In honor of Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, here are four Abhishek Bachchan films “reimagined” as Ashutosh Gowarikar films. All in good fun, my friends!
1. Raavan would have become What’s Your Raavan?, a romantic-comedy about a guy who keeps kidnapping women... only to find that they look identical! (Running time: 195 minutes).
Shot in the murky forests of Karnataka, this other-worldly romantic comedy chronicles the many attempts of Beera (Abhishek Bachchan) to kidnap his true soul mate. He goes through 12 women - one for each astrological symbol - all played with elan by Aishwarya Rai. Which one will be his true match? And can he find her before police chief Dev (Chiyyan Vikram) finds HIM?
This whimsical romance should have you daydreaming about kidnapping YOUR astrologically approved soul mate!
2. Dostana would have become Sameer-Kunal, a twenty-first century epic about a roommate arrangement of convenience that blossoms into love. (Running time: 213 minutes).
In order to secure the allegiance of Priyanka Chopra’s aunty, Sameer (Abhishek Bachchan), a nurse in modern day Miami, gay-marries Kunal (John Abraham), a fashion photographer one step away from homelessness. Although this is only a marriage of convenience, the firey but beautiful Kunal finds himself falling for the shrewd Sameer. This epic romance is set against a background of political maneuvering at fashion magazine Verve - and Sameer and Kunal must join forces to fight to protect Priyanka Chopra from the machinations of Bobby Deol.
In a Filmfare nominated performance, Sonu Sood plays a male model and gets a lengthy subplot involving backstabbing Kunal for better lighting. And a steamy scene where Kunal spies on Sameer taming an irate patient by taking off his shirt and giving him a good sponge bath.
3. Bluffmaster would have become Bluffs, based on the true story of an NRI con artist who returns home to discover his roots as a desi con artist. Will he be conned by his own heart instead? (Running time: 194 minutes).
Roy Kapoor (Abhishek Bachchan), an NRI con artist pulling a long con at NASA in order to secure the affections of astronaut Priyanka Chopra decides to return back to India in order to locate his nanny and con her out of her savings. When he gets to her village he spots an amateur conman (Riteish Deshmukh) and teaches him about conning while the village teaches Roy about loving life.
Tinu Anand plays the village medical man who diagnoses Roy with a brain tumor that can only be cured by embracing his desi roots, not drinking bottled water, and riding around on a bus. Priyanka Chopra appears in a double role as a village belle.
4. Dhoom would have become Dhoom: Once Upon A Time in India, a historical epic about a group of villagers who band together to win a bicycle race against the British. (Running time: 224 minutes).
Historically accurate village policeman ACP Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan) tries to get outlaw bicyclist Ali (Uday Chopra) to join forces with him in order to defeat the British bicycling team at their own game. Complicating matters, the battalion of British bicyclists led by Captain Russell (John Abraham) has brand new fancy equipment while the Indians are using homespun bikes. Further complicating matters is Captain Russell’s sister Elizabeth (Rachel Shelley) who falls for Jai, despite the fact that he is already married to Sweety (Rimi Sen).
Viewers should thrill to the post-interval bicycle match, which takes us through every lap around the track of Jai, Ali, and Captain Russell’s epic bicycle race.
Please do contribute your own mash-ups in the comments!!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
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