Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999): Putting in time

Finally got around to watching this a few days ago:

13. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) — Beautifully shot and performed (though Salman Khan does make it hard to sympathise with him with the OTT hummingbird-style emoting, no disrespect meant to hummingbirds). I can’t get enough of the “Nimbooda nimbooda” sequence! The “Tadap tadap” song and the very last one as Aishwarya Rai runs down the bridge towards Ajay Devgan can spirit you away. Nicely done ending. Rai was at her intoxicating best when without makeup.

I’m putting in the hours at work but I’m losing a lot of steam with regard to how much interest, intellectual or otherwise, I’m going in with. You know that sinking feeling when you’re going through the motions, the world’s speeding by, but your adrenaline’s gone? Well, as SRK apparently once said, if you don’t like something, don’t do it, and if you’re going to do something, you’d better like it. Realise that if I want to do good work that benefits people, the export books to other countries business might not be the perfect place. Light your candle for the people around you, set your lamp on the hill. Here’s another tip from popular culture (by way of the Initial D manga) — you may not know where your true purpose or aim may be, but put your heart and soul into the path you’re taking, and trust that all will be revealed.

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2 thoughts on “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999): Putting in time

  1. Yo nice ‘rays of heaven’-type shot there. I still weird communicating with you through this blog thing-a-ma-jig, but as you’re so dang unwilling to disclose details about your personal life when I actually see you, guess this will have to do!

    Figgered you wouldn’t miss the Initial D premiere! Screaming yer guts out weren’t yer? At the time I was at this overly arty Arts Fest thing, that ‘performance’ about Theremin’s life. Best bit was when his grand-niece got on stage to play the theremin. The rest wasn’t much cop unfortunately.

    Hey how come your ma is always giving you grief? I hope it’s not about leaving your job man! I remember when you were still looking for work she was giving you grief about that…what is it now?

    Anyway hope all’s well with your father eh.

    Enid Coleslaw

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