Aug. 24th, 2006 08:51 pm
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So I went to see KANK for a second time as it was being played in Pasadena as well for a few days, and that's a lot closer to me. And I loved it even more a second time around, though I still think the ending could have been tighter. But that is not why I write! The cinema it is being played in is an art house one, and when I went up to get my ticket the girl kept saying 'It's a Hindi film, it doesn't have subtitles. You won't understand it.' And I said that I wondered why it didn't have subtitles as the one in Artesia does and that's playing to pretty much an all Indian audience and that I thought they distributed them with the subtitles. And then I just said I didn't really care and that I'd take my chances. And I sat down and she had LIED. There were indeed subtitles. There were even subtitles for the trailers, which you don't usually get in Artesia.

The thing is she tried for about five minutes to persuade me that I didn't want to see the film because OMG! NO SUBTITLES. Why would you do this? Why would you not think, 'hmm, isn't it unusual that this one film has no subtitles. I wonder if I am right about this?' Also I could not find the cinema and when I called them from my cell phone all you get is a recorded message and you cannot get a real person for directions.

ETA: Someone on a board I post at said that they sat through a Bollywood marathon of four movies and felt like they wanted to kill themselves by film four. I am not surprised! That's probably at least 13 hours of viewing. I could not watch anything for 13 hours solid, not even Bollywood!

Date: 2006-08-25 04:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've sat through 13 hours of a movie. I went to the Trilogy Tuesday for LOTR. It was fun :)

But yeah, the sub thing sounds really weird on that woman's part.

Date: 2006-08-25 04:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know! She was some teenager and she was very actively trying to convince me not to go to see the film as I would not understand it! I had to be quite insistent.

Also, that line about Dev liking Jamba Juice made out of children will never stop being funny to me.

And for the 13 hours thing - this was the first Bollywood they'd seen and they somehow got roped into seeing 4? No wonder they all started blending into one and they wanted to kill themselves. At least with LOTR showsing you've seen it and can relax attention in certain points...

13 hours???

Date: 2006-08-25 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I Love BW but the last time I did 3 films in a row, DCH ended being the last one to see, and I have no idea if the movie was good or not :D, I was drifting in and out!

I am glad you have seen it one more time and still loved it more, I will be seeing it again with my best friend who:
-introduced me to BW and SRK, which I will forever be grateful to her for!!
-has been on a study abroad program for 4 months with no connection to BW at all , and she is dying to see KANK!!

Re: 13 hours???

Date: 2006-08-25 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, 13 hours of anything is a lot to sit through - especially if you are not sold on the idea in the first place.

I'll be interested to hear what you and your friend think. Because I'd seen it once and already bought into the Dev and Maya relationship I was a lot more sympathetic from the start this time. And hopefully it will be a great film for your friend to see after her drought!


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