Friday, November 25, 2005


If Deewane Huye Pagal turns out to be a hit, 2005 may be referred to as the funniest year in Bollywood history ! It seems any comedy attempted has turned out to be a huge hit. First it was the naughty Kya Kool Hai Hum which set cash registers ringing, then we had the conning Bunty Aur Babli. Right after, came Salman's funniest performance in a long time, Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya which was followed up by three hubbies looking for some fun in NO ENTRY !. And now with Garam Masala still bringing in the money, it's a wonderful job.

Making a comedy film is difficult, but when done, it can be a immense money-machine and in some ways, I feel, help other comedies. Kya Kool Hai Hum and Bunty Aur Babli were hits. After seeing two comedies, the people might have started having an upbeat opinion on comedies. So, they were quite keen on watching the next comedy! Of course, this is strictly my opinion and it may be totally wrong !

There are two happening films in December and I'm looking forward to them. First, Neal N Nikki's music has really captivated me and it seems really hot ! And then Bluffmaster is really attracting me with Abhishek grooving to "Sabse Bada Rupaiya".

Right now, however, it's Harry Potter as the fourth instalment continues to wreak havoc. I'm a huge HP fan so I made an instant beeline for it. I think some Bollywood directors should sometimes acknowledge that Hollywood can be bigger than Bollywood and stop releasing Bollywood flicks alongside big Hollywood flicks (Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena, Taj Mahal - both flops).

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The spicy masala rolls on.........

Ouch, ooch, ouch...OK, OK, please stop the brickbats. I'm sorry for taking such a long break but I had to take one as I was feeling bored with the blog. But, now, I'm back, fully refreshed !.

But unfortunately, Diwali wasn't the boom like it was last year. Last year, we had the wondrous "Veer-Zaara", the swift "Aitraaz" and the evergreen "Mughal-E-Azam" turning out to be hits. But this year, only the Akshay and the John starrer "Garam Masala" turned out to be a hit. Both "Shaadi No 1" and "Kyon Ki" failed.

me, being only an average teen, I'm sure my opinions count at all. But still, I believe that the reason for the failure of Shaadi No 1, was the promos and repeat value. The industry has been upbeat with comedies like Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi which featured two guys chasing a girl. However, shaadi films have slowly gone out of favour which is why "Shaadi No 1" flopped. I think the producers should have chosen one star to promote indivually. They could have promoted Zayed one week, Fardeen one week, Sharman one week. In the last week, they could have brought in Sanjay Dutt as the mystery man.

Kyon Ki's failure was high repetition failure. The TV promos were all the same and showed either Salman waltzing with Kareena or with Rimii. The last week's promos were a bit different with Salman showing some madness. All in all, the audience thought it was "tere naam" revisited. I think more promos of the mental faculty and Kareena's slow change to loving Salman would have helped.

As for "Garam Masala", it succeded because the concept of two men chasing one women is really attracting people. The promos were really clever with the "Shyam Tere Kitne Naam" and "Mind Your Language ?" rocking. The producers were pretty clever to show the most humourous portions in the promos which attracted the audience who didn't even know the story. The "Ada" Track really caught the people as well.