Friday, November 20, 2009

Kurbaan quick review: Please, stop this meaningful cinema : First Cut

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    • After watching Kurbaan I now understand why all the posters for the film capitalize on the sexy bronzed skin of the two lead actors—there’s nothing else in this inane, regressive story.

      The movie begins innocuously enough. Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan are the trendiest college teachers you’ve ever seen (but at least Khan doesn’t play a student like in Love Aaj Kal). He’s a Muslim, she’s a (badly dressed) Hindu. They fall in love over coffee and Kapoor’s seriously thick eye makeup. He’s aggressive, she’s coy. “Are you afraid of your feelings for me?” he wants to know.

    • The sex scene comes only two hours into the film. Kapoor and Khan compete for the Best Back competition.

      Before this movie I believed that New York was to Karan Johar what Switzerland was to Yash Chopra. Why would he make such an offensive film about his favourite city? Bas karo yeh meaningful cinema. Please give us a Kuch Kuch Hota Hai again.