Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bombay Velvet trailer is here...

Um… it looks okay? Nothing we haven't seen before, I'm afraid. Can we stop with the nostalgia period pieces? PLEASE?!

Whatever. I'd much rather watch this:


Kimberly Tully said...

Agreed that the nostalgia period pieces are getting played out, but I'm looking forward to this one because I think Anushka Sharma is usually amazing.

But, wow!, Uttama Villain looks sooo good. It kind of has a Pedro Almodavar feel to it or something. It reminds me that I really need to see more Tamil films (or just non-Hindi films in general).

Divya said...

I am sooo looking forward to Uttama Villain. The script by Kamal is looking almost semi-autobiographical. Some great women (Urvasi, Parvathi Menon, Andreah and Pooja Kumar), the last on screen appearance of Kamal and Rajini's mentor K.B and a costume drama thrown into the middle as well ... just my kind of film. On the other hand I am always wary of Kamal's vanity projects so could be a disappointment I guess.

odadune said...

Bombay Velvet: I actually like period pieces about fictional people living through interesting times-I read Georgette Heyer, I watch Jane Austen adaptations and Indiana Jones movies. I am in favor of things like Bajirao Mastani and Mohenjodaro and Airlift, although I won't have a strong opinion until the promos start coming out sometime this fall. I would probably like Byomkesh Bakshy if Sushant didn't rub me the wrong way. I'd rather see that period piece movie-within-the-movie in Uttama Villain than the showbiz melodrama that the main movie seems to be.

I'm even fairly okay with films that are kind of vaguely "somewhere...somewhen", like Dharam-Veer, as long as it's the kind of story that calls for that. But an ultra-serious filmmaker overseeing Ranbir's and Karan's gangster LARP (shades of Himesh and YoYo's LARP session from last year, the Xpose) just isn't my deal, and coming from them the "somewhere...somewhen" setting is rather insulting to the audience.

ThelondongirlUSA said...

why not nostalgia? The BBC have been pulling that shit off for twenty nay thirty years and everyone laps it up. if its not world war two, its world war one if it not some bullshit little Dorrit England its some other time where there were only whites in attendance and pretty much everything was pretty and cute(except for the 3 year old's being shoved up chimneys then roasted alive and the numerous ppl starving to death). Truthfully its nothing new, yes, its convenient, a bit trite, and everyone does it. its not really a "thing" per se. On another note, I see Karan Johar is playing and extension of himself, mean boy no.1. nice.

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