Thursday, July 9

Khabari Lal Strikes Back

Hello friends.

It has been a while since I wrote to you. Have been busy with swimming and English training and GMAT practice and other stuff. Also reading The Associate and still trying to find a compelling reason to advise you to do the same...

Well, the other things I've done thus far are traveling to Lonavla on a Sunday picnic, and watching the debacle called Kambhakht Ishq. Lets call it KI, shall we?

So basically, there's this super model-cum-surgeon Bebo who leaves her stupid-mantra-chanting watch inside the body of Mr. Stuntman Akshay Kumar during an operation. This act is by all means horrendous and unethical, and by no means justified by a series of songs that make the audience check THEIR WATCHES every couple of minutes. The lack of a gripping plot is further complicated by the trashy acting of Aftab and Amrita Arora, both who have no brains and rely solely upon the scheming minds of their best buddies to make their marriage work. Yawnnn....

Kareena, needless to say, is a pain on all 5 senses. (I hate her, so whatever she does ain't gonna impress me.) Akki in his typical playboy-adventurous character finds no challenge in the role. He does manage to elicit a few laughs in his deadpan ham style. NOT paisa-vasool for sure...

What I found interesting in the movie was the cute way in which Akki proposes to Kareena, underwater... Quite innovative and mushy, eh?! Also the parallel between Dil To Pagal Hai and KI - in the former, Lolo gets drunk and croons to SRK "Mujhe chhodke to nahi jaoge na" and in the latter, Bebo does the same drunken melodramatic scene with AK. Sweet...

For those interested in the actual storyline (which is SO ancient it ought to be mummified and filed away for good) - Bebo hates men and Akki hates women, and weddings are their worst nightmare. KK's reason is that all the men she has known have duped their women, and she finds her match in Akki who romances Denise Richards as he does his daredevil acts.

Like their previous movie together, the box-office will surely be Bewafa to their current film. The Ajnabee and Aetraaz magic didn't work here, fellas... What might bring the audience could be more trailers featuring Sylvester Stallone - the super hunk who looks droolingly refreshing in his 5 minute appearance. And what the hell are Boman Irani, Javed Jaffery and Kirron Kher doing in this rubbish?!!

Those of us watching the screen were destined to a horrible experience, but even those who enjoy their nap on the theatre chairs did not enjoy. The seats at Rahul "multiplex" are so inconvenient; my poor mommy had a rough time resting her butt in peace. Shessh... This kambhakht movie will get no greater than a 3 from me... A 3 coz of a few raunchy scenes (LOL) and some pretty parts that Akki manages to pull through convincingly. PLEASEE AVOID under all circumstances. Check out Ice Age instead... I'm sure it'll be much better!!

Lonavla was good. What could have made the trip better was a lil rain, but I'm not complaining. The local becomes a mess when one needs to travel during the rains, so we were lucky in that sense. However, it was a disappointment to check out the almost dry Bhushi dam, and the empty fair skies. A walk through the market, gazing at enthusiastic swimmers in the lake and relishing our late lunch as we chomped and chatted was all we did there, but I had a great time. Haven't done this in a long time... Here's a toast to great times with good friends!! Cheeeerrsss...

Hey, it's raining quite a bit in Pune now. The taps are stull running dry unfortunately. Heard there've been mini floods in Mumbai, pray they all stay safe. El Nino's approaching and I hope it doesn't ruin our monsoons. Bday in 2 weeks. Not very excited if you ask me... But, you can't stop things from happening and you cant make what you want happen all the time, right?

Have written a few poems in my diary back home. Wanted to share them with you, but most of them are too personal, dismal and incomplete... Life!!!

Take care babies...

Love,
Lonely Princess

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