It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, which has allowed the news stories to build and build to the point where I have to deal with all of them at once. Or at least, all the ones that interest me (no, I am not going to touch Tamil politics with a ten-foot pole. Although my Iruvar review is getting all kinds of hits right now!)
First, OK Jaanu news! I am still very doubtful as to whether this film will work. But I am kind of interested in the news that Rahman will be remixing one of his own songs for it. Is this the first time he has done that? Not counting “Vande Mataram”?
So, news has it that he will be remixing “Hamma Hamma” from Bombay. Huh! I guess that particular song/moment would match the tone of OK Jaanu/OK Kanmani, but the rest of the film really really doesn’t. I will have to be firmly not reminded of Bombay even while hearing a song from it if I have any hope of enjoying OK Jaanu on its own merits.
Speaking of songs, Badrinath Ki Dulhania has now finished filming, and they are supposed to have a remix of “Tamma Tamma”. I’m not familiar with “Tamma Tamma”, but the article says it is a Madhuri song, which makes me think it should NOT be redone. Madhuri is Madhuri and everyone else is not, is my feeling.
Okay, now I’ve watched it. And, while on the one hand Alia is no Madhuri, Varun is also no Sanjay. And replacing Sanjay with Varun in a dance number might not be the worst thing in the world. So I might be okay with this after all.
More Varun News! Details leaked about Judwaa 2! Well, “leaked”, pretty clearly teased out to keep interest going in the film. Varun is playing a student in London. Taapsee will be the London love interest, and Jacqueline the love interest in Bombay. Oh, and it’s supposed to have an “entirely new plot”. So, NOT based on The Comedy of Errors then? Yeah, I’m guessing it still is. And London-Varun and Bombay-Varun will have completely different personalities. And then they will both end up in Bombay for some reason. Oh! Here’s something unexpected! Salman and Karisma are confirmed to be making a cameo. Yay! I love Karisma onscreen!
And finally, Shahrukh news! Well, not really “news” so much as a funny picture. The Indian Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards were last night (I think? Time zones confuse me). Various people went and performed, various awards were won, everyone talked about how great kids are. But the only reason I am reporting this is because this picture is HILARIOUS! And I can’t even explain why!