the CDs of the soundtracks (and Devdas soundtrack is on my ToBuy list)! 😀
      (and as I don’t speak Hindi, I might have misplaced some “h” in the extended title, but if you put KANK both on IMDB and Amazon, you get that movie with Shah Rukh Khan and Amithab&Abishek Bachchan)


  2. ajay

     /  31/05/2011

    It’s ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’. 😀 You must watch Swades starring Sharukh Khan. It’s one of my favorites. And yes, do watch Amir Khan’s movies too, esp. Lagaan. Lol @ faithful to my muse aka Keanu Reeves. 😀


    • both are on my ToBuy list… next time, next order! 😉
      4 of the 7 have shipped today… I might have them sooner than expected, yay! 😀


  3. I’ve never seen any Bollywood movies. There are some on Netflix that I keep going to watch, but you know that is 😉


    • KANK is very long (like 3 hours? and if you have the DVD there’s 30 more mins.of deleted scenes…), but I never notice! 😉 And Dostana is long for American comedy standards, but very short for Bollywood (2hrs)! 😀


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