Thursday, August 03, 2006

What If..?

Yun Hota To Kya Hota poster: American Dreams

I feel bad that the film didn't get the kind of release it deserved, and that it was released like some "crossover" or "arty" film, with single shows at the multiplexes and almost none in other cinemas. Can't blame it completely on the film having no stars in it, because as Naseeruddin Shah said, Paresh Raval is a star now. And Malamaal Weekly got to a much bigger audience. May be thats one of the disadvantages of being Naseeruddin Shah:-)

I also feel bad for those who did not go for ``Yun Hota To Kya Hota'' because Rediff gave a bad review (I know at least a couple of them).

However, those who came to watch it seemed so involved in the film that they shared every bit of fun and frustration that the characters had. And the hall, though somewhat smaller than the regular ones, was packed for a late night show. I haven't had a more engaging and entertaining movie experience for a long time. ( Bluffmaster was close, and then I can remember Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi).

Unlike many moviemakers who are happy doing plays on the big screen, Naseer seems to be more interested in doing things that he couldn't have done in theatre.

The film could do with better posters. The one in picture looks better than most others which gave an impression of a dark film.

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