Wednesday, October 10, 2007

yawn

the promos of the media-annointed 'hugely anticipated', 'clash of the titans' blah blah releases round the corner leave me stone cold, nay yawning my cranium off.

saawariya seems like another OTT, too much window dressing, fare from bhansali...he visualizes each of his frame as a painting and thats all it is...a beautiful but oh so boring painting...with the curl of hair, the zulf, just so...the cuteyoung boy and the damsel, the oh-so-prettydull gestures...all screams BORING.

Another huge bore-fest seems to be laaga chunari mein....i dont know abt the rest of the public, but the title track is so insipid and ghaseeta...nothing exciting abt the lead actors or the story either...the songs are dull.period.

om shanti om, retro on steroids, another mediocre time-pass, with the return of shah rukh khan's ham-ganger...yikes.

but hey, what do I know, yes? all 3 might make hay at the haloed BO which runs on the tried and tested, the formulaic algorithms.....

what seems interesting: no smoking, johnny gadaar, manorama 6 feet under...and bhool bhulaiya, tho I have seen the original malayalam movie more than once, which is an ace. akshay kumar sure is having fun, evolving...

4 comments:

qsg said...

me wants to see bhool bhulaiya since me saw the promo with mr. ahuja - singing labon se... delish! And er...me likes songs of saawariya and esp one of om shanti om - pliss to not get violent... for the sake of old times errr retro times!

Phoenix said...

yes, shiney's sure got it going in the bits he figures in, yum. :-D

the songs of shanti om are good enuff...t-p stuff...

methodactor said...

Bhansali is overrated. One look at his sheeny, glowing frames and simple actions made annoyingly larger than life (guy in towel, women in veil, etc etc) spells eternal sleep. I second you on that.

Phoenix said...

glad you think so too, methodactor! the hype surrounding this guy is absolutely ridiculous, only goes to show how much mediocrity is celebrated in Hindi cinema, if its wrapped in glossy paper.
tho I really liked his Khamoshi and HDCS had a bit of content oo...