Trailer Talk: APRIL 2015 (Bollywood Edition)
After a kind of slow start to the year, Bollywood is busy this month as April 2015 rolls around with a bunch of releases. It’s a weird bunch with not a lot of major studio releases, but more small time indie films. Take a look at the Trailers for each as Trailer Talk gives you some of my thoughts on each movie and check out which is worth your time!
DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY (April 3rd, 2015)
Basically considered the South Asian Sherlock Holmes, the character of Byomkesh Bakshy has been portrayed on screen for decades. This version seems more like the modern day Holmes movies, with a mashup of exotic characters, psychedelic fight scenes and what looks like an overly complicated plot. Here’s hoping this does well…
BAREFOOT TO GOA (April 10th, 2015)
Well if this doesn’t make you smile, you sir (or madam) have a heart of stone. While being super low budget, it’s a simple concept and the two lead child actors seems to be able to fare on their own pretty well. This is the kind of small indie movies that Bollywood needs more of.
BROKEN HORSES (April 10th, 2015)
Not sure if this belongs on the Bollywood version of Trailer Talk, or the Hollywood one, considering IMDB doesn’t have it listed as a new release for this month. The first ever Hollywood movie directed by a renowned Indian director, is being hailed by James Cameron and the likes of Alfonso Cuaron a great piece of drama. I’ve personally been looking forward to this for a while and am definitely checking this out.
DHARAM SANKAT MEIN (April 10th, 2015)
Another uniquely interesting film centered around a religious dilemma with a star cast that needs to be watched together on screen. After success of movies like ‘PK‘ or ‘Oh My God‘, more films that start a debate regarding religious tension within the South Asian countries, while attempting to entertain and inform, is never a bad thing.
EK PAHELI LEELA (April 10th, 2015)
Despite its exploitative and gratuitous nature, this trailer is pretty well put together. By the end, I am slightly interested in some of the plot points introduced. But that just means that the person who cut the trailer is a better filmmaker than the director of this movie, because he’s able to raise some interest for this. I just feel bad for Rahul Dev.
COURT (April 17th, 2015)
While this doesn’t look that interesting, the trailer features all the critical acclaim the movie has apparently received from the international film community. The hook is definitely intriguing, but I don’t know if it raises enough of it for me to want to pursue finding and watching this movie, as I doubt it’ll be widely available.
MARGARITA WITH A STRAW (April 17th, 2015)
Kali Koechlin gives, what looks to be the best performance of her life as an extraordinarily differently abled girl, trying to live an ordinary life. The movie looks amazingly beautiful and is probably one of my most awaited indie movies of this year. It’s been getting crazy praise from all over the world and I am looking forward to it.
MR. X (April 17th, 2015)
Emraan Hashmi was doing so good with a series of movies that featured him in a different light. He’s back to making out with random girls as the highlight of his films, only this time he’s invisible. The trailer doesn’t make it clear if this is a super hero movie or what, but obviously they don’t care how it comes off.
JAI HO DEMOCRACY (April 24th, 2015)
A political discussion with the best group of characters actors stuck in a room satirizing the political system of India & Pakistan while soldiers are fighting for their lives on the border? I can’t be more down to watch this movie! The cast alone begs a viewing, if not the writer being from the cult yesteryear comedy ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’.
So that’s it for the Bollywood Edition of Trailer Talk this month. Check ’em all out and share your comments below as to which movie you’ll be watching in theatres.