Stragglers and CaravansBreakfasts on weekday mornings are usually accompanied by a quick look at movie trailers. Akshay Kumar usually appears in every alternate trailer, but these days he seems to be getting stiff competition from the likes of Priyanka Chopra & John Abraham. Among the three of them, they're giving me lots of incentive to go back to watching The Drew Carey Show.
However, to stop being unfair, some of the teasers aren't all that bad. I found the riffs Teraa hi karam from Karam to be quite catchy (anyone know who the singer is?). That and the other songs from the same film seem to follow a trend these days of picturising songs like music videos would. Though one would expect such a non-filmi style oozing effort from Sanjay F. Gupta.
Another set of similarly shot trailers are from the cheesily titled Lucky - No Time For Love (par for the course considering that Sohail Khan is among the producers who earlier gave us a gem of a title : I - Proud to be an Indian)). This Salman Khan feature has created some anticipation because of the uncanny resemblance of the new actress to a certain Aishwarya Rai (and to be fair, Mayuri Kango as well :-) ). Is this intentional or just a clever gimmick is left to speculation. However, another interesting aspect is that the music is scored by Adnan Sami (his first in Bollywood?). The music seems decent but sort of conventional. I found the Lucky Lips (Asha Bhonsle) song reminiscent of another Asha song called Bas Ek Baar Kahi.n ek baar.
I'm only making a mention of Deepak Tijori's latest film called Khamoshi because looks like it's a remake, nay a ripoff of Identity.
Who is Ayesha Takia and why is she winning awards and getting a lot of coverage in filmi news articles? I'm quite intrigued. I first noticed this actress on ESPN-Star of all places where co-star Abhay Deol and she were plugging their film Socha na tha there (a trend originating from Dhoom and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi).
Her last name is a little unusual and has a potential bag of puns to spark off. For e.g.,
Q. if she was a superheroine working undercover, what would her nickname be?
A. Ayesha the Pillow
Q. What would've happened if President Kalam had a son and she married the son?
A. She would have her own signature phrase by becoming Ayesha Takia-Kalam.
I know, I know. Those who know where I live have marked it for instant annihilation. I think I should add my post to the Jade Project.