Saturday, August 25, 2007

never say never

never thot I'd say this...but shahrukh khan looks really sexy and acts well too.

yup, saw bits of Chak De last night on cable...wish I could see all of it in the movie hall....

for a change he was actually the character...the angsty coach of the feisty wannabe women's hockey team and not the superinflated superhammy superstar pretending to be a Rahul or what was it, Raj ? etc....

loved him. loved the movie...loved the girls! and the music. Just the right amount of patriotic masala to get the old blood boiling...and predictably, totally fell for the sequence where the girls beat up some low lives.....was it cathartic, you bet your grandma's Vicks vaporub!

the last time I had good warm feelings for this guy was circa early '90s when he burst on the scene with Darr, Baazigar, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa and even the gore-fest Anjaam...when he hadnt mutated into this androgynous lover boy candy floss-coming-out-of-my-ears creature...before the Karan Johar phase.

This is one movie and role he will and should be proud of, totally.

Definitely a must-watch. Paisa vasool and good cinema too.

p.s. maybe its the stubble and the un-effete wardrobe that helped? hmmm...

10 comments:

burf said...

i have written the same comment on all the blogs that have written about the movie and here is how it goes

jove! so many other bloggers have written something good about it and i feel like watching it now

btw, i dunno if he ever started or stopped that undertone bray of his but i liked him in kabhi haan kabhi naa and the song in his chamatkar was nice too

qsg said...

now i want to see the movie! i must watch it - aaaaaahhhh - will watch it one way or another!

Phoenix said...

burf, I liked his goofy act in chamatkar too...and the maya memsaab bit too...havent been able to stand him lately, tho swades was another good one. He looked and sounded and acted like a man in this movie. seriously.

qsg, my friend, you MUST asap! you'll love it...saw it again on cable last nite, tho I missed the first half, again!
whats cool is that it addresses so many issues that we indians have..gender stuff, provincial stereotypes, oneupmanship within the same team etc.

Cute Chunky Chick said...

you really must try and catch it on the big screen. i rarely watch a bollywood film, but this one was good fun and totally worthwhile. the girls were superb and srk was all man and super yummy!

Phoenix said...

CCC, would love to watch it on the big screen! its a winner alright! also, me thinks the khan chap is quite yummy in grey roles...can't stand him otherwise.

qsg said...

i am going to see this movie - company or no company! :)

qsg said...

Saw it - at a private screening! ;) Lou-ed it! Totally did! Just what I needed today!

Phoenix said...

qsg, knew you would! mast hai na, totally?! its all over the place now anyway...but still love it. ek hockey doongi mein rakh ke :-)
hmm, private screening,hunh?! ;-)

burf said...

update?

Phoenix said...

hey burf, nothing much to say, hence the freeze. hope you've been doing good, tho!