Saturday, July 12, 2003

more samaachaar

Pritish Nandy Communications has signed Aishwarya Rai to play the haunting (bang on! great word) Chhoti Maalkin, in a new version of the 1952 Bimal Dutt classic novel Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (SBaG) which was immortally filmed by Guru Dutt in 1962 with Meena Kumari in the central role. {source}. After Bhansali took Devdas apart, we have another group of people who should really know better than to tamper with old classics. Why not remake bad movies from the 1970s and 1980s and give them more sheen instead? {Note from the future: The author in question is Bimal Mitra, not Bimal Dutt (who seems to be a wishful hybrid of Bimal Roy and Guru Dutt!).

Lata Mangeshkar continues to lash out at the remix crowd: "If you love the songs then one must not abuse them, but treat them with the respect they deserve". The crowd, meanwhile, seems to be filled with a lot of singers who are hoping to make the transition to mainstream music (singing, composing) instead of churning out remixes.

More Koi Mil Gaya. Quoting Rajesh Roshan from the music launch for the film at Planet M (courtesy: AVS): Dekhiye Hrithik ke role ki hisaab se ye gaane ... ek mamuulii jaise romantic gaane hote hai.n ... waise bhii hai.n aur waise ... hai.n bhii nahi.n ... kahii.n biich me.n unako ... chho.D diyaa hai ... .

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