I know I know, lots of little posts today and only one substantive one. Sorry! Some days are just like that. But at least it gives me a chance to catch up on trailers.
Somehow I missed the full length Gold trailer when it came out ages ago. Or else I didn’t and I have amnesia. Oh well, if that is the case, forgive me.
The plot is basically what we could predict, Akshay wins under British India, is depressed about it, pulls himself back as coach for Independent India, not caring that he is just the coach instead of a player. And then it all seems like it will fall apart at the last minute, and then it doesn’t. But I like seeing the little intros for the rest of the team, hopefully we get loads of Amit Sadh and Kunal Kapoor mixed in with our sad old Akshay.
That was the old trailer, this is the Very Old trailer, the one for Veeram that might, finally, possibly, be releasing in Hindi. It’s not a great trailer, the constant repetition of “Macbeth” is weird. But as expected, Kunal looks good shirtless and with long hair.
And finally, the new one! The full length trailer for Genius. Very disappointing, looks like an action movie after all. If I am following this without subtitles, our hero is a “genius” and a government agent. And then he has to go undercover in school and, possibly as part of his mission and possibly unrelated, falls in love. But then Nawazuddin tracks him down and he has to go on a journey for vengeance, country, …….and LOVE!
In general I am disappointed that it is an action story instead of a love story. But specifically for Utkarsh’s launch, his face just says “young romantic hero” to me instead of “touch action hero”. The only thing I am interested in now about this film is exploring that cognitive dissonance, an action hero who looks like a young lover is something a little new.