Saturday, February 21, 2009

Delhi-6, The hoopla - The Hype - The bad review

Strange as it may seem, but that is exactly what I am feeling about the movie right now. Oh my Gosh! The publicity was simply amazing. The cast and crew of the movie were all over the place, globe-trotting to be precise, for the premier of the movie. The hype had to be of that extent, given that the music & songs were already a big ... NO...HUGE hit ( Yes, I am a fan of AR Rehman), but come on, you would have heard the songs, they are awesome rite? Abhishek was planning on a Guinness record by visiting most number of places in one single day for the premier of a movie, all the talk about Masakali (the white dove), which ,I believe it received more hype than Jr.AB himself :) but, when it came to the actual day of the movie release, with people eagerly waiting to see how it fares at the Box office, it all came down to a grinding halt. No one was seen around on the evening of the release. No news about Jr.AB's record, no dove...all that were heard of the movie were the reviews from the critics, some said it was pathetic, some called it below par, some average, a few called it good. But not even one review was praising the movie. Why does it happen?? Why on earth do these guys go overboard for the publicity? what do they earn from it? ( I think they would in fact loose more money by travelling) ,It has been the case of so many movies in the past, Chandini Chowk to china, Billu Barber, Tashan, Ram Gopal Verma ki aag to name a few of an ever growing list. Meanwhile, movies which have hardly given out pre-release publicity have done well, in fact done really well. Movies like A wednesday, Aamir, Jannat, Jodhaa Akbar,Rab ne bana di jodi, Rock on, Race, et al. Now I think you guys might come out saying that Rab ne, Rock on and Race are all big banner and had good pre-release publicity. Yes, they had come out for the publicity, but not to that extent of the movies like Delhi-6. However, there are a few exceptions like Ghajini, Jaane Tu ya Jaane Na ....
I guess, as the saying goes, Too much is too bad applies to the movies as well, It's only time before the movie guys realize this and don't kill it even before it's born.

5 comments:

$hekar said...

In my view a movie is made by a lot of people.... screenplay, direction, production, performance of the artists and the story and the list goes on . sometimes the script doesnt come out well with poor screenplay and it may go wrong with bad direction. And sometimes everything worksout really well together like the movies wednesday, jaane tu ya jaane na etc etc.. considering the blockbuster slumdog millionaire with a normal story of a slum guy winning a million bucks ..it doesnt sound like what it did with the boxoffice :)

Rahul said...

yeah the movie is crap.

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aerogramme said...

hi
abhi.
exactly i agree your review on Delhi-6.. even on the bollywood publicity line :-)

Addicted to the Disturbed State said...

I was gonna watch the movi yesterday and that's when my friends told me how bad it was.. and these are the ones who watch every movie that comes along! really, publicity without the substance to keep it goin is of no use whatsoever...