Two issues that we might discuss and exchange views on, as usual, of no particular importance. But then, when have I ever leaned towards discussing important issues?
"Bombay Rockers" have recently had a lot of success on the Indian pop music scene with their very popular 'Rock the Party' number. I have heard a song by AB Quintanilla and the Cumbia Kings by the name of 'Fuego' which sounds amazingly similar. Is this just a coincidence? Does anyone else out there listen to obscure Latino music and know this song? If so, please enlighten me. Maybe I am falsely accusing the worthy Bombay Rockers of something they didn't do. I also seem to have heard a song very similar to Raghav's 'Angel Eyes' though can't recall by whom.
Salaam Namaste has one of the ickiest endings seen in Hindi films in a while, this despite Shah Rukh's execrable dying scene in Kal Ho Na Ho. I mean, what were they thinking, subjecting us to an ending like that? The rest of the film certainly doesn't prepare you for it. Another downer is Zinta's character, Ambar, being referred to as "Amby." For some reason, this just sounds unbearably cutesy and juvenile.