Shoddy shaadi movie

Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar kept us and a few other people in out of the heat and entertained sporadically at AMC Barton Cinema. My most constant movie-going companion never wants to see anything by this director (K.S. Adhiyaman) or starring Salman Khan ever again. Beefy Salman Khan was choreographed to dance as Gene Kelly might were he alive today, not a favorite style. There were lots of familiar faces in this movie but the script gave the actors little to do and that little was ill-conceived and ill-written. Dances and costumes were generally inventive and fun, but not in any way outstanding. It was entertaining to see on-lookers caught watching some of the on-location outdoor scenes being shot. The unsolved mystery of the movie is just what is a sizzler, evidently a menu item of trendy Chinese restaurants in India. Is a sizzler like a wor bar dish?

2 Comments so far

  1. Dhaval (unregistered) on August 14th, 2006 @ 11:38 am

    Hey there – to answer your question about Sizzlers; a sizzler is usually a combination of several things served on a hot skillet. There’s a restaurant here in NYC called Bombay Sizzlers – they serve about 10 different types. There are Chinese, Bombay (duh), Pav Bhaji, Paneer, and even a dessert sizzler.

    So in the Chinese sizzler, you have noodles, rice, veggies, spicy sauces, vegetarian manchurian, lettuce leaves at the bottom that are usually burned all the way (don’t know if this is intentional) and just a huge mess of food. Think of it as a garbage plate with no meat. There probably are meat alternatives, but in general these things are vegetarian and pretty delicious.

    -Dhaval of NYC METblogs.

  2. Rantor (unregistered) on August 14th, 2006 @ 1:10 pm

    Thank you very much for responding to this, and for doing so in such detail. It does sound as though a sizzler bears some resemblance to a wor bar dish (cast-iron vessel has hot rice placed in it first and then the other ingredients poured over at the table, which releases steam and makes a sizzling noise). The liking for sizzlers was revealed in the diary that was lost by its owner, as you’ll recall if you’ve seen this movie.

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