So this was the first Indian made movie I ever saw. Sumit made me watch it a couple of years ago and it was then that I fell in love with bollywood. Not that I've watched many Indian movies since then. I'm deathly afraid of getting duds I know are out there, so I keep asking Sumit to tell me what's the big movie of the moment as he's in the know, or should be, being Indian and all, but he never remembers the names and so is no help to me at all.
Anyways, I recently decided to rewatch Mohabbatein and I'm telling you those 3.5 hours flew by. Indians took the musical format and ran with it and then sprinted some more and then threw it into another time zone. The movie is admittedly more about how to get another song in than actually following a serious plot. Not that the plot is horrible mind you, just sappy, with lots of dramatic sudden close ups and overacted dramtic statements. I love it anyways. I embrace the sappiness! But there are pretty, pretty girls, and upbeat songs and lots of color, oh god and the dance numbers. I giggle from the meer memory of them.
After the movie was over and I was awash with the glow of happiness that any good musical will bestow I thought, "Why can't life be more like a musical?" Why can't I have a demon come and cast a spell so that everyone sings about anything emotional? Why can't I live in Buffyland? Oh right those pesky vampires. Right okay I'll take it without the vampires thank you very much. I mean if I feel this happy after watching people sing about their make believe lives imagine how happy everyone would be if we randomly sang about our own. It would be brilliant. You can't convince me otherwise.
And so then I've been reading The Subtle Knife where there are multiple worlds that touch and I'm thinking there could be a muscial world. It could happen. I want to visit there and see what it's like, all I have to do is rip a hole between the worlds and I'll find it. And then I remember the show Sliders where they travel between multiple realities and then it's all gone to hell. You see how my mind works. Disturbing isn't it.
My whole point here though is:
1. Mohabbatein = Good clean Indian fun, if a little sappy.
2. I like musicals a little too much and need therapy to keep me from bursting into song next time I have an emotion, especially since I can't sing.
3. I should never be allowed to find a way to travel between multiple realities.