I can't believe I missed it yesterday!
She's 75 years young~ and still as gorgeous as ever!
I couldn't resist!! I found this digging around youtube. Helen has always been such a good sport. Happy Birthday, ma'am!
Since I won't see either of the two Hindi films releasing this weekend, I can enjoy the reviews!! From over at Firstpost: Sunny Deol's Singh Saab:
As if this wasn’t enough, there’s also a host of cash-grabby cameos from Johnny Lever, Shabaaz Chandrakanta Khan, Sanjay Mishra, Manoj Pahwa, Yashpal Sharma and Rajit Kapoor. If you squint, you might just see their paychecks sticking out of their pockets. But that would require you to shift your gaze from Sunny Deol, and that’s not allowed because there he is, proclaiming there is not just a Gandhi in him, but also a Sardar Patel and a Bhagat Singh. Watch as he kicks a goon in the stomach who lands on an electric fence which catches fire and explodes. Learn, Michael Bay, learn.
And then there is Gori Tere Pyaar Mein [and spoiler alert, everybody hates it, except those paid not to!]:
In the second half of Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, Sriram is clothed and determined to win back Dia, the gori in question. So he heads to a little village called Jhumli, near the Gujarat-Madhya Pradesh border, where she’s been living since they broke up a year ago. Here, armed with his sunglasses and terrible dialogue, Sriram longs for non-veg food and discovers purpose in his life while working alongside Dia. Diya’s work basically involves striding around the village, with or without a file in hand, and Sriram matches her stride for stride.
Does this mean Saif Ali Khan doesn't care about Hindi films or just doesn't care what crap Hindi film Bebo has roped herself into? Because I can understand not asking how things over at the Gori Tere Pyar Mein set are going...
Meanwhile, Saifu and Tigmanshu Dhulia talk films with Anupama Chopra:
Anupama: Tigmanshu, you’ve always said that you are interested in a certain kind of machismo. But in this film, violence is stylish. It seems to be devoid of consequences. Is it wise to make bloodshed so alluring?
Mr. Dhulia: I like action movies. As a kid, I used to love watching action films and there’s a very great respected director called Sam Peckinpah, whose films we all love, he used to celebrate action. I don’t like the action which is coming out of South Indian films, which many directors are doing in Hindi movies. It’s more a circus than an action film. There’s no thrill. They show the effect, not the cause. One punch and five people are flying. I concentrate on the cause. The anger behind that punch is important for me.
So, that's good news for anybody tired of the Salman Khan on a wire school of action, then! Plus I read he let Vidyut Jamwal choreograph all his own action scenes...
Nawazuddin Siddiqui joins Kick!
Sana Saneed (SOTY) has an item in Akshay's Fungly.
Seriously, why do people keep casting Imran Khan in movies? He is a mediocre actor at best and has almost no star value. Sure he'll get you some magazine covers and TV news slots but Janne Tu was a long time ago, Vikramaditya Motwane, dude. But then, I suppose it means I can safely skip this one, since I've been unimpressed with his efforts so far. (WHY DID YOU RUIN LOOTERA WITH THAT CRAP INCIDENTAL MUSIC? WHY?)
Really? Shahrukh will be robocalling people to tell them that Chennai Express is on television.
Because why stop with annoying promotions after a film has released?! Maybe he has some more ideas for Ra.One promotions, too!!! Why not have a twitter bot in character as Ra.1 tweet everybody to remind them to buy the DVD…every two minutes.
Anurag Basu thinks the script for the FRANCHISE ESTABLISHING Jagga Jasoos (which stars Ranbir as an 18-year old stuttering detective) is just too much fun, darn it! So he's reworking to make it 'darker' and 'edgier.'
You know, it just now occurs to me that if this is supposed to be a big old franchise, what's going to happen when Ranbir can no longer convincingly even play "Hollywood 18"? Dude's like 30 already…
DAMN! I wish Akshay would start doing these video blogs again!
Haaaaa! Oh, Akshay!! Never, ever leave us.