Sunday, June 22, 2008

Mimoh in Jimmy: Well, why not?

In Jimmy - which I had the good fortune of catching up with this weekend - Mimoh finds himself in deep shit. He's up to his neck in huge financial karz, his Mom treats him like an infant, he has a brain tumor, he's stuck with a girlfriend who is beyond annoying, he's on death row for murder and his best friend can't act. Yet all of these problems pale next to the most bhayanak one he has - his hair.

Mimoh has curious hair to say the least. On one side he gels his hair into a solid wall. On the other side he lets it hang loose - often it resembles a rug that's been inserted into a horribly wrong laundry cycle (not that I've ever done anything like that). Under the right kind of lighting, it makes him look like a bottle blond.

It's just one of the many fascinating things that held me engrossed through the first half of the movie. Jimmy is so bad, it takes you a while to get used to it. In the first act I wasn't quite sure if the entire project had been devised as a clever nod to Mithun's anya B-flicks or if actual adults had made it.

In any case, in the second half - having assured myself that this was the closest I could get to Manmohan Desai nostalgia, I had a positively better time. I was even able to enjoy the many odd, loopy and inexplicable things in the movie like a helicopter that seems to disappear into water.

The best of all of this is a Rambo-inspired sequence where Mimoh dons a black headband and lays waste to a bunch of hapless policemen on an abandoned set. (This showdown having been forced after a breathless chase in which the police catch up with Mimoh and his girl who have both been unfairly weighed down by their individual bouncing chests)

Yet I couldn't help but get caught up in the infectious enthusiasm of a guy trying hard to believe he's a star in a cool film. Mimoh's dance sequences - which reminded me of graceful water buffalo stranded in the Kalahari - were an absolute pleasure to watch.

Finally, please watch this movie only after about four shots of tequila (and four more close by).

Trust me on this.

Also:

91 comments:

Pitu said...

Hahahahaaaaaa!!!!!!! Awesome!

anu g said...

Rofl!What a fantastic way to start the week.Just whats needed to ward away the Monday Blues!
I loved the captions...actually to be fair to Mimoh, he did offer a variety of expressions....but the 'terrified Mimoh' left me laughing cos it reminded me of a 'terrified Bobby Deol'.
And thanks for helping us with our natural sciences.....a water buffalo in the Kalahari:).Lol!

Mind Rush said...

Aspi, I fell onto my keyboard in a pool of unstoppable laughter. That review was sheer comedic genius!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Mind Rush said...

And now onto a very serious matter. I must take it upon myself to analzye Mimoh's hair and thus his personality.

Mimoh's hair is over processed--like a bleach and a perm at the same time. This indicates that Mimoh posseses an experimenting spirit. He is forever trying to refine his persona (and he still has a way to go.)

His half gelled half loose hair style points to a deep sense of duality in his psyche. He is unsure of himself and tries to cover all bases (like disco, action, romance and inadvertent comedy in his films.)

Sage counsel from Mind Rush to Mimon direct:

1) Invest in a hat. And another hair stylist. You need a new look.

2) Email me. We need to send you to a Vocational Counselor. You need a new career.

Pitu said...

LOl. Mind Rush, I am curious to know what career you would suggest to Mimoh.

Olga Abramova said...

I is thinking that you Aspi are jealouz of Mimoh Baby. He are dashing, handsum and very very very sexified.

He are also a very very very great actorman. All the girls at my high school in Kondopoga go ga ga over and under his sexified head and face.

The boys in our town has all copifed Mimoh Baby's haircutstyle becuz no girl was paying attenshun to them.

Long Live Mithun Da and Mimoh Baby! Savior of Good movies and talent.

Svetlana Obushenkova said...

I is agree with my best friend Olga. Aspi are bein a hator and i see jealousness behind the hateyfull post.

What sort in a name is Aspi anyway. I thinks that you was bullied in skool because of that horrified name therefore you is picking on sexy Mimoh.

This are his first movie therefore you can not expect him to act like De Niro, Pacino and Mithunda. But he is still the handsomest and most talented Indian actor comes after Mithunda the legendary actorman.

