I was watching MTV yesterday (after ages) and happened to watch a nonsensical 5 minute long promo. The first thing to strike me was the title of the movie “Aap Kaa Surroor – The Moviee – The Real Luv Story” (at this point I was trying hard not to fall off my seat, laughing as hard as I was).
Indian movies and soap operas have for long murdered Hindi and English going overboard in the usage of extra alphabets in their titles and names to conform to some numerology shit!! The first one I remember is Suniel Shetty. I am pretty hazy however, when it comes to remembering what effect it had on his career or acting skills. Since then a huge number of actors have tried changing their names to varying degrees of success. KEkta Kapoor brought the practice to the silver screen and set another height by naming a Star TV soap as “Kkusum”.
But this is breaking ground stuff!! I mean Moviee. The lengths they would go to ensure the sucess of a movie, other than ensuring a decent cast. Did I happen to mention that the lead actor here is none other than Himesh Reshammaiya and the entire promo is shot like a pop video rather than a movie!!
Next thought in my mind was, what will happen if they need a comic scene? Himesh baba, as far as I know, can barely manage a smile, let alone a laugh (I think he should start using Close Up, the ad jingle matches his voice). Also, I was thinking of a probable climax scene. Himesh slowly (the camera zooms in from different directions at this moment) lifting up his cap and revealing “What lies beneath“.
A must read here. An article on IndiaGlitz. Sample the lines below:
The rock star is back.
One of the best shots of the promo come a few seconds later as freeze frames of traffic moving down the road are shown with Reshammiya looking at it from the top in his usual pensive mood.
One of the best shot sequences for a video arrives when he walks down the stairs of a monumental building that appears to be a historic site or an educational institute from the West.
This post is not a rant against the Himesh baba. This post is not a rant against his pathetic voice. This post is not a rant against his cap, pensive look or the now overgrown beard. This post is not a rant against a mindless 5 minute long promo for his upcoming debut movie. This post is not a rant against him being the protagonist in what is being touted as the most expensive Hindi movie ever made.