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Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Teaser

And as promised just an hour ago, Dharma Productions dropped a full one minute and a half teaser of Karan Johar‘s latest directorial project Ae Dil Hai Mushkil [literal trans. Oh the Heart is Difficult].

*Check it out after the jump—>

I personally found this teaser to do exactly what it was created to do— Make me want more. It certainly feels like an emotional journey and the teaser teases the title quite well. For the phrase can deviate into several concepts within the imagination but this does not seem to be use its words in jest, lazily or lightly.

At the very end, Aayan says, “There is nothing like the power of unrequited love,”  and goes on to say that with such love, it isn’t shared but experienced solely. Completely alone. So much can be said about that one line but I look forward to Aayan journeying to this realization. For at times, there are sentiments we understand and recognize immediately and intuitively but take us much longer to reconcile, accept and embrace. And unrequited love can certainly damage great potential if not dealt with properly.

From what we see, he appears to have intense relationships with both women, not to mention the other entanglements our ladies find themselves [Oh hello there, Mr. Fawad Khan!] One thing I found quite interesting about the connections within this snippet is while there are misty eyes and companionship laughter or heady and volatile moments, I didn’t spy much traditional filmy romance.

After seeing this, I can say I’ll be keeping tabs on this one. Until Diwali, that is.

FIRST LOOK: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Dharma Productions has been on a roll with back to back intriguing releases and a current dance tour with Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra, stars of the upcoming release Baar Baar Dekho. And while I am interested in that time boggling feature as well, what has caught my eye more is the teaser for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Released earlier today were the first three poster stills for the film that claims to encompass love, passion and intense friendship.

Karan Johar will helm this film three years after indie submission Bombay Talkies and I am personally getting a strong Khabi Alvida Na Kehna vibe from the project. In my book, that’s a good thing because hopefully this story will be as emotionally complicated as its title vaguely suggests. 

The film is set for a Diwali premiere but the production house has promised yet another sneak peek tomorrow… 

Guess we’ll just have to wait and watch. 

Fitoor: The Music

I’ve been pretty quiet about Abhishek Kapoor‘s adaption of Dickens‘ Great Expectations, Fitoor [trans: passion,obsession], for several reasons but since the new year began with a showcase for the film, I thought I’d scoot on over and check how things have come together. The preview dropped about a week ago,  along with track, Yeh Fitoor Mera but it seems that the most buzz is coming from Pashmina which was released only a few hours of me writing this.

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Now, I’ll be honest and say that when I first laid eyes on this latest poster, a still taken directly from the Pashmina video, it gave me nothing but Dirty Dancing deja vu, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, however, I couldn’t help but wonder how that would correspond with what I hoped this film would pan out to be… And then, I watched the video. Continue reading Fitoor: The Music

First Look: Raees

Double dipping in nothing new, especially for Asian actors and India is notorious for overlapping projects. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Shah Rukh Khan is not only currently filming his reunion with Kajol but also Ritesh Sidhwani‘s (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Kathik Calling Karthik) film Raees. Shooting began in April releasing its first teaser in mid-July. Continue reading First Look: Raees

Movie Moment: Bahubali

Baahubali_06I honestly don’t get the chance to write about many Telegu language films, mainly because news on releases isn’t as widely accessible and I also am not as well versed or exposed to the language or medium. However, the Southern Indian film industry produces some excellent stories and is filled with some of the best Indian actors around. Thankfully, some powers that be, have decided to branch out to create more films that appeal to international audiences and the first of many is epic war film Bahubali; which has now been coined the most expensive Indian film made (snatching the moniker from Shah Rukh Khan‘s Ra.One (2011)).  Continue reading Movie Moment: Bahubali