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Playing other Games, O Desi James. Who would not wish to play the International Krrish?

June 29, 2006

Reel life- Hrithik Roshan is perhaps the only hero among his contemporaries qualified to play James Bond even in English movies. The looks, the physique and the versatility that he so often displays on screen is mind boggling. I could not help commenting while watching Krrish ” Priyanka Chopra does not match up to him. He seems to be too good for her”. Pat came the reply from my wife ,” He seems to be too good for anybody , my dear. Nobody can match him. Everything apart, he seems a nice and sincere guy both on and off screen.” That is not too off the mark.

Krrish was not a bad attempt at a first time superman stuff though I wish the footage given to the stunts could have been much more than what was given. I think some of the conventional stuff shown in normal hindi movies (Song and dance for instance) could be sacrificed for more footage on stunts. Rakesh Roshan should have followed Ram Gopal Verma’s policy. I enjoyed “Koi mil gaya” more ( It had two Jadus( The evercute Preetie Zinta being the other one). Krrish somehow did not measure up to expectations but was good nevertheless. The scenes on nature in the first half were as good as Hrithik himself or shall we say vice- versa. Talking of nature, let’s see what Hrithik has to say in real life.

Real life -A few days ago, there was an article in the Delhi times called “Singapore helped me connect to myself” in which Hrithik says, ” You are taken in by the sheer beauty of Singapore. Beauty in nature resonates with something inside you. When you see something very beautiful, your soul connects with it and you feel bonded with your inner self. It is like nature’s beauty dissolves that inner labelling that we are all conditioned to give to everything we see.” Coming from Hrithik, this should be straight from the heart though I beg to differ on one point- from nature’s perspective, the first half was far more lovely than Singapore can ever be. Each to his own, I guess.

In the recent filmfare issue where he is on the front cover, Hrithik Roshan has this to say ,” When I started watching and analyzing what I was doing, I became more aware. I understand how much role ego plays in every single aspect of our lives. Just being able to understand that kills the ego to a great extent. Today, I understand the effects of an egoistic mind and I am decoding it. Ego sucks you deeper into a mess. There never is a point that you can identify as 100 percent happiness. I try to juggle the successes and failures with a sense of detachment.”

Hrithik is echoing the words of the reknowed Intellecual J.Krinamurthy who said ,” The word is not the thing. One can be completely  free of conditioning by observing every thought, feeling and action  from moment to moment as it arises. Giving labels to feelings creates or rewrites memory and creates a duel identity- the observer and the observed. Mind, memory or the consciousness are nothing but a conditioning of the past – thought being a reaction which strenghtens the ego centre. ” . It is heartening to read a hindi movie actor talk like this. I thought Amir Khan was the only intellectual among the current crop of actors. What a revealation. This is perhaps what keeps Hrithik ” Nice and sincere ” on and off the screen. The name “Roshan” stands for light and in that context, the word is the thing- Hrithik sounds enlightening.

It would not be out of place to mention here that the stress filled 21 st century shall require a spiritual James bond when perhaps for the first time the forces of applied spirituality shall be forced to match up to the forces of applied science. Krishmamurthy too talked of an astute mind and a pliable heart which only Mr Bond can possess- spiritual or otherwise.

In a lighter vien, spirituality be damned. If I had even half the assets of Hrithik, it would have been too tempting not to follow a different course of action. Should I rewrite “Playing other Games, O Desi James. Why not pursue  dames(desi and otherwise) rather than the boring talk of  labelling names.”

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30 comments

  1. Nice post….quite thought provoking….


  2. well said..!!and i got to agree with you..!!


  3. Basically…Hritik the Dravid of bollywood? 🙂 nice post btw…


  4. I haven’t seen Krrish yet and so can’t comment on that, but Hrithik is handsome enough to play James Bond. No doubt about that.


  5. Dear Hiren,

    Very Nice Post! I also like hrithik very much. He is very mature. Once i came to know that Suzanne visited one osho centre in delhi & i thought that hrithik must also be interested in these masters like osho, krishnamurty etc. And i feel that Hrithik is one such guy who is really following them.

