Upcoming Movies! Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se Song, Sikander Kher is Still Working, Bosco Will Direct His First Movie, and Helicopter Eela is Delayed

Lots of little stories about upcoming movies!  Some of them about to release, some of them not even started to film yet.

Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se Fun Song

Well, this is fun!  I was so-so on it when it was just Dharmendra in a mustache and Salman, but once Sonakshi showed up, I started to really enjoy it.  Just kind of strange, right?  Why Sonakshi?  Why Rekha?  Why Salman?  Oh well, it’s fun.



Another Dance Movie

I don’t really mind the dance movies, the choreographers really seem to know how to use the camera, and of course the dancing is wonderful, so that makes it a fun watch for me.  Bosco Martis of Bosco-Caeser is directing this one (he did “Yeh Tara Woh Tara” and lots of other songs I can’t remember).  Interesting thing, Sanya Malhotra from Dangal is starring. (story here)

So, is Sanya’s career or Fatima’s in better shape right now?  Fatima has Thugs, which is going to be a big big blockbuster and she gets to work with Aamir again and Amitabh and Yash Raj.  But Sanya has two small films lined up, bam-bam, this one and Pataakha, keeping her in the minds of the audience and making even more connections.

I don’t know, who is in a better place?  What do you think?



Sonam Casts Sikander

Zoya Factor is shaping up to be such a well-produced movie.  Just in the way that the announcements are slowly coming out.  First the book was purchased, then the lead cast was announced (a reasonably short amount of time later).  And now Sanjay Kapoor is announced to play her father, and a couple days later Sikander Kher is announced as her brother.  Very nice, very lowkey and reliable kind of promotions.  And a very nice reasonable order in casting announcements, filming isn’t even fully scheduled yet, they are getting the team together first.  Makes me optimistic for the end result being something reasonable and well-made. (story here)

Also, I really like Sikander Kher.  As one of the few people who have seen both Aurangzeb and Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive, I can say that he is excellent in both dramatic and comedic roles.


Helicopter Eela Delayed, Thanks to Dengue

Oh dear, Dengue.  It has struck down the director of Helicopter Eela.  Although he left the hospital to go onset and film the scheduled cameo by Amitabh, with doctor and IV standing by just in case.  Between Dengue and Amitabh, Amitabh has once again won (remember Yashji left the hospital to go to Amitabh’s 70th birthday?  And then died.  But only after the birthday!). (story here)

Anyway, the movie is more or less done, but the editing isn’t finished, and Ajay took the executive decision to move the release forward a month in order to give them time to prepare.  I like this decision!  I like it just as a reasonable considerate decision for his employees, but also as a sign that they aren’t going to feel locked into some release date with thousands of screens and so on, this is a small practical film that can move and adjust as things happen.



8 thoughts on “Upcoming Movies! Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se Song, Sikander Kher is Still Working, Bosco Will Direct His First Movie, and Helicopter Eela is Delayed

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    Are you sure about the Dengue thing? Sounds like it could be a convenient excuse to shift the release date (although I have no idea way they would want to).


    • Pretty sure. The Dengue story came out before the filming delay story.

      On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 5:22 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. Rafta Rafta Melody is seriously odd! Who is the guy in the mustache who shows up at the end with Bobby Deol?

    Sanya’s career is in better shape. Fatima is only associated with Aamir while Sanya is getting roles outside of Aamir’s circle. That bodes well for her long-term career. Not so great for Fatima if only Aamir will hire her or if she’s not motivated to pursue roles away from him on her own. Plus the affair rumors are still out there, quieter but not gone.


    • I think the guy at the end must be Sunny Deol, the other Deol brother with the general better career and large fan following, but whose films have fallen out of fashion lately.

      Yeah, I was leaning that way too. Although she is years away from a massive blockbuster film role like Fatima has. But then, will Fatima be able to parlay that into more work?

      I also wonder how it played out that way. If maybe Aamir picked Fatima for the role because he could see she would be less able to make friends and pick up work elsewhere like Sanya could? Or if Sanya quietly made her own choice and decided to break out of Team Aamir? She is the one with more industry experience going into Dangal, maybe she was confident enough to want to see what she could manage on her own.

      On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 8:35 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



    • But Sonam’s the one who helped cast everyone else! Surely if she is that smart, she will also make sure her character is written in a way that she can play. Neerja, Khoobsurat, she was great in those (I thought) because the hit the exact right Sonam sweet spot.


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