Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...and apparently I get a Govinda/Lara Dutta/Rajpal Yadav double header. Yes, these movies helped a little with my occasional investigation into the all-important question "What is with Govinda?": I enjoyed his dancing very much in Partner and can see how he and Salman were appropriate counterparts of the cast of Hitch. Govinda projects a bumbling, eager sweetness, and Salman is more than believable as someone who thinks he knows all about women but doesn't have the skills to make his own relationship work. Partner made me think that I might have to add another question to my investigations: "Why does Katrina Kaif keep getting work?"
I should include the usual caveat that I realize that not knowing Hindi is a hindrance in comedies, especially frantic ones like Bhagam Bhag, so I'll happily accept that I'm missing a skill needed to enjoy either of these. I have at best an inconsistent track record with Priyadarshan and David Dhawan, so I really should have known better than to watch these, no matter how glad I am someone made good on the potential of the heroin/heroine joke.
I've been trying to think of a clever way to write about these movies, such as an advice column based on what I learned about relationships from Partner...or maybe a Bhagam Bhag-inspired mad lib to show that anything you could put in an outline of the plot makes as much sense as the movie they actually made. And then I realized the less brain power I wasted on these forgettable movies, the better.
However, that's not a very hospitable way to run a blog. Kaddele and I spent a long time chatting while I was watching the movie, and some selected portions of our conversation are available for your enjoyment by clicking here.