Okay guys, inspired and intimidated by my recent organisation frenzy and the realization of just how many unwatched DVDs I possess, I hereby introduce to you my new ongoing project, designed to ensure that I work through my anxiety-causing Govinda collection.
See, I LOVE Govinda. I LOVE HIM.
and Chi Chi IS love, after all.
Last year’s Govinda Week (organized by Govinda Fan #1, the lovely Katherine at Totally Filmi) was like crack to me (and you can click the cute cartoon Chi Chi icon down the side there to read my Govinda Week contributions), and yet, since then, though I have managed to NEARLY complete my Govinda filmography I have actually watched VERY LITTLE OF IT, because various other things are always grabbing my attention.
SO I HAVE A PLAN. I work best when I have a plan, you see, some kind of logical structure. So I’m going to work my way through my Chi Chi film collection
in chronological order. Like a PROJECT. Edit: I've already technically broken the chronological order rule, so let's just focus on the getting all the unwatched movies watched aspect of the goal, shall we? I WILL WATCH THESE DVDS IF IT KILLS ME, and I shall call it:
THE GOVINDA PROJECT.
Here are the vague-ish rules I’ve come up with for myself so far:
1. There’s no time limit. I’m gonna aim at one Govinda Project post per week, but ehhh, we’ll see how that goes. Since I still have a stack of unwatched NON-Govinda fillums I’d like to get through too.
Although I just realized even at the optimistic rate of 1 per week this is actually going to take me forever, since I just looked at my filmography and there are 135 films on there. So. Uh. I guess the sooner I get started on this the better.
2. There are, as of today,
6 3 films missing from my collection that I refer to as the Impossible Six Three EDIT: HA! YEAH I GOT IT DOWN TO THREE!, in that, no matter how hard I look I cannot find a legitimate purchase-able copy of them and in at least 1 case, am doubtful that such a copy has ever existed. My rule is I still have to write about them. HA! Lucky you guys!
3.My criteria for "a Govinda film" is one that he appears in, be it as the lead actor or in a special or friendly appearance. But my thinking is that he has to have actually turned up for work and been aware of his role in the film - e.g. use of archive footage doesn't really count. Hence the 1 second flash of Govinda in Bhai Bhai DOESN'T MAKE THE CUT (boo hoo).
4.I can change my rules whenever I want.
I’m actually ridiculously excited about this. I’m such a geek!