Two for the Fourth

Stuck in NYC for Independence Day? Do not worry, do not fret, I have two fun suggestions for you, my Ajnabee friend.

‘Nollywood Babylon’ is a fantastic documentary about the Nigerian film industry and it begins a week-long run at the Museum of Modern Art on Friday, July 3rd. For more info, check out my piece on Chic Today and don’t miss out on this great chance to see a fabulous film, maybe nosh on some of the tasty treats offered by MoMA’s cafe on the second floor, and even check out the galleries while you are at it.

During the recent Bombay producers’ strike I have been really starved for entertainment coming out of the East. But finally, things are trickling in. And I mean TRICKLING! Among the first to make it across the oceans is ‘Kambakkht Ishq’ quite possibly one of the most insultingly dumb films to come out of Bollywood these days. The premise is ridiculous, the trailer had an inflammatory remark by the lead actor Akshay Kumar about how “women are only good for one thing” and the idea that Kareena Kapoor is a neurosurgeon-turned-fashion-model (must have donated her own brain in an effort to save a patient?!) is downright silly. Oh, and to make things worse, it’s a remake of a South Indian film… But you might just find me at the movies come Sunday, starved for the glam costumes and great looking people. And it seems I am not alone in feeling this way, as the film is now claiming one of the biggest openings in Hindi movie history. OK, they might be exaggerating, but still… So, if you feel a longing for Bollywood, check out ‘Kambakkht Ishq’ and maybe stop by for lunch or dinner afterward at Dhaba on Lexington, in Curry Hill. Happy Independence Day everyone!

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One Response to “Two for the Fourth”

  1. Shane:

    I realize I am commenting on an old post. Still I enjoyed reading this article. I hope to catch more of your works!

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