Its Saturday - and that means another movie! This week we decided to spice it up a bit and do a bollywood movie called: Bride and Prejudice, which is based on Jane Austen's book: Pride and Prejudice. Bollywood is a word that is popularly used to describe Indian cinematic movies - it is one of the largest film producing industries in the world!
When this movie came out, I was excited to see it - I love Jane Austen and I love Aishwarya -- what could be better? I have grown up watching Bollywood movies, and even though I don't speak Hindi, I still love singing along and watching movies again and again. Among Bollywood lovers, Aishwarya Rai is a common household name - she is one of the top leading ladies in Bollywood and made the crossover to Hollywood with this movie: Bride and Prejudice. Aish (as she is fondly known), won the 1994 Miss World competition - check out the video of her Miss World crowning here. She was also voted as the World's most beautiful woman almost a decade later. As much as I love Aishwarya - my most favorite actress is Madhuri Dixit but that's a whole other post :)
With Bollywood - I have found that people either love them or really don't like them. I love everything about them, I love the colors, the music, the actors... and yes, it is definitely overdramatic in some bits, but I still love it :) This movie was no different... I like how they wove the Jane Austen novel into the story of a family from Punjab India and the role of destiny bringing two souls countries apart together - and of course I love love the garba songs, bhangra songs that they threw in there too..
In making a card I didn't know where to start - I had so many ideas swirling and whirling - and after two attempts, I went with one of my favorite lines from the song with Darcy and Lalita: two beings in one beating heart... it is such a beautiful description of two souls coming together as one. The colors of my card were inspired by the wedding saris at the end of the movie. One of my friends is getting married later this year and so I made this card for her and used Julee's Mojo Monday sketch #75:
I wrote the sentiment using a Sanksrit style by writing it out with pencil and then writing over it with a Martha pen.
I placed the card over my wedding sari that wore almost 8 years ago :) I loved this sari the first time I saw it and pulling it out this morning - I totally fell in love with it again :) I thought I would take a picture of the card on a wedding sari since it is a wedding card for my friend. I love all things sparkly and glittery and love getting all dressed up with my bangles, and necklaces.
Luckily, there are so many celebrations in the Indian calendar that there is always an opportunity to get dressed up!
Hope you have a chance to play along this week! You can check out more details at Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge!
Wishing you all lots of happiness, song, merriment and spontaneous bursts of dance!!!
Sketch Used: Julee's Mojo Monday Sketch #75
Paper: Gold Paper: Paper company, red paper is handmade paper used for giftwrap.
Ink - Martha gold
Accessories: an old earring (i can't find the other one so I used this one for my card :), bling (Kaiser Crafts), Martha Heart punch, corner rounder for scalloped edging...
Shows watched: 30Rock (love it!)