March is gonna be a GOOD MONTH!!!! Much better than February, where we have that Pakistani rom-com that looks pretty great, and Rangoon, which I am still not very interested in.
Every time I go see Raees (all 4 times), I’ve also gotten to see a trailer for a Pakistani movie, which looks pretty darn good! Both in terms of plot, and production values. And also, I know I am Euro-centric and all that, but the hero is SUPER HANDSOME, right? Anyway, in case your theaters are not showing this trailer, I just wanted to share it with you:
Moving on, Phillauri trailer came out today! The movie Anushka is producing. And it kind of reminds me of Balu Mahi. And also Happy Bhaag Jayegi. And a little Sardaarji. Just generally, a light hearted rom-com where nothing is deep or meaningful or sad, it’s just happy. And a little silly.
Also ever so slightly feminist. Not in a big scary way like NH10 (still haven’t seen it, don’t want to see it, it will make me all sad/angry), but in a kind of silly way. The idea of a boy being “Manglik” and needing to marry a tree instead of a girl, that’s kind of cool. I also like how she is all formal and respectful even while insisting on what she wants. Oh, and Diljit is cute, and I like that his character is a singer.
And finally, Badrinath song!!! I’m guessing this is the end credits song, not part of the plot. It’s got that soundstage look, and catchy hook, and all of that. So in terms of our obsessive deconstruction and analysis, it gives us nothing. But I guess it does show that Alia is a slightly better dancer with every film? She kind of moves her hips in a cool way on some movements. Varun, of course, is always good.