Well isn’t this nice! A bunch of new trailers for me to pick over. Some with more info than others, so you will have to help me fill in the gaps in the comments.
First, Golmaal 4/Again/Whatever! As Niki predicted in the comments yesterday (because she is so smart!), it is indeed a ghost story. But my big disappointment is that Parineeti is not the ghost. Actually, my big disappointment is that Parineeti is not much of anything. Maybe it’s just the trailer, maybe they are selling the same Golmaal we are used to and focusing on Ajay and all his hijinks. But in the actual film the women will have something to do.
Or maybe not. Because it really doesn’t seem like there is space for them, does it? Also, my greatest fear realized, the trailer seems to hint towards a romance between Ajay and Parineeti. Noooooooooooo! Ajay and Tabu!!!! Ajay and Tabu!!!!! Again, maybe it is a trick on the audience, maybe it really is Ajay and Tabu and they just put in that Parineeti thing to throw us off. We can only hope.
Oh, and this is the first time Shetty’s done a ghost comedy I think? It’s a really rich area going all the back to Bhoot Bangla in the 50s, so I am excited to see him dig into it.
(Although he will never have a song this good)
And then there’s Mersal!!!! Which is a big deal, yes? Vijay is a big deal in Tamil film? And obviously any time there is a new Rahman film, especially a Tamil Rahman film, that is a big deal. The teaser sells us on the spectacle and the hero. A magician (apparently), so we get lots of cool tricks and bright lights and international acclaim, along with fight scenes.
What’s interesting is that they are holding off on the music. Like, the music is one of the big selling points, we get to see what’s going to be different about the action (magic stuff involved) and we get to see the hero being cool, but they are saving the music for later, as the big closer.
And then there’s something totally different! Small and nice and not subtitled. Vidya Balan playing the central role in kind of character study thing with a light touch. If I am following this correctly, the idea is that she has a sexy voice? And thus is offered a radio job? Or maybe I am misunderstanding it completely, tell me in the comments!
What’s interesting is that this is yet another character film with a female heroine. Yaaaay! And this time it really looks like no romance at all, right? I mean, even in Queen it was the failed romance which set everything in motion. Plus, Vidya seems to be playing something close to her real age, I’m not seeing any signs of “innocent young girl finding herself”, more like “mature woman experimenting with herself”.
Oh, and super distracted by her possibly playing a DJ again after Laga Raho Munna Bhai. Hopefully that is acknowledged somehow at some point so we can all move past it.