Saturday, September 13, 2008

Superficial charms; hottest men and women of Indian films.

Inspired by an entry posted by Nicki, and by some thoughts that occurred to me during my umpteenth rewatch of Hum Tum last night, here are some stunningly good-looking people that grace our screens. Your mileage may vary, this is just a list according to my tastes.

Saif Ali Khan, here as not-a-good-man in Ek Hasina Thi, the film he looks best in and acts his best in, at least until we got Omkara.

Abhishek Bachchan, doing the guh-worthy eye-brow thing in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. Mon amour, Ricki Thukral.

Vikram making clothes most reminiscient of tinfoil look good in Arul.

Vinod Khanna being his magnificient self in Sachaa Jhutha.

Surya looking smouldering alongside Laila in Nandhaa.
Random, slightly odd but stunning handsome pic of Akshay Kumar all the same.

R. Madhavan, dreamy as ever, in Guru.

And now onto the ladies..

Hema Malini then.

Hema Malini now.

North-Indian girl in South-Indian movies; Jyothika.

Not the best of actresses (not even close), but I can't resist her smile. Katrina Kaif from Singh is Kinng here.

The wonderful Kajol.

Always a darling, Juhi Chawla in Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke.

Regal Zeenat Aman in Dharam-Veer.

Smile of the century: Rani Mukherjee in Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic.

Doll-esque pose of Preity Zinta in a recent magazine.

Classic beauty: Madhubala in Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi.

Was that more gals than guys? I guess it just goes to show - Indian women are gorgeous! Indian men, well, only nearly as..


Nicki said...

You're so silly. I should post beautiful women in Indian cinema too but there's just way too many to name. I did it before...maybe I could go search for my list.

Smitha said...

Aw, but you forgot John Abraham and Hrithik Roshan for the men! That would have evened things out a little. ;)

veracious said...

Nicki - :D

Smitha - Ahem. "Your mileage may vary, this is just a list according to my tastes." I didn't forget anybody, I just left out the people that aren't all that in my eyes. :)

ajnabi said...

Once I'm done with SLB, I'll have to post my own list. Or maybe I won't wait till I'm done. LOL

Pessimisissimo said...

I'm with you on most of your choices--and I agree that Indian actresses are goddesses, while their male counterparts generally fall short of the divinity standard.

But...Katrina? I can't see it; for me, she's simply not in the same league as Rani, Preity, Kajol, Juhi, Hema, Zeenat or Madhubala.

No Nargis? No Helen? No Sridevi? And no Madhuri? In my humble opinion, Madhuri's got the most electric smile in cinema history (surpassing even Rani's), and is not only a great dancer but an excellent actress (though she often appeared in films that weren't worthy of her talents).

veracious said...

Ajnabi - I encourage you to do this, definitely.

Pessimissimo - I did say it was according to my tastes, not the final truth on who's gorgeous in Indian cinema. I left out a ton of very pretty South-Indian actresses, for example, simply because they're not that close to heart/I haven't seen that much with them.

Anonymous said...

Good lists. I've already done mine but...hey, like I need an excuse!

Anyway, two for the price of one:

Jo and Surya and Sibi's wedding on the 16th September (er...yesterday).

Anonymous said...

Slightly off topic but, how do you post pictures in order at blogger? I tried posting a sequence of pictures only to find them appearing above the one posted! It didn't seem to matter where I had the cursor before I pressed the 'Add Image" button.

Oddly, if I just cut and pasted individual pix from my photobucket account they where in order but stupidly large.


Daddy's Girl said...

Nice list and lovely pictures - I like your tastes very much! I think Vinod Khanna is so yummy (infantile word to use, but appropriate!) that it's ridiculous. Saif is hot. Hema is gorgeous, as is Kajol - in totally different ways. Zeenat is a goddess. Rani's smile is spectacular. I think I might do a post like this sometime.