Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Kal Ho Naa Ho

I am soo glad I found Kal Ho Naa Ho. And Shahrukh Khan, if you ever read this, I love you. You almost lost me for a minute there...you did a couple things in the first half of this movie that made me second guess my feelings...but by the intermission you won me over (once again), and now I am forever yours!





As for the movie? I didn't think I was going to like it. It seemed like just another love story (I practically live for love stories, especially ones starring Shahrukh Khan, but I wasn't completely sold on him at the time I bought Kal Ho Naa Ho).

As soon as the first song came on, "Pretty Woman", I had a sinking feeling that I had made a mistake purchasing this film(I know Bollywood can be a bit nutty at times, but please, WHO thought it would be a good idea to have Shahrukh Khan pretend to rap?).


Who would have thought I would fall head over heels in love with this movie, showing it to all my Bollywood-watching friends(who all loved it just as much, I might add)?

Like I said, I had already seen a few Shahrukh Khan films and knew the over-the-top romantic he could be, but wasn't a fan of that yet...so for the story to be woven in such a way where his character wanted to love but couldn't really had me longing for him to go into the romantic persona I knew he was capable of, at least for Naina's sake. Take for instance the scene where Aman(SRK) reads from Rohit's diary to Naina, even though there are no words written on the pages. Brilliant!


Kal Ho Naa Ho is heartbreaking, hilarious, romantic and just plain fun...The chemistry between the three lead actors, most of the songs, and the storyline had me laughing and crying, sometimes all at once.


This was my first experience with Saif Ali Khan. I found myself falling for him when Naina did, thinking if I couldn't see her with Aman, I was happy she had found a guy like Saif's Rohit...So sweet and funny, just a lovable character...









The friendship between Aman and Rohit was just as beautiful as the love Aman felt for Naina from afar...and the Kantaben jokes were really funny! All in all, the three of them worked so well together...They even made a song called "It's a Time To Disco" look semi-cool(Who thinks of the English names? Just wondering...)


Speaking of songs, I love all of them except for "Pretty Woman"(which I've softened to over time)...And I could just kiss Karan Johar for giving Rani and Kajol cameos in "Maahi Ve"(But I won't, Shahrukh, I won't)...

Text (c) 2007 Nida Nazir Bitten By Bollywood

4 comments:

Anonymous,  November 13, 2008 at 4:32 PM  

Hi Nida! My name is Miki and I'm a graduate student at Brandeis University studying Anthropology and Women's and Gender Studies. I'm currently doing a project on Bollywood, and I stumbled across your blog online- would you be interested in responding to a few questions I have? It seems like you have some really interesting opinions, and it would be tremendously helpful to my project. If you'd like to participate, my email is msisco@brandeis.edu.

On a side note, I'm glad you discovered Saif Ali Khan-I want to marry that man, LOL.

Nida December 4, 2008 at 12:26 PM  

Miki,

Thanks for stopping by! I've emailed you the answers to the questions you asked in your last email!
Stop by anytime!

Henrik,  August 5, 2009 at 10:10 PM  

I am soo glad I found "Bitten by Bollywood". And Nida, if you ever read this, I, ehm, love-to-read you. You almost lost me for a minute there...you said a couple things in this review that made me second guess my feelings (like, dissing the "Pretty Woman" number)...but later you won me over (once again), and now I am forever yours!

As soon as your first song comment came on, "Pretty Woman", I had a sinking feeling that I had made a mistake reading into you (I know Nida can be a bit critical at times, but please, WHO thought it would be not a good idea to have Shahrukh Khan pretend to rap?).

Who would have thought I would fall head over heels in love with this *re-narration* blog?

"Bitten by Bollywood" is heartbreaking, hilarious, romantic and just plain fun, not the least for the well-chosen screenshots, best with subtitles...The chemistry had me laughing and crying, sometimes all at once.

This was about my first experience with Nida. I found myself falling for her. I was happy I had found a gal like Nida...So sweet and funny, just a lovable character...

All in all, the two of us work so well together...

Speaking of your articles, I love all of them except for you dissing "Pretty Woman"... And I, too, could just kiss Karan Johar for giving Rani and Kajol cameos in "Maahi Ve" (But I won't, Nida, I won't)...

Hope this ain't against your countries stalking laws.

Henrik, the Blogless

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