Monday, June 13, 2005

superstar overload: Devdas and Mohabbatein

Woah - two Shahrukh and Aishwarya movies in one weekend. Aren't they lovely together! The appeal of SRK is still not entirely clear to me, but after seeing these movies I definitely like him more when he's the "good-hearted but subdued due to personal tragedy" type (also seen in Kal Ho Naa Ho and, sort of, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai). Plus, as we all know, I like my men preppy, so seeing him in chinos and a sweater over his shoulders with little glasses was right up my alley. Although I think in a few scenes he's already wearing a sweater, so the draped one is even more silly. While Devdas certainly was gorgeous, the story was far too epic for my taste - self-destruction just is not enjoyable - although it was engaging in the Greek tragedy type of way.