Thursday, May 25, 2006

Cannes, alternative pictures.

Now for a totally insignificant and mindless post, all beacuse I found a great photostream on Flickr.
I think Cannes is an overhyped movie festival, and to make things worse that festival also celebrates just how badly Indian actresses can dress (only Mallika's dress last year which oozed sex appeal was a stunner, Aishwariya's 2004 dress still rankles the mind). It is a place where hype meets hype - Aishwariya for example, one of the Indian media's most obscene creations, because say what you will that woman is a pretty average actress (but, I gotta admit that she is a scorcher of a item dancer - no wonder Kajra Re became so big, on the big screen that sequence was HOT). By the way, have you seen the new Lux ad with the cartoonised Aishwariya (which seems to have a lot bigger boobs than the real one!). Anyway, click on the picture, it will take you to a great photostream on Flickr of some of the pictures behind the scenes at Cannes and some of the pretty women that you'll never see in the papers. I liked it a lot.
And Taylor Hicks won! America hasn't fallen as low as I thought it had. But, I wonder why the US manages to the singers right, but their Presidents wrong? Maybe telephone vote-in's are the key. Anyhoo, I have head for the home, well, not exactly, I'm headed for the twins place, and I'll grab something from KFC on the way. Damn, I missed that Fried Chicken.
I just realised, that deep inside I'm a consumerist pig. Consume, consume, consume. Heck, at least I'm honest about it.

13 comments:

Shashikant said...

Aishwarya, an average actress?

You are being too generous, K.

thalassa_mikra said...

Cannes overhyped - totally agree. French cinema is in a morass right now, and no matter how much they fulminate and fret over this, it is Hollywood bling that is keeping Cannes alive.

Ash really does look no better than a second rung telenovela star from Mexico at the Cannes. Mallika on the other hand looked fabulous.

K said...

Shashikant, given the paucity of acting talent - especially among women stars (not being sexist at all over here) Ash is average when compared to the rest. Many of the other Miss India winners/runners-up are far worse. However, I'm looking forward to seeing Kajol in 'Fanaa', she is one of the better actresses around in the industry, her sister on the other hand...
T_M : This years Cannes will be worth it only for Almadovar's Volver - all the Indian press contingent at Cannes have been raving about the plot. Most of them had never heard of Almadovar before.

thalassa_mikra said...

K, are you serious? The Indian film press didn't know of Almodovar before Volver? Tauba, what can I say.

BTW, a few nights ago, my friend and I randomly caught an early Almodovar film called "Kika" on TV. It had a bizarre plot involving a serial killer, a voyeur, a psycho TV host, but it was just incredibly engaging and compelling to watch.

K said...

Kika is awesome, but you should see 'Dark Habits' the story of which I'm still trying to comprehend - but Nuns on LSD will give you a fair idea of where Pedro Almadovar wants to take you.
And on another note about the the Indian film press - the place is full of so many plagarists it is unfunny and then of course, we have Nikhat Kazmi who would win the title of worst movie critic ever.

n.k said...

Nikhat Kazmi, d worst critic ever? Seems you haven't read Raja Sen's reviews on rediff.com. Wen compared with others, Raja wins hands down. Check him out! (at your own peril, though)

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