Not only are Filmi Girl Bol! and I going to be on the BBC Asian Network's "Love Bollywood" show Sunday morning, Akshay Kumar miiiiight be in the studio too! So, you know, listen in! (And never tell me how stupid I sound. I already know.)
Of course, I'll also be ridiculously happy for both of you in case that happens! Have fun! :D
- will be listening Beth!
CC2C isn't looking too good is it?
PS - how did the Dave tennant worship go? He still looks wrong to me, somehow. Like God got tired of constructing his face halfway through. That sounds mean, but I don't know how else to explain it.
The BBC player doesn't work for me...hope you can post your interview up here so I can hear it sometime. And hope you had oodles of fun!
Akki is overdue for a big crossover in the USA...he has already crossed over Maybe Chandni Chowk to China will do it?
And David Tennant is awesome (I loved him in He Knew He Was Right) but I have still not forgiven him for making me watch a very boring Dr. Who where he DID NOT TURN UP! (I was ignorant of the fact that there were other doctors before him whom I did NOT want to see!)
I have to confess that I'm closer to your opinion on Dil Se--it's visually striking, and I admire what Mani Ratnam was trying to do, but neither the drama nor most of the dance numbers ("Chaiya Chaiya" and "Jiya Jale" excepted) work for me. But it was great to hear you and Filmi talking about the movie and interacting with the callers. Congratulations!
I just wish I could have MET Akki rather than gaze on his deliciousness from afar.... ;P
rossywar - Thank you for posting that! That's always how I listen to the show too and am so glad you put this info up for folks (I wasn't back on email again until I got home).
Banno, TCP, Stella, Temple, Amrita, sparkle, bollyviewer, SKS, Shweta - Thank yoooo! We had a blast!
Memsaab - Yeah, the podcast is the really short version of the show. Try the online streaming thing until Saturday (they're only up for a week).
Amrita - True confessions time about my actual opinion of Dil Se: that caller - and the guy who wrote in to say he had seen the movie over 30 times and still wasn't sure what to make of it - resonated with me too. I don't actually love Dil Se - Kara does, and since she did all the leg work to get us on the show, I figured I didn't have the right to nit-pick her selection - but I do find it really interesting, offering lots to think about. We didn't even get to the idea that the story is an analogy about issues of national unity - maybe that's a touchy subject, but it would have been a great conversation. I too do not understand why anyone would fall for Manisha's character, especially after her repeated "leave me alone"s.
Re: CC2C: no, especially after the "chinky" comment. But it is written by the fellow who did Bluffmaster!, which is one of my very favorites, so I'm cautiously optimistic.
DT was faaaaaaaaaaaab! He did a twitchy, bouncy, uneasy, all-or-nothing, and very funny teenagery sort of Hamlet. I loved it.
Bollyviewer - :) I hope it wasn't a Christopher Eccleston one that you didn't like! I love him!
Pessimissimo - Yeah, that's how they roll, I think :) It was tons of fun. I don't think they realized how hard-core we are - at least not until Sanni wrote in and talked about our blogs. I think having "regular people" on the show is great, though, especially when revisiting older films. It's nice to share ideas about the movies (and music) in addition to hearing what the filmmakers and stars have to say.