Odds and Ends
- Took a look at the Mumbai Express official website today. It has all the basics down correct but maybe because it is a Kamal movie, the site itself left me a little disappointed as far as novelty or uniqueness is concerned. The way the cast is introduced is neat but the other parts of the site are strictly average. On the positive side, we finally get to hear a bit of one of Ilaiyaraja's numbers.
PS: Thats now three news items on Kamal without anything on Rajni or Chandramukhi. Impressive huh?!
- Coke's next ad has Aamir in a dual role - as a snobbish NRI on a bride hunt and as a very Indian bhabhi in the same household that he is looking for his wife in. Aamir looks hilariously feminine as the bhabhi and the ad itself has an interesting storyline.
- Ram Gopal Varma's next film Sarkar stars Big B and li'l B! It has Amitabh as a politician and Abishek as one of his two sons. Company was a phenomenal film on the underworld and if Sarkar contains a similar look at Indian politics, it will be movie to remember.
- Chennai's Satyam theatre now apparently has a play lounge for children. So mom and dad can catch a movie while their kid enjoys herself in the lounge. Seems like a nice concept on paper but would it work, especially in our society where parents are extremely protective of their kids? I for one can't imagine leaving my daughter with strangers. I wouldn't be able to enjoy the film since I'd be worrying about how she's doing! And wonder what they'd do if a kid started crying and wanted to see his/her parents. Walk around a darkened theatre trying to locate them?! Would be nice to get some stats on the success of the lounge...