aiDorama: An Asian drama & movie fanblog


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 @ songs.pk. =]

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. 

-Destiny

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.

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Harman Baweja – First Glance

“Milo Na Milo” from Love Story 2050 has grown on me, but THAT NEW GUY (Harman Baweja, apparently) DANCING to it really bothers me. I may end up falling in love with him in the future, but, as of right now, his dancing makes him look like a Hrithik Roshan wannabe. And he looks like a mixture of Hrithik Roshan and Emraan Hashmi, which isn’t all that great of a mixture:

…okay, so his dancing’s not THAT bad, but it’s much stiffer than Hrithik. And looks so…………………………………………………. meh.

Then again, because of my over-protectiveness of Shahrukh, I totally dissed Hrithik for his looks/dancing at the awards after his debut, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai (for which he took Best Actor)… THAT lasted until the first second of KNPH, when Hrithik was playing his guitar in his sexy leather jacket.

But STILL. This Baweja guy is no Hrithik…!

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…even though I just compared one of Hrithik’s better pictures with one of Harman’s worse ones. =] Not biased at all.

Love,
Destiny 😉


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.

-Destiny