However, I'll be making an exception today and go watch The Tree of Life in the theatre, one of my most anticipated films this year.
Speaking of theatre - what's coming up in India for tomorrow?
Chitkabrey - Shades of Grey
Director: Suneet Arora (debuting - though he looks rather old!)
Never heard of this film before? Me neither.
Muhahahha... what's going here?
Are they even allowed to call that a film and not a over-lenghth soap-opera episode?
The actors are the worst I've ever seen, the effects, editing and direction (of the trailer) is the worst I've ever seen... and the story? A very bad copy of Saw, I believe.
Also looks a bit like Game, just with a strong note of B-film.
Even the poster looks embarrassing. Ugh.
Verdict: Rather-do-not watch (but then again... it might be fun)
Mr. Bhatti on Chutti
Director: Karan Razdan (Girlfriend and other films I don't have in mind to watch)
Ya, right. You want us to watch a trailer that's more than 4 minutes. Right.
Well, the first minute looks... fun, somehow but in a weird way. I'd like to hear someone's opinion on the film (if anyone is going to watch it).
Maybe Anupam Kher still had his mustache from Dear Friend Hitler (the film he abandoned) and thought... "Hey, I could make a Charlie Chaplin-y weird silence/ politics/ weird film... With a weird poster and a weird trailer.
And then, everyone is going to run to the theaters because they are so curious."
I am curious, actually. In a weird way.
Director: Lalit Marathe (debuting, but also had various jobs in "Bhoot")
You know what's cool about this film? There's a really cool woman in a sari (!) shooting a lot of men (!). And she's played by an actually ethnic/ Indian-looking (!), promising newcomer (!).
That's it. That's why I want to watch the film.
The female species is finally getting more attention in Bollywood - that is, if the film is at least a little successful. (I was also thinking about Ishqiya).
And Ram Gopal Varma is producing the whole thing.
Convinced? I am.
Verdict: Do-watch (!)
Director: Sanjay Surkar (Caukat Raja and other films I've never heard of)
WHAT? The dude who directed this piece of... unexciting-looking... film has won 4 National Awards?
I don't really care.
The trailer looks uninspired and lacks originality. I wouldn't care if he were an Academy Award winner.
Director: Deepshikha (former actress, debuting as director)
"Love after divorce... is it a crime?". Hell, yeah! 'Course it is - what, did you think I was going to be like "No, no, go on, be happy"? Take a break!
You know what else is a crime? Saying "safer sex" in a trailer. At least the word "sex" must be beeped - y'got that right.
But the worst is yet to come: having a relationship to - or even marrying (!) - a guy who's younger than you are. So naughty.
... Only good thing about this film: directed by a female. A very self-centered female, judging from the trailer. And also very conservative.
Verdict: Rather-do-not-watch... though also this one might be fun.
Can't believe there's so much garbage in the theaters... I'm looking forward to The Tree of Life.
Thank you for reading,
Mette M. Kowalski