Thursday, August 30, 2007

My Hotlist

I am in love with Gul Panaag. Last evening, giving in to tremendous persuasion by wife, I sat down to watch Dor. A movie with a name like Dor is not exactly my idea of spending the evening. I would prefer something like Chor -- a name that promises all the thrills of the 1970's. But the very first scene of Dor shows Gul Panaag resolutely hammering a nail on the window of a wooden house, and I could not take my eyes off the TV after that.

Her grace, gait and mannerisms set her apart from everyone else in filmdom. And till I saw the movie, I did not even know what she looked like! -- even though I had heard her name. Perhaps some credit for the way she acts in the film should also go to the director, Nagesh Kukunoor, but she is undoubtedly awesome. She now figures in my hotlist along with Tabu and Sandhya Mridul. Oh yes, there is someone else too.

Vidya Balan was like a fresh flower in Parineeta: a flower that is fresh because it has been plucked just a few minutes ago and not because its chopped stem is dipped in water. This evening I saw Hey Baby, and she still looks as fresh in many of the scenes. But what made me fall for her is the opening scene in Salaam-e-Ishq, where she wakes up wearing just a white shirt, teasing the audience with her nearly bare, ample thighs. At first I thought she was one of the new heroines, but the moment I realised it was her, the white shirt scene assumed an erotic value. It is a different matter I did not watch the movie beyond that first 20 minutes -- it is the stupidest film I have ever seen. No wonder the VCD cost only Rs 38!

11 comments:

Ardra said...

Though I'm yet to watch Gul in a movie, I've always thought she looks very beautiful- the way she breaks into a smile is so enticing...
Vidya Balan- I liked her a lot in Parineeta, but don't know why, her facial expressions in 'Lage raho Munnabhai' and 'Ekalavya' gave me the impression like she was making extra effort to look coy, bashful, innocent- it looked contrived to me. Amisha Patel is another person whom I've felt makes an effort to appear innocent and bashful...

Anonymous said...

Was wondering whom you were actually referring to, Gul: checked her out in Google, she looks gud, but not as good as Vidya Balan. She is awesome, womanly. Not bad, you seemed to having a good taste.

Anuradha said...
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Anuradha said...

I watched Gul in a film called DHOOP couple of years back, Loved here performance in that film.

The film also has some decent music, i had it on my playlist on RAAGA for sometime :)Check it out if you can !

-Anu
http://anusdigitalworld.blogspot.com/

RS said...

Dor also brings out the actress in Ayesha Takia, who otherwise romps around in meaningless Hindi films wearing clothes that are always two sizes smaller.

Trivia: Gul Panag is the niece of yesteryear Doordarshan English newsreader Komal G B Singh. Runs in the family I guess :-)

dharmabum said...

vidya balan really is pleasant. she lights up the screen

Anonymous said...

how did you see vidhya balan in heyy babyy if you watched the movie only for 20 mts she does not appear in the film until the intermission!

Bishwanath Ghosh said...

Anon: You seemed to be in a hurry to leave a comment. Read the last para again, carefully.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
This is the first time I have seen you write in the comments section !!

:)
Peter

Anonymous said...

hey who ever saw Salaam-e for anything other than John A???

Hes aaaaaaaaawSome!

Anuja Byotra said...

Ahem,you overpaid for that VCD