December 7, 2009


PAA released this weekend and, as was expected, is doing wonderfully or as my cheesy title suggests, 'Paa-tastic.'

Like I said earlier, I try to refrain from reading reviews until I've seen the film myself. What I've gathered, though, is that it's a feel good film that is definitely worth watching because it's a different story told in a heart-warming manner. That's pretty much the universal opinion. Amit Ji is to have done a phenomenal job. Such a good job that people forget it's him playing 'Auro.' And recieiving just as much hype as Big B, is NOT Jr. Bachchan, but Ms. Balan! I'm really, really happy to hear that. She claims she hasn't recieved this much attention since Parineeta. I freaking loved her in Parineeta. Mr. Masand (famed critic) tweeted this while watching the film:
"Best Actress race just widened. Priyanka (Kaminey), Konkona (LBC), Kareena (Kurbaan) please make room for Vidya Balan. She's superb in Paa."
I felt like Vidya was cheated out of awards for her performance in Bhool Bhulaiyaa. I mean I was, legitimately, mortified during the 'exorcism' scene but then again Kareena was also really deserving that year. Wow, my heart just warmed at the thought of all the talented actresses currently in Bollywood. Anyway, Rajeev Masand also went on to say that she carried the film (along with AB, of course). I don't know why, but I'm really excited. Like a child of mine is being praised or something. Remember when I posted the promo and I said I liked the scene where they're jumping in the puddle? I feel like I subconsciously knew... haha okay, yes I realize I'm getting carried away. Any how the premiere was as star-studded as ever... here are a few pictorials for you to enjoy!

The Bachchan Family

Kabbab mein haddi (third wheel), Vidya. JK, it's Aish who should feel weird since she's not in the film.

Big B w/, I'm assuming, the kids in the film. He looks genuinely happy.

SRK charming the charming Vidya. I love this.

The 3 Idiots team also showed face and Amir Khan ACTUALLY suited up! (he never goes the whole 9 yards w/ formal clothing)

I couldn't resist, I had to show the twinkiness.

The premiere also saw: Kajol & Ajay Devgan, Dia Mirza, Shamita Shetty, Anil Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Zeenat Aman, Hema Malini, Tina Ambani (wow lots of yesteryear actors), Jacqueline Fernandez, Yash Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Juhi Chawla, Mahdevan, Twinkle Khanna, Ranbir Kapoor, Karan Johar, Neeta Lulla... really this list goes on and on and on. Basically if you're someone who is anyone, you were there.

The following pics are from a press meet held right before the release. Vidya looked stunning and because my cousin finds her to be "lajawaab" (don't blame him) I thought I'd post these as well:

The whole married angle looks pretty damn believable here.

She OWNS both of her Sabyasachi Saris at both events, agree?

Anyway, that's enough Vidya Balan PR work for the day :)

[Photo Source: Hamara Photos]

Forthcoming Films

So, this completely slipped my mind in my past 'Forthcoming Films' posts.

ANJAANA ANJAANI starring Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor (definitely just wrote 'Priyanka Kapoor and Ranbir Chopra' it was awkward, but don't those names flow?, directed by Siddharth Anand of Salaam Namaste/Ta Ra Rum Pum/Bachna Ae Haseeno fame and produced by Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.. Judging from his previously directed movies I guess it's safe to assume this is going to be another young, life as an 'NRI' flick. The only difference with this film compared to his previous ones is that it's under a different production camp, but what a difference that's made. When I think of his three previous movies I automatically imagine the title to be in bright yellow/blue/white colors (am I alone on that?), and the leading duo dressed in flamboyantly colored yet trendy clothes. I'm really digging this sleek monochromatic mature-clothing look. It really speaks volumes about the film.

The film is slated to release October 1, 2010. Hoo-wee. They just started shooting for it, so makes sense. Priyanka Chopra just recently returned from a shooting schedule in Bangkok for the film (Shahid Kapoor was also there for another film. They supposedly had din din... maybe for closure's sake). I have high hopes for this Priyanka-Ranbir jodi.

[photo source: HHC]

Trailers, Promos and Friends

Man, the promos just never stop dropping. I'm not complaining. They're not spectacular by any means, but I'll take it.

A lovey-dovey number from Chance Pe Dance titled "Pal Mein Hi":

I get a very "Bakhuda Tumhi Ho" vibe. You? Also, I must admit I didn't really think much of the Genelia-Shahid pairing, but it seems to be really cute in this video. I am horrified by one thing though and that is how at 1:50 it looks like Genelia is teaching Shahid how to dance. Come on... don't tell me she's a dance instructor! At least get someone who can dance! Okay, I'm being a drama queen she's not baaaad but she's not good either. Ugh.

The other promo is a song titled '10 on 10' from Pyaar Impossible:

So... I hate to say this. I really really do, but doesn't this whole thing (minus the last part w/ Uday's fantasy sequence) remind you of a climatic scene in a severely teeny bopper film like, "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" or some Disney Channel Original? Anyway, if anyone can pull off playing a young college 'rocker' chick without looking absolutely ridiculous it is Priyanka (or I could just be really biased). Anyhow, I'm still looking for that trailer because it was better than these song promos.

Also, I was asked what this movie was about so here's what little I can reveal: It's just a typical story about beauty and the geek. I think The Beauty may currently be in a dead-end relationship (with Dino Morea) or is confused and thinks that he's the one when it's, obviously, The Geek. Yeah, sorry there isn't much to be said. Oh, the film is directed by the masoom bacha from Masoom, the bhola naujavaan from Mohabbatein/Papa Kehte Hain, the director aadmi of Roadside Romeo, the guy who has KJO as a BFF but still can't seem to find success a.k.a Jugal Hansraj. He seems talented, just not doing the right thing at the right time.

That is all for now, I'm waiting for a new 3 Idiots promo to drop... I want more insight on that film!