Bollywood: The Oscar Lady
Bollywood: The Oscar Lady. Call it the election fever or the summer of discontentment but somehow nobody is willing to visit the theatres.
Call it the election fever or the summer of discontentment but somehow nobody is willing to visit the theatres. All the three releases of last week ‘Revolver Rani’, ‘Kaanchi’ and ‘Samrat & Company’ have been disappointing. I had predicted this for Revolver Rani from the way it was hyped up in the promotions. The critics have loved Kangana Ranaut once again and so have her fans but ‘Revolver Rani’ is certainly not a film for the masses. Just as ‘Samrat & Company’ is not an ‘Aamir’ from Rajeev Khandelwal and ‘Kaanchi’ is not ‘Pardes’ or ‘Ram Lakkhan’ from Subhash Ghai. No doubt Ghai has his heart in place, he always did for four decades and 19 films it is just that his style of filmmaking appears old world now. I’m certain he is aware of this but to be able to present so many newcomers in a musical with a message at his age is credible!