Wednesday, August 10, 2005

The Tower of Babble -2

According to the BBC the word "Lollywood" has made it to the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. It means (surprise, surprise) a reference to the Pakistan film industry based in the city of Lahore. So what if we produce crap films. We've made our foray into the English Language. Something to be proud about. Finally.

4 Comments:

Blogger s said...

yay, pakistan!

i dont see a good film coming out of lolly any time soon, but one can hope.

one day, i swear, i will get my ass down there and produce a film myself, just so we can raise the standards a bit (easier said than done, i know - i'm sure a lot of naive film school graudates return to pakiland with that same thought but give up soon after).

3:15 pm  
Blogger Uber Homme said...

s: you can. you must. The only two vaguely Pakistani films I've seen and found worthwhile are Khamosh Pani and World Ka Centre. The latter was made on a shoestring budget and the sound was so bad it eventually had to be subtitled. I give the directors full marks for having dared to make it.

6:10 pm  
Blogger livinghigh said...

hehehe.. so are u gonna be the next action hero to hit lollywood, uber? ;-)

PS: i loooooooooooved B&B... hehehe.. kept my brains aside for three hrs and had a great roller coaster ride! lol.. ab's hot,. and rani's stunning!

PPS: is islamabad really dat small towny? a capital of a country????

7:41 pm  
Blogger s said...

rahul, if i make a film, you can bet uber (AND sin) will be a part of it!!

uber, khamosh pani was actually part of the film festival here but i couldn't get tickets, even though i went a week before - it was completely sold out.

i watched 'daira' last year actually, and while it was worse than the book (moth smoke), it was much better than what usually comes out of lollywood.

11:05 pm  

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