September 17, 2009

Our friends over at Tinsel Town have done it again with a super funny review of 'Kambakht Ishq', a movie I'm not likely to ever see, particularly after reading their scathing remarks. (Or maybe I would, just to see for myself exactly HOW horrible this particular bollywood-meets-hollywood enterprise is. But then again, I'm weird like that.) But that said, this particular review is today's recommended read. As always, the Tinsel Town People make me laugh, much-much! :)

Incidentally, I really do wonder why they sound marginally surprised at how horrible the film turned out to be. What-did-they-expect, I wonder, from a film that features an (as-always) scantily clad Kareena singing 'Bebo, main Bebo...', like so...


3 comments:

dysfunctional said...

the movie's full of corny humour and semi dirty jokes ala akshaye kumar.. i'm not ashamed to admit i went to see this movie with a mind full of hay.. and i enjoyed it IMMENSELY!

but then again, i enjoy corny humour.. i'd definitely suggest u watch it..

jammie said...

it wasnt THAT bad a watch actually- if you dont expectmuch of it- just watching sylvestor stallone lip synch KAMBAKHT ISHQ made me day hahahah. i mist admit though that part of me still gets horrified at carefree liplocks in indian movies and the very obvious innuendos and mentions of everything. But then im of the generation where you knew a kiss was happening coz the camera panned to two red roses swaying against each other in the wind :)

tinseltownspeople said...

So we always face this criticism whenever we diss on terrible Bollywood movies that we 'take them too seriously', and that we should 'go pray at Hollywood's altar' if we hate Bollywood so much... I just want to assure everyone that we saw KI with a completely blank mind, ready for some crass physical comedy... I'm personally a fan of Akshay Kumar and loved 'Mujhse Shaadi Karogi'(!!!)... Maybe we're mentally deficient or something, because we found exactly three funny jokes in the entire film ("Needle should be in haystack!", "Why local anaesthesia? Why not imported?" and "Adde baba jhulelal! Sexy sexy baby dalll!").

But when movie is so clearly racist against black people, insults women to the point of pretty much justifying molestation and eve teasing when a girl is 'too uptight', AND makes Stallone speak Hindi, I think I can safely say our outright disgust was justified... But then again, we are merely underevolved monkeys, just like the angry black woman in the airport scene (who seemed like she could only communicate in screeches)...

We love Bollywood as much as the next maaza-swilling samosa-junkie, but there are some boundaries to what you can justify under the guise of 'It's only a masala entertainer'...

Here's hoping Ishqiya redeems Bollywood!