Sunday, September 8, 2013

Happy Birthday to Asha Bhosle!

Posting today as an excuse to with Asha Bhosle a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

She's celebrating 80 years old!

I'll never forget seeing her sing live... incredible voice!


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Preparations for IIFA are beginning in Tampa!

Meanwhile, Indian Express gathered some twitter photos and tired red carpet shots from South African Bollywood awards that took place on Friday.

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So, I'm glad I didn't bother going to see Shuddh Desi Romance. If there is anything worse than a Hollywood style rom-com, it's one that lasts two and a half hours. Although, by all accounts, if you enjoy those conveyors of poisonous "frippy romantic love is the key to happiness" ideology you go check it out!

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You guys, how awesome would it be if Kangana actually transformed herself into a film director? What other actresses turned director? Jodie Foster comes to mind.

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PARTY ALL NIGHT! Obviously, I like it. Obviously. There's something about Akshay that makes it fun rather than slimy--like you can tell he genuinely loves women. And the presence of Sonakshi, too, spraying the khiladi with champagne like she's Saif Ali Khan and it's 1994. Basically, Akshay is leading a fun time ladies-only party that only gets questionable when not lady-loving Yo Yo Honey Singh comes in. THAT PART with him carrying around a white lady like a sack of potatoes was uncomfortable. The rest was totally fun.

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Guess who gets top billing? DHARMENDRA PRESENTS... his son! So, go see the movie or you'll make Dharam sad.

1 comment:

odadune said...

Many happy returns of the day to my favorite female singer from the Bollywood oldies. :)

I could see Kangana being a director in the Mahesh Bhatt vein-someone who's interesting if not always good, and very caught up in their own peculiar hangups and axes to grind.

As far as Party All Night goes, I liked the song itself quite a bit, and some bits of the video, including Sona's intro and Akki's reactions to same, him getting a facefull of champagne towards the end, and the parts that involved actual dancing. And as you say, something about his Golden Retriever like goofiness and eagerness to please softens the overall effect.

But I was kind of weirded out by video's refusal to decide whether it was playing this stuff straight or tongue-in-cheek. And the raunchier aspects were disappointing, after seeing the video to the title song (mostly) dodge that particular bullet.

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