Anonymous said...

Please take it easy ( Last 2 posters ). No one here hates any one in general - This is all in Good fun.
Aspi is a very dear and sensible blogger and nothing is personal here.

AkD said...

wtf???ROLFFFF!!!!!!AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA


HATTS OFF ASPI!!!EXCELLENT CAPTIONS!!!
this one must go into one of the funniest articles on the drift ever!!

Aspi said...

Ok, whoever did svetlana and olga (because I can't imagine they are real), great job! Right now this looks like Megan's handiwork to me although I could be wrong.

Mind Rush said...

Olga and Svetlana may be very real, as might be their outrage. Kondopoga is a small town in Russia with a population of 34,000.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kondopoga

Wah! Drift saab, you have readers in all regions of the world! That also explains why they love Mimoh. He's the big fish in a little pond.

Anonymous said...

I do not think the Russian Names are real and their senseless comments are not fun but something else.

Mind Rush said...

Pitu asks: Better career choices of Mimoh?

Hmmm, off the top of my head:
4) Carpet cleaner---match his hair
3) Candle maker--match his buring melting heart
2) Dance teacher in 1984--match his moves

#1 Career of Choice for Mimoh: Phone operator in a collection agency---he knows all about loans.

Anonymous said...

Olga and Svetlana, whether real or fake, its not nice to be making personal potshots at anyone on the drift. Everyone here is entitled to his or her personal opinion. The idea here is to have fun and laugh it off. So just relax and enjoy the drift.

anu g said...

The earlier comment was from me...the peacelover anu g:).

anu g said...

Whoa Mindrush!U r one brave person! Line up to be attacked by O and S:).

girlie girl said...

LMAO!! I agree with anu g, what a fantastic way to start Monday!! This has to be one of top 5 besht drift entry!! BRAVO ASPI, BRAVO!!! I think we have another "Niranjan" type haters on this blog...welcome Svetlana, Olga! i wonder what happened to that guy?!

Great career choices for Mimmoh Mind Rush...I still can't stop laughing at "4) Carpet cleaner---match his hair"

lol!!

Pitu said...

Does anyone else think 'Coy Mimoh' looks like an overgrown Chucky? *hides a kitchen knife under pillow*

maxdavinci said...

mere bacchon, those fantastic expressions are an impressive feat.

The guy was suffering from severe constipation and an over dose of laxatives resulted in loose bowel motions.

itni 'durgati' mein bechare ne itna toh kiya! The guys in russia noticed this for they know the secret behind Mr.Red Heat!

more on the same here

Amrita said...

Hey, at least Mimoh brought his own hair to the party. Govinda on the other hand, stole Bappi da's hair, The Himesh's girl and my appetite. I hope the Chinese and pissed off Madrasis everywhere divebomb his fool house.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=RY6jFwNknsU

Aspi said...

A historic marker in the ongoing saga of Indo-Chinese relations.

Thanks for the link Amrita.

Anonymous said...

Does he look like a superimposed picture of Mithun and Yogita?

Animesh Raj said...

i wonder how u could muster up enough guts to sit through such a trashy movie!!

leera said...

My day had a particularly shitty start and then the page loaded and I saw 'Khuddaar Mimoh'
Gives whole new meaning to the term stiff upper lip!

Shoutout to Svetlana Obushenkova for taking aspi to task ;) and anon for defending him.

Teddy said...

Aspi
Mindblowing, superb, outstanding!! Maa Saraswati ki tum par krupa hai,God bless you! Bol, tumhe kitne points chahiye, dus, dus huzaar, dus karod!

One of the funniest reviews I have read. Mimoh has got to be one of the UGLIEST star kids trying to make a career as a leading man. He looks like Yogita Bali after a sex change procedure gone horribly wrong.

Alternately, he looks like what would result, if a mad scientist took Yogita Bali genes, added in some water buffalo genes just for fun, a dash of sloth bear, and a swirl of a really bad coconut coir rug, and finally, fed the resulting creature on a diet of a five kilos of mishtis and french fries daily, for years.

girlie girl said...

