aYAWN DUKHDARDji- Only a one-film wonder?

Itna gussa kyun aa raha hai
Tune scenes lift karke film mein milaya
Dugna gussa kyun chaa raha hai
Pehle se humne yeh sab kuch hai dekha

I shit you not! There’s so much Cut-Copy-Paste happening in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, it’s not even funny! πŸ˜€

Firstly, there’s the name β€˜Naina’ lifted straight off from KHNH. As if gouging out the β€˜nainas’ wasn’t enough, Ayan had to go rob even her dark-rimmed spectacles!!! πŸ™„

There’s also that classic DDLJ scene that had us all dying to kick Kajol’s rotund butt :lol:, only to make her run faster and hop aboard that life-changing train to Zurich. Looking at Miss Padukone’s looooooong strides, my giggly gal pals wondered aloud if our desi train that was budging along grudgingly had to do the catching up! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

If Aashiqui 2 symbolized Good Friday to Aditya Roy Kapoor’s fans, YJHD represents Easter! The beudah has risen back to life and how! Silly banter caused us to erupt into further noisy giggles. We agreed that he’d signed on YJHD purely because his co-star is named RUM BEER!!!! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

As if to placate all the feathers he might have ruffled, Ayaan resorts to blatant plagiarism from his own accomplished directorial debut, Wake Up Sid! 😯 sAYAANa, that’s what the lad is! πŸ˜‰

I thought these lines from one of his songs fitting for the master plagiarist πŸ˜€

Aaj abhi maine tera boycott kar diya
Teri saari harqatein main toh note karu
Tujhe thaane mein le jaake main report karu
πŸ˜†

He should have actually considered christening his second labour of love, β€˜Wake Up Kids!’ His 21-year old kids are surprisingly quite slow on the uptake. For example, Dips, an aspiring doctor, is prejudiced enough to believe that babies can be born to one only after marriage! 😯 There goes KJo’s dream of fathering a biological child as a single parent!!! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

The scene expectedly elicited the wrath of a very liberal-minded friend, who was aghast at such regressive dialogues.β€β€˜Made for the Youth by the Youth’ MY FOOT!” she grumbled. β€œMore like, β€˜Made for the Youth by a Ch*#t!’” she thundered. πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

Moving over to the performances. Boasting of a stellar star cast, YJHD cannot be faulted in this particular department.

I’ve already touched upon Aditya Roy Kapoor’s DAARU…Oooops…SAARU act! πŸ˜€
From alleged Daayan to purported Lesbian, Kalki can rock it all! πŸ˜›

That there can never be smoke without fire is amply proven by the smoldering chemistry between the leads. These two aren’t done with each other, professionally and personally! All I could think of whenever they came on screen was, ‘Dude, go get a room!’ πŸ˜‰

Here’s my proof πŸ˜‰

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But good acting + a mediocre story = a forgettable film. I was sorely disappointed that YJHD turned out to be nothing more than a glossy and glorified version of WUS! Only with a generous tadka of romance, bromance and dance! I expected so so so so so much more from Ayaan. Instead, all I could manage was A(big)YAWN! πŸ˜†

Here’s a link to the press conference. It’s so much more entertaining!

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Kaay Ho Chhe!

Here’s the weekly roundup of all things Bollywood forcing the couch-potato that I am to emerge from the depths of my cozy sofa and take serious notice. A few will receive bouquets, the rest bukkes πŸ˜† Read on and enjoy maadi.

1] inspirASHAn: The Film Industry has completed a landmark 100 years and this amaaaaaaaaaazing woman has spent 70 of her 80 years being an integral part of it. I’m talking about the ‘evergreen woman’, Dev Anand’s female version if you like :lol:- the invincible Asha Bhosle!

A woman who adapts to the changing times, thus rendering herself relevant for close to a century, she’s who I call the ‘desi Madonna’ albeit the one who likes keeping her clothes on πŸ˜† She’s a huuuuuge inspirASHAn for all those down in the dumps and who like wallowing in self-pity. By george, she’s jammed even with Boy George!!! πŸ˜† And even though her husband was long dead, she bounced back from her sorrow with some help from Code Red! πŸ˜€

Lately, her daughter’s death was the reason for her grief but even the span of this period of mourning has been brief. Last heard, she sashayed down the ramp as showstopper for Manish Malhotra! 😯 Woohooooo! Way to go tai!

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2] I ❀ New York: Who doesn’t? But what I abhor seeing is this new dork! πŸ˜† Sunny, you’re no Johnny to titillate us with your chaddis πŸ˜† or anything like your namesake Sunny (Leone) πŸ˜›

You look ridiculous trying to play the part of a lovelorn puppy. Tussi puppy nahi, Paa(pa)ji ho πŸ˜† and you don’t have to step back in circa 1999, doing all that you did in Sill(y)lagi…oops Dillagi πŸ˜† Come to think of it, he looked like a cradle-snatcher twenty years ago too! πŸ˜€

Handpump tak toh theek tha, aur kuch mat ukhaadna! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

Seems like Kangana RanOATH likes me muttering those distasteful oaths πŸ˜† Psycho chick avatar was wayyyyy better, at least that I did not as much loathe! πŸ˜‰

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3] ‘SIGH’ Paranjpye: I feel for the woman. I really do! I can’t help but SIGH! πŸ˜€ The woman’s hopping mad that a director of David Dhawan’s calibre (and this I don’t mean in a good way!) had the audacity and gumption to remake her classic. Known for inventing the highly infamous and extremely loud ‘Govinda color scheme’, make sure you carry your kaale CHASHME to the theatre πŸ˜† and don’t forget to spout those BADDOO(aas) πŸ˜†

BELOW: Aise hi, audience ke liye dhoondthe reh jaaoge! We still prefer our ‘Chamko’! πŸ˜›

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