Frm wht i've seen in trailrs, the nude scene is really not tht serious as the actin of john is so childish, nd he cries out like tht nd thrs no intensity of wht he is goin thru. Hope the producers or directr don't make this out to be a promotion fr the movie to show somehthin excitin, as its really not. Thy shud hav gottn a bettr actor to enact those scenes thn these models who luk fr an excuse to showcase their body evrytime. No wondr in evry other film, john will showcase his body nd make it out be an acting performance.
Grow up dude, nd do some research frm the real prisoners who hd to go thru i.e the terrorists in iraq whn they wer strippd naked. Besides this issue is poles apart frm wht this film is potrayin. Come on, wher in u.s did an american student suspected of activities relating to 9/11 wer strippd naked in jail as the trailer is showin.
This ws only shown whn american soldiers did this terrible act in iraq, nd not to muslims living in america. Sure thr wer probably hate crimes against the community, bt cops strippin of a person who in this movie is jst a normal american guy.
With the success of a few movies better known in their abbreviated forms, a section of the media went to town proclaiming that movies with action and violence at its core will not work any more. Soon, Chopra and Johar, were the names to be heard everywhere. They and their followers were the ones who churned out movies set in exotic locales and giant mansions. The sequences in their movies were stuffed with a blatant overdose of emotion. Simultaneously, the very biased media went on to paint a new picture of the male of the species. According to them, this new age man was no more macho. He was quite the opposite of a conventional man.
Shah Rukh Khan, who made a name for himself by playing violent roles in several earlier films gradually transformed to become the torch bearer for these film makers and the media. This 'Superstar', the media claimed, did not kill anyone any more, did not shrug when he cried and was sensitive to female characters! The new star became buddies with the Chopras and the Johars thereby narrowing his chances to work outside their banners.
These film makers started etching out effeminate characters for lead actors and sequences peppered with gay humour, ostensibly, for the new generation of film goers. They projected their movies as cool and urbane through the same section of the media for whom Page1 was no different from Page3. Over the years, this syndicate found moderate success in cultivating the mindset of movie goers according to theirs. As a res
Re: Effeminate Bollywood
by anti rapist on Jun 25, 2009 05:25 PM
Right said, Praveen. Ghajini featured Aamir Khan, the individualist, that ensured such a phenomenal opening for the movie. But no one can deny that its slick action and sheer thrill were the elements that catapulted Ghajini to the top-grosser slot. It succeeded in giving Bollywood and its pseudo-stalwarts a much needed shot in the arm and elsewhere.
However, it remains to be seen if this could translate into Bollywood's acceptance of a wider audience under its wings, incorporating more people, especially men, irrespective of socio-economic segregations. Glancing at the slew of films listed for release in the near future one fails to see any effects that Ghajini might have caused. With the exception of maybe 'Wanted', all others adhere to the mushy romantic-snobbish heroine-metrosexual hero multiplex movie concept.
While Hollywood has gotten over silly romance and gay comic capers and has moved to big budget action films, a faction of Bollywood is trying hard to infuse the junk thrown out of the US into the Indian mainstream cinema. If only Wanted could pick up from where Ghajini left.