[mood| I wish I had a blanket, my fingers are freezing! D:]
[music| Human Nature: Michael Jackson (love this song!)]
So I’m just a little fascinated by ‘outsider’ perspectives on some purely Indian things, one of which is Bollywood and regional cinema. To that end, I’ve been lurking for a while on some truly excellent review blogs.
It’s fun to see how non-Indians tackle Indian films – some like Andaz Apna Apna as much as I do, which is a surprise; humour is one of the things that usually doesn’t translate well – and they squee over Dharmendra in Chupke Chupke or Siddarth in Nuvvastannante Nennoddantana. ♥
It’s always nice to know language and culture are no barrier, and it’s even better when others share your glee over hot/cute/great actors. :P
But there are some things that are ‘mind boogling’, as a memorable fanfic summary once said – like the strange fact that most of these people seem to actually like ‘Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom’.
But what I really like is the fact that while reading, I occasionally find some amusing-as-all-hell gems, like this particular line from a review of a documentary on Helen:
Whoever wrote these words – James Ivory, according to imdb, which breaks my heart to believe – deserves the most ironic masala punishment possible (being forced to watch Dharam Veer for 1,000 consecutive hours while Amitabh hits them over the head with the crocodile from ‘Shaan’?).
So apparently I only have crazy conversations with Amul, regardless of time, place, or medium:
AG: hau me only
i promise no one has usurped my id yet
I put this down in writing because if I happen to expire during the course of the day, it must be known whose damned fault it was.
‘Tis a conspiracy, I tell you.
The office admin guys have colluded with HR to downsize the company by getting rid of employees. It’s a kind of Darwinian test, with the intention of having only the fittest survivalists left on the office rosters. With the air conditioner being their weapon of choice.
The a/c is directly above my desk, and is on full blast – the object being to cause both me and my colleague to freeze. And die horribly.
But haha, little do they know, I’m determined to
hopefully survive today, and foil their plans by wearing gloves and a sweater to the office tomorrow.