Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Teri Meri Kahaani: Time to get back to Bollywood?

SRK back in the day
I watched about 50 Bollywood films over the summer of 2009. It was a glorious time. I loved it, but at about three and a half hours each the urgency of viewing dwindled as I returned to school.  I love Bollywood! Bollywood (Bombay Hollywood) is in Hindi and is known for its epic stories, over the top dance numbers, and emotional rollercoastering. I fell out of Bollywood partially because after I'd caught up with all the SRK films to date all the new and hip shows were too Western and current for me; unwed pregnancy, cohabitation etc. The new round of stars and starlets can get all too modern as it were for my tastes. Bollywood used to be known for its traditional values and so forth so when stars started kissing on screen (one of my favorite Hollywood hallmarks) and even getting pregnant in the story lines I kind of fazed out. I miss the old Kajol, Aishwarya, SRK times of the late '90s early 2000s.

Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor
BUT I might just have to invest in getting a hold of Teri Meri Kahaani coming out in June. It looks like an old fashioned love romp through time that I can really get behind a gorgeous guy and gal, multiple locations, ridiculous dance numbers and a SUPER schmaltzy love story. I'm excited! I also need to catch up with Don 2 bc I LOVED the original Don and really liked the SRK remake. Maybe I'll get Netflix by mail again and have another Bollywood summer...

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