Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday Gossip! Nothing but Ready edition...

Wow! There is nothing of interest happening in gossip today except the press getting their panties in a bunch over how much they hated Ready. Seriously, media folks, it's an Anees Bazmee film - what did you think it was going to be like? A highbrow look at the wedding traditions of Thailand with tasteful bon mots as the main form of humor? No, of course not. So, stop acting like the fact that a low-brow comedy is a big shock. It's like nobody in the media remembers that they threw the exact same hissy fit over Thank You just a few months ago.

* While I get that
Ready is not classic cinema, does it really deserve this horrifically snarky review?

But nothing can come quite as classy as the moments in the film that hold a mirror, a true reflection to the kind of society we are. In the can’t-get-out-of-your-head song Dhinka Chika, young school kids double up as backup dancers, as the hero-heroine flap hands near unsavoury places and sing about how they’re going to show the other 12 love moves over 12 months.

Oh ho ho! Get it! The reviewer is being
sarcastic and saying the film is "classy" when really they mean the opposite. That's so "clever." Wow, I "really respect" the intelligence of somebody who can use sarcasm.

I must be especially "classy" because I thought the unsavory-places-highlighting pocket-dance in "Dhinka Chika" was hilarious.

* And it's fine if you don't like pee jokes but
this review is obsessed with them.

THAT THERE is a lot of urine in Ready is not entirely the point — Salman Khan pisses; asks us to go pee; little giggling boys piss on the bad guys. It’s more than that. It’s the fact that piss was on Salman Khan’s mind all through the making of Ready, in the sense of taking the piss out of his producers, fans, co-actors and his own super-stardom. Ready arrived in cinema halls on Friday, riding on the cute tails of Dabangg. But it really is Salman Khan’s pee-break between Dabangg 1 and 2. Since it is Salman Khan peeing, initially it’s funny. But soon there is a stink, a strong scent of putrefaction.

See, reviews like this say more about the inner obsessions of the reviewer than the film itself. Some people in the audience laughed at the interval title card that read "Pee Break" and then let it go as the disposable gag that it is. What on Earth is going on in this reviewers life that she is swimming in urine.

* To erase that image, read a fluffy
content-free interview from Asin.

Speaking about her co-star, she says, “As an actor, Salman is a challenge to work with because he throws anything at you once the camera rolls. You have to think on your feet and be ready for anything, he is that spontaneous. As a person, Salman is absolutely unpretentious. It's difficult to believe that a person like this exists in the world of showbiz.”


Bombay Talkies said...

"Wow, I "really respect" the intelligence of somebody who can use sarcasm."

That was...unnecessary. It's one thing to disagree with a review but sometimes you really go overboard with the snide hatred of anyone who doesn't fawn over the mass-produced low brow cinema you love.

It's really off-putting.

Filmi Girl said...

@bombay talkies Did you read the review? I was just echoing the style that it was written in - a style I found extremely off putting.

Bombay Talkies said...

I guess I must not have read it that thoroughly if I didn't pick up on that.

I don't mean to be bitchy (even if I sound like it, yikes) but a lot of your take downs of film reviews focus more on denigrating the reviewer than tackling what they said.

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.

If you don't like my sense of humor, please just move on by - Trolls are not appreciated and nasty comments will be deleted.

xoxo Filmi Girl
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