MY OLD UNIVERSITY, TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN, IRELAND—IN A BOLLYWOOD MOVIE
I’M CURRENTLY SCANNING THE SKIES FOR FLYING PIGS
Saturday is my official day for doing absolutely nothing—or kidding myself I’m resting (even when I’m not).
Today, I really needed the rest, and either slept or read until lunchtime. I was absolutely played out. It felt wonderful—I think. I was asleep most of the time. Holding a book can be hard work when you are tired.
The surprise of the day came later when I watched EK THA TIGER—a Bollywood action thriller (leavened with considerable humor) featuring an Indian RAW agent and a Pakistani ISI agent who fall on love while on a mission in Dublin, Ireland. The movie as a whole is set in something like five countries, but something like a third is set in Dublin (which looks remarkably well in the movie).
All in all, it’s a thoroughly entertaining film providing you adjust your standards. For instance, it’s a Bollywood convention that even in an action thriller like this, there will be several musical numbers. This is quite disconcerting at first—think SKYFALL crossed with SINGING IN THE RAIN—but the numbers themselves are excellent, and the main protagonists are both beautiful people. The female lead is Katrina Kaif for whom the phrase “Drop dead gorgeous” was invented. It isn’t adequate.
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie although I’m still trying to adjust to the the notion of Trinity being a location.
I expect the sequel to be set in the Vatican—and the Swiss Guard suddenly to start tap-dancing.
Why not, indeed! Go watch!