Sunday, April 23, 2006

Title song from Fanaa : Lyrics

Mere Haath Mein Tera Haath Ho, Sari Jannattien Mere Saath Ho
Tu jo paas ho, phir kya ye jahan Tere pyar mein ho jao Fanaa

Tere dil mein meri saason ko panah mil jaye , tere ishq mein meri jaan fanna ho jaye

Jitne paas hai khushboo saans ke, jitne paas hooton ke sargam
Jaise saath hai karvat yaad ke, jaise saath baahon ke sangam
Jitne paas paas khawabon ke nazar utne paas tu rahena humsafar

Tu jo pass ho phir kya ye jahan Tere pyar mein ho jao Fanaa
Mere haath mein tera haath ho, sari jannattein mere saath ho

Roone de aaj humko tu aakhen sujane de baahon me lele aur khud ko bhi jaane de
Hai jo seene mein kaid dariya woh chot jayega, hai itna dard ke tera daman bheeg jayega

Jinte paas paas dhadkan ke hai raaz, jitne paas boodon ke badal
Jaise Saath saath chanda ke hai raat , utne paas nainon ke kajal
Jitne paas paas sagar ke leher, utne paas tu rahena humsafar

Tu jo pass ho phir kya ye jahan Tere pyar mein ho jao Fanaa
Mere haath mein tera haath ho, sari jannattein mere saath ho

Adhuri Saans thi dhadkan adhuri thi ahudre hum,
Magar ab chand pura hai fhalak pe aur ab pure hai hum

Friday, April 14, 2006

Mistress of Spices Trailer

If you love Gurinder Chadha brand of cinema (east meets west), I am sure you will want to know about this. The book, Mistress of Spices written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is quite different from your average novel with expartiate Indians trying to find a foothold in the US. It bring a certain mysticism and spirituality of eastern philosphy to the west. People have compared it to Joanne Harris' Chocolat . The thing similar in the books is the healing powers of spices vs. chocolates, a person adept at adminstering them. However, personally the character development is very different both books. Mistress of Spices brings a lot of eastern values in a nice way. The movie has Aishwariya Rai as Tilo the protoganist, and Dylan McDermot plays the American. Here is the Trailer for Mistress of Spices

I am sucker for the east meets west movies. Well made movies that is. The screenplay is co-written by Gurinder Chadha and her husband Paul Berges. Paul Berges directs this one. It will be interesting to see if he can bring the same level of sensitivity and humor like his wife's movies

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Water: A painfully beautiful movie

Deepa Mehta's trilogy ends with Water. It is by far the most moving movie out of the trilogy. The characters and the situations are very real. You almost seem transported to the set itself. The moisture and water in the movie seems to surround the viewer in addition to the characters. The music futher haunts the viewer, and sucks them in. The plight of women, the hypocrisy of society, the poverty, the helpness remain etched in your mind long after the movie. The last movie that affected me so strongly was Mr & Mrs Iyer, or Pinjar. I very highly recommend the movie.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games

The closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games just concluded in Australia. The last bit of the closing ceremony had Aishwariya Rai, Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherji et al. Now I saw the video online somewhere, where the quality was not too good so there is a possibility that the audio was not synced up the video. But I doubt that. The Channel 9 commetator called Aishawariya Rai - Isha Sherwani, and called Priyanka Chopra - Aishwariya Rai. A case of mistaken identity? The announcer at the stadium had gotten it right, just the commentator was all confused. So people who are wondering what bollywood stars were doing at the closing ceremony of the commonwealth games, the next games are in Delhi. They also unveiled the mascot, "Sher Khan". The commentator was saying Sher Khan, and it almost sounded like Shah Rukh Khan. You need to say it fast with an "strine" accent to see what I mean. The mascot costume was very tacky. The design is cute but it looked like some guy in a baggy halloween costume. Come on people we can do better than. The adverstiment for Delhi 2010 was also aired, the best part of the ad is end where they have jalebi with the words Delhi, yumm!!