Silly post, but I was just thinking about a few of these songs and wanted to share them. Lovely little wedding ceremonies, which is loveliest?Continue reading
Google doodle had a film theme today, and I couldn’t resist leaping on it. Sergei Eisenstein, Russian master of the montage, inspiring me to look at some of the best montage examples from Hindi film.
Thank you businessofcinema.com for providing so many numbers to me! There are a few interesting things going on in the local and global box office, going into Airlift weekend.
Airlift, and Republic Day, will put an end to the traditional Christmas season releases, as the screens are given over to patriotic rather than family friendly films. Meaning this is expected to be the last big week, and final box office projections are rolling out for Wazir, Dilwale, and Bajirao.
Read on to learn more.
(first reports on Airlift box office here)
Okay, left off at Interval! Going to plough through and get to the end of the film and the surprise mystery twist ending that I totally saw coming a mile away. And then the sincerely emotionally affecting moment that I did not see coming AT ALL! And then the little girl who waved at me on the way out and made me feel all better
Read on to find out everything about everything!
So, Bollywoodhungama posted the weekend overseas box office figures, broken down by country, with screen counts included as well. Some interesting things in there.
(also, admire my pun in the header image! “Two days, two players, one game.” How perfect is that for another Bajirao vs Dilwale weekend report!)
So, I put up a bullet point version of this already (the notes I dashed off as soon as I got home so I wouldn’t forget), and a quick spoiler-less review. And the second half of the recap is now up also, it is here. And now, it is time for me to give a complete detailed summary! For those of you unable, or unwilling, to see it in theaters! Or if you want to see it, but to have my in your head with you whispering opinions the whole time.
I can tell you, without spoilers, that the best part of the whole experience was the truly tiny little girl with an itsy-bitsy little pink coat and bitty-baby pink boots who waved her microscopic little hand at me in the hall on the way out. If possible, try to recreate that when you go.
And now, on with the show!
So, quick review: Catnip for Farhan fans (I know you are out there), Hollywood style/quality camerawork and directing, great songs, script needs a couple more twists to really send it over the top.
Longer review, see below. And I will probably also be posting a synopsis in the next few days, it’s only an hour forty, I can totally knock that out in just one part.
Which of these stories is most important? Duh! Amitabh! I mean, politically and an actual effect on the world, probably Aamir. But as to cosmic importance, it’s Amitabh. It’s always Amitabh.
So, I finished my complete synopsis of Dilwale, but no synopsis can be complete without also discussing, the trailers that set the stage for the film! I saw Dilwale 4 times (so far), and among the various shows, I saw 4 different trailers. For Neerja, Wazir, Fan, and that new Madhavan movie.