Dolce and Namak are my two characters. If they didn't argue so much you could say they were sisters. As it is, their relationship is defined by the fact that they hardly ever see eye to eye. If you really twist my arm, I'll confess that they're not even individual characters, but rather opposite sides of my little brain (it's endless entertainment being in my head, there's always some debate going on). And because I can never decide which one of them is right, I give you both, you decide.
Dolce (Italian for “sweet” - because this name sort of chose me and now it's too late to change it) is the emotional fangirl. She knows a thing or two about Indian movies, she watches all the promos and listens to the music, she knows who choreographed and probably went through all the drama of what actor and actress has been roped in for what role since the movie was announced. But she's not very critical, and if you're a movie that looks pretty and you feature good dancing, you've already won her over from the previews stage. Especially if you're a movie starring one of her endless crushes, of which a detailed list would be provided were it not bottomless and ever changing.
Namak (Hindi for “salt” - because even the best home made sweets have a pinch of salt to make them great) as you may have already guessed is the critical one. Namak will probably start most of her sentences with either “Kya bakwaas!” (Hindi for something like "What's this BS?") or the simple version: “But...”. She's not a hater, and she's willing to watch any movie that Dolce gets excited about, but don't expect her to swallow plot holes, she's more likely to sumptuously chew on them and spit them out with aplomb. She watches movies with Western eyes, and every movie is like her first one, with everything good and sometimes everything bad that comes out of that.
You'll hear them bicker mostly about Hindi (Bollywood) movies, Telugu (Tollywood) action movies and a bit of Tamil movies (Kollywood), but who knows when I will start watching Bengali and Punjabi movies, so if it gets to that, just act surprised.
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