Trailers! Loveratri and Aayush Sharma’s Tragic Facial Paralysis, Laila Majnu and Imtiaz Ali’s Little Brother, Stree and Shraddha (sigh)

Well, this is just an orgy of nepotism today!  Some good, some bad, some boring.  Anyway, trailers!

In the time between the teaser release and the full trailer, Aayush Sharma’s facial paralysis has not gotten any better.  And also seems to have effected his ability to say words from his mouth with any intonation or emotion.  Which is too bad, because it’s a nice basic fun plot, 9 days to woo the girl, and then follow her to London in the second half.

 

Laila Majnu looks much more promising!  Very much of a Mirzya feel to it which, for those dozen of us who love Mirzya, is exciting!  For the rest of the world, probably less so.

(Such an odd wonderful beautiful movie)

Anyway, I like the idea of a Laila and Majnu who start out as a spoiled flirt and a drunken playboy, and it is only after their separation that they discover depth to their love.  Kind of fits with the idea of them falling in love in childhood and then again in adulthood.  And the leads are much much much much much much much better than the leads of Loveratri.  They move their faces and everything!  Oh, and the directing is excellent.  Again, far far better than Loveratri.  I have no problem with this film.

 

And then there’s Stree.  Which has the potential to be really good.  It looks like a spoof of the classic ghost plot, the beautiful woman who falls in love with the hero but is actually a ghost.  As heard in dozens of urban legends and drippy 1950s love songs.

 

But the good bits are Rajkummar Rao playing the shy confused hero, and Pankaj Tripathi as the easily distractable wise guide.  I can put up with a little Shraddha Kapoor for that.  And honestly, after watching the Loveratri trailer, my appreciation for Shraddha has grown by leaps and bounds.  She really isn’t that bad!  At least, not as bad as she could be!

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31 thoughts on “Trailers! Loveratri and Aayush Sharma’s Tragic Facial Paralysis, Laila Majnu and Imtiaz Ali’s Little Brother, Stree and Shraddha (sigh)

  1. Loveratri gave me a headache(is it necessary to include Sohail and Arbaaz in every Khan movie as cameos)..not sure about Laila Majnu..as for Mirzya that song(constantly playing that song in the background) began to sound irritating after a few minutes into the movie.It is refreshing to hear the song now…can’t wait to watch the movie Stree(not so sure about Shraddha Kapoor)

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    • Yes, Loveratri gave me a headache too! And that was only the trailer, can you imagine how sick we will feel after watching the whole movie?

      Laila Majnu is possibly good, possibly bad, but definitely ambitious, and that is always good.

      I’m getting excited about Stree too! I was so depressed when the casting was announced, but it looks like Shraddha might not ruin it.

      On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 10:28 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. Ahhh! Aayush Sharma is soo cute, but, acting, noopee! Even the actress. Oh God! The future of cinema watches awayyy.
    i SWEAR IF both the actor and actress die at the end, i WILL CRY!

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    • Maybe they wanted an actress who wouldn’t overshadow him too much? And thus landed on THE WORST ACTRESS IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.

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  3. My last post regd this.call me a sadist but I found it quite hilarious that pc movie with chris Pratt is postponed ind finitely and stuck at production mess.karmw bites back bitch

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  4. Seriously now we even have door ke rishtedars (distant relatives) Salmans sister’s husband entering into bollywood like whats next Salmans neighbors’s dog, cat, monkey will also start entering into Bollywood :p smh nepotism at its finest!

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  5. I’m in love with Laila Majnu cinematography, locations and costumes. So pretty! But, I don’t know why, I hated the girl from the first sight and now I’m not sure if I’m excited for this movie. It’s strange because I don’t hate the Lovaratri girl, but this one in Laila Manju yes.

    Stree trailer was great – both scary (I got goosebumbs) and very funny. I would boy ticket for this one.

    Aayush Sharma is bad, nobody can deny it, but I’m sure I’ve seen worse. The movie looks like something we have already seen many times, so I think it will be flop.

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    • You and me are some of the lonely members of camp Mirzya, right? So makes sense we would both be interested in Leila Majnu. I don’t hate the heroine, but I definitely find her far less interesting looking and performing than the hero.

