Saturday, February 08, 2003

stumped [previous post in thread]

a new music video directed by Mahesh Manjrekar featuring him along with his pals (Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Salman Khan) and other celebrities and non-actors like Diya Mirza, Raveena Tandon, legends like Salim Khan, divas like Suneeta Rao, Sagarika, singers like Shaan and Sudesh Bhosle and an overweight Chiranjeevi and a blink-and-you'll-miss him Vyankatesh. the goal: to provide encouragement and support for the Indian Cricket team for the upcoming World Cup. A dull song with nothing special to redeem it, strictly by-the-numbers. Apparently, the song is also on the soundtrack of the forthcoming Raveena Tandon starrer of the same name. Grief is probably not the right word, but it's the first word that comes to mind.

More thanks to AVS, I caught a glimpse of the over-hyped and delayed Boney Kapoor production Khushi, and what stuck in memory after the clip was done was the ghostly (ghastly) Kareena Kapoor hamming away with Fardeen Khan (slumming away) with Amrish Puri doing another movie strictly for the salary against a background conspicuously dominated by a hoarding for Mirinda. Sadly, Bollywood's current releases (despite the trouble the industry is in) continue to comprise the same elements: filmed in the US or presenting dull specious imitations of NRI/PIO culture, revisionist tired cliched melodies accompanied by amateur cheap club rhythms churned out on the most expensive synthesizers they can afford, aggressive unsubtle plugging for corporate sponsors, star children totally devoid of any acting abilities, ... the list is endless. When will they ever learn?

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