Sunday, April 02, 2006

You don't worry about your biscuit: Jhankaar Beats

Abby and I watched Jhankaar Beats. We christened it with pina coladas at the end of a very long day, and this proved to be a mistake, because the pina coladas made us cold and sleepy, then bundling under blankets because we were cold made us even more sleepy. We both liked it okay, but we both have nothing in particular to say about it. I wanted more dancing. I enjoyed the Sholay references and when Rishi sang "Piya Tu Ab To Asja," one of my most favorite songs, for the little girl. I liked when Juhi put that cup or napkin ring or whatever that was on her head. I wanted badly to recast the leads with the superwow team from Dil Chahta Hai, even though these leads were fine (well, not the guy who was Nick, he was boring, although not awful). I wonder if DCH is what this movie wanted to be, but with a domestic twist, but maybe I just think that becuase there were three male friends, and DCH was the first Bollywood I saw about male friends.

I know people who really like this movie, and it just didn't do anything for me - although it didn't do anything against me, either, so to speak - so I'll just end by saying it really did need more dancing and that it had a few good quotes, one of which was "This is style. This is serious style." Oh, and that it should give Parenthood back its saucy traffic accident. And that there were several really good bits of dialogue throughout that could have been "one-liners" for the condom campaign and I kept expecting them to resurface, such as "Let's get on with it."

Aside to readers: the management would like to apologize for a post in which the majority of the sentences start with "I." The management realizes that trying to write a response to a movie while tornados are touching down is not a good idea.


Obi Wan said...

I watched Jhankaar Beats with some friends when I was in Bangalore. Really liked it, its not a great movie or a masterpiece, but has an amazing feel-good factor to it. The best part about it is Vishal-Shekhar's music, its awesome, especially "Suno Na..."!