This is mostly just because there is one news story here that is so perfectly crafted to make frequent commentator Angie very angry that I couldn’t resist it. And then I threw in two others just to fluff up the post.
Shahid Looks Young
New images came out of the shoot for Kabir Singh, the Arjun Reddy remake, and yaaay! Shahid looks young! That was one of my biggest concerns with his casting, the character has to be believably young and impulsive and fragile and Shahid is just way too old. But his magical Shahid youthful face has returned, he can definitely pull off mid-twenties still.
If you add on that it still has the same director and that director handpicked Shahid for the role, I get all kinds of optimistic! Especially with Kiara Advani as the heroine, because she is sneakily good. So, yaaay! Good remake! In contrast with the other southern remake coming up at the end of this post.
4 Awesome Women Come Together to be Awesome Together
This is such a cool announcement. Renuka Sharma, Pooja from Hum Aapke Hain Koun, is now a respected Marathi film actress and last year directed her first film. And now she is going to direct another film in Hindi starring Shabana Azmi, Kajol, and Mithila Palkar (heroine of Karwaan and Little Things and other stuff). Supposedly, it is going to be about 3 generations of women.
(Renuke Sharma! So cute!)
Needless to say, I am very excited about this. It’s taken long enough, but it looks like we might finally have a family film about a matriarch instead of a patriarch. And this cast is great, Shabana and Kajol are always wonderful and after seeing her struggle through Karwaan, I am looking forward to seeing Mithila Palkar in a real juicy role.
Kick Combines With RX100 Remake-Angie’s Head Explodes
So I was reading this article about how the screenwriter of Kick is going to write the Hindi script of RX100 and I was thinking “what is the connection between Kick and RX100? Why do I feel like those two are already together?” And then I remembered, Kick is Angie’s most hated movie and RX100 is one of her new favorites.
Anyway, in a strange counter-intuitive stupid way, this makes sense to me. Kick was a southern remake, RX100 is going to be a southern remake. And I guess Kick was successful? So forget that the two films are in entirely different genres, forget that Kick was actually super stupid and bad, and I can see where this decision came from.
Or else Sajid Nadiawala reads this blog and has decided to test whether Angie loves RX100 more or hates Kick.