    You can check my : http://www.cybercommune.blogspot.com

    Cheers, Rohit


  6. The Name is Roshan -Hritik Roshan [:-)]


  7. I havent yet watched the movie but from all the reviews I’ve come to hear (including this one),looks like $ things to me,
    1.It isnt as it it was expected to be,kinda lower than the nicety “Koi Mil Gaya” was actually.
    2.Yet talking in the Indian context of superhero movie in Bollywood it aint disappointing too.
    3.I’m gonna watch it as soon as my exams are up.
    4.I love Hritik,doesnt he look gorgeous in the John Players ad??

    Now,let the movie talk be there,I wanna thank you for your lovely comment at my blog,you had me smiling there.Do visit again,the pleasure is all mine.And by the way your closing line was hillarious !!

    Cheerio.


  8. Wow.. A Spiritual Bond! Thats indeed a thought that has never crossed my mind. Your attempt to bring about a synthesis of seemingly distinct aspects – Krishnamoorthi & Krrish, for instance – sounds refreshing and one-of-a-kind.

    Cheers!!


  9. Just stopped to say hello. You have a nice blog here. I am a fan of Hritik Roshan also.


  10. Well written, havent seen Krish yet but am planning to in the coming week.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog


  11. and I thought all hindi actor/ actresses are bloated hot air ballons. Btw, I hate hindi movies coz I’m a Tamil and I die for Tamil movies. For me the most intelligent indian actor would be Kamalhassan…but pity, the industry in India are biased towards Hindi movies…pity.

    Connecting, connections, movies are about culture and passion, not about glitz and glamour.


  12. I read the NYTimes review for this film and it intrigued me. An Indian Bond and a philosopher at that. It may be worth a watch despite the lacklustre review.


  13. Hiren,
    As it happens with any sequels, I think Krishh got the same treatment.They try to make the second thing better than first & in the process end up beign no here.

    I haven’t seen movie, but I thought atleast it is a different idea of bringing a desi ‘superman’. Not that there were no ‘supermans’ in bollywood, atleast here there was a genuine superman.

    So whatz ur verdict on Krissh?


  14. hey

    thanx for stopping by 🙂

    yeah , i kinda liked Koi Mil Gaya … not so much tho …. i am yet to watch Krissh

    see ya


  15. Hey, thanks for stopping by at my blog.
    Somehow never thought I still had it in me to go weak-knee’ed when I watch someone on screen and then wish that I was with him….but Hrithik in Krrish proved me wrong!!! Maybe it’s because of his ‘sincerity’ as your wife said.
    Am not sure though how you came to my blog…


  16. Hi Hiren,

    Great Post 🙂

    I thought Amir Khan was the only intellectual among the current crop of actors. What a revealation. This is perhaps what keeps Hrithik ” Nice and sincere ” on and off the screen. The name “Roshan” stands for light and in that context, the word is the thing- Hrithik sounds enlightening–Good to see you writing in this perspective.Another such great actor who talks intelligent in his interviews on screen atleast,is Shahrukh(though his acts like dancing around in parties for peanut politicians might not sound so intelligent)….

    You might also want to check out my take on the movie at krrishreview.blogspot.com


  17. Liked your post. I like Hritik in general, and specifically thought he looked his best in this movie, in the second half. Nice to know that he is not just brawn, but has a thought in his brain too.


  18. oh thank you for dropping by.. oh my good ness.. it reminds of intellectual krishnamurthy. he is genius as well as eccentric


  19. Hey thanks for the comments about Krish. I am planning to watch it soon.I saw Koi Mil Gaya in Russian :-))) ( I mean dubbed in Russian Channel)


  20. Hrithik as Bond?! Why didnt that cross my mind!

    Can’t help but agree with everything you said. Stop by and read my Krrish review too.

    http://yashuhitchcock.blogspot.com/


  21. I completely agree with that comment abt Hrithik.. he is just.. way too awesome! may His tribe increase! actually, on second thoughts.. one Hrithik is enough! There never can be another!


