October 14, 2010

First Look: Tees Maar Khan

So director Farah Khan is the new kid on the Twitter block and it so happens that she has an upcoming film... coincidence? I thank not. Oh well, I don't care cause she dropped some awesome images of Tees Maar Khan.

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in a Tees Maar Khan song

Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar in a Tees maar Khan song
By the way, my stalking leads me to believe that this is a qawwali style song titled Wallah Re Wallah. Ve shall see.

Farah Khan with Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan on the sets of Tees Maar Khan

Katrina Kaif in a Tees Maar Khan song

Katrina Kaif in Tees Maar Khan

This totally looks like the female version of "Dard-e-Disco" it is the same director/choreographer after all!

[Photo Source: Twitter.com/TheFarahKhan]

Twitter, I love thee.

Among many, one of the reasons I'm madly in love with Twitter is because I get to see pictures like this straight from the stars themselves:

Arjun Rampal and Scarlett Johansson From, I believe, some European event

Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar in their childhood

I can't remember which sister posted this for the other sister's birthday, but OMG. Vintage! And kind of cute.

Hrithik with his son, awwww.

Cousins Kareena Kapoor and an adorable Ranbir Kapoor dancing at Riddhima Kapoor's birthday

Bipasha Basu, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Preity Zinta, and Rani Mukherji backstage at the Being Human fashion show

Priyanka is so dang adorable. Katrina seems like a wall flower, awww.

The ladies with the man of the hour, Salman Khan

[Photo Source: Twitter.com/rampal arjun, Twitter.com/ashabhosle, Twitter.com/mangeshkarlata, Twitter.com/sussannekroshan, Twitter.com/KareenaOnline, Twitter.com/priyankachopra, Twitter.com/bipsluvurself]

Ms. Elaine Eyus (Miscellaneous)

A bunch of random tangents I need to go on.

Dabangg is totally the 'it' movie right now. Well, I think the high is slowly dying down, but was reaaally well received by regular cine goers and critics alike and supposedly raked in more money than 3 idiots? Apparently Salman Khan returned to his old school hilarious comedic ways, Sonakshi Sinha is an absolute dollface and the music is nothing short of delicious. Supposedly it was the return of old school masala Hindi cinema. Hello, right up my alley!

While on his Dabangg high Sallu bhaisaab had his Being Human fashion show during HDIL Couture Week. He roped in EIGHT actresses to channel each decade. How badass is that, right? Right. Check out the star studded fabulousness here.

In completely unrelated news, the film Do Dooni Chaar is doing spectacularly. What? Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh on screen together after 30 years! (with the exception of her cameo in Love Aaj Kal). The critics are saying this is the year for starless casts. What with Udaan, Love Sex aur Dhoka, Peepli [Live](India's official entry for the Oscars) and now this film all doing well.

If you want to take a peek at Do Dooni Chaar here you go:

That is all for now... I think. :)

October 13, 2010

Trailers, Promos and Friends: Guzaarish

Woohooo we get a first look at Sanjay Leela Bhansali's awaited Guzaarish

Ethan Mascarenhas (Hrithik Roshan) is a magician who one day injures himself horribly while performing an illusion causing him to become a paraplegic. This is when Sophie D'Souza (Aishwarya Rai) enters his life as his nurse. The film focuses on what happens fourteen years after the two met.

Delicious. Absolutely delicious. A little disconcertingly dark, but I guess that's Sanjay's style now. I kind of miss his colorful (with dark undertones) days of Hum Dil De.. and Devdas, but that's okay this looks lovely. What really reeled me in was this song promo.

Seriously. Sanjay Leela Bhansali brings out the best in Aishwarya. And to quote a YouTube comment,
"Ash is a chameleon. Give her anything from traditional to modern she carries it off with such grace. She looks divine as well. Agreed she isn't the best most natural actress nor the best dancer but she is a competent one in both aspects and that adds the word 'versatility' to her cap."
Loved it. You have to hand it to her... the new chickadees have nothing on her and it's pretty baller that she's still around post-marriage.

And can we talk about that song?? Soooo sultry. I found that I liked it more and more each time I listened to it. It's interesting to hear SLB as a music director. We all know he has an ear for it, especially with that whole story of how he heard Shreya Ghoshal on TV and roped her in for Devdas (sadly he didn't use her for this film). Every single one of his films has had a memorable song, if not the entire soundtrack. I really anticipate the soundtrack for this one.

The film is slated to release November 19, 2010.

Promos, Trailers and Friends: Break Ke Baad

So Break Ke Baad just dropped their trailer.

Two words: COOKIE. CUTTER. A typical, cynical, "different" take on the "modern" love story. Backdrop: Some delicious city outside of India. A hit Indian movie doesn't take place in India... duh.

Please note my sarcasm. I'm so annoyed. Okay so it looks cute. Cute as in let's watch this on Friday night when we're deathly bored. When did India's audience suddenly become the tweens of America? Remember in the '90s even early 2000s when Bollywood could do masala film, but have substance? I miss that. Okay, so like a few years ago I would have hope seeing a trailer like this I really would (think Salaam Namaste), but it just seems so overdone now. Just in the past few months we already have I Hate Luv Storys and Anjaana Anjaani. Those movies aren't bad, but they're just so... bleh like the status rom coms have in Hollywood and it shouldn't be that way because Bollywood IS rom com.

Watch, this movie will be like the next DDLJ after my rant haha.
This film is slated to release November 26, 2010.

Trailers, Promos and Friends: Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey

Do I waaaant to show you the trailer of Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (KHJJS)?? After watching it... NO (but I will). Uprising against the British, folks talking about their playing field, Ashutosh Gowarikar directing. Oh hey, sounds like Lagaan. Too soon Ashutosh, too soon. It looks like all those other patriotic movies with a lot of Jai Hind, eff the Brits, bloodshed hoo ha. Okay so don't get me wrong there are good patriotic movies out there-- few, but they exist. I didn't really feel any sort of heart or soul in it. Maybe I'm just being a meanie because I wrote off the trailer 15 seconds in because of Abhishek's hilarious intro line. No seriously, I laughed out loud. Deepika might have a badass role though... enh I'm confused. Watch:

This film is slated to release December 3, 2010.

Trailers, Promos and Friends: Action Replayy

Remember when I was all "ohh Action Replayy might be cool, but not really, but maybe since it's a period film." Confession: After watching the trailer I'm aaaallll over it. I love me a good period piece irrespective of whether it's a satirical one or a serious/accurate one... this film being the former, obvs. Secondly it's totally spoofing old school '70s Bollywood (and who doesn't love '70s Bwood?). Sure it's a bit Om Shanti Om-esque, but I don't mind the overlapping. And like I said in my previous post, I'm kind of excited about seeing Aishwarya. Check it:

p.s. I like that Vipul Shah casts Neha Dhupia (Singh is King) she deserves a spotlight.
This film is slated to release November 5, 2010.