Happy Saturday! I am going to write reviews and do laundry and then go to my friend’s birthday party tonight. Busy busy! You all get to entertain yourselves in the meantime.
Which Language Industry Should Remake This Plot?
First, I watched the second half of a classic Hollywood soaper One Way Passage last night and I can’t decide if it is more Malayalam or Tamil or Telugu. William Powell is a murderer on the run in Hong Kong. Kay Francis is a socialite traveling to forget her fatal heart condition. They travel on the same ship back to America, William Powell under arrest and traveling back to be hanged, and Kay Francis traveling with her doctor and under risk of not surviving the journey. Naturally, they fall in love. And naturally, neither of them tells the other of their problems. William Powell has a chance to escape, but learns of Kay Francis’ condition and that the slightest shock could kill her and chooses to stay so they can have a few weeks together, and pretends he doesn’t know she is dying. The day the ship docks, Kay learns that William Powell is going to be hung but manages to pretend she doesn’t know long enough to wish him a smiling good-bye. They agreed to meet a month later at a certain bar. The end of the film shows two empty glasses at the bar, suddenly breaking.
Now, with the whole “I’m dying, he can never know!” and “I’m going to be hung as a murderer, she can never know!” misery, combined with the love story, and this is clearly a south Indian plot. Should it be Parvathy and Prithviraj’s next? Or Dhanush and Sai Pallavi? Or Sharwanand and Samantha Ruth Prabhu? Is it more Malayalam, Tamil, or Telugu?
I Saw Housefull 4! I’ll Be Reviewing it and Everything!
I also had a fabulous time and laughed and laughed. While being well aware that it is broad ridiculous stereotype based humor that I should be ashamed of myself for enjoying. What do you enjoy that you are ashamed of? Or are you better than me?
What Movie Plot Illogic Bothers You Intensely?
Housefull 4, of course, is extremely unbelievable and silly. But it has an internal logic that it sticks with straight through. Mahanati, on the other hand, fails even its internal logic (how do these children grow and shrink as time passes invisibly by?). Angie already brought up Kalank as well. What other movies make no sense internally?