Originally posted by return_to_hades
I agree with most of it, and I hated KANK too. But for me KANK was a failed to handle the subject matter. Some relationships do not work out and the wisest thing to do is to end it. However, the problem with KANK was that the relationships did not fail due to circumstance, certain differences etc. The relatioship failed because SRK and Rani wanted it to fail and did not put the effort to make it work, while their spouses did. I would have not blamed Preity for leaving SRK because he was acting like an egotistic b****** nor would I have blamed Abhi for leaving Rani for she was just cold and cruel to him.
Unlike many desis, I do not feel divorces or broken relationships are undesi. Nor are affairs non existant in India. However, even when things go wrong there is a sense of effort and doing the right thing for the family.
I do wonder what is wrong with Bollywood, the world has come to such that I have to resort to movies like Bride Wars and Made of Honor for my romcoms and the HSM series as wholesome musicals.
I completely agree with you - I adored Abhishek's character in KANK, and respected Preity's image as a strong woman. I detested Rani and SRK's characters. Their personalities were so selfish and self-centered that I did not feel any remorse for them. In fact, I sympathize with their spouses, who constantly made efforts to keep the relationship going. I agree, not all relationships work, and perhaps ending them is best solution for both sides, but adultery and infidelity are most certainly not the way to do it. I was disgusted at the scene where they rent a room at the hotel. Every essence of that movie was repulsive from Rani's cold shoulder towards her husband to Big B's perverted character as Sam. In fact, I vowed to myself to never ever watch that movie again - so far so good.
I cannot believe that KJo would come up such a story.
Lol @ HSM, I saw the first one and the second one was intolerable, though I've caught plenty of bits and pieces of it since my little sister watches it every single time it airs on Disney. She's still mad at me for not taking her to watch the third one.
Made of Honor- that looked like a nice chick flick that I'd get around to one of these days when I have a nice supply of chocolate cake some Friday night. Unfortunately such days are not meant for me.