Bollywood vs Hollywood

What does one expect when he/she goes to watch a new film?

Let’s talk of Bollywood films first..
Bollywood is no longer all about running around trees and getting wet in the rain. The latest of Bollywood movies will see cars flying in the air and really bad adaptations of so-called humor..and worse still, talk of some producers roping the porn star (guess you know who I’m referring to) just to increase the viewership of their pathetic films.

Bollywood is on an all time decline when it comes to producing films, but now and then you will have one brilliantly produced film that gives the Indian movie-fan a new hope that; Wait!! Maybe..just maybe the next one may be as good as the previous one..but alas! the next one will be a total FLOP.

What expectations do I have when going to watch a Bollywood movie in a theater?

For one, I am investing a good 3 hours of my life to a movie so I am very careful which ones I go for. My choices have not always been great but at most times I have probably (after reading multiple reviews) chosen the good movie to watch.
..Oh and yes, always take good company when watching a least that way if the film isn’t interesting, you still have fun with your friends, lover etc.
# The story needs to have substance
# The actress has to be cute, actor isn’t good looking..not a problem [I would never go for a Sunny Leone film]
# I should be able to at least laugh at some of the jokes.
# A little romance will do in the film
# The film should have at least 3 good songs

Let’s see now..the movies I have watched and loved for either one or all the above reasons.

Bajrangi Bhaijaan – Who could hate this movie? The first ever movie that had me shed tears. I have never ever done that before, even when my grandmother died 😀 I never shed tears, this movie moved me to that extent.

Piku – Simply for Deepika and yes Amitabh is always a worth watch..and for a director who produced Vicky Donor as his first movie..I was very interested 😀

ABCD 2 – Having watched the first part, had to watch the sequel which was ‘okay’ Shradha Kapoor, she’s cute <3

Welcome Back – Only for Majnu and Uday..I think they were hilarious 🙂

Dil Dhadakne Do – One big confusion..didn’t realy know what was happening and when I did start following what was happening..the movie ended.

Katti Batti – my biggest mistake. CRAP movie! though the visuals and promos looked very good.

P.K – The movie not to miss out on. Anushka sharma, I tried not to look at her lips..they looked weird but otherwise I think she acted really well. The movie was a hilarious one to say the least 😀

Ek Villian – I loved this movie, especially for the story. Seeing Riteish Deshmukh in a different role was awesome and the way he played his role to perfection. The songs were great and Shradha Kapoor <3

2 States – Loved the novel so watched the movie… Alia, <3 her too. Though I think the novel was way better than the movie. The movie adaptation wasn’t bad

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania – Another Alia Bhatt yes! <3 there

…among the most recent ones

A very wise friend advised me once “Whenever you decide to watch a Bollywood movie, leave your brains at home. Don’t even analyse what’s going on the screen..nothing will ever make sense. You pay for Entertainment not knowledge”

Coming to Hollywood, I watch almost everything. The thing I look in for Hollywood movies is the English accent and new vocabulary. Of course it needs a good story which all of them have. From the love stories to the comedies and the horror…I like them all.
Nicholas Sparks movies are awesome, watched all of them 🙂
Hangover, Part I, II and III loved them too and there are so many more that will take a whole post dedicated to just movies I’ve watched..and yes, I’ve watched a lot.

I’m not a movie buff but I do like to watch a movie once in a way, to stir up my emotions a bit when I feel a little lost.

So that’s all about movies I like…Which Bollywood and Hollywood movies are your personal favorites?

INDIA and censorship

“Getting intimate with a door open is part of the script of the film, its not a template for everyone else to follow. Nobody says all Indians should do it and if James Bond wants to get intimate with the door open, that is James Bond’s choice…how does Pahlaj Nihalani decide for James Bond?” – Arnab Goswami

I happened to stumble upon the TIMES NOW news channel and I didn’t want go further. Just way too interesting..Arnab Goswami barely lets the dude talk tho’. At the end of it all, all I picked up was the names of the movies that he mentioned throughout the interview 😉 which I would like to watch. I’d like to give my own rating 🙂

What are your views on the whole ‘Censorship Issue’?

…by the way, any leads to where I can download Gaspar Noe’s hyper-sexual 3D tale, ‘Love’? – I heard it leaves nothing to the imagination? I missed it at the IFFI (International Film Festival of India) screening in Goa


Pahlaj Nihalani – Sanskari Censor Board Chief (India)

If you have a boring life, tune into TIMES an interview show with Arnab Goswami, it will get all your senses activated, your life will never seem to be the same again 😉 I cannot believe I watched the entire Untitledinterview..a Margarita definitely needed after 1 hour, with a straw preferably 🙂