Monday, April 30, 2007

the heat is consistent. 42 - 43 degrees and counting.

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'life in a metro' shd be good...i hope its the very next flick I watch since the last Casino Royale binge.

so shd 'cheeni kum'...seems interesting...might not survive at the BO tho like 'nishabd'...auntyjis and unclejis can't digest bachchan sr. as anything but a noble, sherwani clad patriarch of a wannabe joint family a la yashraj or johar or at the least, a noble, khaki clad policewala. pity.

i kinda enjoyed his OTT, audacious and totally out-of-the-blue character in Boom, that doomed pic.

Acting is about pushing the envelope, pretending to be somebody you are not, soaring to new heights...but in apna Hindi cinema, for the most part, its all about sticking to the tried n tested and wearing designer stuff and making the family segment happy...hence, mediocrity is celebrated and incredibly hyped.

I really like Kay Kay Menon...hes a true actor...sadly, anyone who brings an amount of intensity to their role is branded 'arty' or 'offbeat' since they lack the gloss and fluff...

the influx of small-budget/indie/creative film makers and houses like Anurag Kashyap, Anurag Basu, Onir, UTV and others is a huge dose of much-needed oxygen into the hindi film scene.

Film makers can't take refuge any longer in that old lame tottering adage that the public demands the crap they get...

10 comments:

Alok said...

irfan khan ?

Phoenix said...

amazing, again!

Nee said...

I LOVE Kay Kay! He's so versatile. He has made a name for himself and I think he's truly becoming a crossover actor. Fingers crossed that we see more of him!

Phoenix said...

hope so too, nee!

qsg said...

I want to watch Metro - Lurve the songs....! :) Should be good!!!!

phoenix said...

ditto, qsg!

Crazy Dhakkan said...

//i kinda enjoyed his OTT, audacious and totally out-of-the-blue character in Boom, that doomed pic.

LOL! You mean, you've actually seen that movie?!!?

Hahahah! Try watching his Ajooba someday! :D

Yeah, mercury is touching new heights in this part of the world too.. (Ahmedabad). I just pray to God that I don't evaporate one day! :P

I'm looking forward to Metro too! :D

phoenix said...

d'you know, I actually convinced some friends from work to watch Boom with me! :-))got sucked in by the songs. and I guess, I must be the only one who saw anything entertaining in that crazy pic. i liked 'bombay boys' by the same director...thats just me. :-D
ouch, Ahmedabad is pretty much the big daddy of scorchers, isnt it?
hope to catch 'metro' too.

Janefield said...

i agree with everything in this post! :D

Phoenix said...

you do?!! Houston, there *is* life out there. :-D thanks, jane!