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Unni and the Box: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein

What happens when two people that never should date end up on the course to marriage? Nothing good, at least not without a few songs, a few flashbacks and a mission.

Gori Tere Pyar Mein, released last Fall, making  it the second directorial project from filmmaker Punit Malhotra. And though I enjoyed the premise and cheekiness of his debut film, I Hate Luv Storys, GTPM, made quite a different impression. What worked well with his first film— a hero that doesn’t take love seriously, falls into a serious kind of love— remains his backbone here, with a few major turns and hiccups. 

 

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First Look: Gori Tere Pyar Mein

As promised, Dharma Productions released their first teaser for their newest rom-com featuring Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor-Khan on Tues. Gore Teri Pyar Mein, translated Oh Fair Skinned Girl, In Your Love, is a story of two young people that meet, enter a relationship quickly, then break up and move on, with a little bit of social commentary. Of course, that’s not the whole of the story, but we’ll have to watch to see what else unfolds.

Below, I’ve added the character descriptions and the director’s note. You can find both in their entirety on the DP website but it won’t hurt to get a bit more background, for those of you that veer toward the less conventional rom-com model.

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News: Gori Tere Pyar Mein

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It’s no secret that I am an unadulterated Imran Khan fan. There’s something wholesome but naughty about his onscreen persona, while off-screen he’s this upright, strong-willed individual that anyone would love to have as a friend. And though it may be appropriate to mark this year as “his” year, with two hits in two distinctly different films (Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Dobara!), both showcasing his growth as an actor, I’d venture to say his performances last year carved a niche wide enough for him to settle in and stride in 2013.

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First Look: Satyagraha-Democracy Under Fire

I’ve said before, that social activist films aren’t my draw, but I do like films that make you want to rise up and be apart of change. And if a story is told well, minus preachy moments, it has the ability to open your eyes and tune your ears to the realities of the peoples that inhabit this planet, whether across the street or the globe.

I also apparently have a soft spot for Prakash Jha topics of interest, for yet again I’m ready to view another of his politically charged films. I’m not sure if it’s the fervor of the topic, the cast or just the overall aura of the film, but at this point, I’m not sure I really care.
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Movie Moment: Talaash

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Some films blip your radar before filming begins and the anticipation is so high, that the product seems to take eons to come to fruition, others you have the fortune of finding out about only months before the release, yet have the same effect, Talaash has been that for me. Not necessarily because the film will be something new but more that it’s an opportunity to see some familiar faces on-screen in a film that reads rather interesting. Can’t say I’m in a serious brooding cinema mood but for some talents, missing their performances simply isn’t an option.

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