Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Flashback Wednesday

I'm not feeling very well today so please have a fun song from Tu Chor Main Sipahi!

For no other reason than I was thinking the other day that it would be fun to watch every single Akshay film and write about them. For science. We'd get to see the change-over from that older style of filmmaking to the new one.

Although I suppose one could get up on the ol' soap box about Tabu now playing a hero's mothers while Akshay is still romancing twenty-somethings but that tune has been played so many times before… we all know it's ridiculous.

Let's just enjoy the trip down memory lane!


odadune said...

Aw, izzums Akki/Tabu cute? :)

That mega-watch idea is a scary and yet awesome idea, FG. Remember, we are talking about a guy who released eleven movies in 1994 alone, and for whom two major releases and a guest appearance in 2014 constitutes a slow year.

A good chunk of his 90s output is up on youtube legitimately, albeit not always with subtitles. My impression is that there was a steep dropoff between Khiladiyon ka Khiladi, where he injured his back, and the "comeback" period of Jaanwar/Sangharsh/Hera Pheri/Dhadkan. I think that's where I stalled out when it came to watching his 90s films. There's some crazy stuff buried in 90s, like his Mithun/Govinda wannabe movie Dancer (awesome picturizations), and the early action/bromance melodramas Ashaant and Zaalim (where he's basically playing the Incredible Hulk), costarring Sandalwood actor Vishnuvardhan.

Gearing up to include some of his 00s films in a big dvd order-I know you gave Heyy Babyy and Khakee the thumbsup, but how is Aankhen, and are any of the post-Hera Pheri/pre-Sajid Khan comedies any good?

Jess said...

I love Akki so so much. I think the first film I saw of his was acutally Aitraaz. Which is kind of weird since he's known for action and comedy, and I don't think he does either in that film. But I loved it, it's so ridiculous and wonderful. A sexy/romantic song set on a pirate ship? Yes of course!

A breakdown of his career would be a fun read, but as odadune mentioned, he's done SO many films, I don't know if it would even be possible to watch through all of them!

HK said...

I'm a big Akshay fan but I must confess I haven't seen a lot of his 90s work. It would be great to watch them together!

Raye S. said...

Oh I love this song!
My whole feeling on Akshay movies is that I enjoy them cheesey or not, and he is singularly responsible for getting me into Bollywood (and now Mollywood, Tollywood, etc.) with both feet, so how bad can he be?

Also, can we all just say "Hooray for chest hair!" in the old ones?!

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