LMAO Teddy...that's terrible (and may i say, right on the money!) but entertainingly hysterical!!

you know, who is that guy who is hosting 'ek se badhkar ek'...i always thought that's what Mithunda's son would look like...i could actually see him as Mithun's son vs. Mimmoh...

Mind Rush said...

Thank you Olga!
Thank you Svetlana!
Your comments have spawned a whole universe of unforgettable Drift humor!

I agree with all those above who say that this is one of the landmark reviews of Driftdom.

Aspi said...

I love it when people go ape shit bananas over an actor. I had a lot of fun with these comments :)

animesh, welcome. What a cool name. Sounds like a manga homage.

leera, sorry about your day. But let it be said, Mimoh might have made it all brighter for us.

Mind Rush said...

I can only stop laughing for a short time so am going to type this quik...
Drift saab, this movie was not made by Mimoh and subsequently the blame for this horror should be shared by the director/script writer/screen play guy, etc. Could you please give us a list of who the film gives credit to for key tasks? Thanks!

Aspi said...

Mind Rush, I linked to it coyly (like Mimoh) to the words "is so bad" in the post. But its obscure so I'll repeat the link here.

If you read it, all will be clear on who to blame for the debacle.

leera said...

Ravi Kissen 'bhojpuri superstar' and one time co-star of Kajol in 'Udhar ki Zindagi' is the host of Ek se badhkar ek. He does look a little like Mithun, after a few good shots of 100 proof!

He brings his own 'madari' brand of hosting to the table babuaa...

Aspi said...

anu g, thanks for the peacemaking yaar. I've noticed people kind of zip it after you show up and have something to say.

leera, I've noted that Mimoh brings out the hilarious person in you. You've already give us two endearing terms: basuri jackson and madari brand and we are only on our third Mimoh post.

Anonymous said...

Babua Hermann signed by Ashutosh Gawilker and SLBhansali . Wow even copies have a market when Dad is rich

Olga Mimohfied Abramova said...

I is back. Xcuse me please!

Some of the thing you people has said do not makes any sense AT ALL!

I think you is all one person postering as different peoples saying hurtyful things.

Don't hate Mimoh because he are sexyful, hate him because he are better than you.

Mimoh baby! Maine tumse bahot pyar karti hoon, bach pan se..I learned Hindi only for you. The love I have for you inside in my heart is a ticking clock that will never stop ticking until the day I die

Mithun Jorgensen said...

Mimoh will carry on the legacy left by his superstar father!

My father Johan and mother Anneke were greatest fans of Mithunda! They was listening to I am a disco dancer while I was being conceived!

I was even named after the legend. I grew up watching every single Mithun movie.

I used to have acne all over my face and people in my school used to pick on me. My love for dancing and Mithunda made me feel I wasn't just an overweight acne prone teenager with buck tooth! Whenever I was down and blue, I would listen to Mithun mix tape in my sony walkman and it gave me reason to live. Something to look forward to.

Now I work in my local bar as a Mithun impersinator and make decent living out of it.

Some of you need to feel ashamed with yourselves. You are belittleing someone who don't even know personally. I have seen Jimmy and I was proud of my little brother.

If any of you people come to Abborrhult my hometown, I will buy you a round of Kåtisbock while you watch how popular my act is with the local Swedes.

Hiroko Fujishima said...

Kanichua Sir Aspi!

I do not understand English a little bit. I am using online translator to type this post. Please forgive my grammar but you seem like you are a big fan of Mimoh, thanks for sharing those sexy pictures.

I was having a bad day at the office, my boss yelled at me but looking at Mimoh's majestic pictures made me very happy. A thousand thank you's will not be enough.

Hiroko Fujishima said...

Please also post some sexy pictures of Rajnikanth, another great Indian export. I am also his big fan.

Deepu said...

I read on Mumbai Mirror this morning that Himesh has been offered Rs 26 crore to be on the next SRGMP.

Are they kidding me?

Aspi said...

Svetlana, Mithun and Hiroko, thanks for stopping by. Whoever you are - it was pretty funny.

I should also mention that the last post Joules did for us got discussed like crazy on a Polish site and a Middle-eastern one.

girlie girl said...

