Khiladi786’s genius soundtrack


I am going to watch Khiladi this weekend, and I am excited. Not so much because I love bodies flying through the air, car collisions and firecracker-Kung-Fu. Well, I do love Akki, but that’s besides the point.

My autistic and predominantly non-verbal student LOVES Bollywood music, so whenever a new movie comes out I am showing him the trailer and the songs. I show him Stardust magazines with all its glamorous Bollywood stars. When I point and ask him “who is this?” he will identify the star with 100% accuracy. On our frequent walks I may start humming a BW tune and lo and behold he will know one or two lines of the lyrics -without understanding a word. Point in case I was humming after a very long hiatus Chammak Challo and he knew the title and who’s acting in the movie.

Today I was telling him about the upcoming Khiladi and I went on Youtube to show him the trailer and then the songs. I had seen the trailer but I had no idea how many beautiful tunes it had!

From my student’s point of view here are the songs he liked best: (with passionate repeat-listening..)

Hookah Bar

music and lyrics  and vocals by Himesh Reshammiya

in second place came The Lonely Song, credits go again to  Himesh and Yo Yo Honey Singh & Hamsika Iyer
Lyrics by: Shabbir Ahmed

followed by Saari Saari Raat also by the ultra-talented Himeshji, GEE!!

and we liked Long Drive, music Himesh.  sing sing: Mika Singh

for some reason Balmo came last in our favorite countdown:

music Himesh, singers  Shreya Ghoshal and Sreeram

I mean, this movie is a musical treasure chest

and off I go to buy the CD :-)

can’t wait to see these beautiful songs on the big screen!!

– which makes me laugh because before my Bollywood mania days  I DESPISED music and dance in movies. Go figure.  What a turnaround.

Thank you Youtube, Eros Entertainment and T-series for all these great Bollywood video clips

And thanks Bollywood for adding another dimension to my life. With its colors, its music, its stars, it just brings so much joy, not just to me but all the peeps I can share this passion with. Like my wonderful student.

Khiladi holladi holladidum


releases Dec 7th

Action: Akki in his hottest, pheromoniest Khiladi avatar! Get ready!! Looks like fun.

I love Akshay Kumar in action-packed roles. He’s a bit older now but age doesn’t seem to interfere with his sexiness. Whereas I find that Salman Khan and Shahrukh have lost some of their legendary sex-appeal [ but maybe that’s just me],  this little gangster hasn’t.

He’s a bit heavier around the middle but I don’t mind. hey, and that’s the keyword: MIND. Akki sparkles with genuine enthusiasm and it’s somehow contagious. Salman looks a lit bit worn out. Shahrukh turned slightly introvert, Akki seems to enjoy himself. Even in lukewarm or disastrous movies, he is always a breeze of fresh air. so yes, I am looking fwd to the movie.

 

Most of all, however, I’d  like to see him pairing up again with John Abraham! That would be my greatest joy. They make such a power-team! Garam Masala, Desi Boyz… Action/Romance/Comedy: Can you make it a triple play!?

crouching tiger fighting Khiladi 786


 

What happened to good old fashioned somewhat realistic fight scenes? (ahhh if it wasn’t for the silly sound effects..)

 

crouching tiger hidden something whatever has ruined it for us. I knew it then. That was the end of an era. Since then we have learned to filmistically fly up walls and through the air like birthday balloons. Sorry but it’s getting old on me. Give me stuff people can actually do.

Aside from that I am happy to see Akki back in action mode.

Autumn and winter strike Bollywood gold


Autumn is usually a great season for Bollywood movies. And this one does fulfill all the promises. Our Khan superstar Khan trio, Shahrukh, Salman and Aamir all are coming out with new movies.

On November 13th, there will be two big releases: Son of Sadaar with Ajay Devgn and the much awaited up to last week title-less movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan with Shahrukh and the beautiful Katrina Kaif. We’ll have to see. They will both get released. On the same day? good idea? we shall see… the dates can still change last moment. we’ve seen that before.

Aamir will release Talaash on November 30th and Salman Khan comes out with the sequel to Dabangg Dec 21rst.

But there will be a few good movies in between and here are all the trailers:

21 Sep 2012
Heroine, by Bhandarkar with Kareena Kapoor

28 Sep 2012
OMG Oh My God! with Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal

5 Oct 2012
English Vinglish with Sridevi

12 Oct 2012

Aiyyaa with Rani Mukherji

19 Oct 2012
Student Of The Year, Karan Johar’s new film

2 Nov 2012
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana with Kunal Kapoor. A foodie movie. An Anurag Kashyap production. directed by Sameer Sharma

Ishkq In Paris: Preity Zinta’s comeback movie..

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LSTCK, I am a bit pessimistic. Even though I’ve been looking fwd to it, I doubt it’s big enough for an international release. But I am still hoping. Foodie movies are such rare gems..

13 Nov 2012
Son Of Sardaar Ajay Devgn

Jab Tak Hai Jaan Srk, Katrina Kaif

30 Nov 2012
Talaash Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherji

7 Dec 2012
Khiladi 786 with Akshay Kumar. A sequel to the sequels that put him on the map.

 

 

 

Needless to say, I am in Heaven. Bollywood Heaven :-) …. until cricket season ruins it all again …