Preview-Package? Poster-Post? Poster-Preview, Package-Post?
Okay, that's up to you. Important is, what this is about: Every Thursday, I'll ramble about the (Hind) films releasing that week (you know that this depends; some release Thursday, other Friday or Saturday). I'll also try watching them, but probably I won't have a chance before the DVD-releases. And that's about it. So, let's start with...
THE FIRST WEEKUAL THURSDAY PP
We have only two single releases in India this week, namely two very different films:
|A long-awaited and intensely discussed drug-thriller|
|And... oh, I've never heard about this film before. Okay, the poster tells us, it's a Disney production.|
Dum Maaro Dum
Director: Rohan Sippy (Bluffmaster/ Kuch Naa Kaho)
The film is set in Goa and revolves around drugs. We have a Deepika-cameo that has already gained too much attention in my eyes, Bipasha, trying-to-save-career Abhishek and newcomer Prateik.
What set a start to the intense discussion and attention towards DMD, was the First Look featuring Deepika's... well, part of her body, and the tattoo on her waist. People said that her cameo was going to be the new "Sheila" and that she'd be wearing the shortest skirt ever made.
Yeah, I don't care about those discussions, also because I don't like Deepika, but the poster does look good. Very stylish, dynamic, colourful. Some palm trees on the right hand. Have you noticed that Goa is becoming a frequent set in Bollywood films?
Deepika's hair looks blue, I think... And there's a man with a gun standing in the upper left corner. That means drugs are a bad thing, and you shouldn't talk to those men with long coats standing in corners. Did you hear me, Raju? Come home straight after school. I don't like your friends, they're no good company for you. Especially that girl with the short skirts and tempting curls.
Verdict: I'm scared it might be stylish only.
Director: Satyajit Bhatkal (Chale Chalo - The Lunacy of Film Making)
Hey, it's the cute little boy from Taare Zameen Par! Oh... Oh, he's... he's wearing a superman-costume. And Anupam Kher is wearing a... wig. Oh.
The first 30 seconds of the trailer look promising: a little boy with his friends, sunshine, a mother (or elder sister), some problems.
But then we get the full package of a scheme-superhero-kids-film, and find out that Javed Akhtar and S-E-L made the soundtrack/lyrics for this. Why? Why did they do this, why did the cute TZP boy do this?
Can it be, that this is a good movie? But the trailer looks awful. I'm sorry but... even the name "Zokkomon" is not really original, immediately making me think of the iconic Manga series "Pokemon" (not that I like it, but it's famous).
I just hope that the film doesn't praise violence. The trailer also reminds me of "Azaad" - remember, that 2000-Shilpa-Shetty-flick that I warned you about?
Verdict: Please, dear God, let this not be as horrible as it looks like in my first impression.
We'll have a whole bunch of new releases for next week, in contrary to this week's little florilegium (a new old word I learned), so be excited and if you like, then please tell me what you think of this new series.
Thank you for reading,
Mette M. K.