Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thursday: It's votin' time!

Roll up, roll up!

It's time to vote for the Golden Kela awards and I must say the choices this year are delicious.


So go and vote your negative feelings out.

Although, to be fair, I don't think Shahid should be in the 'why are you still trying' category with Preity and Prateik and NNM et. al. People on the Internet may not have liked R… Rajkumar but it was a hit. Unlike whatever Ishkq in Paris was.

Vivek Oberoi is another story. One could (and probably should) legitimately ask why he's still trying to be a solo hero.

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Salman Khan is done with Southern remakes… after Kick, though, right?

I respect that, although I do enjoy Southern masala, let the younger heroes do action.

Prabhudeva, sir, why not take on Vidyut Jamwal for your next? At least for a song. Make that man dance!

(And I do love that Salman is still promoting Jai Ho villain newcomer Haroon Kazi.)

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Apparently there has been an unauthorized Tamil remake of D-Day.

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And since we're talking remakes, here is Baradwaj Rangan on the importance of subtitles.

But if subtitling older films is too much effort, if there are no funds, if there is no interest, then let’s look at subtitling the new ones — not just the “classy” movies, the ones that win national awards, but also the commercial love stories and the masala movies, so that if a Gujarati speaker who’s just moved to Chennai wants to check out a Vijay movie or an Ajith movie (just to see what the fuss is about), then he needn’t be intimidated by the prospect of not understanding these films (even if you could make the argument that there’s not much in these films to understand, in the first place). Why is this important? Because regional films reflect regional sensibilities and by watching these films, we open ourselves to tiny transfusions of culture. We see not just what kind of stories our neighbours from other States like to watch but also what kind of lives they lead, what they do for work and play — and in a country as diverse as ours, the importance of this cannot be emphasised enough.

I'm definitely on team 'more subtitles' but sometimes I do get the feeling that there are some corners of global culture that prefer to remain exclusive to protect cultural identity...

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Sonu Nigam on the music copyright fight. I know that in America, the copyright situation for musicians is terrible. I empathize with Sonu and other playback singers whose voices really do provide so much to these songs.

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Creepy film Heartless is still creepy. Shekhar Suman and Adhyayan are now singing for it. A song about how they are best friends. In a film where disappointment to your family son Adhyayan is playing the role of his dead brother.

Oh, the layers of pathos keep piling on.

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Promo for Sonakshi and Shahid on Koffee With Karan. I can't even with that face Sona makes after she says, "Cat." Sonakshi!!! Why are you so cute?

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If you can handle some twee, one of my favorite Welsh musicians (Gruff Rhys) made a movie.

About America.

American Interior kind of reminds me of that Madeline L'Engle book. Come on, former bookish twelve year old girls, you know what I'm talking about, right?

I'll probably stick to just the album but hey, some people out there might enjoy a craggy Welshman roughing it across America.

1 comment:

odadune said...

A stint with Prabhudheva is probably exactly what Vidyut needs, in terms of teaching him comedy and dance.

Golden Kela noms are lazy, as always. Not saying most of the films/songs/people listed aren't legitimate targets, but there is zero thought put into the process.

Re: Salman/remakes: I love how the media acts like South-to-North remakes are something that started four years ago with Wanted, instead of something that's been going on steadily in modern Bollywood since at least Hera Pheri, and was a regular feature of Old Bollywood from at least the late sixties onward.

Sonakshi on KWK: I'm wriggling my antennae trying to figure out what she's annoyed at Katrina for. I don't recall hearing that she was up for any of the roles that have gone to Katrina lately.

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