Saturday, June 30, 2007

Wait wait wait. So Abhishek isn't going to show up on my doorstep in the middle of the night in the pouring rain just to hold my hand?

Scroll down just a smidge for a very funny list of things about which Bollywood gave this very funny writer unrealistic expectations. Hollywood romantic comedies were dangerous enough (John Cusack has never showed up either, and he even spends time in Illinois)...I can only imagine how growing up with movie rainstorms, trains, and dances could make real life even more disappointing.*

* I'm sort of kidding and sort of not. I do think you need to have your grown-up wits about you in order to shuffle some of these filmi things back into the way your own world actually works. Tempting as mysterious strangers or evening monsoon walks or pouring your heart out as the train pulls slowly out of the station might be, such things don't usually pan out as well or as simply as in the movies. But it's equally important to not be so jaded that you never even engage with strangers or walks or trains. If push comes to shove, I'd recommend open-hearted. (Unless he's been stalking you, which is creepy and illegal, not romantic.)

After all, all of those people I link to were mysterious strangers at one point or another, and now look at what great friends we've become. Ah, Bollywood - bringing people together.

1 comments:

F. Zehra Rizvi said...

Hey you, thanks for linking me...FYI: I didn't write it. It was sent over email to me by my sister and no idea who generated it...which is why i went into the whole IPR convo...I sent an email to the Fugly site with some things that can be linked to the site. Also, check this one out...priceless for the subtitles and also for the last scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccpnF_Ewc58&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fzehrarizvi%2Eblogspot%2Ecom%2F
I think desidancer is from Colorado and the first 4 seconds of this western has a sign pointing to colorado. The dancing guy is super famous south indian dancer dude.
and another one you just HAVE to watch...: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PFURM9eA_Q
Supposedly this last vid is of a famous south indian actor, rajkumar. i don't really do tollywood. have fun!