July 20, 2005 Archives

20 July 2005

Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya

Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya poster
  • UGC Cinema, 135 minutes, PH, 2005 — Hindi, English subtitles.

This is the first time I've seen a proper Bollywood film at the cinema. Although the westernised Indian and Britsh Indian films I've seen gave me a little bit of an idea what to expect, it was certainly unlike any film I've ever seen.

The plot was fairly shaky, with much of the characterisation being implausible — not that I have much idea what an Orthopedic surgeon from Mumbai would be like. However, the girls were sexy, the costumes colourful, and the music and dancing lively.

Rating: 3/5 (but mainly for the novelty value!)

Update: I'm trying to work out what the title actually means. I've pieced together the following from an online hindi dictionary

maine ?? my (not sure)
piyar पियार love
kyun क्यो how? what?
kiya किया doings, deed, done, performed

update: 05/08/2005

I am reliably informed that the title means "who is my love?". This would be very consistent with the plot (and would give the plot away to anybody it wasn't obvious to in the first place)

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20 July 2005

Which sci-fi charcter am I?

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

nuff said!

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