Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993) & Lakshya (2004): Sometimes yea, sometimes nah

18. Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993) — After 17 Hindi movies, I finally meet one with coconut trees. Anyway, all I can think of saying is “I like this movie”. It’s a likeable movie! Especially likeable because of the unglam-ness of everything, from the simple plot to the simplified characters — none of the glittery trappings that often cocoon shrunken, shrivelled movies. And! You get to luxuriate in a nuanced, heartwarming performance by early SRK.

19. Lakshya (2004) — Objective! Apart from the requisite violence for a military-themed movie, I enjoyed every moment of this. Involving storyline, truthful acting, fascinating choreography/dancing (that Hrithik Roshan has the moves, all right — though speaking of moves, I still haven’t found anyone like Fred Astaire, who could make a broomstick dance almost as well as Ginger Rogers), inevitable empathy with the main song, and, again, a pronounced lack of X/Y/Z-ollywoodian tinsel. Hoping to get my bro to watch it! He’s into this whole military man thing, which has seen him doing quite a bit of growing up, hearteningly.

While it may appear from recent posts that all my time has been taken up with Hindi movies, I say nay. Nay! It only takes up half my time. The other half is crammed with anguish and exciting thoughts of a forgotten future. Which makes me wonder — just who am I writing for? I am grateful to blogging for satiating the part of me who writes for an imaginary audience. There are still other me’s, a me who writes for herself, to purge poisons, and a me who writes email and snatches of educational material for a living. I have to feed all these needs for writing, though the fruits may be best left to the dustbin. I have to wonder if there’s a me who dabbles in ‘creative’ writing, but I doubt her presence.

And here are some IMPORTANT links to explore today, yeah:
Future Forests — put your carbon in, take your carbon out …
Make Trade Fair — all your fellow beings ask for is a fair chance

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One thought on “Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993) & Lakshya (2004): Sometimes yea, sometimes nah

  1. >>I am grateful to blogging for satiating the part of me who writes for an imaginary audience.

    My dear gal,
    There’s some ‘real audience’ out there that reads your stuff too.

    And not just because you write about Bollywood.

    Sayesha
    ps: Am so glad you liked Lakshya.

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