I have yet to see KHJJS, would do that surely but reason for writing this is that what I worry is would I get a theatre playing the movie in second week? The movie seems to be wrapping under 6 cr. So is this the END?
Now I am hardly the doom slayer, and moreso I still believe after aamirâ€™s flicks I prefer D6, Sarkar, Raavan, etc kind of movie and they star Abhisekh Bachchan. So certainly his movies have touched me. And I have appreciated them.. and if only for Aamir I would have felt the decade belong to his wonderful movies he has done, but is he that only a character actor and not a star ?
Because a star is the one who either does comedy, romance or something fantasy or science fiction in Bollywood (except aamir again) and in the below list one fails to find single one of them. Which leads me to believe he just hasnâ€™t attempted enough of STAR MOVIES, and thatâ€™s criminal. But that is what it is, as I would show below he hasnâ€™t done rom com or action.. and strangely and sad it may sound is it to late?
Yuva, Sarkar - The above movies are iconic in their own sense, the reason being hardly any other actor has played that raw image as displayed by Jnr B in Yuva, Sarkar..
Delhi 6:- hardly theres an actor whose as subtle and observer like the love letter to Delhi.. in Delhi 6.
Bluffmaster:- Bluffmaster (and not to mention again here.. he plays a losing climax!! And pretty much only place where it worked! ).. include that anubhav sinha movie Dus to here.
Raavan:- Hardly thereâ€™s an actor who has ATTEMPTED .. RAAVAN.
Guru :- hardly thereâ€™s a biopic by any other actor to match Guru, hardly thereâ€™s a cool con movie like
Paa (as actor and producer) :- hardly thereâ€™s actor whose doing a Paa, like politician role!!
Phir Milenge :- Hardly thereâ€™s actor performing lawyer, and that too on such a sensitive and important social disease?
LOC Kargil :- Hardly thereâ€™s actor performing a great military movie? (I am stating only of stars.)
And to talk of his ads on Television of Motorola, idea etc.. which are cool, urban and happening, hardly thereâ€™s actor who carries different screen image in movies and his ads!! The thing being mostly hit movies inspires similar character type ads, here we get utter smartass hero in ad.. who get nonsensically lame in movies! And his choices to play character!!
Hardly thereâ€™s a mainstream actor who has ignored rom com and action!! And comedies!! and funnily Hardly theres actor whose denied success by luck or fate at box office as abhi!! hardly my friend, theres a abhisekh??
But inspite of this I feel, is this the END? Has he lost the time? Would there be no chance of coming back, history is filled with examples of great miracles in all sort of sports and life? Can he make one? And if so would he ever get respect ?
I am afraid to be frank, as I have seen enough of him to knw heâ€™s isnâ€™t that bad, but I have seen enough films of his and can see he hardly puts effort for that character, or understanding whether his film is working or not.
I remember once Aamir Khan (funny we return to him always in narrative of abhisekh) said that all his movies bombed and he decided to do one movie a year, I feel Abhi should and try to do same, I feel he does so many flicks that here is a person who wants to achieve failure more than anyone! Is it Rocket science to know that KHJJS would flop? Or I did say something was wrong with his character graph in Raavan? Or That Drona would be greatest disaster of all times? Or what would explain Umrao Jaan? Or the fact that only aamir khan that with COMPROMISED EFFORTS has succeeded? On Box Office? With greater and tighter scripts?
The fact that worries is what sort of advisers does he have, he can do for one thing appoint satyam for that role as it might make him select good roles and have a dedicated genuine adviser! M not kidding, history of this guy is in doubt younger audience have shifter to Ranbir, Imran.. who keep churning that romantic movies, and Elder stars continue to humble and entertain in their once a year flicks!!
Looks bleak, I have always believe if a star fools his audience, they would always get back! And we are seeing the same. THE KHJJS, box office clearly shows lack of faith, from audience and appreciation is nowhere to be seen. It puts one in a very bad corner, and may be he might get out, but hardly would be remembered as the Hero one was.
So question is and finally is it the End? I regretfully and in a sense thatâ€™s disappointing might tend to be convince by cynics. But.. and theres always But imo!!
An actor whose movies always would be remembered but would his acting and would he ever get the due worth, would he ever cross the mark in Box Office? When he fails to let alone get opening?
I would be worried.. this was suppose to be the year, Raavan was supposed to be the movie.. but for every failure of his I feel he can comeback!! Yes he can.
I feel one may have excuse for 2010 and I am one of them as hardly a gowariker or Ratnam movie could shatter BO, but 2011 is the year when hes doing commercial movies with commercial directors and banners, its QUESTION OF NOW OR NEVER IMO.
Itâ€™s the Joker in the pack you donâ€™t know which way it will fire!! It would have to suffer brunt of KHJJS and Raavan imo, and trailer seem a khichdified version of Hollywood flicks, but still I am interested, but at best and maximum I fail to see more than 50 cr. At max.
Itâ€™s a remake of Hit film with Hit director in commercial category with lots of gadget I do like idea of remaking Italian Job, and that too with Abbas Mastan!! But its good to have a heist film, BUT if game is good and this one can create enough buzz we could get super Hit movie here.
DUM MAARO DUM
This one could seal it, it could be the movie that brings him back Like a phoenix imo, and I would be looking to this one ..may be 50 cr at bo.. but moreso critical acclaim and tight story and his acting could do the trick for the youth.
Conclusion- Hardly romance/action/comedy but movies with commercial directors and past success targeting the youth, this is the Year when either is Reborn Like Phoenix from ashes or.. I shutter to even think that way. Bring on a comeback.. and more good films like Raavan, D6, Sarkar..
ps- but bhansali movie is the last thing i wanted!