Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Trailer Tuesday! Are you ready to rumble…?!

Some good discussion yesterday of six packs. The consensus: put your shirts back on.

But now it's Trailer Happy Tuesday!! GOOD MORNING!!!!

So… Super Nani, huh? I had zero interest in this trailer until Rekha gets a makeover and starts swanning around. I have to admit… I'm intrigued. I could be tempted to watch this.

Teaser for Detective Byomkesh Bakshy. Okay, then! The choice of background music was a little off-putting at first but… this is another film I could be tempted to watch. The important question is: will there be an item a la Helen in Howrah Bridge. You know I was reading a little about India in World War II the other day and the horrible, horrible things that happened in Burma. Poor Helen, forced to flee with her family…

YEAH, BUDDY!!! Get ready for a Vijay Mass!! Kaththi trailer!!! And I think this is the ideal Neil Nitin Mukesh role: slimy, dead-eyed, urban villain in a Tamil film. Good luck team Kaththi!

(Come on, you got a little excited when Vijay cracked his neck, right? Right?!)

Has anybody seen Avatharam? I was poking around BhavaniDVD.com looking for something to catch my interest and… this caught my interest. I mean, if VIP isn't releasing with English subtitles I have to watch something… (SERIOUSLY though, WTF!? RELEASE VIP WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES!!!!!! I need my Dhanush fix!)

And a bonus for any math rock/indie rock fans out there: this band's first album comes out next week and I am SO EXCITED!!!


swilso04 said...

Hi Beth :)

I have some good news! There's a legal streaming site, Tentkotta.com , which has VIP available with English subs!

The site is kinda crappy in that it doesn't actually LIST anywhere which movies have subs, but I know for a fact VIP does! You can follow them on Facebook and check out which movies have subs etc., that's where I saw them clarify that VIP does! The brilliant Madras also does, as do Vada Curry and Mundasappari (both mediocre), and Saturangha Vettai (also brilliant).

Have fun :D

Filmi Girl said...

@swilso04 Thank you!!! :))

Moimeme said...

Hi FG, regarding Avataram, I'd never heard of this film, but I did watch the trailer, and my reaction is, avoid yaar! To me it looks terribly schlocky and shoddy and more like Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom in terms of authenticity, but if all that doesn't bother you, you may as well watch it, I guess. But, if you're looking for a good Telugu horror movie, why not try Arundhati (which I also haven't seen), which was the path breaker in this genre, and which this movie is so clearly trying to rip off? Anyway, since you now have access to VIP with subtitles, I think you're better off watching that! :)

Thanks for the Super Nani trailer! I was mildly aware of this film, and regretting that Rekha is now reduced to playing granny roles, but wow, was I wrong! It looks like English Vinglish told in a very traditional Indian melodramatic way -- which may or may not be a good thing, but I feel that Rekha is perfect casting -- who else could have done it? Perhaps Hema Malini, but I don't think she still has the "oomph" factor as she did in her heyday. Now I'm looking forward to seeing this. :)

Finally, if I might make a late contribution to yesterday's abs discussion, I think one reason why you all (and me) might be put off by all these muscle displays is their in your face sexuality. A long time ago, another Salman fan and I were discussing the fact that, though he has the obligatory shirtless scene in most of his films (there are a few without), it is NEVER in a sexual context. It's always just an aesthetic display for his fans, or a joke (as in Partner, where he's asked by airport security to remove his shirt, and he replies, "Sure! I'm always looking for excuses to take it off!") I'd be interested in hearing others' views on this.

Divya said...

I second swilso4 's recommendation of tentkotta.com but I would like to say that I rather enjoyed Mundasupatti. Thought it was absolutely absurd but hilarious. I am going to recommend Jigarthanda again if you finally find a reliable source of Tamil movie streams. Brilliant movie.
@Moimeme looks like we can let the shirtless thing go :) . I don't know about the in your face sexuality thing but i am bit of a prude so that may be it. Personally for me it's the context that matters.A hero who has established himself as super attractive personality wise suddenly drops his shirt to show off a reasonably attractive body as well I am all for it (example .. When Surya takes of this shirt in the ondra iranda song from kaaka kaaka, I almost melted). But it needs to be somewhat believable. I found Ranveer Singh in the ang laga le song from Ram Leela cringe worthy because he looked like a over buff gym rat in that song. What did he do. Go to a masseuse and get all oiled up before serenading his mashooqa. I know it's fantasy but it looks like he was trying to show off to the audience and not just have an intimate moment with his lover. It takes you out of the situation.

Divya said...

@Moimeme looks like we can let the shirtless thing go :) .... Sorry meant to say we can't seem to let the shirtless thing go. Typo :) I didn't mean to ask you to let it go.

swilso04 said...

also check out dhanush's new trailer!! looks like a spectacular disaster...


Filmi Girl said...

@moimeme Hi!! I missed your comments! :))) I agree on the in-your-face sexuality 100%. (With @Divya, too!)

Regarding Super Nani, I thought the same. I was sad Rekha had been cast off to old granny roles but then when I saw the trailer it looked like a nice meaty part for her. So I'll be curious to see how it turns out. I do like Rekha.

And @divya, thanks for seconding the recommendation. I'm definitely going to check it out. Especially if they offer subtitles. For some reason Tamil films are the most difficult to find with subtitles!

odadune said...

I guess I had more faith in Rekha's ability to choose...maybe not GOOD films but ones with roles that suited her. ;) If she wanted a plain vanilla paycheck role, she'd be in Welcome Back instead of Dimple, and if she wanted a plain vanilla matriarch role, she'd be in the Zoya thing instead of Shefali Shah.

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