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Bollywood Music =]

I’m back! And from my Indian TV exposure during the trip, I have compiled some music recommendations for you guys:

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na: This has gotten old, admittedly… but after watching the movie/hearing the songs all the time, the soundtrack was become practically classic. I’ve almost memorized the entirety of Pappu Can’t Dance JUST so I can sing it all at any random moment of silence. Kahin To Hogi is also catchy for me, just because it makes me sad thinking about the part in the movie. =P The rest of the soundtrack is, of course, still great, but I’ve overplayed them a bit too much already.
Love Story 2050Milo Na Milo and Sach Kehna are still on my playlist, but I have been skipping over them lately. Overplayed too soon… and I haven’t seen the movie yet, so the rest of the soundtrack is still in oblivion.
Kismat Konnection: I saw the movie yesterday! I actually liked it, even though it wasn’t amazingly amazing. But, even though I promised myself that I wouldn’t think this, Shahid and Vidya really do look bad together onscreen. Not much chemistry at all. Anyway, Aai Pappi is still catchy (and I REALLY want to somehow cut up the intro music with the whole “If you feeling me, make some noise… Ladies and gentlemen raise your voice… na na nanana na na nanana na na nanana nana na” bit and use it as a ringtone). Plus, the two slower songs have also grown on me more after watching the movie. 
Singh is Kinng: So far, the only songs I downloaded is Bas Ek King, which I find less annoying than the title track, but still has the unwittingly catchy “Singh is Kinnnnnnnnnnng” bit to it. I guess it’s because I’m not a huge Punjabi music fan, so that gimmick kind of went over my head. And although Teri Ore is also one of the *big* songs of the movie, it’s been pretty abrasively annoying for me too. Maybe I’ll like the music more after watching the movie.
Bachna Ae Haseeno: Out of this soundtrack, Lucky Boy has caught on first for me (besides the oldie remix title track, of course). Khuda Jaane pretty great too… but Aahista Aahista is reallyyy annoying. I like the male parts of it, but the female parts, especially the main/title line, makes me want to kill myself. Jogi Mahi and Smalltown Girl seem decent too, but I haven’t really listened to them yet, especially because they haven’t shown up in the promos yet.
God Tussi Great Ho: Despite the cold professional reviews (profesh reviewers have to be some of the most cynical people ever) and the discouraging fact that this movie is a rip-off Bruce Almighty, I’ve been really digging the soundtrack. Especially Tujhe Aksa Beach Ghuma Dun. It reminds me of some sort of 90s Govinda/Sanjay Dutt romantic comedy, but in a good way. And the whole “Ai hai” bit has been unnaturally catchy. The rest of the songs are a little too unoriginal, but Lal Chunariya still pretty decent, as is Tumko Dekha.Let’s Party doesn’t even try at ALL at semi-originality though, so I can’t bother with that.
Maan Gaye Mughall-E-Azam: I haven’t listened to anything else, but Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya has been in my head for a while, courtesy to promos. But although I haven’t seen the actual/original Mughall-E-AzamMallika Sherawat playing such a classic role in the music video (with the classic headwear and a bikini) kills a little part of my soul.
Money Hai Toh Honey Hai: The theme song and Awaara Dil’s catchy. Even though anyone who thought a movie with that name could actually have an audience was… well, not very smart.
Mission Istanbul: The theme song has to be the most retarded this ever, but I heard this movie was pretty good, so am aiming to see it sometime. I have been listening toNobody Like You lately though, which the song with Abhishek Bachchan’s guest appearance music video.

These songs can be downloaded @ =]

Now, I was planning to make up for the blogging time I missed during the trip / when I’m away at college in these final 2 weeks of summer, but I had a glitch in my laptop that I needed to fix before I left… so, yeah, that’ll take from 1 to 3 weeks (well, if it’s more than 2 weeks, then I’ll have to get a new one, but it’ll be too late anyway). I’ll try to update a little, but this computer doesn’t have Photoshop, so that’ll slow me down quite a bit. 


