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Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Teaser

And as promised just an hour ago, Dharma Productions dropped a full one minute and a half teaser of Karan Johar‘s latest directorial project Ae Dil Hai Mushkil [literal trans. Oh the Heart is Difficult].

*Check it out after the jump—>

I personally found this teaser to do exactly what it was created to do— Make me want more. It certainly feels like an emotional journey and the teaser teases the title quite well. For the phrase can deviate into several concepts within the imagination but this does not seem to be use its words in jest, lazily or lightly.

At the very end, Aayan says, “There is nothing like the power of unrequited love,”  and goes on to say that with such love, it isn’t shared but experienced solely. Completely alone. So much can be said about that one line but I look forward to Aayan journeying to this realization. For at times, there are sentiments we understand and recognize immediately and intuitively but take us much longer to reconcile, accept and embrace. And unrequited love can certainly damage great potential if not dealt with properly.

From what we see, he appears to have intense relationships with both women, not to mention the other entanglements our ladies find themselves [Oh hello there, Mr. Fawad Khan!] One thing I found quite interesting about the connections within this snippet is while there are misty eyes and companionship laughter or heady and volatile moments, I didn’t spy much traditional filmy romance.

After seeing this, I can say I’ll be keeping tabs on this one. Until Diwali, that is.

FIRST LOOK: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Dharma Productions has been on a roll with back to back intriguing releases and a current dance tour with Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra, stars of the upcoming release Baar Baar Dekho. And while I am interested in that time boggling feature as well, what has caught my eye more is the teaser for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Released earlier today were the first three poster stills for the film that claims to encompass love, passion and intense friendship.

Karan Johar will helm this film three years after indie submission Bombay Talkies and I am personally getting a strong Khabi Alvida Na Kehna vibe from the project. In my book, that’s a good thing because hopefully this story will be as emotionally complicated as its title vaguely suggests. 

The film is set for a Diwali premiere but the production house has promised yet another sneak peek tomorrow… 

Guess we’ll just have to wait and watch. 

รุ่นพี่ Secret Love | Bake Me Love: episode 1

Around this time last year, I was absolutely obsessed with the GMMTV  series Ugly Duckling. Unfortunately, it turned out only the first part of the series appealed to me but it made me keep an eye on what the channel was working on and releasing next. So it was delighted to see this summer they have also released a few series’ that come across cute and fun and most importantly much lighter fair than your typical lakorn. My favorite so far is the three part, six episodes youthful series #รุ่นพี่ Secret Love (or Senior Secret Series). The first outing wasn’t my taste but the second was all kites, rainbows and puppies (literally!), while the recently ended third installment is my personal favorite.

I’ve decided that all cute dramas deserve a recap, just because they are adorable. And check out a quick synopsis of the series, after the jump. Continue reading รุ่นพี่ Secret Love | Bake Me Love: episode 1

Snap File: Kazoku no Katachi

We’ve all heard it said no man’s an island, two are better than one, and nobody wants to be lonely, but many live as though these sentiments are false or steeped in fantasy, rather than reality. For, in bustling cities singleness and solitary living is common and in most cases necessary and being and doing things solely or alone is the norm and expected.  But on the other hand, there is also the misconception that being alone, leads to incessant or inevitable loneliness.

However Kazoku no Katachi examines the idea that being alone doesn’t have to be true for modern singles aren’t doomed to be alone forever, whether that life includes the desire or trappings marriage or kids and loneliness has nothing to do with solitude.

***A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO UENO JURI ON HER MARRIAGE TO ROCKER WADA SHO!*** Continue reading Snap File: Kazoku no Katachi

First Look: Bobogyungsim-Ryeo

I know I’m not the only one who has been fairly (or completely) skeptical of the K-drama of beloved Chinese drama Bu Bu Jing Xi adapted from novelist Tong Hua‘s Startling with Every Step. But with every released tidbit, I’ve calmed ever so slightly and today, China has released its first teaser and I have to be honest, I’m more than ready now for this to air and do well! 

Check out Bobogyungsim: Ryeo teaser!

I was already taken with Lee Jun-ki from the costume shots a couple weeks back but after seeing him in action, he certainly brings something to his Fourth Prince that carries the same mystery we all know and love in a way that feels dangerous, intriguing and tantalizing. And while, I have always liked Lee, this is the first time, I’ve been this interested in seeing his portrayal/depiction of a character. 

But as for the sneak peek, I truly like it. For not only is it sweeping and beautiful, it also comes across warm and fun. All the princes that should be lovable and adorable come across as such and the dynamic of youngsters growing and changing together is apparent as well. However, most importantly it has a charm all its own, making it a completely different beast from the original and with that alone, I breathe a sigh of relief.