Monday, February 6, 2012

No Expectations

It may be a bit too late to write a "films of 2012" post, but after looking at the crap release list for this year, I just had to write about the movies I'm dreading! Plus, most of the "interesting" movies are set for release in the second half of the year. So...

1) Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya

Can anyone say "yuck"?! The trailer has cliche, 90s style romantic "comedy" written all over it. How many wannabe comedic scenes can be saturated into a single trailer? Over that, did the makers really expect Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'souza to carry a film all by THEMSELVES! They aren't exactly lead actor material. They may have decent acting abilities and chemistry (duh, they're married), but I just don't see that "hero" or "heroine" element in either of them. Secondly, the whole film seems like a large, convoluted spoof, majorly dependent on Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, which is in no way worthy of being alluded to. Now, why would one allude to APKGK? Is that movie some type of classic? NO! Then, TNLHG must already be hopeless? YES!

2) Tezz

Emphasis of the "zzzz" 

Kangana Ranaut, Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgun, Zayed Khan and Sameera Reddy together in a film, directed by Priyadarshan?! I am afraid that this one's going to be horribly reminiscent of No Problem and De Dana Dan, but with some added action sequences that look like they're from the '80s. Now add that to a dreadfully lackluster star cast and Priyadarshan, whose last decent film was Hera Pheri.

I think that sums it all up!

3) Shootout at Wadala

First of all, I think it should be warned that this is a Sanjay Gupta movie! Sanjay Gupta, as in the King of copying. I know Hindi films are infamous for stealing foreign film stories and plots, but this guy does it so shamelessly that I refuse to watch anything he directs. Every single one of his movies is an unofficial remake! Though this movie is based on a real life event, I don't expect Mr. Gupta to bring any freshness to it. And of course, this movie is the sequel to Shootout at Lockandwala...a movie that I'm sure, none of us want to relive (unless Arbaaz Khan was to come back, which he is NOT).