9 marzo 2013

Priyanka Chopra: Vogue India marzo 2013

La copertina del numero di marzo 2013 dell'edizione indiana di Vogue è dedicata a Priyanka Chopra.

Le prime del 15 marzo: Jolly LLB

Questo è un titolo che attendevamo da tempo. Jolly LLB, commedia satirica che punta il dito contro il sistema legale indiano, segna il gradito ritorno alla macchina da presa di Subhash Kapoor, regista del delizioso Phas Gaye Re Obama. Subhash firma anche la sceneggiatura e i dialoghi, e collabora alla stesura dei testi delle canzoni. Nel cast il talentuoso Arshad Warsi, finalmente in un ruolo da protagonista (applauso, per favore), affiancato da un cattivissimo Boman Irani. La colonna sonora, composta da Krsna, è uno spasso. Vi segnaliamo i video dei brani Jhooth Boliya - Boman in mood danzereccio segna sempre uno dei punti più alti della produzione cinematografica indiana, ammettiamolo - e Mere Toh L Lag Gaye. Ne approfittiamo per proporvi anche la locandina e il trailer. La leggenda recita che il ruolo principale fosse stato inizialmente offerto ad un certo Shah Rukh Khan...

Aamir Khan: Femina marzo 2013

La copertina del numero speciale di Femina dedicato alla festa della donna offre un intenso Aamir Khan.

Le prime del 15 marzo: Mere Dad Ki Maruti

Il trailer è gustosissimo. Sembra che con la commedia Mere Dad Ki Maruti, Y-Films abbia finalmente azzeccato la pellicola giusta. Dirige l'esordiente Asheema Chibbar e produce Aditya Chopra. Nel cast Ram Kapoor. La colonna sonora composta da Sachin Gupta vi farà ballare ad oltranza, e se amate il bhangra adorerete il sound originale di brani quali Punjabiyaan Di Battery, Main Senti Hoon, Haaay! (ad interpretarlo nientemeno che Panjabi MC - ricordate il tormentone Mundian To Bach Ke?) e la title song. Buon divertimento!

Anushka Sharma: Elle India marzo 2013

La copertina del numero di marzo 2013 dell'edizione indiana di Elle è dedicata ad Anushka Sharma.

Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns: recensioni

The Times of India, *** 1/2: 'Tigmanshu Dhulia has created an intriguing world with rajas fighting for their kingship, politicians watching porn, gangsters sleeping with the enemy, and women unapologetic about adultery in the ballroom and bedroom. The setting and story is vibrant, dramatic, dark and humourous at the same time. Once again, he scores with his characters - intelligently sketched, with dichotomous layers - dark, brooding, loving and lustful. The editing and the screenplay in the second half lose steam. (...) The climax passively surrenders without the satiating feel of bittersweet revenge. Irrfan is absolutely terrific; he shows fury, passion, envy, pride with such utter conviction that you crave to see more of him onscreen. He's undoubtedly one of the finest performers we can boast of. Jimmy is excellent as the poignant, wheel-chair bound saheb exuding power. Mahie Gill is volatile as the unfulfilled woman desiring more, though her drunken drawl often leaves us more dry than high. Soha plays her part with subtlety and sophistication'.
Hindustan Times, ***: 'As in the first film, the characters are damaged, brutal and scheming. Relationships are sacrificed at the altars of power and money. (...) Sex is a weapon. Murder is routine. (...) What follows is two-and-a-half hours of Machiavellian machination with twists and turns so plentiful and startling that you can barely keep track of who is doing what to whom and who is on whose side. It’s like watching scorpions in a cauldron, each one vicious and out to kill the others. For a while, there is great pleasure in this. Tigmanshu is a master of dialogue. The lines here aren’t thundering in that old-school Bollywood way. They are funny and quietly cutting. (...) The characters are detailed and the first half has some terrific moments. (...) But you can have too much of a good thing. SBAGR just becomes more and more overwrought and, eventually, unconvincing. The plot contortions stop feeling organic and start to feel forced, as though Tigmanshu were simply moving pawns on a chessboard. The film’s length starts to weigh on you; an unnecessary item song doesn’t help. By the end, I was no longer enthralled by the many twists. I was exhausted. Which is a shame, because there is much to be enjoyed here. Jimmy’s cruelly controlling Saheb, Mahie’s nicely wanton Biwi and, above all, Irrfan’s silken performance. He captures every nuance in this smooth, brash, lovelorn schemer. SBAGR doesn’t fully deliver the juicy thrill of the first film. But it should be seen for its characters and dialogue. These thoroughly nasty people are worth spending time with'.

Box office: 01/07 marzo 2013

1 - Kai Po Che! (distribuito il 22.02); 2 - I, Me Aur Main (01.03); 3 - The attacks of 26/11 (01.03). Bollywood Hungama