Thursday, October 04, 2007

Koi... Mil Gaya

Saw my first Bollywood movie this week. (At three hours long, I watched it over a few mights.) It was quite different from American fare, and quite refreshing. ("Bollywood" refers to the film industry in India, if you didn't know.)

Imagine taking a screenwriter from the 40's or 50's, with all of the optimism and innocence of a movie like "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" or "The Sound of Music", add Indian actors and actresses, make it with modern film equipment, and you've got "Koi... Mil Gaya", (which, from the subtitles, translates into "I've Found Someone"). The characters are simple and stereotyped, but fun. Nobody takes themselves too terribly seriously, including the screenwriters. You see the plot coming a mile away. But what a refreshing difference! And it's just amazingly beautiful, all the way through.

Thanks, Netflix, I've already queued up its sequel!

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