November 14, 2009

Trailers, Promos and Friends

I lied, this post only has a trailer and some promos, but no friends. Sorry.

Promo numero uno- 'Zoobi Doobi' from 3 Idiots:

All the black and white scenes are supposed to be an homage to the lovely Raj-Nargis duo. They were the greatest. Seriously.

Promo numero dos- 'Ali Maula' from Kurbaan:

Promo numero tres (isn't really a promo, but a music video)- 'Kurbaan Hua' from, really? Kurbaan:

Btw, I am totally obsessed with the soundtrack of Kurbaan, especially "Shukran Allah." The theatrical trailer looks spectacular as does the promo for the aforementioned gaana. Also, according to Tarun Mansukhani (Dir. of Dostana)the film is "bloodyfrikkinamazinglyoutstandinglybrilliantlynervewreakinglygood" Ah, but we mustn't forget he is part of the elite K-Jo's Chamcha Club.

The trailer for the (too) long awaited Dulha Mil Gaya is finally here: Starring SRK (in what I believe is only a cameo), Sushmita Sen & Fardeen Khan. Hm... can't decide how I feel. Watch for yourself:

As I wrote this entire post "Zoobi Doobi" was stuck in my head. I don't want to like it, but it's just so damn catchy!

R.I.P Simple Kapadia

Simple Kapadia, best known as Dimple Kapadia's younger (a lot of places claim older? Oh, Wikipedia...) sister and National Award winner for Costume Design in big sister's 'Rudaali' passed away on November 10th after three years of battling cancer. Simple's first claim to fame was in the film, Anurodh, directed by Shakti Samanta (a favorite of mine, who also passed away this year) starring opposite her brother-in-law, Rajesh Khanna. Well... I'm sure you know how the Indian audience handled that one. She found success in costume designing and, as mentioned above, won a National Award for it.

A "prayer meeting" (a euphemism for funeral?) was recently held and our favorite stars were there to pay their respects. Which is really very kind, but I'm kind of surprised by some of the stars who came out... only because they don't really seem to have any link to the Kapadias of course who am I to decide. It must be a film-fraternity thing. Here's a list of some of the attendees: Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, Juhi Chawla, Malaika and Arbaz Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Shweta Bachchan, Suzanne and Hrithik Roshan and obviously Akshay, Twinkle, Rinke and Dimple.

Btw, Hrithik was on his phone at some point and I was eerily reminded of that scene from 'Page 3' and felt sad, unless this wasn't a funeral... I'm still confused.

[Photo credits: Pink Villa]

Weekend Releases

Tum Mile starring Soha Ali Khan [yay] and Emraan Hashmi [nay] supposedly opened to full houses this weekend. What? How? I mean, the cast isn't considered all-star and the story wasn't anything too gripping. I seemed to miss the usual shameless promoting that goes on prior to the release, so why the full houses?

Anyhow, I try to refrain from reviews in fear that the movie will be spoiled for me, but judging from the 'vibe' I'm getting everywhere (by 'everywhere' I mean the worldwide web) it's not doing that well. Not only that, but Producer Saab, Mahesh Bhatt, had four consecutive tweets bashing 'film reviewers.' I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume that he's mad at them 'cause of their reviews. Just puttin' two and two together here...

I don't even waaaant to talk about this. Seriously. But for the sake of thoroughness, I guess I will. Aao Wish Karein starring Aftab Shivdasani and Aamna Shariff. First and foremost everytime I read this title I can't help but sing it to the tune of "Aao Twist Karein" am I alone? Secondly, Aftab-Aamna duo didn't work the first time around (Aloo Chaat) why would it a second? Also, it falls under the "fantasy" genre wish is something India seriously needs to work on (barring Aladin) and the only way to do so is with a strong cast and crew which this movie lacks. Lastly, I am totally convinced this screenplay was inspired by Abhijeet's "Chalne Lagi Hai Hawaiyen" video which stars the one and only... Aamna Shariff. Was all this her doing? Kidding (kind of). Here's the video if you haven't seen it:

Btw, let it be known that I'm a big supporter of stars who make the jump from small to big screen so let's cross our fingers and hope the Balaji-Baby gets out of this Aftab-rut.

Oh, 2012 released this weekend in India and is doing the best. Surprise.

[Photo credits: Bollywood Hungama,]


Okay, since this is my first post I feel really awkward. Surprise.

Basically where I hope to go with this blog is to inform you of the happenings in Bollywood and beyond [that pretty much means Tellywood (TV) or Parallel/Art/Independent films that technically aren't classified under Bollywood] and to share my thoughts on it along with hearing yours.

Be a doll, comment on this post so if/when this becomes big and famous you can say you've followed me from the start!

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