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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Love and Laughter
As part of my "repeat song till everybody gets bored" regimen I am currently listening to "Ladki Kyon" from Hum Tum. The nice thing about the song is its conversational style. I remember seeing the director Kunal Kohli's interview before the movie released and he mentioned that he really enjoyed the conversations from Harry Met Sally and that was one of his key inspirations for making the movie.

While on the issue of Harry Met Sally, I must mention that I loved the movie - it had the exact proportion of mushy-ness to make it a romantic comedy as opposed to a chick-flick. Other romantic comedies that I have enjoyed for similar reasons include You've Got Mail, Notting Hill, One Fine Day and French Kiss. Though these movies don’t match up to Harry and Sally’s romance they all provide a good mix of wit, sarcasm and the blues.

Sadly, there seems to be a dearth of good romantic comedies off late. If Meg Ryan was the epitome of the quintessential ingredient in these movies, Kate Hudson seems to be the complete antithesis of the concept. For an actress of her caliber she has given three really bad romantic movies in the past two years - Alex and Emma, How to Loose a Guy in Ten Days and Raising Helen. Interestingly Alex and Emma comes from Rob Reiner, who was the same guy who gave us Harry Met Sally. To make matters worse Meg Ryan has gone onto make darker movies like In the Cut. Reminds me of the song from Black Eyed Peas - where is the love ???

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