I had a ball watching Chandramukhi a while back. Rajni Superstar rulez. No discussions about that.
Now the Hindi remake will come out on October 12th. With Akshay Kumar in Rajnikanth´s role as the a tiny bit wacko psychiatrist. Directed by Priyadarshan.
Hmm. If you just read those last two sentences, its nothing to get that much excited. Especially if you know that at first AB 1.0 was in talks to play that role.
1) Due to Akshay´s almost monopolistic presence in Hindi films in the Indian cinema history here in Vienna during the last 3 years, I somehow grew rather fond of him. Sharp tongues might say I got brainwashed. But I really do like Akshay in comedies. Such hai.
2) The story has enough potential to make for an delightfully entertaining evening. Pyaar. Suspense. Masti. Probably crazy stunts and SpecialFX. Spicy enough for a well rounded Masala fair.
3) Vidya Balan. Finally in a more traditional get up again. In Jyotika´s role from Chandramukhi. Maybe that will make me forget her Heyy Babyy performance.
4) The soundtrack rocks. Love the title track. And Akshay´s swami get up.
Still there are some risky points.
Amisha Patel. No comment. Shiney Ahuja. He has yet to repeat his great performance from Hazaron Khwaishein Aisi, hai naa? Don´t have much hope for it here too. Bhool Bhulayia is a Priyadarshan comedy. And it has been a while since he delivered too..
So all in all, you can count me in for a first day show. If only for Akshay and Vidya in the climax dance.