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Vah vah!!!! I am so glad to hear you say all these things. Akshaye was the first Bollywood actor who really impressed me as an actor (and okay, yes, also I thought he was beautiful), and I've begun to lose sight of some of those qualities because of the dreck of the films around him.

This role is interesting to me partly because it is similar to his role in Shaadi Se Pehle, also opposite Ayesha Takia, but much more nuanced - and, it must be said, inspired to final wisdom by seeing true love, not through madcap adventures involving a mafia don and his plastic sister.

I wish I could say something more thoughtful but I really don't remember the film terribly well, and you've really enticed me watch it again (even if I FF through a few of the arcs).

We had the same approach and response to this film but about the opposite people - I watched for Akshaye but walked away most impressed by Govinda! Together, we are both halves of the masala sibling locket :)


I will confess, that I FF through a few of the arcs myself. Despite that, SEI is a film that grows on me more and more, despite its flaws.

I worry (I really do) that this may be the last, great thing Govinda ever does. I'm crossing my fingers for Raavan, and hoping the rumours that his scenes have mostly been cut are untrue.

I will say that I prefer Akshaye with hair, but living with a guy who is hair impaired, I do understand the challenge of losing one's hair gracefully.


Great post, like, WHOA! I LOVE SEI and I fully agree with EVERYTHING you ave said about it, like, spookily so (especially the part about Govinda. Sigh. I love him so much). Akshaye is always my least favourite part of the film (OMG except for SOHAIL, shudder) until I remember he is supposed to be annoying and cartoonish, right before he has his realisation of what real love actually is. He pulls off the change so well, I forgive him his buffoonery every time.


Thanks, Ness -- you know, I love this film probably more than I should, given the criticial response to it. I'm still amazed to read reviews that dump on it, and say that the only good thing about it is Sohail Khan (oh, really? That's a story arc I could have lived without, truly.)

And I'd forgotten how good Govinda really is, and am so grateful SEI exists to remind me about that.



Are you serious? There are reviews that say Sohail Khan is the best thing about it? I am PROUD to disagree with the reviewers in that case, because they are clearly on crack!


This is my first comment on your blog although I have been reading your posts. Congratulations - you really have a very interesting blog. I liked your Arshad Wasi week and look forward to reading your views on Govinda and his movies. I have only seen Govinda in a few movies like Partner and Salam E Ishq. I liked him in both. He was the best in SEI among all actors to my utter surprise. While I liked the Askhay/Ayesha and John Abraham/Vidhya story, the salman-priyanka story totally put me off.

BTW, your article on plaigarism and Bollywood was very good - insightful.

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