Jul 20, 2008

"Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na"

Aamir Khan does it again. Although it's not as thoughtful as Taare Zameen Par and creative as Lagaan, it still is better than regular chick flicks that Bollywood is known to produce. Imran Khan is the only watchable entity in the movie alongside Naseeruddin Shah's depiction of the kingly Rathore. The girls are fairly irritating and the Indian accent angrezi just about reaches my threshold to tolerate a 2.5 hr flick.



In any case, the movie is well-made (comparatively) and is a breath of fresh air, especially with its cute soundtrack (courtesy, the maestro, A. R. Rahman) and a light storyline. If it had been a bit shorter, with prettier girls, I'd say it would have bored me a tad bit lesser than it did.

4 comments:

Roop Rai said...

Hey hey! :) I actually liked the fact that the girls weren't your regular stereotypical beauties. they were just normal looking girls for a change. I quite liked that and appreciated that actually. Bollywood rarely presents anything close to 'real'. wat say?

but yes, must agree ... aamir did it again. i'll watch anything he ever produces. :) as long as he doesnt follow the RGV path of over confidence and self destruction. :)

Majaz said...

Hmm. You've got a point there, Roop. But you know.. if the guy was as pretty as Imran Khan (they should've taken that little "Ladies Tailor" guy if they wanted normal looking chaps :P) I'd want to see a prettier girl too to match his looks!

I've liked RGV's selective flicks. I didn't think Sarkar was as cracked up to be as people thought it was. Aamir Khan's more my kind.

Roop Rai said...

yeh, RGV got too cocky 'n movies like sarkar and now sarkar raj are results of his cockiness.

ladies tailor? was it rajpal yadav? that short man? heeh awrite, maybe i am biased cuz i never really look at the girls :p ... imran's awww uber cute!! and it shall remain that way!! :D :D

u know some think genelia is gorgeous. i have a friend who's gf looks like her. she is south indian christian too like genelia. it's amazing how strikingly similar their looks are. either way, so this friend's all gaga how gorgeous genelia is ....

she does have a cute smile though ;)

Majaz said...

Genelia is cute I guess.. Nice to play the bubbly kid next door.. but if I had to take my pick at "Meow"s role.. I'd pick.. let's see ...

... a younger, less plumpier version of Kajol. Or Preity Zinta maybe. Thankfully, Bollywood's realized that women of that age can NOT play college chicks.