I know it is Monday still, but I simply cannot wait for the weekend already. I am longing to unwind, to get away from classrooms and computers, and to get in front of a huge screen, watching a good movie, seated in a comfortable recliner. So to help myself daydream, I will write about the movies releasing this week. I really hope there is something good after the stale stuff we have been dished out for the past few weeks, Vaada Raha, Aagey Se Right, the list is endless. Let’s see. This week, We have the movies, Wanted and Dil Bole Hadippa.
Macho man Salman Khan returns to action with Wanted, which is the directorial debut of choreographer Prabhudeva, who had also made the same movie by the name of Pokiri in Tamil, which in turn was a remake of Puri Jagannath’s Telugu movie Pokiri. Phew! From Telugu to Tamil to Hindi to God knows where! But remaking is the in-thing these days. After all, when a movie has worked somewhere, the producers can be a little more confident that it will work elsewhere too. Only a little more confident though.
Salman Khan promises mind-blowing action and fight sequences. He is said to have performed all the stunts himself, without the help of any body doubles, and in the process, pulling a hamstring that took three months to heal (I think we should watch it to make it worth for poor Sallu at least).
Also starring Ayesha Takia in the lead role, Wanted is the story of gang wars and crime. Salman Khan plays Radhe, an arrogant hitman, working on his own terms for Gani Bhai, a dreaded don. Gani Bhai uses Radhe to eliminate his enemies, which in turn earns enemies for Radhe. The story takes a twist when Police Commissioner Ashraf Khan vows to make Mumbai crime-free and makes two hundred arrests in a single day. Radhe suddenly becomes the most wanted man by the police. This leads to Gani Bhai wanting Radhe dead as he is wanted alive by the police and that would spell trouble for Gani Bhai. So Radhe becomes Wanted – Dead or Alive!
Bollywood has its fingers crossed for Wanted as it desperately needs a hit. But whether this movie becomes wanted remains to be seen.
Official trailer here.
Dil Bole Hadippa
Dil Bole Hadippa is a Yash Production and directed by Anurag Singh, starring Shahid Kapoor, who seems to be riding high these days, what with Kaminey doing so well (I wonder how and why, really), and Rani Mukherjee, who seems to have had disappeared after her disastrous Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic. But after a year of work-outs and yoga (or so we are told) Rani is back looking slimmer, fitter and sexier.
Anyway, moving on to the story. Veera Kaur (Rani Mukherjee) is a bold, beautiful, Punjabi village girl, who believes that she has only one life to do all that she wants. When go-getter, country cricket team captain from England, Rohan (Shahid kapoor), comes to the village to coach his father’s team, which has been losing for 8 years in a row, Veera sees her chance and adopts a man’s get-up to realise her dream of playing cricket in the big league with the Dhonis and the Tendulkars (Of course, the others are too blind to notice Veera in the Veer Pratap Singh, or they have all got buttons for eyes). If you are wondering why Veera would have to become Veer in order to play cricket when India has got its own Women’s Cricket Team, well, it is because girls do not play cricket in her village (So there! Never again dare to question a Bollywood story! I am predicting sky-rocketing sales of turbans and moustaches in villages now!). Anyway, Veera’s (or Veer’s) performance on the pitch wins her a place on Rohan’s team. On starts a hide and seek of friendship, love and romance, and…. songs.
Rakhi Sawant, fresh from her swayamvar popularity, will be seen in an interesting item song, in which she will be seducing Veer (or Veera).
For more information, you may visit Dil Bole Hadippa! – The official website. (Caution: click only if you have a super-fast internet connection, or an endless resource of patience. The wesite uses flash or some such technology, and takes AGES for loading).
Official trailer here. My favourite dialogue, “You think you are very joky” by Rani.
Hmmm.. When comes the weekend?? :(