First day, first show?

Okay, so two films are being released tomorrow and there is already so much noise that I don’t know whether I want to watch them.

But, I would like to give my two-bits even before they ‘hit the screen’.

is irritating me for only two reasons – one is that ghost-blue backrgound in all the promos; the other is the title song that is usually played along with the scene. “Saawaariya, aa, aa, aa…” It reminds me of someone beckoning hens that have escaped from the coop. Aa..aa…aaa…

Om Shanti Om has the irritating Shahrukh Khan striking an irritating Rajesh Khanna pose and looking like Vinod Mehra. Only RK could get away with being irritating.

Now for my puff prophecy:

Saawariya will do well because of curiosity value and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s haveli hangup. The news kids: Sonam seems immensely likeable in a ‘Let me help aunty cross the street’ way. She will be a sure-fire one-film hit. Much like that tepid Vidya Balan who scored because of a great Parineeta role and then realised she could not even say, “Good Morning Mumbai” in Lage Raho Munnabhai with aplomb. Sonam will get nice girl roles and will be praised by critics for her warm presence.

Ranbir Kapoor is going to strike gold. He looks like he is trying really hard (watch those moves with the towel) and effort pays, especially if you are backed with a great name and look like Mamma’s wholesome laadla. Fine. Ranbir is big for the next few years.

Coming to Om Shanti Om, Shahrukh’s new abs are disgusting to anyone with respect for stomachs. Yet, there is gloss in the film, because it has cinema as its theme, that too the wonderful 70s. If Farah Khan has not messed it up with caricatures, then this will be a bigger hit. Deepika Padukone is going to be a star. She is no star material, but she seems to have that extra thing that will transform mundane to very subtle masala.

One day, when she is older, I would like to see her enact Waheeda Rehman's role in Guide.

I haven’t seen a single ‘scene’ from either of these films, yet…

If I turn out to be right, then this post will be paisa vasool. If not, heck, you haven’t paid for it, anyway!


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    Shahrukh khan sucks...Honestly, he does....

  2. Farzana... I completely agree that Sonam is a one film wonder.

    Ranbir looks promising, But like Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol etc he will become a 'B' class actor over time.

    Deepika will vanish

    SRK I presume should exploit his core strength and not dilute himself by taking his shirt off.

  3. FV:

    Trivia oh trivia...and their dissection

    Have you been also consumed by the Indian media (entertainment channels masquerading as 'news'channels)? There is enough in this world and on your plate that deserves consideration and prominence. These guys and this industry desn't deserve even an ounce of extra oxygen.

    Does it make any difference (to me, you or our fellow countrymen) if Sonam Kapoor is a one film wonder and Deepika Padukone is the next Aishwarya Rai? Let the monkeys on your keyboard get some well-deserved rest.

    With due respect to your independence to comment on anything you feel like, the best comment on such cases is 'No comment'. Ignore them. I know I am violating the rule myself...will follow it next time around...

  4. Circle:

    We are in a minority where views on SRK are concerned, and I am glad to be part of this minority.


    Are we having a prophecy war here? Your sixth sense versus my 'non-sense'?!

    Pune S:

    I love trivia, I love it so...I have a series on it where I dissect those little bits of apparent nothings.

    How dare you call the hard-working donkeys on my keyboard monkeys...

    Does talking about it make a difference? I am so totally filmi; I admit where these guys figure makes no dif, but did you not notice the delicious label called 'puff prophecy'?

    Watch this space for more!


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