Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Weekual Thursday PP: It's time for muscles and gangsters

Did anyone read an absolutely positive review on Mausam yet? It ran at the Hamburg cinema this monday, but I a) didn't have the money to go that far and b) wasn't very convinced about the film yet.

I'm sorry to tell you that I'm not able to watch the trailers of this week's releases - I'm sitting at the library right now -, I hope you don't mind.
Releasing this week, we have:

Director: Dev Anand (Love at Times Square, Mr Prime Minister)
I... also wasn't able to include a picture, because there are none on google... Doesn't look to good, this one. Never knew that Dev Anand directed films, too, and a look at his directography made me realize I'd never heard of any of those films either. Well, well. Not even a wikipedia-article?
That's it, then.

Hum Tum Shabana
Director: Sagar Ballary (Bheja Fry)

Bheja Fry was amusing, but not comletely thought-through, also reminding of "Dinner for Schmocks" very much.
This one reminds me of "Dostana"... they're not acting gay, all right, but still... "Two guys, one girl... fighting over her"?

Yeah, I've never heard that before.

I like the idea of the poster, however, it's a bit too colourful, cheap somehow.

Verdict: Dunno.

Director: Nishikant Kamat (Mumbai Meri Jaan)

John spent some time at the gym once again... but he let the hair be short.

Hm... is this a Dabanggy one, or one with true ambitions, maybe rather tending towards the Ghajini side?

Genelia is always good, that is. And John has improved, too, I quite like him now.

Verdict: I think I'd watch it.

Na Jaane Kabse...
Director: Pammi Somal (Mummy Punjabi)
Two films in a row? I mean, how long has it been since I wrote about the meh-looking Mummy Punjabì?
And that was Pammi's debut.

I don't even want to read the synopsis of this one. The poster tells us enough.


Verdict: ... Ugh!

Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia ( Charas, Shagird)

Jimmy Shergill and Mahie Gill as the leading acts, plus the one who directed Shagird... It sounds promising.

The poster manages not to look cheap, too.
And I do like the title... I guess I should watch Saheb Biwi Aur Ghulam very soon...

Verdict: The one you should see this week


  1. I don't know if you know/follow Tamil movies, but 'Force' is a remake of a Tamil movie, Kaakha Kaakha - which had Surya and Jyothika as the lead pair. The charisma Surya had is umatched, and can't be replicated by John - not if he wished it upon himself!

  2. Vinitha - Not that much, Tamil films are like all other foreign films to me, I do watch them, but I don't follow them as much as Hindi/American/British films... But now that you mention it, I think I've heard that title before, and also that Force is a remake. I also know a bunch of people in love with Surya, so that makes sense :). I'd like to watch one of his films to see if I'm just as crazy about him as the rest of the world.

  3. Haha, Mette. Then try Ghajini - not the Hindi Version (with an 8-pack Aamir). I absolutely fell in love with Surya after seeing the movie. Actually, I don't watch Tamil movies a lot. I did it - for him! ;)

  4. Vinitha - That's one I've been wanting to see anyways. I always like to see the original of a remake, as it often opens the doors to new film industries and directors.


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