Saturday, August 05, 2006

Inauspicious!

[modified cross-post from Beth Goes to India]

So much of happiness to settle into my seat on the Delhi-Chicago flight and see in the entertainment guide that the two Bollywood movies playing are Shaadi Se Pehle and 36 China Town. So much of sadness to discover that the listings are a colossal lie and that the films actually showing are Shikhar and Fight Club. I mean, really. That's just mean. When I first saw the listings, I almost got up and ran over to my friend Lindsey's seat to tell her about this great auspicious occurrence. Good thing I didn't.

So is it any wonder that the flight home stank on ice? I slept - or rather "sat with my eyes closed" - restlessly off and on almost the whole way, rustling around in my seat, somehow unable to get to a good position or temperature and I'm sure annoying the daylights out of the shy Purdue grad student next to me. Also, the Saif-emblazoned bag of potato chips I had as part of a snack did not sit well. What kind of universe is this that something endorsed by Super Saif makes me unhappy? Bah!

I did watch part of Shikhar, enough to know I will probably never rent it, and I will say that I really like Ajay Devgan and I really don't like Shahid Kapoor. I know it's not his fault that he isn't Akshaye, but still. He always seems like he's trying so hard.

But now I'm home, and I've slept a lot, and had a shower, and am about to call up a friend I have sorely missed, and then out to breakfast, which is my very favorite thing to do on a Saturday. At some point I should go to the grocery store, but that involves making decisions about things, and I have zero interest in doing that. Let's just hope Saif will redeem himself with Being Cyrus, which is sitting on top of my tv, ready to be watched. Hurrah!

3 comments:

V N said...

Believe me, U didnt miss much, having missed out on either Shaadi Se Pehle (despite having Akshaye & Mallika) or 36, China Town, the only saving grace of which is Akshaye.

As for Being Cyrus, thats a yummy one!
:)

Maja said...

Oh, watch Being Cyrus soon, it's on my list too, I'm very curious about it.

There are chips with Saif on the bag? Just yesterday I was reading about a cinema in London where they serve popcorn with a picture of SRK on the carton!

And yay, welcome back :)

tanyapalta said...

Saif is on the Lays packet and thats why they taste so yummy. 36 China Town wasnt bad thanks to shahid,Kareena and Akshaye.

Being Cyrus is one weird ass movie and I totally loved it. Saif has really come off age as an actor.But its not fair to call it a Bollywood movie and more of an indie movie.