Thursday, September 14, 2006

Editor Saab

Who's dressed in green, yellow and purple with a pink, polka-dotted scarf around his neck and makes the most godawful movies?

The guest editor of BBC Hindi website.

I'm telling you, this man's earned so much good karma in his early years...

7 comments:

alok said...

what, you don't like him?

alok said...

btw, this is a great site...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/hindi/

I wonder if there is a more magnanimous corporation in the world than BBC.

km said...

Alok, on the contrary...i love the "old" Dev. He was a class act. But I can't say the same about his foray into direction :))

(BBC Hindi site is just great....everytime I remember their wonderful Hindi and Urdu newsreaders on the World Service programmes, I go read it.)

neha vish said...

Remember what I said. The website is going to wear a turtleneck, bob up and down and be partial to nubile starlets.

Sigh.

anangbhai said...

The way I see it, either Dev Anand is in the phase where Kurosawa was when he made Dodesukaden and Dersu Uzala, right before he made his masterpiece films Kagemusha and Ran, or he's forgotten to give us a masterpiece and launched straight into senility. i.e. Kurosawa's last 3 films.
Not that Dev could ever compare to the best goddamn director that ever lived.

km said...

Anangbhai, your tongue shows through your cheek, but Kurosawa's last three films included the excellent Madadayo. That film has aged like fine wine and can easily hold its own.

Dev Anand had such good taste in his choice of scripts, music etc up until the mid-1960s. How could he go so wrong in a matter of a decade? :)

anangbhai said...

Yeah, I probably should have excluded madadayo. Haven't seen it, but people do say its good.