Finally got around to watching trailers! And I discovered the biggest difference between the two movies, I can spell “Badhai Do” without thinking, I can’t spell “Gehraiyaan” for the life of me. Have to search for “new Deepika movie” instead.
Interesting construction on the trailer. Everything is linked together to seemingly tell the story of a man who is very in love with a woman and willing to marry her, knowing she is in a relationship with another woman, just to have a chance. They get married, he fights with the girlfriend, the family pressures them to have kids, etc. etc. And then in the last 5 seconds, the trailer reveals that the man is gay as well. So, now what is the plot? Or rather, what is the conflict? If they both get married for the same reason, then where’s the conflict between the two characters? Is it going to be one of them wants to stay in the closet and one wants to come out? If so, which? Will Rajkummar get a boyfriend ever? Also, should I be sighing about the girlfriend being central Asian in appearance, or do you think that is just a coincidence and not some sort of Orientalist thingy?
It’s too many vowels! All the vowels shoved together, plus also Y. No one can spell this! It’s a stupid title and I hate it and it makes me feel stupid.
In other news, I may also hate the plot. Well, not hate, have issues. I can’t tell if it is supposed to be a movie where we don’t sympathize with anyone involved (which is always hard to watch, because why would you watch people you don’t like?), or a movie where we are supposed to sympathize and I can’t. I would very much enjoy it if the movie itself turns around and we realize that we aren’t supposed to sympathize with Dips and Hot Dude. That this is a story of an ambitious terrible man who ruined lives to succeed, and a bored woman who fell into a fantasy without caring who she hurt, and their victims are a sweet sheltered young woman who thought she found love and a husband who was just being a husband.
Along those same lines, I also think the big focus on Sex is (hopefully) meaningful. This isn’t like KANK where the affair started through time together, talking together, really SEEING each other, and then progressed to sex. This seems to be just attractive people making out on a beach because they can’t resist each other and nothing else.