Film Fridays: Chennai Express (2013)

Trailer http://youtu.be/hZGR5Sj1Bfo Review WARNING: If you have never seen a Shahrukh Khan film, do NOT start with this one. At a minimum, you should watch DDLJ (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge) before watching this movie. That way, you will appreciate the inside jokes told through songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdZB-1O3HwM Chennai Express is the highest-grossing Bollywood movie of all … Continue reading Film Fridays: Chennai Express (2013)

Film Fridays: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is a 2013 film starring Ranbir Kapoor as Bunny and Deepika Padukone as Naina. The film tells the story  of four college friends at critical points in their lives. This film is a typical Bollywood blockbuster aimed at raking in the rupees with young audiences. Ranbir Kapoor is Bollywood royalty, the … Continue reading Film Fridays: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

D is for dancing

So many D words, so little time! Didi, downward-facing dog, and driver, to name a few.  Few words capture a foreigner's imagination more than dancing. Dancing is a quintessentially Bollywood trope. The trope is so common that many US TV shows with Indian characters have parodied the dance sequences. Take this example from Big Bang Theory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0alLuXHrU6cContinue reading D is for dancing