Sunday, September 28, 2008

Jewel Thief - finally a Dev Anand film!

It's a case of mistaken identity! People keep mistakening Vinay (Dev Anand) for this Amar, also known as Prince Amar. Why? This Prince Amar is a jewel thief. He agrees to impersonate Amar to capture the real Amar.

Vinay was just trying to woo his lady-love but people keep saying he is this Amar guy. He's great at identifying stones and jewelry.

Anjali aka Anju - Vinay's lady-love. You can see Kajol in her. Both are so natural at acting.

Shalini aka Shalu. Vyjayanthimala - I hate to say this but this is my first film of hers. She's cute and I'm not in love with her but I would like to see more of her.

Arjun Singh (Ashok Kumar) - Shalu's older brother.

Ever since I wrote about my experience with meeting the legendary Dev Anand here, I've had comments and e-mails ridiculing me because I haven't seen a Dev Anand film but chose to go to the event to meet him. The funny thing is right before I decided to watch Jewel Thief, I realized that I have seen a Dev Anand films - Des Pardes. I mainly watched it for Tina Munim since I'm a fan of hers. I do like Jewel Thief. It's an older film so the pace is slow at times but very stylish. Thought the script and acting were great and unpredictable! My only complaint is not enough Tanuja or Helen.

So what are my thoughts about Dev Anand?? Well, he's a great actor, no doubt. Would I want to keep watching films with him? Maybe, depending on the recommendations and if I could find the films, I wouldn't mind. However, I'm not rushing out to try to find his films. Jewel Thief did not turn me into a Dev Anand fan at all. But it did let me see why others love him and find him talented. Indeed he is. Just because I'm not a fan...yet...doesn't mean I don't appreciate his work. Remember, I'm the selfish-shallow Hmong girl who goes by looks. Just my preference. We all have different opinions. Once I see more films of him, I'll blog about it here.

I've been hearing about the music for so long. Mainly because of the famous Vyjayanthimala dance number. And even Helen's!

Song #1 - "Ye Dil Na Hota"
Vinay tries to stop and woo Anju

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Song #2 - "Ruklake Gaya"
Vinay hears the sad Shalu

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Song #3 - "Aasman Ke Neeche"
Vinay hangs out with Shalu

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Song #4 - "Raat Akeli Hai"
Anju seduces Vinay

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Song #5 - "Baite Hain Kya"
Helen's famous dance. Vinay impersonating Prince Amar

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Song #6 - "Dil Pukare"
Vinay sees Shalu in Sikkim.

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Song #7 - "Hoton Me Aisi Baat"
The famous song. Prince Amar's plan to steal.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Bommarillu - Siddharth + Genelia = great movie

Siddhu (Siddharth) has a great life! He lives in a household full of people always catering to him. His father (Prakash Raj) gives him anything he wants. The family is very well off. What can he ask for, right? Wrong! Regardless of how perfect Siddhu's life is, he wants to make his own decisions. He wants to fall in love and want to be with the girl who makes him feel carefree - Hasini (Genlia D'Souza). With all the love a father can give his son, will he ever let his son walk his own path?

Since I have Siddharth fever cause I obviously love this guy! I had to watch Bommarillu. Ever since I saw Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
, I just had to watch Sid's Telugu and Tamil films!

Siddhu - the guy who has a double life. No one at home knows his anger and frustrations of pleasing his father. He wants to be his own person but is trapped between being a loyal son. Until he meets Hasini, never did he realize how uptight he was. He needed to be carefree, independent, and liveliness!

As I mentioned in the
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana review, I adored Sid since Rang De Basanti. Just couldn't get enough of the cutie pie.

If you like Kareena in Jab We Met, you'll fall in love with Genelia in Bommarillu. Hasini lives life to the fullest. Bubbly, beautiful, carefree - that's Hasini. She opens Siddhu's eyes and he is able to view life though her eyes.

Genelia is so freaking adorable. I wish her Bollywood films would portray her cuteness like her Tollywood films (still stuck between this film and Happy - which film I like her more in). Her voice is kiddish and cute but in Bommarillu, it seems sounds so childish. Regardless, she's great.

Aravind (Prakash Raj), Siddhu's father. He always looks out what is best for his family. Never had he thought about him controlling their lives. He always give, give, give. Prakash Raj has been in a lot of Tollywood films I've seen. Such an awesome actor.

Lakshmi - Siddhu's loving mother. She learns about Siddhu's yearn to be independent. Jayasudha plays the typical wife/mother. Stuck between being loyal to her husband or realizing her son needs to be free.

Kanaka (Kota Rao) - Hasina's loving father.

Music is great. I'm so addicted to Tollywood music - I must watch more! Telugu language is so beautiful. Found most of the songs on YouTube with English subs.

Song #1 - "Padaharanaala Telugu Juliet"
Siddhu is searching for his love, his Telugu Juliet.

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Song #2 - "Kannulu Teriche"
Siddhu becomes more independent and carefree hanging out with Hasini

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Song #3 - "Appudo Ippudo"
Siddhu and Hasini falling in love
Did you know that Sid actually sings this song himself? Thanks veracious for the interesting info.

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Song #4 - "Bommanu Geesthee"
Siddhu and Hasini - more in love

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Song #5 - "Lalu Darwaza"
Engagement party

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Song #6 - "Nammaka Thappani"
Hasini makes the decision to leave Siddhu. He now realizes how much he misses her.

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Although I love Allu Arjun to death and wanna have his babies, I do prefer Siddharth's movies over Arjun's. The type of movies Siddharth has been in, I enjoy more. The excution of the film is portrayed very well. I love my action-hero Arjun but do love the cute-lovey-dovey-love-struck Siddharth too.

I'm so torn that Bollywood plans to remake this wonderful Tollywood film. Why? Oh why? Keeping Genelia but replacing Siddharth with Harman? Are you kidding me???? The Bollywood version is titled It's My Life. If you've never seen any Telugu films before, Bommarillu is a good film to start off with. Either that or
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, both Siddharth starrers. Doesn't matter if you're not a fan of Siddharth, you'll fall in love with him in either films.