LOL on the Olga, Mithun (JR apparently) and Hiroko comments. Looks like Mimmoh is loved everywhere except for where it counts! He might just want to start acting in russian/japanese films!!

Mimoh said...

Hmmph! You can add three more to those pictures of yours!

Hurt Mimoh
Betrayed Mimoh
Migrating to Russia Mimoh

Anonymous said...

Olga Kumari - Are you real of a Desi person with a fake name ?

Anonymous said...

Act in Japanese or Russian Films just for one or two so Called Fans ?

He can definitely migrate but acting ??????????????????

Anonymous said...

Aspi here is yur Himness Fix
http://youtube.com/watch?v=JK36OrcG19w

Aspi said...

Anon, I love you.

Drift Memsaab said...

Driftji,
Who be these Swedes, Russsians, Japanese and Anons that you is flirting with?

Me not talk/walk/speak/write english very little but me understand that you say i lov u to strange lady on internet blog.

Pitu said...

oooooooo jhagda! *eats popcorn*

DM, he said Ya Lub Luba to the Russian gals as well (adds margarine to the fire*

Aspi said...

Sorry Drift Memsaab. I was just distressed because a bird dive-bombed me.

Kanan said...

The way Mimoh is loved in North Asian countries, I think he'd be the next Raj Kapoor.

Until that happens, checkout his pic here. He looks so much like what Teddy described. :D

Aspi, this whole post with comments made me go elllll emmmm aaaye oooooooooo!

Drift Memsaab said...

Driftji--My point exactly...too much bird watching, eh?

Anonymous said...

You have to Watch Dad as a Drag Here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWx3XKtNfU0

Aspi said...

Finally! Some worthy competition for Mimoh!

Anonymous said...

Ravan Dance ( as good as Mim )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDU5U7joiRE

Anonymous said...

Aspinder - Mention Not , I am all for U
Anon

Pinky said...

"Aspinder"????
LMAO...Kidda, Aspinderji, ki haal hai thoadda? Are you sure your name isn't really Aspinder aka "Bunny" or "Happy"? Do you live anywhere Kaneddawich?

Tania said...

The comments section is even more hilarious then the actual post.That is what happens to actor bacchas who look like their mommies.Add the fact here that Mimoh is Disco Mithun's son and not romancing Rishis and not backed by a SLB and no Sony studios.
Yeh to hona hi thha.
Aspi, Me thinks greatbong was here http://greatbong.net/2008/05/23/jimmy-the-review/

Aspi said...

Kanan, excellent reference to D-I-S-C-O at least if I understood your comment.

Pinky if I was a surd, my nickname wouldn't be Bunty or Happy or Lovely, but Tandoori.

Anonymous said...

Watched Mere Baap Pehle Aap and the female lead looks like a much cuter version of Mauli Ben Dave of SRGMP.

MkD[ex-AkD] said...

gees...when i had just started showering all my affection from SR t on nil kaps...n in comes mimoh darling....oohh..how HWAT he is!!!mann....i agree wid de russian chix...too sexy for words man....and aspi, can we have anoder addition??
teddybear mimoh??i mean i soo fantasise about him day in n day out...:P

Anonymous said...

Imraan is cuter on TV than even the movie promos.

I think he is heading for Success !

m said...

Imran's headed for success? WTF? seriously if he was a nobody and nephew of some random Akbar Khan chief accountant at Price Waterhouse India no one would give him a second look

hell people would even make fun of his girly act and lack of good looks and nerdy appearance. Just because aamir Khan is leaving no stones unturned to make his nephew a star even before people get to see his so called "talent"

what happened to the "conscientious" Aamir khan who used to be all "i avoid desi award shows because of injustice" etc etc etc

He just ended up being a sheep and a member of the nepotism club of Bollywood.

m said...

i forgot to mention his bushy eyebrows EEEEP

igor baryshnikov said...

I don't like Mimoh either aspi. ever since he maked an entry in the entertainment sceen, my girlfriend wants me to change my haircut to look like him.

that isn't the end of it, she prints out a picture of him and makes a mask for me to wear. Yesterday I wrote her off for the 50th time but once I saw her face I lost my nerve to say anything to her. I ended up cooking her dinner as she watched the DVD for the 123rd time.

