So many news items about upcoming movies! Mostly how they are being released early, or released late, or starting filming. Just a lot of date talk, really. Which isn’t very interesting on the surface, but is super super interesting when you dig in and think about what those dates mean. And this is just part one, I am breaking it into two parts so we can more easily keep comments focused. Part two here
More news!!!! Yaaaaaay! Lots of little things that are interesting to keep an eye on and see how they pan out. And of course Padmavat, the story that will never die.
Well, it finally got approved. And I kind of agree with everything the Censors did. At least, as it is presented by them and the spin they are putting on it. I am sure there are all kinds of political realities on the ground that I am missing which makes them not so great. Oh, and I think we can aaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllllll agree that swapping Vaani for Shraddha is a disaster of epic proportions.
Well, the Padmavati issue has taken a slightly different turn, the release is actually delayed. I haven’t seen that with a big Hindi film recently, although I know it has happened before, both in Hindi and other language industries. And the delay and some other comments indicate that this is beginning to move into a different category, politics and violence. Which means you are all going to get mad at me again when I try to address it, and I may lose a few more readers (well, a lot of readers). And get a fair amount of notice by trolls and hate groups (don’t worry, I will block most of them). But I also feel a bit of an obligation to address it. And this is the toned down version, my original post was a lot angrier.
Happy Veteran’s Day! I bring you greetings from my sister’s living room while we watch Nagarjuna on the TV (we needed something nice to wake up to). Very exciting to wake up to, SO MUCH NEWS!!!! Including the continuing saga of Abhishek.
If you care about the censor board’s opinion, they like Dear Zindagi. Personally, I don’t care at all, but I am kind of surprised by the extreme level of support they are giving it! Oh, and there’s also a new teaser. Oh, and the full album just came out! 7 days before the movie release. And no Ali Zafar songs in sight.
None of these things have anything to do with each other, but none of them are really worth their own post either, so I am going to combine them all to have a decent sized post.
One of these really really doesn’t matter, but the other one kind of does, because it is hiding a story that does. Well, two stories
Of course, this is all super early reports and blah blah blah, the real answer will come on Monday, but so far Udta is looking good!
Udta Punjab is coming out! Yaaaaaaaaay!!! I am so happy! And I know what I will be doing this Friday night!
I already did a news post today, but thanks to the time difference, my morning (in America) post only caught the stuff from yesterday (in India), so now I need another one of the things that just happened!
The censor board doesn’t have a problem with Shakespeare, they just both happen to be in the news at the same time. Although I bet the censor board would have a problem with Shakespeare, if they were working in England in the 1500s! All that sexual humor, barely veiled political content, and bad language would NOT fly!