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Bad Girls Of Field Hockey

Bollywood Update....

I love field hockey. First team sport I ever played and my big sister was on a team in high school before that. So I'd be a sucker for this film no matter what. But on top of being about field hockey, it's about a women's national team, and it's about sexism, and has a lot of cultural insights into India.

And the title song is catchy.

Chak De! India (Let's Go, India!)

Because it's so much about the game and has lots of game footage from India's various world cup games with other countries, it's not about suddenly breaking into dances and songs that have nothing to do with the plot. Oh well, can't have everything.

Frog Out



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Nov. 10th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
I'll see your Bollywood and raise you two more.

Here's the towel dance from Saawariya. No innuendo in that one, no, no, not at all.

And here's the best dance number from Fanaa. Sorry, no subtitles. :>( This tune is something like "My beautiful India of many colors."

Nov. 10th, 2008 11:33 am (UTC)
One modern, one traditional. I'm always in awe of the control in the traditional dances, the precision of arm and hand placement. Some of that is in the contemporary dance as well, his arm movements are beautiful.

I'm guessing Saawariya is NOT rated for Everyone, but is rated teens and above. So far, those are the only two ratings I've encountered and I have to check anything rated teen before E sees it.

A piano even. A towel that falls off. Backlighting. My heart goes pitter-pat. You win this round of Bollywood.

Nov. 10th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I'll check the rating when I get home. Except for that scene, it's pretty tame. Though it does take place in the red light district, and there's a song towards the beginning where Raj (the main dude) is working some magic to, ah, make the working ladies feel better. It's not real obvious what they are if you don't know. But it's still tame.

Fanaa, actually--the first have would be totally fine for E, the second half gets a bit violent, and she'd likely lose interest anyway because there's no more big dance numbers.
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
Their rating system is different and their idea of what's "adult" is different. Everything is tame by our standards of morality. Jhoom Barabar Jhoom had a kiss in it at the end and that was probably what made it truly teen-rated. Other movies have had suggestive "married" scenes, but no kissing, and have been rated "family." The rating is usually on the disk, but is sometimes difficult to find.
Nov. 10th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
You have eclectic tastes.
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