PS: I’ll put up ratings of the Bollywood movies Kismat Konnection and Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na and the Korean drama Super Rookie shortly.


Bollywood Couples

Hi guys!

If you’ve been wondering where Sheeree is, she’s stuck in Birmingham without any internet (she finally managed to email me yesterday about it; I’ve been wondering where she disappeared to too =P). Which sucks for her, because she’s still in the middle of Hong Gil Dong and currently has no way to continue. I figure she’ll be back in a few days. As for me, I’ve been on a drama hiatus for the most part (except for weekly episodes of Fated To Love You; watched episode 14 yesterday!), although I did see the Bollywood movies Sarkar Raj and Namastey London (that one was a rewatch), the ratings of which are now on the Bollywood Review page. Oh, and I watched Kurosagi The Movie, of course, which I posted about a few days ago.

So, today I’ve decided to post about Bollywood Couples instead! The purpose of this post is basically to rant about and diss all the couples I have a problem with. And maybe talk about the couples I actually like. Oh, and to picspam, of course! Even though I watch more dramas, Sheeree’s a bit more on top of the other Asian news, so maybe we’ll have a Korean/Japanese/Taiwanese couples post when she gets back.

We’ll start off with my childhood favorite, Salman Khan, of course… who I’ve basically loved since I was 3. It’s unfortunate that he’s gotten a tad stiffer/bulkier in recent years, but he’ll always be amongst my favorites. After the fiasco with Traish Aishwarya Rai, who I’ll get to in a minute, he’s finally recovering. Although his current girlfriend, Katrina Kaif, is a BIT young for him (but, hell, this IS celebrity gossip we’re talking about), it’s always a step up from… you know who. =]


And, since we’re already on the unfortunate topic, here’re Aishwarya Rai’s past three relationships. Although she’s already had a very destructive effect on Vivek Oberoi and Sallu (both of whom she HAPPENED to have attacked just when they were at the peak of their careers, and left when they started going downhill), I think her marriage with Abhishek has toned her down a bit. Apparently, Jaya Bachchan didn’t really like her (I wonder why…) when Abhi and Aish first started dating, so Aish had to start humbling her ego and become more religious to finally hook Bollywood’s most eligible bachelor… and, honestly, there’s not much more I can say about that.

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Bollywood movies / Upcoming releases

After much consideration, (I think) Sheeree and I decided to add Bollywood movie reviews to this blog… just to prove that India IS in the continent of Asia. =]

Since it’s virtually impossible to rate ALL the Bollywood movies we’ve seen since we were born, we will be focusing on newer releases (with some all-time favorites).

On that note, here are some upcoming Bollywood releases that we’ve been looking forward to:

Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic
Release: June 27, 2008

Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherjee generally gaurantee a decent entertainer. =] Plus, I liked Saif’s geeky/stern look in the movie. I’ve heard that some people were turned off by the “Mary Poppins” look of it, but I think it still has great potential. (Plus, I don’t remember much of Mary Poppins anyway.)

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Release: July 4, 2008 (my birthday! =D)

Aamir Khan productions, nowadays, are, I think, more trustworthy than a Saif/Rani starrer, so I’m pretty excited for this one. Even though I’m afraid the girl might be annoying, Imraan Khan (Aamir’s nephew!) seems to have potential.

Love Story 2050
Release: July 4, 2008 (again!)

Admittedly, I’m not really all that pumped for this one, but it also has potential. Although I’m not sure if Priyanka can carry the movie with a newcomer, and it looks like it’s trying to be too Westernized, which may cause excessive cheesiness, it’s a big-budget movie, so it can’t be too bad. It may even be great, actually, even though I’m just not excited yet.

PS: I downloaded the soundtracks for all three of these movies, and they all aren’t that amazing at first glance. Nothing too catchy, but they all have one or two songs that are pretty decent. They’ll probably get a ton better after actually watching the movies too, as usual.