First of all... Happy Birthday to my little brother! He's 25 this year!
And happy Diwali movie season to me! Action Replayy AND Golmaal 3 this weekend! I've got my movie-watching cut out for me...!
Okay, the first review of Action Replayy from somebody I trust is out... Joginder Tuteja writes:
Coming back to the film in totality, to its credit there is no dull moment. While some of the fun sequences (Akshay proposing to Ash for the first time in a garden, the series of 'awaaz neeche' episodes, the one where Ash brings a cake for Akshay) do bring on the laughs, there are a few lump in the throat moments as well (Akshay touching Aditya's feet, his sob story on the reason behind his personality). What makes Action Replayy further endearing is the chemistry between Akshay and Ash, something which is unconventional and yet makes one wonder that why the two had never been paired together.
EEEEE! Maybe they'll be paired together again?! (Please!)
Vipaul Shah discusses the film:
Yes, retro feel of the film means that look plays an important part in Action Replayy. However, what was equally important was to make Akshay and Aishwarya act like never before. They had to be totally different from before. In fact as for the look, you would be amazed with Akshay's three looks in the film. (Laughs) I remember that when Akshay's old look was leaked out first, some started speculating that our film was a copy of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. We knew the truth and kept quiet. Now when Akshay's 'two protruding teeth' look is out, people have been further surprised. Tell me which other actor has dared to don such a look ever for a long duration in a film? Akshay has extended his limits here.
* Bebo talks Golmaal 3!
"I think the story was written in a way that there would be only one love angle in the film. Rohit told me that I was not to be the heroine in the film, but the hero. I had never played such a role before, I don’t think that any mainstream actress has played this kind of a role , with all the gaalis and behaving like the hero, before."
* In a surprise move, Robert Downey, Jr. loves Bollywood.
* Sanjay Dutt's nephew is trying to get launched in Bollywood.
The film’s spokesperson added, “Sanju has been guiding Nilesh through all his career decisions. He’s keeping a close track on the film too.”
In the film, Nilesh plays a CXXXXX
What is a 'CXXXXX'? Is that supposed to be a C**T?
* Rakhi Sawant has figured out that to stay in the headlines, she needs to attack various aspects of Bollywood... now, she's after SRK.
* Here is something that I'm sure is not even close to the real story - one of SRK's associates just resigned from Red Chilies because SRK wouldn't produce a film for him. I bet there is something else going on... that doesn't seem right. SRK always keeps his promises... I mean, how else did we get Dulha Mil Gaya?
I wonder if there was a romance aspect tied up in all of this...
* Dimple Kapadia wants to work with Mammootty.
* Kangana doesn't want to admit her plastic surgery.
* Rohit Shetty is remaking Singam with Ajay Devgn.
* Ekta Kapoor is in legal trouble over a song from Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai.
* Katrina Kaif can't escape her hordes of fans.
At first, Kat was puzzled. Later, it struck her why. Laughs Katrina, "In Namastey London I played a girl who comes to Punjab with her parents, looking for a bridegroom. I think these gentlemen take my screen role too seriously."
These wannabe husbands keep showing up, asking for the actress. When they're told she has gone for shooting, they ask for "Katrinaji's parents" for "negotiations" The bemused actress has to sneak out the backdoor and back in, in a disguise after the shooting. Says the actress, "It's fun as long as the shooting doesn't get disrupted or I am not intruded upon. These are harmless fans... at least most of them are."
And a couple of opinion pieces:
One on plagiarism:
Every civilisation has copied another’s myths and stories, every holy book has borrowed passages from others (the Bible from Jewish traditions, the Koran from the Bible and elsewhere, the Gita from Buddhist literature, and Sikhism from both Hinduism and Islam).
The point is: humans are nowhere as innovative as we think we are. We are as willing to copy as to think new and different.
And one on the ban on Hindi films in Pakistan.
Well, coming to the point, it needs to be pointed out that if Indian films had been allowed to be shown in Pakistan instead of being banned, our movie industry would also have risen much higher than where it is today -- dwarfed and stymied by the Mumbai film world which has now been given the name of 'Bollywood'. Even though our Lahore film industry has been quick in imitating -- another factor responsible for our declining movie standards -- and has named itself 'Lollywood', this name sounds funny and more of a title being tagged to silent screen era comedies of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel & Hardy and Harry Langdon.
TEES MAAR KHAN TEASER!
OMG!!!! KING KUMAR IS BACK!
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