After ” Dostana ” ,there is no dostana of the audiences with recently released films. Success of. ” Dostana ” could be attributed to several factors. The launch of pink chaddhi campaign against Shri Ram Sene, helped it in a way. Chaddhis could do wonders to two diametrically opposite persons like Pramod Muthalik and John Abraham was beyond my wildest dreams. But people lapped it. John lowered his chaddhi and his career zoomed up.
After this success, Robby Grewal came with his tasteless ” Aloo Chaat” . I think he forgot to add some chaat masala and so the public took no samay [time] to throw it in the trash bin. His first film was ” Samay “.
We tried to go to ” Videsh ” for some relief but Deepa Mehta’s. ” Videsh ” is like the dark continent Africa, almost shunned by tourists. Don’t visit this ” Videsh “.
It is recession time, agreed. But what kind of recession man? Have some logic. For ” Barah Aana ” , you are charging us Rs.200. So who will be interested? I am not.
I found nothing straight in ” Straight ” . Parvaty Balagopalan has audacity to call a queer, straight. It is her sole achievement.
For ” Aa Dekhen Zara ” , no one was interested even zara sa. It came with a bang and was greeted like a damp squid in single screen theaters.
Then came ” Ek ” . When so many zeros couldn’t do anything, what could ek do. ” Ek ” came and went ekdam akela.
” Firaq ” is a Urdu word, meaning separation. There was complete separation between the audience and this film. Nandita Das couldn’t make people her das [slave] with this film. Better luck next time.
And finally ” Tasveer “. Nagesh Kukunoor’s faded “Tasveer” fails to impress every Tom,Dick and Harry. Nagesh’s ” Iqbal ” [winning quality] is leaving him, it seems. Even his. ” Dor ” of luck seems to be snapped. This kind of tasveer from your stable? Thou too Kukunoor?
8 insipid films in just two months and that too in beginning of the year. I shudder, what is in store for us in 2009 ?
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