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so, aside from watching waaay too many episodes of the wire, the boy and i also saw where's the party, yaar? this weekend. it's somewhat disconcerting that the DVD release title has been changed to dude, where's the party?, but i know they're trying to capitalize on kal penn's recent success. this was a really low-budget movie about "ABCD's" (american-born confused desis) and newly-arrived indian immigrants. it's not a good movie - it was written by at least four people, and the direction is startlingly bad (some scenes make absolutely no sense, and look more like they just had some extra film to waste, rather than some actual connection to the plot), but it's certainly entertaining, and the jokes run from hopelessly insider, to side-splitting, to really, really lame. the cast is really enjoyable, even when they're not acting particularly well (the female leads are pretty obviously non-actors), and it's nice that a film like this was actually made, in which a relatively insular community can poke fun at its own stereotypes and identity issues.

Date: 2005-03-14 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
B* and I were actually looking at this in the video store this weekend. B* was surprised because the box referred to FOB.

I'd recommend reading "Born confused" by Tanujai Desai Hidier. It's one of my favourites from last year.

Date: 2005-03-14 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
thanks for the rec!

the movie devides the community between desi and FOB. FOB is a term that i've long found really insulting. i was surprised that they were trying to recycle it, though i think it ended up working pretty well.


Date: 2005-03-24 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[ profile] brdgt suggested I stop by because I've recently gotten very into Bollywood. That is why I've friended you for now. If you have any entries on Bollywood that you think might be interesting reading, or recommendations, I'd be very interested.

Right now I'm on a bit of an SRK kick, and I've seen Devdas, Asoka and DDLJ recently.

Re: OT

Date: 2005-03-24 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i friended you, so now you can look at my protected entries, 2/3 of which are movie reviews . . right now i'm working on my master's thesis, about mira nair's films.

Re: OT

Date: 2005-03-24 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Whee! Thanks!

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