Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Which are YOU going to see this Diwali?

Two heroes enter the ring... in the left corner, the aging superstar desperately clinging to relevance with Ra.1 and in the right a talented hero at the top of his game!

On the left, a derivative sci-fi extravaganza scripted by focus group and directed by Abhunav Sinha, whose last film was the floptastic Cash in 2007. (Remember that one? Yeah, me neither.)

On the right, a forward-looking sci-fi extravaganza written and directed by auteur A.R. Murugadoss, whose last film was the record-busting (in multiple languages) Ghajini.

We'll let the free market battle this one out but I know who my movie ticket money is on... Bookie, put $15 on 7aum Arivu for a Box Office KO.

(On a side note, who cares about Genelia and Ritiesh's TOP SEKRIT relationship? Sigh... Filmfare, enough with the People magazine bullshit. We read Stardust for that shit because they have the better dirt.)


OG said...

Hey FG,

As you know, it is Ezham Arivu for me :) am a big Suriya fan!

But an interesting dynamics is being played out in Tamil Nadu at the moment.

Tamil Audiences have always believed in pitting two superstars together.

First it was MGR (Star) Vs Shivaji Ganesan (Actor). Then it was Rajnikanth (Star) Vs Kamal (Actor).

Right from 2000 onwards, the audiences (the fans) have started making an "Ajith Vs Vijay" comparison. They are both being "accepted" as the next superstars but here is the catch.

Neither of them are great actors in the traditional Kamal/Shivaji mould. They both are "Mass" heroes.

On the other hand, Suriya and Vikram have quietly gone on from being nobody to great actors in their own rights. According to me, they both are 2 of the finest actors we have in the country. And they have their own following as well.

This has never been a problem until now, when suddenly Ezham Arivu is going against Velayudham; now suddenly Suriya is being compared to the "big" guys........

Interesting as to how this will play out in Tamil Nadu. Suriya has age on his side :)

The next tier of actors who are trying to make it big are Dhanush, Simbu, Jiiva, Arya, Bharath.

Madhavan and Siddharth were never in the race :)

J Hurtado said...

My stupid local theaters aren't showing 7aam Arivu until the 31st, BUT they're showing the Telugu dub all week. What kind of sense does that make? I'm seriously irritated.

Filmi Girl said...

@OG LOVE IT! You are a fount of wisdom the last few days.

Totally agree that Suriya and Vikram are India's two finest actors. Nobody in Bollywood can touch them.

@J My local theater doesn't even have listings up for TOMORROW yet... I have no idea what's happening.

I may have to borrow my sister's car and drive out to Herndon... we'll see.

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xoxo Filmi Girl
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