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Start… Action… Cut ! – Bollywood — Reloaded

May 25, 2009

Post published on May 16th 2008. and the kollywood version mentioned at the end is still pending ! Sigh !!! Will surely do once I am back.

How difficult would it be for some of the stars from tinsel town to go against the odds and perform roles that they havent tried yet? and would it be possible for us to accept them in their new avatar?

Well, here are certain characters that I would want to see some of todays lead actors in Bollywood perform(I am not taking the actresses into consideration here, ‘cause not most of the time we get to see a heroine-centric subject in our movies. Moreover, most of todays heroines are busy getting themselves into a bikini!).

To begin with, how about SRK as a cop? I guess, he played a cop just once in 1, 2 ka 4(sans uniform) and there were also a couple of other movies where he appeared in the uniform. But we have never seen King Khan wearing the Khakhee ‘vardi’ yet. A sleek, stylish hardcore action movie along with SRKs high energy, attitude and newly toned body, would be something to look out for.

Aamir Perfectionist Khan as a serial killer. No sad past, no flashbacks, no spiteful revenge; the character is bad and he is bad for no reason. We missed seeing him in Darr and we hardly got to watch a negative Aamir in Fanaa and Earth. For a person who hasn’t tried his skills yet in a full fledged negative role, this would surely be a challenge.

Salman Khan in a lead role based on the cartoon series Johnny Bravo. I cant imagine any other actor in Bollywood today for this role. For those who do not have an idea on the cartoon, Johnny Bravo is a handsome dim-witted narcissict who is always a failure with women. And of course, this role would be in complete contrast to Salmans repetitive appearances as a love guru in No entry, Jaaneman and Partner.

Hrithik Roshan in a slightly off beat movie playing the role of a prisoner who had been sentenced to life time imprisonment. Roshan Jr. mite not be having a flair towards comedy roles, but if given a role that has the scope for him to perform emotionally or frustrated, he does with élan. And btw its high time he shed his good looks and did powerful roles.

If there is one actor who has improved a lot in terms of his dialogue delivery and comic timing over the years, its none other than our King Kumar. Wouldn’t it be fun to see Akshay enact a hilarious alcoholic criminal lawyer on screen? Some one who gets drunk all the time(not inside the court, of course) and lands up in trouble. Since Akki is being so repetitive these days, it would be a pleasure watching him in the courts trial room making use of his usual wits, charm and one liners to win the legal proceedings. Oh oh, and how can I forget that famous gum exhibiting grin of his!!!

Saif Ali Khan as a young educated politician who aims at reforming the country(inspired by Rahul Gandhi ??). A character that has only good intentions but uses his shrewdness to win over his contemporaries. It’s always a revelation to watch Saif perform meaningful roles, a natural actor that he is, and I am sure he would do complete justice to this role.

…out of context but ‘actors’ like Tusshar Kapoor, Zayed Khan, Dino Moreo, Upen Patel – please stay away from the industry! ASAP !!!

PS : I will be coming out with my version of Kollywood as well. Stay tuned..er..browsed.

PS 2 : A very similar but elaborate take on SRK had appeared in Indiatimes.com on 28th May 2008; ie. after this post of mine.

http://movies.indiatimes.com/quickies/3077486.cms

Coincidence or ……???????

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. Rakesh permalink
    May 25, 2009 6:39 am

    okay thts it!im tired of commenting now bro..plz refer to my prev comments!

  2. Chiranjib permalink
    May 25, 2009 7:00 am

    Oh.. yeah. That was meaningful, alright! I agree with you dude! Seeing these actors perform roles that they have never done before would be very very interesting!
    And, full marks for the topic that you chose! 😀
    Keep it up!

  3. kanagu permalink
    May 25, 2009 7:15 am

    Nicely written bro… loved it. Please write for kollywood too… I am really eager to read it… 🙂

  4. Ashwathy permalink
    May 25, 2009 2:14 pm

    good analysis…
    loved SRK in main hoon na and veer zaara, the former which had moreaction sequences per se than the latter which was more of a love story.

    aamir as a serial killer is an interesting change. he is the kind of person who experiments with all sorts of roles. he came very close to that kind of a role in ghajini altho of course the difference was that it was for revenge.

    it is difficult to imagine sallu as the guy who has to actually try (and fail) to get girls coz all the gals are behind all the time whether in real or reel life. he is at his best while playing roles like he did in Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya and Partner and even Jaan-e-mann… thats his style. He was a bit of a temperamental wanna-be in Mujhse Shaadi Karoge.. but taking that character forward wud b an interesting idea. altho how much it wud suit him wud b a different thing altogether.

    hrithik roshan i’d say is handicapped by his good looks to some extent. altho he did a marvellous job in koi mil gaya, most of his other roles didnt require him to change his looks drastically (not even jodha akbar, where altho he donned period costumes, his basic look remained the same.. he didnt stop being good looking). anguish is an emotion well-played by roshan jr so yes an autobiographical story of a prisoner wud b good to see.

    akshay kumar – drunk – and in a court. why not make him a lawyer along the lines of govinda in kyunki main jhooth nahi bolta? or even like mohanlal in ‘hello’? 😀 just the character i mean. AK would be a riot!

    i’ve always felt saif plays shades of negative better than his comic roles.. he was an absolute revelation in ‘ek hasina thi’ and the movie in itself rocked. i’d like to see saif in more such roles and films.. it fits him like a glove.

    now…waiting for the kollywood version… 🙂

  5. Praveen permalink
    May 25, 2009 6:31 pm

    “out of context but ‘actors’ like Tusshar Kapoor, Zayed Khan, Dino Moreo, Upen Patel – please stay away from the industry! ASAP !!!”

    cant agree more with this:D

    and adding to ur list…
    Mohanlal as a serial killer? 😀

  6. verbivorehere permalink
    May 26, 2009 4:56 am

    oye oye..oye..i dnt read the entire stuff..i stopped with hrithik roshan. “Its high time he shed his good looks” – so u admit his looks are good! :P. “he does with elan” so u admit he is talented :PPPPP

  7. Ordinary Guy permalink
    May 26, 2009 2:46 pm

    LOL!!!!!
    yeah…..sounds interesting……. I would love to see Aamir play the role of a serial killer…. he would do a great job 😉

  8. Dot permalink
    May 26, 2009 6:36 pm

    Lol. Salman as Jhonny Bravo, nice imagination !

  9. Vee permalink
    May 27, 2009 9:57 pm

    Whoa, they stole ur thunder… That article was surely written after reading ur posts… 😉

  10. soulsez permalink
    May 28, 2009 8:53 pm

    And Nana Patekar as a gay, drag queen…

    Hey u were the one talking about anomalies, don’t screw up ur face now… 😛

  11. sakhi permalink
    May 30, 2009 6:13 am

    Boy!! you surely do have researched on who has not done what!! 😛 😛

  12. santasizing...Fantasizing permalink
    June 2, 2009 5:45 pm

    I likeeee….to see some one as big a movie buff as me…
    now how do i say that,,,well if u werent…u wouldnt have really known which actor has done what…so far:)

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