Montag, 13. August 2012
Happy 3rd Anniversary, Kaminey!
Kaminey is the movie that sold me on Hindi Films. Back in spring 2010, as a complete Bollywood newbie, I had watched a couple of Bollywood movies before I stumbled on Kaminey. They were typical song and dance, lip sync, brightly coloured movies, as I expected (what I didn't expect was Shahid Kapoor's charm that simply overwhelmed me in Chance Pe Dance and Dil Bole Hadippa. Also, the dude was hot :D) In Western ignorance I wasn't aware that Bollywood, like Hollywood, is a place, not a genre.
So the very first frame of Kaminey puzzled me. Why was it so dark? (I have to say that the first Kaminey DVD I bought was super super dark. I guess that's the DVD's fault. I'm talking about the infamous MoserBaer DVD, that quite a few of you know, I'm sure. The one that has like 15 mins of unforwardable ads in the beginning). I was intrigued. What unfolded before me was a tarantinoesque action thriller, that wasn't insulting the intelligence of its viewer and brilliantly bringing together its various storylines in a fulminant climax. I was very impressed. Nevermind it being a Hindi film, I count Kaminey as one of the best movies I have ever seen, be it BW or HW.
My extended Kaminey review, where I rightfully sing Shahid's praises, can be read here .
In celebration of its 3rd anniversary I watched it again yesterday, and I still love the movie. Poor Charlie trapped by his dreams and Guddu, forced by circumstances to put his core of steel to use.
Due to the first DVD I bought being crap quality (see above and it has a huge MoserBaer logo displayed througout the movie) I bought the blu ray when it was released and since REM released Kaminey in German, I had to buy that one too, because all REM DVDs come with posters!
Here are my Kaminey DVDs, all 3 of them :)
Here is the poster inside the REM DVD (double sided):
Here are my Kaminey 3rd anniversary creations:
And for this occasion I changed my twitter dp and bg: