Massive combined post! Because I am trying to end the day/first year of blogging at exactly 999 posts, so I can’t split this up. But I also don’t want to ignore any of these stories!
Yay, second weekend box office is available! And that global-local/multiplex-singlescreen divide is popping up, just as anticipated. Really, these films are not going to clash, besides me, there just aren’t that many people who would be interested in both.
You know I shouldn’t be your primary source for Indian political and other hard news, right? Because I don’t have a strong background in that, and more importantly, I’m not a journalist. If anything, I’m an analyst. I take news other people have already reported and put it together in interesting ways. Anyway, moviemavengal just tweeted me an article that does all the hard news work of the ADHM protests for me. Check out this link.
I’m going to put up a full summary later, probably today or tomorrow. But in the meantime, here’s a review for people who’ve seen the movie, or are never planning to see the movie and don’t care about SPOILERS.
I saw Shivaay tonight! Because it was the practical thing to do based on theater schedules, even though everyone else is seeing ADHM. I’m glad I saw it, not necessarily glad I saw it before ADHM.
Little bits of news have started to burble out, as they do during opening day of major releases. What did the public think, how are ticket sales, etc. etc. And, of course, are there massive violent protests or not?
I normally don’t use bad language, but I couldn’t resist the alliteration! And really, the man is less than scum.
The biggest news is really the meta-news that there are 3 news stories about ADHM to one about Shivaay. Clearly, the people who run English language industry news sites are pretty sure that their readers care more about ADHM then Shivaay news.
I still haven’t seen Force 1. I’m ashamed and all that, but I missed it in theaters and then I spoiled myself for the ending and it sounded like kind of a downer, so I skipped it on DVD. But Force 2 looks pretty good, so maybe I will make myself watch Force 1 so I am all caught up.
The Shivaay love song just came out. And, thank goodness, I think it explains what’s going on with one of the three very very young heroines. And possibly one of the other ones as well.
Two! Two great videos! One of which is striking and beautiful and amazing, and the other of which is just kind of cute.
I thought Ajay couldn’t top suing Yash Chopra’s widow days after his death, but this is pretty bad! Not that he’s actually necessarily in the wrong, just like he wasn’t in the wrong last time, but it’s just turning into a whole thing again which isn’t going to help anybody’s film.
Two trailers out today! I think they both might be attached to Rustom/Mohenjo Daro or something like that? Anyway, they are released online today, and I am excited!