Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Heroine Trailer!

Okay, here is the deal:

1) I loathe Madhur Bhandarkar. I think he's a lazy filmmaker. I think he is a huge misogynist and that his "feminist" posturing is vomit inducing. Let us not forget that this guy has rape charges pending AND that he is responsible for giving us Neil Nitin Mukesh masturbating forever on film.

2) As much as I hate the Bandar Car, I adore Bebo and will happily watch her smoke cigarettes and delivery filmi dialogues for 2 and a half hours.

This is what I'm hoping happened with Heroine - that Bhandarkar had some quality control on the script and the final cut imposed on him by Siddharth Roy Kapur and by Team Bebo. After two massive bombs with Jail and Misogynist Fun Times With Ajay Devgn Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji they would be insane to let him have the final say on anything.

Best case scenario is that we end up with another Dirty Picture - not a great film but an entertaining one that proves a heroine can generate big box office.

Worse case scenario is that Bhandarkar delivers the third dud in his trilogy.

I'm hopeful that Bebo can pull it off. Make no mistake - the story is trite and the direction will be pedestrian. If this film is a hit, it will be thanks to Siddharth Roy Kapur and Bebo.


ayush's blog said...

When will madhur make something different ? from the promo itself one can call it fashion part~2, Corporate part~2

It will be a disaster @BO as bebo despite being the number one actress has no BO pull.

And as faring as well as Dirty picture,it may have been a heroine centric film but it had Emraan hashmi who helps a film get an initial whereas in heroine neither bebo nor both the side heroes r capable of drawing audiences into cinemas initially

umang said...

Most of Madhur Bhandarkar films have a strong female character as the protagonist eg. Page-3, Chandini Bar and to some extent Fashion. Not many Indian filmmakers can boast of that. I am not sure why do you think that he is a misgynist (outside of DTBHJ).

Filmi Girl said...

@umang Just because he makes women the protagonist doesn't make his films pro-women. He trades in some very regressive stereotypes.

Robespierre said...

Fashion remains the only Bollywood film I've ever bailed out of 20 minutes in, so I'm remaining cautiously optimistic at best.

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