Friday, October 10, 2014

Go, go, go Govinda!

Raj & DK's Happy Ending trailer is here and… WOW! I am pumped! This looks fantastic!!

First of all, that role appears to have been written to play to Saif's strongest points as an actor--namely his ability to spit out rapid fire dialogues in a smarmy yet likable way. I also like that his character's age isn't overlooked. That's the thing with Saifu. I mean, I really do like him but I don't want to see him playing 20 at 40. I want to see him playing 40 at 40.

Second of all, GOVINDA! DUDES! Is 2014 the Year of Govinda or what??? Between this and Kill Dil, he's staging an epic comeback as a character actor. It's like when Rishi showed up in Hum Tum and we all forgave him for his bobbly sweater years.

Govinda really is such a talented performer. I'm so happy to see him back on the big screen in GOOD ROLES!

Ah… and the Ranvir Shorey. THE RANVIR SHOREY!

Fall of 2014 in movies looking better and better, friends.


Apex said...

"hat role appears to have been written to play to Saif's strongest points as an actor--namely his ability to spit out rapid fire dialogues in a smarmy yet likable way"+1
i really like saif but in stuff like Salaam namaste, Lov aaj kal, hum tum which use his innate abilities u enumerated above.
infact in this space, i cant think of ANYONE in bollywood better than saif--and being on the top of any genre /style is v commendable
i know these flicks are pretty low down on the 'SNOB APPEAL QUOTIENT" ( this is my own patented term) R
but who cares about snobs really....innit

btw this film is unlikely to match the ICONICITY and EPIC siginificance of a flick which i really LOVED
(& most 'thinking' people dissed)--
( will stop the rant here --maybe later on that)

ps--the dialogue to ileana --"u seem like u have been working hard ol nite"
loved that 1--high 5 saif --dats my lowly wavelength hahaha--i thought only i say such nonsense ...

odadune said...

I had a good feeling about this morning, and aside from some eyebrow-raising bits I thought this one lived up to the promise. Hope it goes well for Saif. Dude deserves a break.

And I have to say this kind of character seems more believable as an explicitly 40-yr-old manchild than some I've seen. A minor celebrity coasting on early success til the wheels come off, so determinedly hip and funloving that he can't really believe the clock is ticking...that's the kind of man who acts like that.

odadune said...

A good feeling about this *movie*, sorry.

Apex said...

On a more serious note--

A book recommendation from me folks ---

Someone told me about this book & since I can't read full books easily (due to impatience issues)--she gave me a 'verbal book review/tour of sorts.
What I heard was damn interesting
I've read bits --

Highly recommended stuff,204,203,200_.jpg

The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan Hardcover – 16 Sep 2014
by Jenny Nordberg (Author)

A bacha posh (literally “dressed up like a boy” in Dari) is a third kind of child – a girl who will be raised as a boy and presented as a son to the world. Jenny Nordberg, the reporter who broke this story for The New York Times, constructs a dramatic account of Afghan women and girls clandestinely living on the other side of the gender divide that grants half its population almost no rights and little freedom.

Set against the violent backdrop of America’s longest war, The Underground Girls of Kabul follows Afghan girls who live disguised as boys through childhood and puberty, only to be expected by adult age to transform into subordinate wives and mothers. But the battle of nature versus nurture lingers, and some bacha posh will refuse to rescind their male prerogatives in what the UN calls the world’s most dangerous country to be a woman.

The book is anchored by vivid female characters who bring this ancient phenomenon to life: Azita, a female parliamentarian whose youngest daughter is chosen to pose as her only son; Zahra, the tomboy teenager who struggles with puberty and resists her parents’ attempts to turn her into a woman; Shukria, who was forced to marry and have three children after living for twenty years as a man; and Shahed, an Afghan special forces soldier, still in disguise as an adult man.

Offering a new and original story about Afghanistan and its women, The Underground Girls of Kabul investigates the hidden practice of bacha posh that has affected generations, while examining its parallels to our own history. The act of reaching for more freedom by impersonating a man is one that can be recognized by women everywhere.

Red said...

Some appreciation words for Govinda, yes! His newest roles look fab!

And I hope Saif (and his fans) will be really satisfied with Happy Ending after Humsha... nevermind.

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