Bollywood Trailer Talk: DECEMBER 2015 – It’s An Epic Drama Versus Action Fluff

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While it looks to be a light month for Bollywood releases in December 2015, two of the films releasing this month are not to be taken lightly. It’s almost as if all other makers in Bollywood have completely veered away from this month to avoid clashing with the two biggies.

So let’s take a look at the only three releases in Bollywood in December 2015 worth talking about, in this month’s Trailer Talk feature.

HATE STORY 3 (December 4th, 2015)

[ Warning: This trailer features explicit scenes and graphic language. Definitely NSFW ]

As happy as I am to see the underdog, and mostly comic relief actor Sharman Joshi making it big as a leading man in a dramatic film, I’m still very underwhelmed by this un-sequel. The movie seems to be morerelying on its willingness to show graphic content, and have explicit language appear on screen, than any of the story elements, which seems to be somewhat inspired by ‘Indecent Proposal’.

Bollywood needs to rate it’s Trailers also, because the amount of F bombs dropped during this one is a little much.

BAJIRAO MASTANI (December 18th, 2015)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic period film, one that he’s been trying to make since before 1999, is finally coming together, and it looks wonderfully grand. The movie is able to blend equal parts stunning visuals, powerful performances, massive action set pieces and gorgeous songs to create a movie well on its way to becoming a classic, even prior to official release.

For an in depth breakdown of another trailer and my detailed thoughts on ‘Bajirao Mastani’, check out this article.

DILWALE (December 18th, 2015)

Despite all the media buzz about this movie clashing with ‘Bajirao Mastani’, the ‘clash’ seems irrelevant. Both films feature massive stars, sure. However, the content is worlds apart. ‘Dilwale‘ is a pure entertainer of thoughtless proportions; a fluff movie meant to be enjoyed in theatres (or most likely, Netflix) as a fun night out. In that sense the trailer definitely delivers and makes larger than life promises about it’s end result.

Check out my in depth thoughts about the trailer of ‘Dilwale’ here. 

So which of the two (not counting ‘Hate Story 3’, ‘cuz who will really see that in theatres?) movies will you be checking out in theatres in December 2015? 

Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter @theshahshahid

Shah Shahid

Entertainment Writer | Film & TV Critic | Bollywood Blogger | Host of Split Screen Podcast | Proud Geek Girl Dad


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