I've now heard opinions on all sides but I will say it was bad word of mouth and lackluster music promos that kept me home this weekend.
You can check the comments from yesterday to read a good review of the film if you're curious.
(But, seriously, Komal Nahta? What a jackass. I wish these guys wouldn't throw around charges like that so casually. Salman's response was on point.
Salman Khan curtly said, "If they (one section of his fans) can't understand love, emotion,respect and the need of doing the right thing, then I rather have this film be the biggest disaster than it working for wrong reasons."
That's bold statement and one targeted directly at my old-fashioned filmi heart. I kind of wish I had gone now, just to stick it to industry guys like Komal.)
Hrithik Roshan is back to work on Bang Bang. I can't wait for this one!
Rekha's Super Nani on May 1st. The world's most glamorous grandmother… I imagine most of the film is people saying, "Oh, but you're too young to be his grandmother." And Rekha demurring while agreeing.
Kumar Sanu!! There's a blast from the past! If you're in Bangalore, you can hear him sing!
I know there are real issues involved here but I can't help it. Every Abhay Deol article about his black eye protest over the music of what appears to be yet another Young Upper Middle Class Guy Played By An Old Guy Who Doesn't Know What Love Is And Has No Other Problems In Life rom-com just has me rolling my eyes. He's like some overgrown teenager 'protesting' the fact that he doesn't have his own car.
Really not doing your cause any favors with that prank, buddy.
And since I saw about 3 Idiots up for a Japanese Academy Award, I've been looking things up and it's really heartening to read so many positive reviews!! The number of five star reviews is crazy!! The one on top ends with: "Even though it's more than 3 hours long, it's not boring. I recommend it."
Japan-India friendship! Let's see some more!
And for all the talk that Bollywood gives to American awards shows for being 'real' and honoring 'real talent' instead of the most popular things, I hope those media chatterboxes have been following the Grammy's white washing controversy.
But at least Stevie Wonder and Nile Rodgers got on stage.
(Is that some of the WORST white people dancing you've seen or what?!!! DEAR LORD!)