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Guilty Pleasures

In Beauty, Movies, Songs on February 1, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I admit. I am an addict.

My obsession with television is well established. I spend a lot of time watching movies and TV shows either in theaters, at home, on my laptop, on my phone, or on the school computers. Ice-cream and chocolates don’t do it for me, television is my guilty pleasure.

I love foreign films and have mastered subtitles (most people complain that they can’t enjoy the movie when having to read subtitles – NOT ME).

I developed a long-lasting relationship with Hindi and recently Telegu films. I also have an on-and-off relationship with Korean films & Japanese anime.

So, I have dedicated this post to my relationship with Hindi and Telegu movies. I can honestly say that I have learned to understand Hindi through my avid watching of Bollywood movies. Most people have now become familiar with Bollywood as American media has begun to feature Indian culture with shows like Outsourced and movies that contain some forms of Indian culture.

I fell in love with Hindi movies 9 years ago (hence long-lasting) and have watched Hindi movies ever since. I have watched many movies (never tried counting but definitely exceed 200). As for Tollywood or Telegu cinema, I recently began to watch them and am already in love. They are very much like Hindi movies (all within India) but the language and some of the cultural aspects differ. The most striking difference so far is that Telegu movies contain a lot of fight scenes – where the main male lead beats up hordes of ‘bad guys’ (EVERY MALE LEAD has this superpower).

I love them because:

  • SONGS – almost all the time, I watch movies because of the songs (I know most people fast-forward the songs). They are beautifully composed and sweetly sang – my favorite composer/singer A R Rahman and Shreya Ghoshal
  • They are deliriously romantic – characterized by love-at-first-sight, musicals (with beautiful scenery and super fast wardrobe changes) and happily ever after!
  • –and maybe, just maybe because I live in a fantasy world – part-time 🙂
Despite the length of these movies (range from 2-3 hrs – although they’ve now been getting shorter) I can watch 1 a week. Sometimes I wonder everyone else isn’t as crazy about them as I am – no one I know is 😦
I just wanted to share my love (obsession) with Hindi and Telegu movies.
Below is a beautiful video – a very catchy and adorable song that I’ve had on replay the past 2 weeks!
It is really upbeat and adorable! Hope you enjoy it 🙂
Song: Antha Siddanga 
Movie: Koncham Ishtam Koncham Kashtam
Singers: Shreya Ghoshal & Sonu Nigam 

  1. I knew you were into Hindi movies but didn’t know about the level of into them you were!

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