Each time I see a movie poster it transports me into a world of glamour, dreams and romance. It holds so many dreams and so many promises, stories untold and character unseen. A beautiful presentation of a thought which eventually turns out into a movie, which walks every walk of life and that, is mostly why it was called ‘Chal Chitr’… as in a walking talking picture.
A story which peeps in the society with a poster, then songs and trailers are introduced. This actually is a brilliant way of capturing the interest of the audience. And then the fate of the movie is decided in a span of two hours. It rises or falls in a jiffy. It actually must be such a strange feeling … after working so hard on the making of a film for so many months and years at times. The movie maybe received well at the Box Office and at times shunned totally.
Well, this week we decide the fate of Salman Khan’s much awaited and propagated ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. The movie has been released on such an amazing weekend where we have three days of holiday. India celebrates the end of the month of Ramzan and Eid this weekend.
Directed by Kabir Khan, the film is the story of a small girl from Pakistan who is speech impaired and a kind hearted man from India. The mission is to get the little girl united with her family in Pakistan. The film features Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles. The music is by Pritam and Komail Shayan and the lyrics are by Mayur Puri and Kausar Munir. The song ‘Selfie Le Le Re’ is making waves since the day it was released.
In his earlier films, Salman Khan been fighting for the common man, like Jai Ho and Kick. In Bajrangi Bhaijaan also, he plays a similar kind of character. In his Eid wish list Salman said, “This movie needed sincerity and innocence which I had lost. Both, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ will bring back my sincerity and innocence.”
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, directed by Sooraj Barjatya, releases in November 2015. We shall be seeing Salman Khan in a double role in this film with Sonam Kapoor and Neil Nitin Mukesh.
The cross border theme is not new in Bollywood. We have Gadar, Border, Train to Pakistan, Midnight’s Children, Khamosh Paani, Lahore and Filmistaan among others to name a few. Hopefully Director Kabir Khan is able to do justice to the cause.
Eid Mubarak to all and till next week its ciao…!