You've probably noticed my fewer-and-further-between posting habits as of late. College would be ideal if it weren't for all those pesky classes. Homework has seriously cut into my movie-watching time, but since it will probably be slightly more helpful when it comes to getting me into grad school, it is slightly higher on my list of priorities (below personal hygiene but still far above eating breakfast).
And so, while sometimes I have time to watch a movie, I don't always have the time to write about it afterwards. Today, however, I had plenty of time for both - but even after watching the film Elaan I found that I didn't have much to work with.
It’s an action movie, so the plot is secondary, but I’ll sum it up as best I can in one sentence: Five pretty people try to stop a terrorist. Hey, that was easier than I thought!
Okay, so firstly I saw this film for fake-pretend boyfriend #2, John Abraham. And secondly, this film is absolutely full of “teh pretty,” which I believe is Internet-speak for “the pretty,” so there’s plenty for your eyes to feast on. Whether you prefer the sex appeal of John Abraham, the simmering good looks of Arjun Rampal, or the deep, soulful eyes of Rahul Khanna, there’s a little something for everyone to watch. Oh yeah, in the spirit of “something for everyone,” there’s girls in this movie, too – Miss Universe and former Derek-Jeter-dater Lara Dutta and “my facial features are so oddly proportioned that I must be pretty” Amisha Patel. And for those who like their golden oldies, there’s Mithun Chakravorty, of Disco Dancer fame, playing the evil villain.
There’s nothing really standout in Anu Malik’s score, although the second song in particular is imaginatively portrayed. And the last song, “Anderlu Manderlu,” I think was incorporated into the film solely for its WTF? Factor. It was as if one producer said to another, “Hey, how can we make this oh-so-serious film about foiling terrorism lose all its credibility? I know! Let’s add a very silly song with even sillier choreography!”
In other news, this is the first post that I'm going to try tagging. If this works, I'm going to tag all of my previous entries as well (that will be fun, won't it?).
And so, without further adieu, tags:
Bollywood, Rahul Khanna, Arjun Rampal, Amisha Patel, John Abraham, Lara Dutta, Fake-Pretend-Movie-Boyfriends