As promised, UTV premiered the trailer of Vishal Bharadwaj‘s latest Shakespearean feat Haider on Wednesday July 9th, along with its main cast in attendance, including the director, his wife and the fantastic Kay Kay Menon (Life in a Metro, Sarkar), who also appears in the film in a nefarious role, at PVR Cinemas in Mumbai.
The film is a modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” set in the wintry backdrop of Kashmir.
This is the week for releases for just yesterday, there was comedic hero Inspector Singham and today, we have tragic anti-hero Haider, for Vishal Bharadwaj‘s reimagining of “Hamlet” released its first posters’ peek. A couple months ago there were buzz-cut images of a solitary Shahid Kapoor as our first glimpse of him in character, while news of Tabu filming her debut singing spot has been trickling in since the beginning of the month. Filming wrapped completely only days ago, therefore it’s exciting the production has hit the ground running with releases and promotions. On Wednesday, stars Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor will follow Parineeti and Aditya‘s July 7th lead and “take over YouTube” with an all-day exclusive look at the official trailer along with opportunity to interact with the team that made this movie happen.
Sequels are all the rage and at this point in Hindi cinema, Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar are reigning kings. For it seems they flip flop yearly releases and since Singh is Bling, from Kumar’s camp won’t hit theaters until this time next year, the field is open for Devgn’s next Singham film. Continue reading
Until a month ago, the filmspere had been pretty dry for me. Nothing had caught my attention and to be honest, I was beginning to get fairly bummed about it. But just when I thought there weren’t any interesting films on the slate, two films drop into my lap and they both star rising star Aditya Roy Kapur (Guzaarish, Aashiqui 2). Continue reading
What is the biggest drawback of live viewing? Waiting, of course! Especially, when the drama has the potential of being the most thrilling drama of the summer season. The Joseon Gunman is objectively the most anticipated drama of the year and with its introductory episodes coming out of the gate this strong, the excitement was well deserved.
This drama also rejoins Lee Jun-ki and Nam Sang-mi from 2007 thriller Time Between Dog and Wolf, making them one of the top 5 OTP reunions of this year. Can’t say I was all in with them as a couple in that drama, but their rapport as actors is undeniable and palpable, which is rekindled here immediately.