Apparently, Bollywood does not really make masala films anymore – remakes of southern films, like Wanted and Ghajini, are the exception.
In that vein, of the two films opening this weekend, one is a straight-up comedy and the other is a coming-of-age film.
The comedy, by David Dhawan, is guaranteed to be a hit in on the single screens and the coming-of-age story should do well in multiplexes.
Wake Up Sid stars Ranbir Kapoor and Konkona Sen Sharma as a young couple finding their way in life.
Do Knot Disturb stars Govinda being wacky! It's Govinda No. 1!!!!
And my favorite second banana Ritesh Deshmukh!
Wake Up Sid has Koko and Ranbir in naturalistic costumes and sets...
Do Knot Disturb lends new meaning to the word "garish."
Wake Up Sid has an actress who can, you know, ACT.
Do Knot Disturb stars Lara Dutta and Sushmita Sen.
Well, those of you who know my tastes can probably figure out which one I want to see...
GOVINDA No. 1!!!!!
I'm just a sucker for an over-the-top comedy and Hollywood magazine Variety agrees with me!
To call Do Knot Disturb uneven is to misunderstand how Bollywood works: Jokes are prolonged, sequences are stretched to the point of snapping, and verisimilitude is a vice.
Damn straight, Variety! You totally get it!
The New York Times had humorless Rachel Saltz on the job.
Vulgar, noisy and excessive, Do Knot Disturb is a Bollywood sex farce with almost no sex, and comedy pitched so low you’re more likely to groan than giggle. Don’t say the movie doesn’t warn you: within the first few minutes, you’re treated to a man grunting on a toilet. Like so much in Do Knot Disturb — beginning but not ending with that K in “knot” — it has no reason to be.
Beeyatch should be reading Variety! (And don't you know that numerology dictates titles?!)
On the other side of the world, the Economic Times enjoys the story of a "rich but irresponsible boy" becoming a man because of the "simple dialogues" and "slow pacing." While NDTV faults the film for the same qualities - adding that one never really feels that Sid has anything at stake.
So, which one are you going to see?!