Friday, November 19, 2004

Movie Magic

Finally managed to get tickets to Veer Zaara yesterday. Verdict: ***. The film is a throwback to good old days of boy-meet-girl Hindi cinema. It would have helped if it had been shorter by an hour. If you thought that Preity Zinta couldn't look earthy and demure, think again! Shah Rukh has stopped being anything but himself for a long time now. Nothing new there. (Doesn't mean that I don't like the guy, he's still King Khan, remember?).Madan Mohan's music is wonderful, and I hope that Udit Narayan wins a lot of awards for this one. Takeaway moment - Kirron Kher tells her daughter, who talks about love so deep that one would die for it - " Such a thing could happen only in movies"- Bingo! Probably why movies like Veer Zaara are made,... and probably why they shouldn't be.

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