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.
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
There are reimaginings, reinventions adaptations and remakes and though there may not seem to be a huge distinction between any of these, there is a fair difference for story lovers like myself. Of course, I like them all, given the right medium and production but like I always say, not every project is made equal— and at times, they’re nothing more than a dramatic crap shoot.
So with the amount of films that Bollywood churns out per year(hundreds) it’s no wonder at least a third are remakes. I’ve seen several and while some were just as horrible as the originals (U Me Aur Hum) and others didn’t hit the mark (Players, Salaam-e-Ishq), many I have liked just as much (Pyar Hona Hi Tha, Hum Tum) or better (I See You).
But what I’ve found with all Hindi remakes is I’m more prone to give them a chance, for they usually manage to make the worst films, just a tad more entertaining. And at the very least, that is my hope with Siddarth Anand‘s latest Bang Bang.
Continue reading First Look: Bang Bang
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 First Look: Fitoor
With Krrish 3 premiering this week, it’s gotten all of my attention and I’ve barely mentioned (but in a random post) that the Dhoom franchise is releasing its triple threat, for the holidays. The film has been thrown around for so long, that I was concerned it may never happen, for the big names touted never seemed to have the time. But finally, at the beginning of this year, a date was set and the villain secured and now only weeks after it’s teaser previewed with Shuddh Desi Romance, the official trailer zoomed in two hours ago in IMAX format (6pm MST). Continue reading First Look: Dhoom:3 The Blast
Happy Friendship Day everyone! Well, the official day was Aug 4th but here it’s a month wide celebration, so who cares if I’m fashionably (a month) late. And as usual I have some friendshipy things to share.
In the world of film and drama, people actually do live normal lives and form real-life bonds and friendships. Last summer, Abhishek Bachchan (Raavan, Guru) helped launched his buddy and Dhoom series co-star Uday Chopra‘s (Neal and Nicky, Mohabbatein) new graphic novel venture Yomics. And though I’ve had this post waiting in my queue since then, I’m glad I waited to share, so I could take the opportunity to not only highlight these childhood besties, but also the movie teaser for one of the birth stories Chopra has adapted into graphic novel format, which also happens to be their upcoming film, the third installment in the Dhoom franchise, Dhoom 3.
Continue reading Happy Friendship Day 2013!!!