Tuesday, August 11, 2009

If we laugh, then we'll keep laughing

Koyla =

Shah Rukh Khan as a mute with a mullet.

Johnny Lever with a ventriloquist's dummy.

A really young-looking Madhuri Dixit (and it was the same year as Dil To Pagal Hai -- huh), and a group of small children, stealing sweets from a temple, which turn out to be laced with cannabis. Leading to a musical number with the chorus: "In the intoxication of cannabis, we have become one./Hail to Lord Shiva!" It includes such fine lyrics as "We'll rule the whole world./We'll dance and make everyone dance along./No one will be able to stop us./If we laugh, then we'll keep laughing." Words to live by, although I don't need cannabis to get that effect. I'm just high on life, and massive amounts of caffeine.

You know, people tend to speak respectfully of Rakesh Roshan. But I'm only nineteen minutes into this, the third of his movies that I've seen (after Karan Arjun and Krrish), and so far, they all seem pretty insane...

6 comments:

ajnabi said...

Wait, he's responsible for the insanity of Karan Arjun? Then forget respect, he deserves foot-touching just for giving me the heartiest laughter I've ever enjoyed whilst watching a movie on YouTube!

shell said...

I haven't seen this one yet, but I don't know how anyone could turn down a mute with a mullet or cannibis laced candy!

gebruss said...

Oh, how did you get on with it? I love this movie in all its utter madness. And did you have the badly chopped version where half the time they appear to be talking to Amrish Puri's shoes?

Anarchivist said...

Come to think of it, they did spend a bit of time on Amrish's shoes...

bollyviewer said...

"people tend to speak respectfully of Rakesh Roshan" - perhaps because it takes guts to make terrible films like Karan Arjun, Krrish and this one?

Anarchivist said...

Yup, now that I've watched the whole thing, I think "insanity" and "utter madness" pretty much sum it up.