Ludo is the one I care about most, but so long as I was writing about that one, I figured I might as well write about the others.
This is the movie that is also a series somehow? And only available on Zee5, which is of course not yet in America. But more importantly, it has a great role for Jim Sarbh! He gets to play charismatic mysterious powerful person, which is of course PERFECT for him.
The trailer is completely confusing to me, largely because No Subtitles, but also I think on purpose, they just wanted to set a tone and a mood. Wedding weekend, old friends, acquaintances, secrets, romances, affairs, and then Real Life is everything that happens because of what happened that weekend.
Yaaaaaaay! Ludo!!! This looks like 4 similar stories in that they are all wacky spinning out of control tales. Abhishek kidnaps a bossy little girl, ARK has to make money to keep girlfriend Sanya Malhotra, Rajkummar has to help his crush Fatima Sana Sheikh rescue her husband, and school boy Rohit Suresh Saraf finds money that (I think) gangster Pankaj Tripathi is looking for. And Pankaj at least appears in a couple of the stories which makes me think they will intersect eventually somehow. Maybe the money Rohit finds is the payoff for Abhishek’s kidnapping and so on and so forth?
Anyway, I am excited because it has a fun light black comedy tone, and the performances all look good, and I like all the people involved.
I am fascinated by the making of this movie. Hansal Mehta, but produced by Luv Ranjan. What a fascinating combination of sensibilities! And resulting in Hansal’s muse Rajkummar co-starring with Luv’s muse Nushrat.
The actual film, not sure if it will work or not. Despite a cast that also included Zeeshan Ayyub (yaaaaay!). Seems like one of those “loser guy tries to win the girl” stories that may end up giving “loser guy” more sympathy than I can agree with. But I do like the dry comedy of it, and the idea of physical education teacher school politics is original.