You know, it's funny. I went out for dinner with a friend last night, the same friend who showed me where the Indian movie theater was back when I first moved down here in 2006 or so. We used to sit and watch old movies together and gossip about stars. We gossiped a lot about stars last night, too, although it was mostly me catching her up on gossip on all the stars of the 1990s and early-to-mid 2000s. Salman, Aamir, Shahrukh, Preity, Rani, Aishwarya and Abhishek, Lolo and Bebo, Urmila, Bipasha, Priyanka…
So much has changed since those days.
Instead of those movies that would be 80% nuanced look at conflict with Pakistan and 20% Sunny Deol negating everything by fighting his way through armies, you have movies that are 80% promotional campaign for a glossy "brand driven" consumer lifestyle and 20% recycled story content from Hollywood.
Maybe I'm feeling nostalgic.
Not necessarily for the interminable Most Feelings Ever wedding films but the simple pleasures of a wedding song.
So, it made me happy to stumble over "Daingad Daingad" this morning.
Anyways, it's Fourth of July weekend here in the USA so I'm going to barbecue up (veg only, of course!) and will see you on Monday!