Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thursday Gossip!

Are you in Vancouver? Bollywood films are going to screen at Denman Cinemas!

Or in Las Vegas? The CineArts screen
gets an article. 

Today in gossip - Talaash TRAILER! And MAXIMUM trailer!! That's the important part!

* For a dose of laughs, check out One Knight Stands take on Total Films Top 50 Bollywood movies (i.e. 50 Bollywood movies the writer googled.)

6. Inclusion b: The intense SRK, YRF, Dharma fanboism that this list exhibits is almost on an unashamed Bieber-fever level. From Om Shanti Om, Devdas, KHNH, KANK, MNIK, Mohabbatein, Dostana, Rab Ne.. to even Fanna making it into the Top 10 list is a big slapping #facepalm meets #epicfail. Yes, they are all entertaining Bollywood movies, but by no means represent the greatest of Bollywood cinema. Or are we supposed to take this list as a subjective view of the author, who happened to watch movies based upon recommendations by Lovefilm – You watched Om Shanti Om, so you might also like Salaam Namaste. (Yes, that IS in the list as well !!!)

* First person account of the seven and a half hour Zee Cine Awards.

* Old Plastic Face says Agent Vinod is nothing like James Bond. Umm... did he see his own poster for the film?

"This (comparison) would be very stupid thing to do. James Bond is an English character. He was the representative of capitalism against Communist Russia. He is a capitalist hero, who drinks and womanises, and he is a hero who saves the world. When you see the first scene of our film you will realise that Agent Vinod is an Indian hero who is very different from the Bond character because we did not want to make a copy of a Bond film," Saif told reporters here after unveiling the first look of the film yesterday.

You've got to love the shout out to capitalism.

* Abhishek returns part of his fee for Players. Now, that's a team player!


MAXIMUM, which looks fucking BOSS!

Sonu Sood? Neha Dhupia? NASEER? Yes, please!

Agent Vinod trailer launch has old Plastic Face wearing a tux and rising on stage in a red spotlight to the sound of horns.

But remember. It's NOTHING like James Bond.

Seriously, why don't they just say they like the Bond aesthetic?


Rum said...

OMG thank you so much for reporting the news about Denman cinema in Vancouver! That is wicked that they're showing Indian films there!

Bastard Keith said...

I can appreciate that, while the aesthetic debt to Bond is obvious, Saif at least locates a philosophical difference between the British and Indian approaches. Though I'm pretty certain that any social content will take second place to scenes of Saif looking *guitar squeal* AWESOOOOOOOME.

That Total Film list is fucking ridiculous. Can someone point me to the "car chases" in Sholay? And MOHABBATEIN?! FUCKING MOHABBATEIN?

There are films on that list that I watch a LOT and still admit are more sentimental favorites than great films.

Bastard Keith said...

I will say this: Between Talaash and Maximum, the beef/cheesecake quotient is jaw-dropping (Neha and Rani are two of my favorites, and I love Sonu and Aamir so much that I'm not even going to end this parenthetical with "not in a gay way or anything," because maybe it's kind of in a gay way).

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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