We make plans to go out then she rings me and says she would rather have girls night in basking in his glory.

WHAT DOES MIMOH HAVE THAT I DON'T?

She practises action scenes that she saw in Jimmy and starts treating my like the villian and abuses me physically.

she said I am like a disease that keeps coming back, I know that i should stick up for myself and not put up with the abuse but what can i do? I got no self esteem.

i can put up the abuse but i don't know how i put up with her knocking on ym door 3 am and looking to score some Igor love. Then she calls me Mimoh while we are having an intimate moment.

WHY ASPI WHY? Mimoh should be locked away for life. It isn't just me, every man in St Petersburg has the same sad woe tale to tell.

Someone do something

Why don't she love me for who I am. I just want to be myself.

lovelorn igor said...

drift memsaab - I acknowledge your pain. I am going through the same emotions as you are. My girlfriend loves Mimoh more than she loves me. We should get together for coffee and share our pain together.

I wrote a poem

The shadows are falling
And I'm alone again
In a gilded hell
You call lovely
Still wishing
With all my heart
I could rise above this

You meant everything.
And that's what terrifies me
To the core of who I am
A wraith-like child
Frozen inside,
This little bird
Has had his wings broken

So I scream one more time
Begging you
To help the one little boy
You reduced to less than nothing.
Love me, please

girlie girl said...

while I agree with you about the whole Imran thing where he couldn't've gotten in if he wasn't Aamir Khan's nephew, that's how most if not all of b-wood works. I mean, look at half the jokers out there, I mean, do you really think Esha Deol, bobby deol, saif ali khan, the entire kapoor generation, hritik roshan, sonam kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan...this is a long-ass list...but you get my point...there is no WAY these guys would be where they are if they didnt already have someone to lean on in B-wood.

Aspi said...

Igor, your poetry is much better than your prose. But I enjoyed reading your adventures with Mimoh (via your girlfriend).

If you keep coming back and telling us more, I'll review every movie Mimoh ever makes - all two of them.

Pitu said...

gg, I would omit Hrithik from your list. No way that gorgeous face and bod could be undiscovered for long. He may have had to go through the modeling route to get a break, but hey, if Aftab (yuck) Shivdasani or Sameer (yuck) Dattani can do it, certainly Hrithik could have. Rest are all eejits.

girlie girl said...

just like Imran would've been discovered but it wouldn't have been handed to him on a silver platter just like it was to Hritik...that was the point. I mean, most of them dont deserve it but they are here to stay in b-wood becuase of the people they know and associate with. I dont think Hritik is a phenomenal actor...good looks, yes (at times even...not always) but he can act given the right script and a decent director...and there is no way he would be where he is now if it wasn't for the famous daddy and chachu!

Pitu said...

Hmm I think we will have to agree to disagree on the Hrithik point. I think he has definitely proven himself and I think him and Rakesh Roshan have a symbiotic relationship.The dad and chacha havent done him any favors unlike say Uday (gag) Chopra and ilk. If anything, the Roshans benefit from Hrithikmania that maybe makes their flicks blockbusters instead of superhits. Look at Rakesh Roshan prior to Kaho Na Pyar Hai. He made a lot of rubbish and beta's success has certainly added a lot of moolah (and hence, financing for future projects) to the khaandaan. I think the guy could've scaled such heights on his own merits, but maybe that's just me. Good observations though, abt the nepotism. It is one MAJOR reason why Btown keeps churning out crap.

Joules said...

Agree with the larger point. You do have to know someone to make it big in the industry.

I think Shahrukh and John Abraham are the only two actors who have made it without any pre-bollywood mentors.

girlie girl said...

yeah, and as much as i dont like Shah Rukh I am facinated that he became such a huge sensation all on his own merit. I mean, he started out small, worked his way up...no initial support/help from anyone. Even John Abraham was a model and these days, it's not as difficult to transition from model to films...but still, props to him as well.

pitu said...

