Is Arjun coming round next time I drink some ginger ale?
"What did you expect?" A plot, maybe, not just some Raj-y styled mystical eastern carbonated wisdom? This reminds me of the cringingly bad bits of the song in Lagaan that I call "Memsaab's Love Theme" (properly, the English parts of "O Rey Chhori," sung by my beloved Vasundhara Das) gone horribly, horribly wrong (-er).
Maybe if the lady in question were someone less WHITE than Nicole Kidman, it wouldn't hit me that way.
Thalia - That's pretty much what I thought too. It made me shudder all over. I really dislike Nicole Kidman anyway, but I don't think someone with better acting skills could have done anything more with this. The setup is ridiculous and offensive and stupid.
anon - Yep!
JJC - Yeah! At first I thought "Hmm, what's this?" and by the end just "Yech."
jensc00t - Huzzah!
Just so stupid and annoying and offensive. I hope Arjun and Rubina made some serious money out of it.
Temple - though I too am white and freckly, I think we could find her role offensive simply as humans. GAH. I am no fan of Arjun, but SRSLY?!?
It's almost enough to make me stop buying Schweppes ginger ale, to which I am thoroughly addicted.
UGH! What a load of crap! I'm going to go watch a pepsi commercial now.
This is even worse than that Lagaan song, which I completely agree was the nadir of that film!...Ugh.
memsaab - OF COURSE. Your theme is BRILLIANT! And yes, this is definitely worse than Lagaan's horrible musical moments.
Pessimisissimo - Glad to hear you say that - I too wondered if it was trying to be tongue-in-cheek - something, ANYTHING, other than as stupid as it was - but it was just so vague and silly that it could have succeeded at such a goal. Or any goal.
btw- hema's inscribed cap is brilliant- ramp worthy!
Come off it! It's just an advert!! AND don't we all agree that Bollywood often stoops to that advert-like level?
Maybe I say that because I like Nicole Kidman (and Schweppes!), but...
The Lake Palace is a gorgeous setting. At least Shekhar Kapur got that right. But I could use more camera time for Arjun ... def thought that was lacking.