Happy Saturday! I am going to the far far theater to see Chhichhore (so many h’s!). I could go to the just normal far theater, but then it wouldn’t be an adventure. Anyway, while I have my adventure, you all can talk.
Shahrukh’s Next Movie Rumored, Again
Things to discuss! Anonymous yesterday alerted me to a rumor that Shahrukh’s next film is going to be a big special YRF film for their 50th anniversary. Possibly an action movie, possibly Dhoom 4, possibly not.
So, here’s what I am taking from this. Is it YRF’s 50th anniversary? No, actually. Daag released in April of 1973. If this film is gonna take 3 and a half years to make, then maybe they will announce it now. Or maybe they will count the “anniversary” as from the first shot of Daag and not the release date, that could take us back to only 2 and a half years. I am seeing “1970” listed in several places as the founding date, but that’s just weird to me. How could it have been founded 3 and a half years before the first film released?
Is September 27th Yashji’s birthday? Yes, it is. And he would have turned 90 in 2022, that might be another anniversary to look at.
Does Shahrukh have a long deep close relationship with YRF? Yes indeedy! So based on that alone, if YRF is planning a movie to celebrate the anniversary of the Studio or for Yashji’s birthday or anything, Shahrukh is the person they would want to be part of it and Shahrukh would expect to be part of it, would be hurt if he wasn’t.
And, on the other hand, when Shahrukh’s career has floundered (as it is doing now) and when YRF has floundered (as it is doing now), they have traditionally come back together for their mutual benefit. That’s the best reason for me to believe this story, but with a caveat. The last time Shahrukh and YRF came together it resulted in a massive flop for both of them, Fan. So that instinct of returning to each other when times get tough may be less now.
My biggest reaction is “this isn’t confirmed yet so it’s not real”. Even if the rumors are true, even if at this moment YRF and Shahrukh are planning a film together, looking at casting and dates, all of that, it can still fall apart. I’m not saying anyone is planning for it to fall apart, it’s just that once the announcement is made and it is official, then it is a public embarrassment to cancel, there is added pressure that means you really do have to make this movie. Right now, it would be a heck of a lot easier to cancel this project and pretend it was never going to happen. So I’m not going to treat it as something “real” until the announcement makes it real.
I Didn’t See Enai Noki Paayum Thota Because It Didn’t Release-STRANGE!
Oh Gautham Menon, why are you so brilliant and so disorganized? He started making this movie 3 years ago, rumor has it that it is really really REALLY good, he discovered yet another brilliant composer to do the music, the soundtrack is rocking on the charts, and literally hours before it was supposed to hit theaters suddenly it isn’t after all. How does this even happen? No really, HOW?
It sounds like it was some kind of funding issue, but what kind of funding issue comes up hours before release? Supposedly the backers of the film had already gotten together, gone to court, worked things out to try to get it into theaters so they could make at least some of their money back. And now, not. Was there some sort of final deposit that had to be paid? Is the film being held hostage in some weird way? What the heck is happening?!?!?!
Oh, and the lead actor Dhanush is so over this thing that he did his dubbing and was done, didn’t promote or tweet or interview or anything, washed his hands of the whole business. Dhanush is not the first actor to have a similar “I just can’t with you” reaction to Gautham. I love Gautham’s movies, but I suspect he would drive me crazy if I ever had to work with him.
Okay, that’s all I got! Talk amongst yourself if I missed some other story or angle that you are interested in.