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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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Picture Courtesy: Mira Nair Films. Used with permission
Monsoon Wedding

I saw Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding. It is a delightful movie, full of drama, visuals, and humor. I want to see/make movies like this one, that glorify beauty -- real and perceived. I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. It challenges our assumptions about contemporary Indian culture, as it reinforces the traditional Indian customs, and their values.

My favorite parts:

  • Hemant, the groom ordering the "two very special chai" in the same joint he used to hang out as an engineering student. Man, that's so surreal. Reminded me of Kalipod's joint in Ontikoppal, Mysore. I certainly would like to meet Kalipod again.
  • A dub artist enacting an orgasm. It's as good as the one in "When Harry Met Sally".
  • When Aditi's brother whispers  "KLPD". This was quite a popular slang during my time. The movie translated  KLPD as "betrayal of the erect penis", but the slang has a far more hilarious connotation. 
    BTW, in my time, there was even more hilarious slang KLPR (khade lund pe Rakhi) ;-- )


(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Monday, November 11, 2002
Last Modified: 9/10/2003
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