Friday, October 20, 2006

Don "remixed"

Since I have got home yesterday , the one thing which has kept on going on in a loop in the news channel is comparison between the new 'Don' movie to be released today and the old one.

Frankly , I consider Amitabh Bachan a vastly superior actor to Shah Rukh Khan - the former can act , the latter can perform antics : inspite of popularity of both of these 'styles' , it is a fundamental difference.
Being a chocolate hero (as mom puts it) will get SRK a fan following of juvenile imbeciles - but that cant be mistaken for talent.

Not to glorify the old movie (was watching it just now on TV btw) , but Amitabh Bachan had the charisma to wear the persona of the don ... SRK will make a mockery of it : yes I am yet to see the movie , but the trailers speak volumes !
And that stupid female Kareena Kapoor has to be told that wearing scanty clothing and acting like a bitch does not make her 'sexy' ... you need a minimum amount of class and should appeal to others , she is totally devoid of both.

The only movie of SRK that I have found moderately tolerable has been Swades ... that too largely cos of the performances of the rest of the cast (SRK does not do a bad job to be fair).

This new trend of mutilating old movies which were hits is a sad practise which has gripped Bollywood ...
You see a lot of old Malayalam classics being poorly remade - largely cos of the lack of talent of the newer breed of actors. (I am sure movies from other langauages are also being targetted : just that I can identify the mallu ones !)
Just like you have remix of old classic songs , which kill the soul of the song for the same of (supposedly trendy) "beats" , you will have cheap stunts and stupid gadgets in the 'remix movies' - both of which leave you feeling empty , cheated and with a sense of violation of something you used to love.


Hopefully , the trend will die a miserable death ...

5 Comments:

Blogger Vinay said...

Wow man! You have some harsh stuff to say about SRK and Kareena! You're tearing them apart :)

Yeah Amitabh in his prime had a lot of raw appeal, but these days he produces very predictable and mediocre stuff. Kinda disappointing actually.

Have good fun in the north west. I wish I could visit Rajasthan sometime :(

10/20/2006 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger Unawoken said...

comment showed up with my name instead of my handle..
hmm..

10/20/2006 01:03:00 PM  
Blogger cRaY3 said...

what is the point in remaking a film with some mi-2 like stunts and funny FX? there is lack of originality everywhere and i really feel irritated when morons talk as though they are directing a film for winning Oscar awards...so cheap...

btw Happy Diwali :)

10/20/2006 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmm it is 175 anyway

10/23/2006 03:39:00 PM  
Blogger Mridul said...

@ vinay

Nope , my actual 'feelings' for SRK and Kareena Kapoor is much stronger ;-) Just that you have not seen me go on and on and on about them !!
Amitabh Bachaan nowadays is boring - though he was really good at some point of time in distant history.

@ cray3
Exactly my point !
Remake with some gloss added , mess up the essential idea behind the movie (similar to hindi remix albums) and think you have dont a 'great job' cos you have 'worked hard on the project' (the words that srk mouths in the interviews - idiot).
Belated happy Diwali to you too :-)

@ aparup

NO (that wala) , no abuses here :-P

10/26/2006 02:52:00 AM  

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