Post by John3b on Dec 12, 2013 2:11:27 GMT
Finally got onto this new thread, glad to see the old (and new!) names of old friends showing up - kinda like being a kid first day of school, excited/anxious about the new seating arrangements and who do you know/will you get to know.....
Reintro for the new members, discovered Indian movies through a chance rental years ago, and got hooked on the Awesome That Is Bollywood. Always had watched world cinema, just never gotten a chance at that part of the world. After about a year of BW, dipped our toes in South Indian cinema with Telegu movies due to shady influences (jjake61 and odadune, DilBert, others, you know who you are). Now have over 500+ movies in our collection w/ 7 languages represented.
Married to same bestest friend for 33 years and counting, she's addicted too, so movie night is always a team enjoyment thing. Two SRK posters in kitchen, so he's leering over my shoulder everyday, but she's happy, and that's all that matters.
Maybe the only good 'ol boy appearing gentleman in Central Texas that owns 2 lungis, and can mangle several South Asian greetings and phrases when we get patients from those regions. Always good for that OMG look, when the white guy can pronounce the names right, Namaste/Salaam/Vanakkum (as appropriate), and discuss heroes and heroines from the other side of the world. Great fun.
Glad to see this still going, this thread and the people on it have had an immeasurable impact on our enjoyment of Indian movies - without it, we would never been able to explore the movies to the depth we have, plus the added bonus of gaining an appreciation of another part of the world that has enriched our lives. Thanks to all that made that happen.