im addicted to foreign movies!
December 11, 2011 1:33am CST
What's happening to me lately? I can’t get over watching foreign movies lately. It is somewhat medicinal... Couple of nights ago, I watched a movie, Veer-Zaara, set against the backdrop of conflict between India and Pakistan, this star-crossed romance follows the unfortunate love story of an Indian Air Force Squadron Leader Veer Pratap Singh, and a Pakistani woman hailing from a rich political family of Lahore, Zaara Haayat Khan, who are separated for over twenty years. Saamiya Siddiqui, a Pakistani lawyer, finds Veer in prison, and upon listening to his story, tries to get him freed. After the prosecution present its case, Saamiya realizes she must cross the border and find someone in Veer's village who can prove Veer's true identity. There, Saamiya meets Zaara, who had fled to India and has taken over running the girl's school after the deaths of Veer's parents. She has thought that Veer died on his bus that ran off a cliff, killing everyone on its way to India. Saamiya takes Zaara back to Pakistan to tell the court the truth about Veer's identity. The judge releases Veer from prison and apologizes on behalf of Pakistan. After Veer is finally released, he and Zaara bid goodbye to Saamiya and Pakistan at the Wagah border crossing.
11 Dec 11
This movie is from my country, India and as almost all south Asian movies there is a mix of almost all emotions in abundance in it. Unfortunately I am allergic to sitting and getting brain flogged for about three hours, so I have not seen it. I however, congratulate you on beating me to it. I will hope and pray that you overcome this addiction because we need people to be coherent here in MyLot. Any overdose of these addictions will cause you to thrash about 20 muscular young men at any given instant, break into any dance form instantly, be the best of a musician at any time, and do super human things while being human. All very dangerous in real life. I still have hope for you and am confident that logic and sane thinking will cure you.
11 Dec 11
You are not alone in these flagella, i also like watching foreign movies than local ones( Filipino's don't get mad at me). I don't want watching local because i find it always non-realistic and sometimes far from happening kind of movies.
11 Dec 11
you're right with that. most of our movies are far from reality and they only feature the middle to top class of the society.i just hope the producers can see in that aspect. i only watched the independent films and most of the time the foreign ones.though some are fictions yet we can still all relate and have fun.
12 Dec 11
This is such a normal reaction and admiration to a foreign films. I myself was one of the addicted fan of such foreign movies especially Hollywood movies and TV show series, the Gossip Girl. I am dying to see the casts personally especially Blair Waldorf. This is a normal admiration just like what you have for Veer-Zaara. This might one of our means to cope stress and have some inspiration. So keep admiring those movies you love to watch as long as they keep you happy!
11 Dec 11
Yeah, you've managed to create a whole paragraph of that movie you're addicted to. Sometimes I also find myself seeking for exotic movies. I usually watch Hollywood movies but there's this urge that comes once in a while that makes me wanna watch Asian horror movies, especially those that are made in Thailand (or Taiwan ). They just make quality horror movies. That's their forte. It's like they know what makes people scared.
• Delhi, India
11 Dec 11
Hello Flagella, Unlike you i don't see foreign movies though i don't like watching movies much.But i have seen VEER ZARA its nice movies in which Shahrukh Khan and Pretty Zinta did nice acting.Songs of the film are worth to hear. I also have seen this movie lot of times.There are lot of scenes in the movie which always bring tears in my eyes like the one in which Samiya reaches Veer's house and find Zara there and the conversation they had at that moment. Its good to see that HINDI movies have the viewers outside INDIA too.