Good morning, folks! Not much happening today...
Reactions on Agent Vinod seems to be... meh to meh.
The latter "meh" review also compares the film to... Don 2 and Ra.One. Because they are both trying to be "on par with Hollywood." Oh, yes, the words of doom were mentioned.
But in Agent Vinod, Don 2 and especially Ra.One it is obvious that the filmmakers, perhaps stirred up by the egos of their stars had this thought in their mind: ‘If Hollywood can make these films, then so can we.’ I believe nothing good comes out of that type of thinking. What they end up doing is making a mess of their films (despite some excellent moments — a single shot with hand held camera, as Vinod and Pakistani counterpart duck killers chasing them in a hotel; the chase scenes in the end; and a hilarious moment in a well-known eatery in Delhi’s Connaught Place). A little bit of Hollywood and a little bit of Bollywood does not make a complete film.
Can I motivate myself to go see a "meh" film attempting to be on par with Hollywood?! We'll see but signs are pointing to negative.
And now some sad news - Boney Kapoor's ex-wife Mona Kapoor (mother of Arjun Kapoor, who is set to debut) has passed away.
* Enjoy a snarking article about stars trademarking themselves. Priyanka wants to patent her smile - but really, shouldn't the credit be going to her plastic surgeon?
* Hrithik denies the rumors Priyanka's publicity team put forward about the pair working together again after Krrish 3.
* And an interesting little piece on a new magazine being launched... Hello! Pakistan.
Unveiling plans for ‘Hello! Pakistan' with a dummy cover featuring half-Pakistani actress Nargis Fakhri in an off-shoulder attire and talking about her debut in a Bollywood film, the magazine's team was walking into a minefield. The inevitable question came soon enough: “Have you got a no-objection certificate from the Jama'at-e-Islami?''
Evidently, the team had come prepared for such a line of questioning. Consulting Editor Wajahat S. Khan said: “This is our Pakistan also as much as it is theirs. Go take a look at the bookshops in town and see for yourself how many such magazines are available in the market.''
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.
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