Friday, February 11, 2005

"Love means never having to wear your sari"

Just one other thing.

From the San Jose Mercury News, probably the drollest line I've seen on Bride and Prejudice:

But through a series of wardrobe changes -- from bikinis to tight-fitting tops, all meant to accentuate Rai's remarkable figure -- Lalita remains defiant. She wears her heart on her sleeve, even when she hasn't got a sleeve. In "Bride & Prejudice," love means never having to wear your sari.

Actually, it's not true -- the reviewer is exaggerating. But it's a nice line!

At any rate, the mixed reviews on this (and the especially harsh review in the Times), suggest possible flop-dom. It may not be hopeless: the Rotten Tomatoes index has Chadha in net positive territory overall. We'll see.

But after several years of crappy Bolly/Holly crossover attempts (The Guru; Bollywood/Hollywood, etc.), I'm ready to let Bolly be Bolly and Holly be Holly.


Anand said...

Interesting! That's what BridalBeer (the latest sensation in the Indian blogosphere?) does too. When she feels neglected, she makes him wear a sari!

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