So, the first Fitoor trailer is out, and it is very very pretty.
And very very location based. And very very “fiery young sensitive middle-class men!” None of which are bad things, but they are very Abhishek Kapoor-y. Which makes sense, since he is the director. And it has that pretty pretty gloss that I’ve come to associate with the official Disney co-productions (as I mentioned in my post on the first look). And, as I also mentioned, I expect it to be an “official” adaptation of Great Expectations based more on feel and look than on plot, just like Khoobsurat was a remake of Princess Diaries.
So I dug up a copy of the trailer for the most recent Hollywood version, and yep! Definitely more Ethan Hawke than Charles Dickens.
But what I am more interested in is the possibility of a political message being buried within it. there are three reasons I think this is just barely possible.