1. Dil Bole Hadippa!

    Monday, 7 December 2009
    By Sonia

    Although Dil Bole Hadippa! (DBH) did not do particularly well at boxoffice, I still love it anyway. Shahid and Rani have always been my favourites. You have all the typical Bollywood elements - Punjabi culture, nice songs and all the impressive dance scenes (eg. Discowale Khisko). I watched it twice and I have to say it was a pleasant experience. It's sort of important that I don't have to think too hard in those 2 hours (like I'm not using my brain too often and too much...) I love the scenery in the movie. (Don't know if it's really shot in Punjab or not)

    Okay, maybe I should try to be a little rational w/ DBH. It has the vice (yes, I really want to use this word to stress how much I disapprove of this!) that many other Hindi movies have. The first few minutes showing Shahid having finished his cricket match in the UK and how he interacted w/ his mates. The way he spoke wasn't very British... (It doesn't fit w/ the way upper class/middle class/grassroot people speak) Please, I beg you all Hindi movie scriptwriters - Don't mistake foreigners as Americans anymore. It has annoyed me more than it should have. Luckily, Shahid is cute enough for me to tolerate all these. I love Rani's performance. It was very natural and I think she and Shahid make a good on-screen couple. Although I've read from somewhere else that Shahid has more chemistry w/ the camera, I think there's the chemistry between Shahid and Rani that makes a comedy work.

    I really love the songs in DBH. There's always the inherent problem of me not knowing Hindi so I can't tell whether the lyrics are good or not. But at least I love the melody! Ishq Hi Rab Hai is my favourite song. Love the picturisation even more! It's absolutely correct to say that Shahid is a V-neck wonder! (Again, read from some other blogs~)

    I'll never get tired of these singing and dancing!

    Rani as Veer

    Cricket - you can't pick a better sport to feature in an Indian film.

    Punjabi culture is so colourful! Vaibhavi Merchant's choreography can give you confidence too! (Though she's disappointed a little w/ Kambakht Ishq)

    Perfect smile, perfect body :P

    We can totally see that Shahid isn't lazy w/ his work out at all!

    Same as many others, I prefer Rani the way she used to be. This final scene w/ her in bikini doesn't really appeal to me.
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