September 13, 2005

Movie Review: Salaam Namaste

After sitting through horrors like Kal Ho Na Ho (In which Lillette Dubey was the only “ho”. Sorry. PJ.) and Main Hoon Na, I am weary weary scared of watching movies produced by Yash Chopra/Karan Johar. But I went for Salaam Namaste (SN). And did not regret it. (At this point, Rash leaves to book tickets, and Parmanu rushes to the Asian store for the DVD. Am not talking to both these people, because they saw Mangle Pandey).

Coming back to SN, I freely forgive Preity her shrieking and Saif his visibly advanced age. They are cool, and so is everyone else. The stupid teaser on TV is regressive; the movie is not. Living in is cool (of course, all cool things happen Utopic surroundings where Mummyji and the Big Bad Samaaj - MBBS - cannot reach: in the Forest of Arden if you are Shakespeare, in Switzerland if you are Yash Chopra, and in Australia if you are Yash Uncle’s prodigy.)  Any filmmaker who PAYS ATTENTION TO THE LITTLE THINGS AND TREATS EACH SCENE AS IMPORTANT deserves our money and our encouragement. Even if he rips ideas off Hollywood.

Can’t say too much without giving away the story or spoiling the fun, so go see SN. You have my blessings. If you have too much Pepsi, go pee during the songs. There are four useless ones.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please Please Please pee before the climax. I didn't and I was scared to laugh too much.

TT

Joker said...

okies... me go catch the film soon.

Parmanu said...

I *DID NOT* watch Mangal Pandey. It was a dream within a dream - didn't you realize?

colours said...

I was wondering with whom Parmanu watched Mangal Pandey since we never got the DVD home. After watching the trailer where Aamir Khan comes walking up with no expression on his face I refuse to watch that movie.

(Have I endeared myself?).

Ink Spill said...

Lemme tell you Colours, that was the BEST scene in the film! :p Sent you mail.

Rash said...

Oye! Maine kab Mangle Pandey dekha? Ticket book kiya tha par gayee nahi, due to unavoidable circumstances. But we may have to say alvida now: I liked Main Hoon Na ;)

Nikhil said...

if only i had read this before i watched sn and had lots of pepsi!