      I’m trying to think of when I’ve seen worse than Aayush Sharma. It’s surprisingly hard. He’s really really bady. Maybe Harman Bhadwaj? Or Jackky Bhagnani?

      On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 2:57 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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      • I have seen a lot of bad bad movies with terrible actors, but the only ones, or better the only roles that come to my mind now are: Hrithik in Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (over acted at the most) or Shraddha in Aashiqui 2 (not only she had the same facial expression all the time, her voice was annoying like nails on the chalkboard).

        And yes: I’m team Mirzya always!

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    • Agree with everything you said here. The woman in LM looks like a TV soap star, not a mainstream movie lead, if that makes any sense. Saiyami Kher has such a unique face, by comparison.

      But I’m going to guess that Loveratri well be a modest hit, exactly because it’s what we’ve seen so many times before. People turn to Bollywood for stuff like this, and nowadays it’s in such short supply that any offering, esp attached to a Khan, will garner those viewers who seek comfort in the familiar.

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  6. Loveratri reminding me of Aap Mujhe Ache Lagne lage. That atleast had Hrithik, this one is :/. Ayush has said somewhere that the unless you have a body you cannot be launched in SKF – looks like that’s the only criteria they had. But what’s with Salman’s movie these days – they are awful from the get go.

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    • I am secretly very fond of Aap Mujhe Aacche Lagne Lage. No, why should it be a secret? That’s a legitimately decent movie. Not a great movie, but sincere and well directed, good songs and decent plot. Better than Kaho Na Pyar Hai certainly. And far far far far better than this.

      As for what happened to Salman, I think it is now clear that dropping Reshma Shetty as his manager was a bad bad decision. She took over his career in 2008, and he signed Wanted right after. He fired her in April last year, and Tubelight and Race 3 followed. Along with deciding to make Dabangg 3 and Bharat, all not so great decisions.

      On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 2:59 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  7. Oh wow that Loveratri trailer….yikes. I don’t know about the leads in Laila Majnu but the cinematography looks really nice. I’m actually quite excited about Stree. It looks like fun and Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi are great! I’m even optimistic that Shraddha won’t be terrible in this movie too. I was pleasantly surprised when watching Milegi Milegi because she seemed to have some expression.

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    • Starting with Loveratri was definitely the way to go for this post, it has made us all so optimistic about the other two in comparison!

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  8. Wait, this is a loop I am not in. What’s the deal with Aayush Sharma? I figured he’s a star kid and looked him up, and his father is Anil Sharma and when I clicked on him it said “father of Aayush Sharma.” Whose kid is this?

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    • He married Salman Khan’s little sister Arpita about 3 years ago. Arpita was a street kid the family adopted, she is over 20 years younger than Salman and he dotes on her. She married Aayush, Salman gave them an apartment and set them up. Arpita had a baby, Salman dotes on the baby. And now apparently Aayush is incapable of getting a job and supporting the little family so Salman is gifting him a movie to get him his start.

      So, Aayush is NOT part of the “Margaret Theory of Nepotism”, where he would have the advantage of having grown up on film sets and so on and so on. He’s just an outsider who married in with no experience and is being handed his first movie in hopes that it will settle him in his life and his in-laws can stop worrying about him.

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      • IIRC from all the hoopla of the wedding, Ayush is the son of a politician.I don’t think he needs Salman to support him financially.And films were always on the agenda.

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  9. Manmarziyaan trailer just got published

    Looks like a love triangle between Tapsee Panu, her bf Vicky Kaushal, and her fiance Abhishek Bachchan. Vicky in a new avatar for him. Love Tapsee hair in this.

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    • Oh really interesting!!!!! For once the dating relationship isn’t totally idealized and perfect magical love, but just kind of a mess. At least, that’s what I got without subtitles.

      Ha! I just realized, this is the same as Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon with Abhishek in the same role! But sooooooooooooo different.

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        • Yaaaay for Vicky! If the future is Vicky, Rajkummar, and TBA instead of Ranveer, Ranbir, Varun, I would be pretty happy.

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  10. I showed the trailer to much friend and she was like, he could always be a model.

    Modeling would work wonders for him. He is super cute!! Also can support his little family

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    • Maybe he thinks modeling is beneath him? If he’s Salman’s brother-in-law, he should be a star or a producer or something like that, not merely a “model”.

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