True. Add Madhuri and Ash to the combo and you have a few ppl who made it on merit.

leera said...
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leera said...

Aspi, might I say that Himanshu brings out the best in you. In fact I christen him - resident guardian angel of driftdom. However Mimoh comes in a cuddly second.

Anonymous said...

Dear lovelorn Igor,

Re: your problems with your gf....

To start with, your poem is very touching but also very feminine. Could it be that you are a Russian history and English double major living in a Capitalist country?

girlie girl said...

Akki Kumar is also on that list...he was completely on his own when he entered B-wood. The only he had with him was his kick-ass blackbelt and cooking skillz!

Even Ash, I feel like since she was already a model/MS. World...that gave her enough exposure to get into the film industry without going thru as much struggle as say Akshay Kumar, or even Aspiji's favorite...Himanshu!

Beth said...

Bollywood Fugly was going to do something with a clip from this, but I think it fugged itself better than we could ever do. Ack.

Aspi said...

Beth, the gospel of Mimoh must be spread far and wide. When I get some time I will see if I can grab a particularly good screenshot or two for you.

Beth said...

Done! http://bollywoodfugly.blogspot.com/2008/06/gospel-of-mimoh.html
We eagerly await more.

Aspi said...

All right! Another Mimoh week coming up for me, then.

*~mad munky~* said...

wasn't zulfi syed in this? at least tell me he looked pretty? that would make it half-okay from my point of view. i'd watch him stand still in front of a wall...quite happily. :oP

that's not hair on mimoh..it's just spaghetti coated in ink and slapped on top of his head. the giveaway is the way in which it's slowly sliding to one side ;o)

Aspi said...

hey ~mm~! Excited that you've left Vancouver just as the weather started getting better? :)

In any case, named actor you swoon over is in the movie. He's the "friend who can't act" in the first para of the post.

And thanks to that funny description of Mimoh's hair, I won't be able to eat spaghetti for a while now.

*~mad munky~* said...

i'm trying not to notice the connection between my stay in vancouver and the worst summer weather they'd had in years :o\

but did he look pretty? that'll do it for me - no acting skills required!

sorry...if it's any consolation, i'd planned to make some for lunch later this week but it ain't happening now. everytime i think spag, i think 'mimoh'. apologies :o(

Aspi said...

~mm~ no yaar, he didn't look good at all. In fact he looked like someone who would hang out with Mimoh. This definitely isn't the movie for you, sounds like.

Ridhima said...

Well with so many star sons makin his debut maybe daddy told sonny boy that u need to be different....pity he took it tooo seriously and went for the one aspect which is surely different..his hair! talk of catchin attention, he surely has got enuff buzz goin for him (ooo i love being sarcastic :P). music of this movie was also non existent type so not a movie for me to vouche for sure. But i came across this music networkin portal called Planet Radio City . It talks only about music...so whether its jazz or gazals or rock or sufi or bollywood, you get all news and lyrics and trivia and even videos at one place. i signed up there n its real fun. Have a look.

Aspi said...

ridhima, welcome. I think Planet Radio City is an interesting concept - if beaten one. But to get to where they seem like they want to be, they need to build way too much of what is already available.

These days music services offer their uniqueness up front instead of trying to be one stop shops (see: Songza for e.g.) So better approach: call last.fm, see if Radio City can use their API to build a service and then focus on adding South Asian content to it.

Aspi said...

If anyone misses Mimoh already, Beth has a few additional screen caps of him on Bollywoodfugly here.

Tina said...

ROFL!!! this is too funny..
Take a bow, Aspi :)

Though I'm half feeling sorry for Mimoh - "a guy trying hard to believe he's a star in a cool film", I don't have the courage to check out the movie myself - cant bring myself to watch - "graceful water buffalo stranded in the Kalahari".

Anonymous said...

I think Mimoh is a curse in Mithun and Yogeeta's family. Curse fell from Legendary singer Kishore Kumar for getting dissed by Yogeeta.

Aspi said...

Anon, boy you really hate Mimoh and his mom. Maybe Mimoh isn't cut out for this. Maybe he's just really good at something else. Like Math.