Posters

Dum Laga Ke Haisha: Yeh Fevicol ka Jood Hai Kya?

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Us 90s kids remember, all to well, the catchy one-liners that brands in India came up with before the world became a smaller place with internet, cable television, and mobile phones ::insert nostalgia here::, so imagine my surprise when I heard that a Yashraj film was actually called dum laga ke haisha!

Remember Fevicol? Who am I kidding, of course, you do.

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Qissa Shatranj Ka: A First Look at Wazir

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Khel, khel mein, khel, khel ki, khel, khel yeh aa jaye ga.

Haar jeet say, haar jeet kay, jeet haar sikhaye ga.

Khel, kehl mein…

Bring Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan together under a Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra banner and you are bound to have an explosive film (quite literally too!). At least that’s what one can gather from the trailer. It seems March is a month for thrillers, as NH10 and Wazir are both slated for release on the same day. Whereas the former is an Indian take on Afia Nathaniel’s road-trip thriller, the latter is a bomb-blasting, politically tinged, Delhi-based film in-sync with the current trend of terrorists, bombers, and daishatgards.

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Dolly ki Doli: ڈ (Dal) say Disaster!

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Hot on the heels of her less than impressive performance in Khoobsurat, Sonar Kapoor brings us yet another romantic comedy. The premise for this one: Dolly kiski? Three grooms all vying for the same prize, but something tells me the prize has its own kahani in mind, aur pyar ki katha kinds nahi.

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Retro Rerun!

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Hey, hey filmi travelers!

Keeping in mind my obsession with everything retro, I’m starting a segment on those retro highs(!) and lows, of course some choices will be more retro than others. All the way back to the black and white and rather gay 1920s to the acid trip highs of the 1990s, I’ll be picking hidden gems for your viewing and reading pleasure!

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Dil Dhadakne Do: A First Look

Zoya and Farhan Akhtar have given us a taste of Indie cinema packaged in a shiny Bolly-wrapper more than once. Take, for instance, Dil Chahata Hai, Luck By Chance, Zindagi Na Milege Dobara, and most recently the short film in Bombay Talkies. Seeing yet another indie-bolly-flick from this sibling duo with its offbeat theme – Punjabi dysfunction at sea is offbeat! – doesn’t surprise me.

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I’d venture forth and say that a dysfunctional Punjabi family (with kutta) on a cruise is worth one watch at least. From what I can see in that poster, the movie does pique my curiosity. After all, how often do you see Bollywood on a cruise? And full marks for giving us Sheefali Shah and Anil Kapoor as the Punjabi mum and dad! Clearly Anupam and Kirron Kher were starting to get a bit annoying.

For a creative, fresh, and unique vibe, Dil Dhadakne Do is making my heart beat just a little bit faster. Here’s hoping the story is just as innovative.

Till we meet for a review.

RB

Khoobsurat: Misfits Round Two

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If there’s any doubt that Sonam’s going to be a royal bahu, it should disappear now for good. I wonder what the trailer’s like(?). After all, it’s all about the hype.

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This is how you Disney-fy Bollywood. Take a vintage classic, get a Pakistani heart-throb to play the lead male, jazz up the poster, and throw in royalty for good measure. These are first looks, but I think Sonam Kapoor is channeling the inner Anne Hathaway in a desi version of The Princess Diaries (boy that’s one warped fantasy!).

They’ve done it with Clueless before. Hello Aisha anyone (and now that song’s stuck in my head)!?

Oh well too soon to tell. Thoughts…?

RB