Monday, September 28, 2009

Latest SLO: Shobhana

I've always thought she was gorgeous but today, at this particular moment, I am All About Shobhana, mainly because she has inspired me in an unexpected, but much-needed way.

I passed on Ennakul Oruvan but decided to try my luck with Aayiram Kannukal. It's probably not in stock :( I should've ordered it back when I was half-watching it online.

Why, oh why, isn't Innale on VCD at least? If I knew of a reliable source for VHS tapes, I'd try to hunt down some of these older titles that aren't available on DVD or VCD.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

TPP: Shobhana in Manichitrathazhu.

Last week, this seemed like a good idea:

But now, I'm drawn to the idea of falling into a black hole and having whatever's left of my remains scattered into the universe.

If I were into writing fan fiction, I'd put my own R or NC-17 rated spin on this movie, because that's how my mind works. In some ways, I liked the Kannada remake, Apthamitra better; in others, I preferred the Mallu original. I'd try to explain why, but I don't feel like it right now. Maybe one day. Or never. **shrug**

Thursday, September 10, 2009

PSA: Hiatus(?)

It's highly likely that I'll go back to my semi-frequent posting a day or two after this gets published, but as of right now, I don't feel like updating this blog. This month was supposed to be "better" in terms of posting, but it doesn't look like that will be the case. October? Maybe. I won't make any promises(because I rarely keep them).

For the 3 or 4 people who read this, feel free to acquaint yourselves with my archives, if you haven't done so already. There's some good stuff there, if I do say so myself. Even when I'm lame, I'm still sort of interesting.

I leave you with one of my favorite pictures of Sridevi:

Friday, September 4, 2009

SFR: Sana Khan

Yeah, I'm a stan-in-training. I have an irrational liking for this girl.

Her episode of Bollywood Cribs: Click here 'cuz it's not embeddable. I thought it was kinda boring, actually, but again, stan-in-training. (Like the floral print couch, btw.)

Her promo song for Bombay To Goa(2007): This wasn't embeddable, either.

Her Cobra soda ad:

According to India Glitz, she'll play the love interest of Sibiraj in the half-completed Santhupottu. I hope she signs more Tamil films. She doesn't have to become a huge star, just work often enough where I won't have to ask, "Whatever happened to that girl--uh, Sana...Khan--from Silambattam?"

ETA: She has a small speaking part during the first few minutes of Halla Bol, from 5:21 - 6:17.

She can also be seen from about 0:05 - 0:08 and 3:02 - 3:13 in the "Is Pal Ki Soch" song from the same movie:

TPP: Trisha Krishnan

Partying it up somewhere. I think these pictures are about a year old.

SFR: Madhuri Dixit

I think she wore this outfit in Khel



100 Days

Manav Hatya

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Pooja Umashankar's Sinhala debut in which she plays a dual role as the title character and her lookalike, Uththara. I became interested in seeing this after reading about it on Pooja's Wikipedia page. The VCD appears to be available from the same site I discovered a few months ago while searching for an online source for Sinhala movies. The plot sounds like a 90s Bollywood flick, which isn't necessarily a negative, provided it falls into either the "awesomely bad" or "watchable timepass" category. (For some reason, I think it's the latter.)

Chamitha Kuruppu of the Sunday Observer online was very complimentary towards Pooja:
"...All the credit goes to pretty Pooja Umashankar from India who portrays the title character Anjalika. The film will no doubt be a commercial hit, thanks to Pooja's brilliant acting, superb dancing skills and of course her gorgeous looks. Young Pooja's performance as mischievous Anjalika living a carefree life hanging around with children in a village, deserves all the praise. Applause to you Channa for your sweet and worthy 'introduction' to the Sinhala cinema!..."

S.V. Fernando, on the other hand, was less than impressed:
"...Pooja Umashankar is clearly out of her element as Anjalika...why would you hire a foreign actress who cannot speak a word of Sinhala to play a Sinhalese village girl and then hire a Sri Lankan actress (Nadeesha Hemamali) to voice/dub the dialogue of the first actress?...The 'role of Anjalika' should have been given to the 'voice of Anjalika' Nadeesha Hemamali, this would have alleviated a considerable expenditure in the budget and also would have improved the film entirely."

Songs I found on YouTube: "Payana Era" and "Pamawee Pipunu Mal". Pooja looks gorgeous, which could possibly make up for any flaws the film may have. Then again, not even Sada's pulchritude could force me to watch Pranam beyond the first half-hour. **shrug** Oh, well. I'll try to check it out later tonight or tomorrow, and if I like it enough, I might order the VCD.

Unrelated: I typed the magic words "taking a break" and suddenly, I feel inspired to start posting again. It never fails.

Mitti Aur Sona(1989)

I saw the movie poster in the Neelam thread on Indomania, Googled, and found the VCD, which may or may not be in stock, here, as well as a couple of songs on YouTube picturised on Sonam and Chunky Pandey: "Zindagi Mein Pehli Pehli Baar" and "Mara Jisko Mohabbat Ne Mara". I couldn't find any songs with Neelam, which leads me to believe that they were either yanked down, or she didn't have a very large role. Boo if it's the latter. The plot sounds right up my alley, though, and that could make up for the lack of Neelie-baby. I wish this movie were available on DVD.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

TPP: Anita Raj

Caps from her Keeping Fit With Anita Raj workout video/vcd.

I wonder how tall she is. During one of the songs in Prem Geet, she seemed to go out of her way to not tower over her co-star, Raj Babbar. I'm guessing at least 5'8", maybe 5'9".

Aside: I'm not feeling motivated to post anything of "substance" these days. Perhaps that will change soon but for now, I'm sort of taking a break from this blog.