October 2017

A Look Back, A Look Ahead
[Blog!-January 2009]

As January 2009 approached I realized that the release of Chandni Chowk to China was just a few days away. Now, I love Indian movies but I don’t watch them so often anymore because they are quite lacking in the qualities they once possessed. Anyhow, after seeing the trailer of Chandni Chowk to China I had decided that this was one of the few movies I wanted to see. Just as I began looking forward to its release I realized that there were still past releases I hadn’t seen which were definitely worth watching but I just hadn’t gotten around to it. How unfortunate. I still needed to see Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Ghajini, and Slumdog Millionaire.

So I started with Slumdog Millionaire. I had heard so many raves about this film and I was ready to find out what all the hype was about! Everyone was talking about it and the movie has even won many awards. At a first glance it just didn’t seem like it would be that great to me. Nonetheless, I watched the movie and I must say that I was definitely pleased about one thing! The movie was not vulgar like most of the movies they have these days. In fact, it was actually good. A bit sad but mainly happy. I did not thing it was so GREAT as everyone else thought it to be. To me it was just ok. So I still don’t understand what all the hype was about.

One down, two to go…I think my next step is Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. I’m very excited about this one because of Shahrukh Khan, obviously. Then will be the turn of Aamir Khan’s Ghajini. So finally, I’ll be all set to see Deepika Padukone and Akshay Kumar in Chandni Chowk to China!

[photo credits: rediff.com, huffingtonpost.com, planetbollywood.com]

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