  22. i realy like krrish and cool seens in there and i like to play the game to!


  23. i didnt went to see it but i know it is great


  24. I completely agree wit you. Hritik is awesome, his stunt scenes reminded me of keanu reeves of the matrix. Rakesh roshan should have thought of applying matrix ideas in krishh..
    anyway good write up
    venu


  25. Krrish was not a bad attempt at a first time superman stuff though I wish the footage given to the stunts could have been much more than what was given. I think some of the conventional stuff shown in normal hindi movies (Song and dance for instance) could be sacrificed for more footage on stunts. Rakesh Roshan should have followed Ram Gopal Verma’s policy. I enjoyed “Koi mil gaya” more ( It had two Jadus( The evercute Preetie Zinta being the other one). Krrish somehow did not measure up to expectations but was good nevertheless. The scenes on nature in the first half were as good as Hrithik himself or shall we say vice- versa. Talking of nature, let’s see what Hrithik has to say in real life.

    Real life -A few days ago, there was an article in the Delhi times called “Singapore helped me connect to myself” in which Hrithik says, ” You are taken in by the sheer beauty of Singapore. Beauty in nature resonates with something inside you. When you see something very beautiful, your soul connects with it and you feel bonded with your inner self. It is like nature’s beauty dissolves that inner labelling that we are all conditioned to give to everything we see.” Coming from Hrithik, this should be straight from the heart though I beg to differ on one point- from nature’s perspective, the first half was far more lovely than Singapore can ever be. Each to his own, I guess.

    In the recent filmfare issue where he is on the front cover, Hrithik Roshan has this to say ,” When I started watching and analyzing what I was doing, I became more aware. I understand how much role ego plays in every single aspect of our lives. Just being able to understand that kills the ego to a great extent. Today, I understand the effects of an egoistic mind and I am decoding it. Ego sucks you deeper into a mess. There never is a point that you can identify as 100 percent happiness. I try to juggle the successes and failures with a sense of detachment.”

    Hrithik is echoing the words of the


  26. I enjoyed “Koi mil gaya” more ( It had two Jadus( The evercute Preetie Zinta being the other one). Krrish somehow did not measure up to expectations but was good nevertheless. The scenes on nature in the first half were as good as Hrithik himself or shall we say vice- versa. Talking of nature, let’s see what Hrithik has to say in real life.

    Real life -A few days ago, there was an article in the Delhi times called “Singapore helped me connect to myself” in which Hrithik says, ” You are taken in by the sheer beauty of Singapore. Beauty in nature resonates with something inside you. When you see something very beautiful, your soul connects with it and you feel bonded with your inner self. It is like nature’s beauty dissolves that inner labelling that we are all conditioned to give to everything we see.” Coming from Hrithik, this should be straight from the heart though I beg to differ on one point- from nature’s perspective, the first half was far more lovely than Singapore can ever be. Each to his own.


  27. I enjoyed “Koi mil gaya” more ( It had two Jadus( The evercute Preetie Zinta being the other one). Krrish somehow did not measure up to expectations but was good nevertheless. The scenes on nature in the first half were as good as Hrithik himself or shall we say vice- versa. Talking of nature, let’s see what Hrithik has to say in real life.
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  28. I enjoyed “Koi mil gaya” more ( It had two Jadus( The evercute Preetie Zinta being the other one). Krrish somehow did not measure up to expectations but was good nevertheless. The scenes on nature in the first half were as good as Hrithik himself or shall we say vice- versa. Talking of nature, let’s see what Hrithik has to say in real life.
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  29. I love the movie “krrish” it was wonderful.I loved it. I loved the song “koi tumsa nahi”.Let’s see what hrithik has to say in real life.mail me at yaqoob247@msn.com or call me at (201)2398041. I am from pakistan


  30. […] Playing other Games, O Desi James. Who would not wish to play the … I enjoyed “Koi mil gaya” more ( It had two Jadus( The evercute Preetie Zinta … i realy like krrish and cool seens in there and i like to play the game to! … […]



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