Good mornings, everyone! It's a bright, shiny Monday and I, for one, am ready to go back and see the Tamil Raavanan again! If only I didn't have this pesky "day job" thing to worry about.
Ah, well... you know who else is frustrated by their day job? Abhishek Bachchan.
Why? Because he has overwhelmingly received reviews like this one:
Abhishek Bachchan definitely looks the part, but that is it. He over does (read made to overdo) the part of Beera and you fail to sympathize with the character which was necessary for this film.
BURN! And that is the consensus take on the Hindi Raavan.
The Big B even got in the game, blaming Abhi's bad performance on editing.
“It’s sad; in the edit you only see the after effect of that thinking process, hence inconsistent. In the edit all the visual heads got cut and you see a confused Beera expression and wonder why?”
Now we also have stunt men coming out of the woodwork to correct Abhi, who is also claiming he did his own stunts. These guys say, "no, he didn't."
Maybe you all think I'm being a little petty and yes, possibly I am, but it does feel good to see one of Bollywood's laziest actors taken down a peg or two. Abhishek usually gets a pass from the media because he is Amitabh's son and it's infuriating.
For all that, according to Business of Cinema the 3000 or so prints of Raavan have grossed RS 17 crores and the combined Tamil and Telugu prints (of which there were far fewer) have grossed RS 12 crores.
Also, Raajneeti is still holding strong at the box office and has just surpassed Dhoom 2 in net gross at the box office. (And this is the despite the fact that the censors chopped the love scenes to heck.)
* This just in: Kalki Koechlin is one classy lady.
"I am usually offered Anglo Indian characters or the ones which are foreign. Well, one has to live with that; it's okay. May be it would take some time for people to realise my complete potential. Then they too would start having trust in my acting capabilities and especially my Hindi diction."
* Dear Friend Hitler wants Anupam Kher back in the picture.
"Kher has said that he has a 'right to be wrong' because he has read the script and knows that we have no plans to twist history. We respect his feelings. I would have done the same thing if I was in his shoes but we want to clear the misconception about the film and are hopeful that Kher will return. We have not given up hope," said Singh, adding he spent two years researching on the project.
I still think the fuss over this is ridiculous. The Western media has no right to be outraged.
* Jr NTR's Shakti will be in Egypt staring the 22nd!
* Ali Zafar wants to change the image of Pakistanis with Tere Bin Laden.
* Bebo is playing a prostitute in her Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie.
* Red Alert: The War Within (starring Hot Uncle Suniel Shetty) aims for authenticity with dialogues taken directly from actual Maoists.
* The title of Karan Johar's Stepmom has been changed to We Are Family.
* Salman Khan is back dating Zarine Khan.
* The cast of Golmaal 3 are quite the party animals!
* And the healing power of Bollywood? Refugees from Burma learn Hindi through film songs!
What else can I treat you with, dear readers?
The song promo for "Kuch To Baaki Hai" from Milenge Milenge?! Look at baby-faced Shahid!!! SO SWEET!
Note from Filmi Girl:
I love Bollywood - and all the ridiculous things that happen in Bollywood - but it doesn't mean that I can't occasionally make fun of various celebrities and films.
If you don't like my sense of humor, please just move on by - Trolls are not appreciated and nasty comments will be deleted.
xoxo Filmi Girl