Monday, November 15, 2010


Well, it certainly has been a while!!

It's been over 6 months since my last post... certainly not by design though - my laptop gave up the ghost shortly after my last post, and I've only just been able to acquire a new one. I have kept up with all the developments in Bollyblogland, though - from Khanna-o-Rama to Sridevipalooza (and lots more besides). As usual, there's been lots and lots of fun stuff going on.

I remember when 'Apne' was about to come out in 2007 - I was super-excited at the prospect of seeing Dharmendra onscreen with his sons... when the movie eventually came out, I naturally traipsed off to the cinema to see it - and I really enjoyed it. Not because it's a great movie (it's certainly not), but because it was OTT, and fun, and emotional, and very silly in parts, and just total paisa vasool for me at that point in time. I haven't bothered to see it again since that day, and I don't think it would stand up to a second viewing, but I really enjoyed it at the time. In my post on the movie, I remarked that I would love to see Dharam, Bobby and Sunny do another movie... but I didn't think it was likely.

I was obviously totally wrong! Here's the trailer for 'Yamla Pagla Deewana', scheduled to debut in 2011:

Now I don't understand about 90% of what was said in that trailer (ze subtitles, zey are my friends!!), and it looks like the film will probably have a lot of cultural references that I won't really 'get', but it does look like a lot of fun - colourful, entertaining and just fun. The trailer is actually generating some nice positive buzz for the movie. Can't wait till it comes out... hope it makes it to one of my local cinemas, and I hope it's received well.

Another fun recent development, of course, has been the return, after a loooonnng hiatus, of 'Koffee with Karan', Karan Johar's irreverent and quite frankly, nosey, chat show. It's already stirred up the pot quite nicely with Deepika Padukone allegedly making bitchy comments about Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, and Ranbir himself pretty much 'fessing up to the world that he's a little bit of a player - an adorable one to be sure, but a 'playa-playa' nonetheless. I love how Karan Johar is not afraid to go after the salacious details on this show, and how he manages to get the celebs to say stuff they probably would not say on a 'regular' day. It's also great that he manages to get just about everyone who's anyone in Bollywood to do the show.

I really enjoyed the first 2 seasons of KWK - in fact, I raved about it on this blog early in 2007, and it made it to my list of favourite Bollywood-related things of 2007, although for me the formula got a bit stale and irritating by the latter part of the second season. The show started to lose its freshness and became a bit of a vanity thing, especially for people with new movies coming out. I was quite glad when Karan called it quits, really.

But I guess a good long break was just what the show needed to give it back its 'kick', and I think one can safely predict that the third season will give us quite a few memorable moments. Just some of the people I'd personally love to see on KWK this season: newlyweds Konkona Sen Sharma and Ranvir Shorey, Vivek Oberoi (not with his wife, though - maybe with Sushmita Sen or Ajay Devgn), Amrita Rao, Shahana Goswami, Sridevi, Akki & Dimple, Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan... and of course K-Jo's 'usual suspects' - like SRK, Kajol, Bebo.... The ultimate coup for Karan, of course, would be to get the 3 Khans - Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman in the studio on the same day and for the same show... but I think we all know that's not going to happen. It's fun to imagine though - things would probably get pretty heated!

Anyway, just wanted to check in... will be back soon with some Dharam-centric posts and maybe some other non-Dharam-related observations... one thing's for sure, it definitely won't be another 6 months before my next post!


Filmbuff said...

Glad u r back on blogland. I enjoy reading ur posts.

I recently saw Dharam in "Jheel Ke Us Paar" with mumtaaz. Have u seen this movie?

I also enjoyed Aaye Din Bahar Ke and Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke. These two movies had lovely songs too.

Jugnu was good too - a masala entertainer.

Loafer was really good with both Dharam and Mumtaaz doing a good job


Daddy's Girl said...

Hi Filmbuff! I'm so glad you enjoyed those Dharam movies! I've seen 'Jugnu' but haven't seen any of the others you mentioned yet - I'm looking forward to seeing them soon, especially since you enjoyed them!

Anishok said...

Glad to see you posting again! :)
Thanks for the trailer - it does look like a fun movie, hope it delivers!

raj said...

I have been a regular visitor of your blog.

Thanks for sharing the yamla pagla deewana story.

Awaiting for your new post.



Shellie said...

Yay! I'm glad your back too!

I just saw the trailer for Yamla Pagla Deewana just the other day and thought that it looked quite entertaining and funny (despite my aversion to Bobby).

I haven't caught KWK yet, but I'm glad Karan is back. I thought it was a fab show (though to be fair, I only really caught a handfull of episodes). Let the bitchiness begin!

Oh, Ranbir, me doth think you play up the "playa" bit waaaaay to much. I have sources my friend that reveal that you are much more than the "ladies man" you make yourself out to be. However, I like your movies and think you are turning out to be one helluva terrific actor, on and off the screen. Keep it up!

Daddy's Girl said...

@anishok: Thanks Ani!

@shell: LOL - I didn't like Bobby at first but he's grown on me. He's never going to be one of my favourites, but I don't dislike him anymore. KWK has started very well this season - hopefully he'll keep it up.

Amaluu said...

I'm excited you're back ... of course we wouldn't DREAM of doing Deol Dhamaka without you! And by March we can watch and digest Yamla Pagla too!

And KwK, yeah I know sometimes the guests he chooses are boring but on the whole I love the show. I'd love to see Ajay + Kajol, Sridevi/Jeetendra/Jaya Prada, Juhi Chawla + Govinda, Salman + Aamir, Shilpa/Raveena/Pooja Batra (to dish on Akshay), and so much more!

Daddy's Girl said...

Thanks Amaluu!! I love those ideas - getting Akshay's exes to dish on him would be so much fun! Also love the Sri/JP/Jeetu idea. I hear Karan is working on Sallu/Aamir - I hope he pulls it off. Also heard sometime back that he's tried to get Kajol and Ajay on the same show, but Ajay isn't keen. Not sure if that's true, but somehow I wouldn't be surprised!

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