Sunday, June 17, 2007

Maybe he too was born a poor black child....

Aha!

(Jhoom Barabar Jhoom 2007 and The Jerk 1979)

Does anyone else think Steve Martin would be very enjoyable in a Bollywood movie?

7 comments:

catwalq said...

I heard there was a racial comment made in the movie. Something to the effect of Preitty Zinta's character praying not to marry a dark person.
Please tell me before I rent a rifle and fly to India and bombard Yashraj Films that it is a lie.
So, Indians will be that crass and racist. As a Nigerian, I am royally pissed.

What is with Amitabh making appearances in everything his son does these days and what is that awful thing he has on?

Beth said...

catwalq, I've heard that too, but I haven't seen the movie. At least one of our contributors has, so maybe she'll weigh in - and there's been some discussion of this question on her site. I've certainly seen other examples of racially insensitive language and jokes in Bollywood films before (which is not in any way an excuse).

t-HYPE said...

Man, that makes me want to watch The Jerk again. Out of control!!!

Robin Williams could probalby cross over as well, especially since white people have to play all the crazy characters...
;p

F. Zehra Rizvi said...

First time on here and OMG, I have nearly peed in my pants, this is so funny and so well written. FYI: got you linked to my blog and also, mentioned you in a post, all cited. The writing is great. Love it.

Anonymous said...

the hat is his. he owns it.

t! said...

Ha! The Steve Martin connection is wonderful!!!

But, I may be the only person in the world who thinks that Amitabh looked great in that outfit and in this film! It fit the film, it suited him, and with long grey hair he looks much better than the over-frosted toupee he usually wears. Hell, the grey wig even matched his beard!

This is my first time here. If it isn't done already, maybe someone should do a post on toupees/hair replacements in Bollywood...

Annie said...

Comedy Gold! Thanks for the laugh.