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most of u know that i have a penchant for watching corny, over-hyped, utterly inane...in short all kinds of bollywood flicks. thot i'd shortlist the top 5 movies i've had the most fun watching. was rather difficult to shortlist. but that cud be owing to the trait of finding humour where probably none is intended. this list, however, will be restricted to the top 5. ONLY.
criteria for selection: entertainment value ONLY.
*i think the follg movies shud charge 23.7% extra as entertainment tax. coz that's the only thing they do. entertain. of course, u have to have a decent SoH and good company to appreciate the "subtle" humour in a non-comic caper.*
1. HDKG: love connects.
allegedly based on a "true story". a laugh-riot from the first dialogue! after all, how many movies do u see that start with an explanation for the base line!? for months after i saw it, i knew all the corny lines from this movie and i could cite them at the most (in)appropriate occasions! i'd have loved to quote d dialogues here, but translating them would kill the implied jokes. i was engaged to V when i saw this movie. i r'ber having quoted the ENTIRE movie to vin on the phone *ISD!* that was prolly one of the rare moments when we've spoken all nite on the phone! poor man still married me.
2. lucky: no time for love!
salman's set of 3 expressions. my fave mithunda and d daftest look on the chick's face. *they must've told her to copy salman or smthng!!* everything from "lucky da dhaba" to mithun's entry *which had mrids whistling in the theatre much to the dismay of an already embarrassed Ashish!* we had a "lucky week" in office after that for a week. where i tried my best to imitate "lucky's" expressions. the closest i got was reaching a kareena kapoor level. i know, i should have tried harder, and would have, but i guess it was asking too much of suruchi! *she'd already viewed d movie with me AND embarrassed her husband thoroughly!*
3. RGV Ki Aag.
LOL! hilarious to a fault! this would have been ranked even if it hadn't tried to rip sholay to threads! maybe, it would have ranked higher in that case. u HAVE to see this movie to know what i mean. it's an absolutely classic unintentional comedy. why would i want you to see this? because "hum bhi gandhi nahi hain" if u've seen it, u'll get that one! if u haven't, watch at ur own risk!
4. Aap Ka Surroor: The Moviee - The Real Love Story.
As a principle and part of 'ex-work ethics', i usually don't mock anything "himesh". but it wudn't be fair deny it the place which it SO fights to deserve in this list. absolutely mindblowingly hilarious! be it hansika motwani's "i-wanna-be-bhumika chawla" expressions, mallika sherawat as an ABA & Himesh-loving lawyer, d sidekick who thinks he's being a comic support by cracking jokes a 6 year old wudn't find funny or our hero himself! seeing this movie made me resolve to see all of T's home prods. they're amazingly funny. i know T has nothing to do with d dialogues, but there's one too many co-incidences for me to believe that anymore!
imagine seeing sanjay dutt with his "i'm-too-studly-to-be-a-writer" look, aishwarya rai looking like she's in a tanishq ad and zayed khan who looks like he's there for the money! the fact that i saw it back to back with BLACK almost threatened to kill d humour. but shabd prevailed. afterall, it's difficult to ignore "words" when they keep raining all over the screen. on a side note, i really liked d concept of shabd... but that's a different story. i also enjoyed this movie later while watching it with suruchi on the telly... egging ashish that his wife followed movies with extra marital affairs rather religiously! d fact that he doesn't take me seriously really helps him!
and oh yes, there were two other movies which i almost listed; salaam-e-ishq & darling. didn't detail them coz this post is already too long for my liking! if u know of any more movies worthy of this listing, do let me know. if i haven't already seen them, i'll sure catch up on them now.
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