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January 21, 2009 5:07 AM   Subscribe

Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Naa (You don't know, and neither do I) = A guy who's in love with a girl falls in love with someone who he thinks is right for him, but he realizes his mistake, only after the girl has decided to marry her perfect match [or so she thinks]. Taree Zameen Par (Stars On The Ground) = A boy who has difficulty with school work gets put into a Hostel for boys where he discovers a teacher who understands him and is willing to fight for him. And Jab We Met (When we met) = A story about a guy and a girl, who meet on a train and get hitched to each other; the guy finds himself by the end of their travel but has to leave the girl because she's run away from home to marry a guy, only to find out that he doesn't want to marry her... three Hindi movies which I would suggest that everyone watch!
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AskMetaFilter: A guy who's in love with a girl falls in love with someone who he thinks is right for him, but he realizes his mistake, only after the girl has decided to marry her perfect match [or so she thinks]
posted by DU at 5:47 AM on January 21, 2009


It's really quite interesting to see the new generation of romance in India, the direction where the sentiment of yore has gone in the recent Indian culture.

The lyrics of Pappu Can't Dance, Saala (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na )are very fun, quite like "I'm Too Sexy For My ...", the sort of thing that becomes a national meme:

The title translates as something like, The Cutie Pie Can't Dance, son of a bitch.

Indian film romance is quite mysterious by Hollywood standards. All kinds of symbols and intense leading up to a kiss that may never take place.
posted by nickyskye at 6:55 AM on January 21, 2009


ooh, just watched Jab We Met. Great visuals of Ladakhi outfits, countryside and dance.
posted by nickyskye at 8:15 AM on January 21, 2009


The Cutie Pie Can't Dance is so totally be the name of an up-and-coming Pitchfork-beloved indie band. Their first album can be called Son of a Bitch.
posted by Wolfdog at 8:34 AM on January 21, 2009 [4 favorites]


AskMe thread for the uninitiated.
posted by Gyan at 8:42 AM on January 21, 2009


I like to think of musical moviess following the same arc as algebra, something lost in the west but that will be rediscovered a thousand years from now, having been preserved by mystics in The East.
posted by GuyZero at 9:19 AM on January 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


"How about when Harrison Ford jumped out of that plane, and he was shooting back at them as he was falling?"

"What about that underwater escape?"
posted by Zambrano at 9:46 AM on January 21, 2009


One of these days these things are going to be subtitled and easily available in their entirety, and then it will be all over for me.
posted by Caduceus at 9:56 AM on January 21, 2009


All kinds of symbols and intense leading up to a kiss that may never take place.

I'm kind of wondering if the Indian version of Slumdog Millionaire will have the final kiss.
posted by Artw at 10:25 AM on January 21, 2009


I just saw Kal Ho Naa Ho this weekend. Looks like I have some more flicks to find. Thanks!
posted by RakDaddy at 11:36 AM on January 21, 2009


I like to think of musical movies following the same arc as algebra, something lost in the west but that will be rediscovered a thousand years from now, having been preserved by mystics in The East.

And like al-jabr, they'll be transliterated in the West as musikh-al-filmi.
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:31 PM on January 21, 2009 [2 favorites]


In other news, on a recent flight & seated next to a Hindustani guy, I glanced across to see what movie he'd selected on his personal little LCD inflight entertainment system - "Hm, that looks like the opening sequence of Dil to Pagal Hai" - which, in fact, it turned out to be. And I said: "Oh boy. Right again"
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:36 PM on January 21, 2009


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