Have the bigger directors overtaken their talent? An Analysis of the latest BO debacles.

Raavan

They say success begets arrogance. In some cases, it also begets failure. Or else how do you explain the falling from the pedestal of some of the biggest directors of our times. In 2009 we would have sworn by their names, but 2010 turned the tables – the outcome was definitely not in their favor. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Rakesh Roshan, Farah Khan and the might … [Read more...]

F.A.L.T.U. Promotions And Release Strategies – Setting New Trends

F.A.L.T.U. promotional

While F.A.L.T.U. looked like any other movie, the promotional team is hell bent on proving otherwise. While F.A.L.T.U. became the first Indian movie to offer exclusive online music downloads, it has also done several other things right. The re-launch vehicle of Vashu Bhagnani’s cute looking sonny Jaccky Bhagnani is also marking the directorial debut of ace choreographer Remo … [Read more...]

The “Feel Good Films” Trend – Escapist fare or Just Pure Entertainment

Khosla ka Ghosla

Movie halls have always been places where we escape to, where we hope to leave our woes and concerns outside the door. We spend some time watching other people make a fool of themselves, or watch something that makes one feel that all izz well with the world. Our desire to come out of the movie theaters happy and smiling is one of the major reasons why lately, we have been … [Read more...]

Bollywood Trends to Watch Out For In 2011

Salman and Katrina

2011 is a year which will be full of surprises for Bollywood, for several reasons. Some surprises that we’ve already witnessed. With movies with low expectations like Yamla Pagla Deewana doing good business and eagerly awaited ones like Saat Khoon Maaf dying a quiet and not so honorable death at the BO, it can surely get rather unpredictable. However, Bollywood seldom sees such … [Read more...]

Era of Classics’ Remakes – Innovativeness Or Creative Bankruptcy

DON - Old and New

In my own defence, let me first list the numerous Hindi classic movies that are being remade … for some strange reason. Honestly, as if Hollywood remakes were not enough, the creative minds of Bollywood have taken to giving their interpretation of old Hindi classics. Making several adaptations of a novel – I can understand that … even several remakes of a movie that lends … [Read more...]