Shaolin and more Bollywood Austen

New Legend of Shaolin Jet Li and his sidekick son are on the run after their village has been destroyed. They end up saving 5 kids and meeting a thieving mother and daughter who also know kung-fu. Jet Li’s main weapon in this movie is a spear, and there are a bunch of fab fight scenes, mixed with the occasional bit of comedy. It is a good movie to watch if you like Jet Li (and who doesn’t?) but be prepared for a wacky looking bad guy with a very strange “car”.

I Have Found It (Kandukondain Kandukondain) is a Bollywood adapation of Sense and Sensibility set in contemporary India. Aishwarya Rai who had the Elizabeth Bennet role in Bride and Prejudice plays the Marianne Dashwood role in I Have Found It. The soundtrack is great, the storyline of the novel does get shifted around, but it is a good adaptation. Bride and Prejudice was a bit uneven in tone, because I think sometimes the Bollywood elements were taken seriously and at other times that aspect of the movie got watered down a bit. But since I Have Found It is a real Bollywood movie instead of Bollywood lite, it is much more cohesive. Our heroine will have a minimum of 4 costume changes per song! People will start singing and suddenly be transported to Egypt! Suddenly someone will start singing and be surrounded by backup dancers! In sailor outfits! I enjoyed this movie, if you like Jane Austen and Bollywood movies check it out.