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Nov 302008

(For Aditya)

Not since we smoked pot in secret for the first time – in our college loo of all places – have we derived so much pleasure. (Like our former President Bill Clinton, we didn’t inhale Ha ha, as if you believe us.)

Really, rarely have we seen a Hindi movie with mucho gusto as Dil Chahta Hai.

Featuring three decent actors Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna, Dil Chahta Hai is one of the few Bollywood movies that don’t leave you with a hangover or that nagging doubt of whether you wore a rubber last night.

Dil Chahta Hai’s story is nothing to write home about. It’s about three close friends just out of college and their pranks, fights, infatuations, getting bashed up, unrequited love and the like.

But it’s the solid screenplay, lovely songs and overall execution that distinguishes Dil Chahta Hai from the usual Bollywood offal.

Dil Chahta Hai has something for everyone – good acting, nice songs, phoren scenes (Australia), lots of pyaar, the nostalgics have Dimple, and acceptable photography. Wait, there’s even a Troilus and Cressida opera for the snooty high falutin artsy types.

And for the drooling, priapically inclined there’s Preity Zinta.

Yes, Preity Zinta looking absolutely yummelicious (best of all in the opera scene). Yummm, Yummm Yummm. What would we not give to launch a frontal assault, all guns blazing and lob our gonads (oops, did we really say gonads) at this nymph….

If you thought Preity was delicious in that great Bollywood moment Idhar Chala, Udhar Chala, you ain’t seen nothing yet. You ain’t seen nothing, pretty until you see Preity in Dil Chahta Hai. The babe was just an appetizer in Koi Mil Gaya, here she’s a sumptuous feast. Take a bite Continue reading »