Friday, September 12, 2014

I...Can't Wait.

Vikram.

Shankar.

Me.

At the theater.

It's a date.

4 comments:

odadune said...

Probably going to be too much Disturbing!Shankar for me to watch at the theater (I can't handle the food grossout moments in Anniyan, or some of the torture scenes) but definitely rooting for it to do well and come to dvd :) And will probably watch the crap out of the song videos in the meantime. :)

Yay, Friday!

Filmi Girl said...

@Odadune You have no idea how happy I am it's Friday… this week totally kicked my butt. Ah, it's not over yet! :PP

Divya said...

TGIF All !! @Odadune .. the song picturizations are bound to be great! No one does songs like Shankar does in my opinion. He creates mini stories in epic fantasy worlds just for his 5 minute songs. I wonder what Shankar would do with a budget like Guardians of the Galaxy and a chance to do some epic fantasy or sci-fi. Speaking of Guardians of the Galaxy. I think it was the closest to a Bollywood masala movie that I have seen Hollywood do, it had action, comedy, fraaandship ... and mother sentiment, can't get more masala than that :). I am surprised that some are calling it Marvel's best though .. I think that title goes to the Winter Soldier.

odadune said...

Divya: Totally agree on Shankar's picturizations, I have a dvd compilation that's like, song videos from all his pre-Sivaji movies (well, Tamil ones, so you're getting the Mudhalvan versions of certain videos rather than the bigger budget Anil/Rani/Amrish versions from Nayak The Real Hero). They are definitely something else.

I would love to see Shankar try his hand at space opera someday. I'm imagining a cross between the David Lynch Dune and the more surreal/less ridiculous aspects of De Laurentiis's Flash Gordon, with Star Wars prequels-level technology.

GOTG has everything you mention plus dance numbers, I agree on it feeling like a masala film. (So does Disney's Frozen, which to me seems like a estranged siblings melodrama out of 70s Bollywood cleverly disguised as a Disney Princess marketing opportunity. Maybe there's more going on with that weird Disney/UTV partnership than meets the eye).

I was impressed w/ Winter Soldier as well-the plot synopses all made it sound like a trainwreck waiting for a place to happen, and yet it came together in a pretty satisfying way. My personal favorite Marvel movie is probably the first Thor though.

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