Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Gossip

I realized after I wrote up my review of Agneepath that I never mentioned the violence. Well... it's because I didn't find it all that violent but then I am a grown-up who reads gory manga before bedtime. It takes a lot of violence to shock me. Is Agneepath violent? If you're only used to fluffy Yash Raj romances, definitely. If you are like me and enjoy films like Oldboy, then not really.

I could have done with more violence and even less "romance," actually. I'd love to see a director's cut of Agneepath that sticks in the scenes the Censor Board made them take out and those Rishi Kapoor scenes left on the cutting room floor. Karan Malhotra, please give us a nice DVD release!!! Okay? I promise to buy it if you do that...

Now, today in gossip - some longer pieces on things like male models, an entertaining jaunt with Sanjay Dutt, and a handful of song promos for Siddharth's tired looking Love Failure. How long is he going to keep playing the chocolate boy card? Aren't audiences getting tired of this yet?

* The build up to this interview with Sanjay Dutt is almost more entertaining than the interview itself.

Over the years, I have mounted innumerable flights of stairs… once even climbed a hill... I have waited hours in the blazing son… and once in a ‘lubaan’ (fog created through smoke machines) filled studio, only to be told that ‘Baba was not in the mood to talk’.

* Randeep Hooda and Mahie Gill together again. She's playing a socialite who has an affair with a male prostitute.

* Mahesh Bhatt's daughter Shaheen enters Bollywood... behind the camera.

* Is Punjabi film Rahe Chardi Kala Punjab Di a copy of Veer-Zaara?

* This a delightful little piece with Bangladeshi villain Misha Saudagar. (They misspell his name, though.)

“This age requires modern baddies who can use a rocket-propelled grenade or a machine gun or who know how to fight kung-fu. In one recent film, I was cast as a mass killer who buries people alive,” said Shawdagar.

Shawdagar, 46, began his career in 1990 as a hero after he was discovered in a talent search by a state-owned film agency. But soon, after a few flops, a director persuaded him to be a villain because of his height and deep voice.

* And go behind-the-scenes with aspiring male models.

Anjana Sharma, Director Fashion, IMG Reliance, says, “Ramp requirements are different from that of Bollywood but a lot of the guys who turned up didn’t know this. They were just beefy, and that’s not what walking the ramp is about. It’s about being fit and having the right attitude. How one carries oneself is very important. The four we shortlisted were just the ones we were looking for.”

* Take a look back at Toronto's Naaz Theater.

For many movie-goers, an excursion to the Naaz Theatre was a whole-day affair. Before or after the show, they visited the many South Asian establishments that had sprouted in the neighbourhood in the wake of the opening of the cinema: browsing the racks of saris on display in shops; picking up garam masala spice and other specialty groceries; or dining at one of the restaurants serving regional Indian cuisines.

* It's not just Amy Jackson getting dubbed in Ek Deewana Tha. Prateik's voice is rather tinny.

And a handful of song promos for Love Failure!

Siddharth's new movie looks cute but... it feels kind of tired. Isn't he like 30 now? How long is he going to keep playing the same college boy? And is his hair thinning in some of those shots or is it just bad styling...


Moimeme said...

LOL, Siddharth was 30 or 32 at the time of RDB. I expect he's getting close to 40 by now.

Filmi Girl said...

@moimeme HA HA HA! Wow! He has aged well, hasn't he?!

Moimeme said...

@FG - indeed he has. Anyway, he may still play a student, but at least now he's a graduate student! :) (as in Oh My Friend). Frankly I'm more annoyed at the pointless English titles of his films, rather than that they are a series of rom coms. Look at it like this. We get Mahesh Babu the baby faced ruthless killer in film after film, NTR jr. the gangster who can dance amazingly well in film after film, and Arjun another dancer and fighter in film after film -- I really think Siddharth fills a sorely needed niche in current Telugu cinema. I like having one hero that I can count on not to have blood and gore in his films. And he usually picks pretty good scripts, too.

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