Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Weekual Thursday PP: Biggie, maybe, nay

Hello my fellow bloggers and readers,
I'd like to have some more films to put on the list of what I've seen this month, but times are stressful. Well, they're quite good however, and I'm having a lot of fun at the time. Whatever.
Tonight I'll be watching The Infidel (2010) at the indie cinema, I'm a little excited... It doesn't sound like the best film ever, but it still might be a lot of fun.

New Hindi releases of the week:

Director: Pankaj Kapoor (debuting as director)

This is the second time I watched the trailer, and I must say I'm not as impressed as the first time.
It's just this feeling, you know, as if the trailer is supposed to blow us away, and like, really impress us.

Reminds of the times I watched the Avatar trailer (which was every time I went to the cinemas half a year before the release) - I hated the trailer. It was so in love with itself, do you know what I mean?
Well, I still like Avatar (though not as much as those people who watch nothing else but big blockbuster), so yes, I think I'll like Mausam, too.
It's also cool that the girl is a ballet dancer, though on the other hand, I hope they made something new out of it, and don't just copy The Curious Case of Benjamin Button or maybe parts of Black Swan.

Verdict: No one should miss this - but make sure not to have too high expectations.

Speedy Singhs/ Breakaway
Director: Robert Lieberman (American - Fire in the Sky etc.)

At first I thought the title sounded awful, just like the poster looks awful, but the trailer looks all right.

Also, I couldn't believe Camila Belle was in it (love her), until I realized it was an Indo-Canadian "cross-over-film" (don't know if they're still called that).

Most cross-over-films have proved the idea to be theoretically good, but practically bullshit (Bollywood Hollywood, Pride and Prejudice etc.), but who knows, maybe this one will be different. There are no famous Bollywood stars in it, but it has been produced by Akshay Kumar, which is a new thing as well.

We'll see... I just don't get why the international title is "Breakaway". What's un-international about "Speedy Singhs"?

Verdict: Watch for curiosity (hoping it's an exception from the cross-over rule).

U R My Jaan 
Director: Aron Govil (debuting)

Believe it or not; this first look is by far the best poster of this film. Don't believe me? Click here for more fun.


Seems like someone got trapped in an unlucky mixture of some strong joints, Indian telenovelas and bad 90s Bollywood films...

Verdict: No comment.


  1. I am really looking forward to Mausam, despite my dislike for Sonam, because I think it looks by far the most "beautiful" of the films Bollywood has churned out in the past several months.... but yeah, high expectations might completely ruin it...

  2. Gaja Gamini - Judging by the trailer, the cinematography is striking, indeed. Hopefully that's not all.

  3. Sadly, that's all there is to it! Even that can't salvage the three-hour torture that is this movie. Please stay away from it, if you can. I regretted going there; they made me count every minute I spent there :S

  4. Vinitha - Oh no! What a sad end of the story.

  5. Not to burst your bubble or anything but the only scene in Mausam that has Sonam doing any ballet dancing is the one you've already seen in the trailer. But look on the bright side: at least you don't have time to be horrified to death by her battement tendus or whatever the hell she's trying to do there.

    And well, don't get your hopes too high up. As a Shahid fan, I chose to not review this movie on my blog. I think that says it all. :(

  6. Dolce and Namak - Maaaan! I think I don't want to watch this film at all anymore... :(


Let the discussion begin!