Looking at the title of this article, you might be wondering what DJ
Bolli is going to rant about this time. The answer is simple - movies! Now
don't scratch your head thinking what about them. As you know, people say, one
needs to leave their logical minds locked when watching a Bollywood movie. But
does this always work? No. No matter how much you try, your mind keeps trying
to find logic in every single thing. And so, to divert your intellectual
attentions, Bollywood filmmakers came up with a simple solution - add as many
songs as possible, whether required or not, and voila
, a super
hit film is ready. How? Well, the movie can lack a script or story but if it
has some romantic, peppy or latke jhatke
-wale songs, no matter how
not-so-watchable-movie it is, the music loving audiences of Bollywood world over are going watch it.
A classic example of bad script and no substance is Bang
(2014). A total rip off
from Knight and Day
, all we saw was mountains, highways, seas and
countries. But guess what? The movie worked. You know why? Because we
people rushed to the theatres only to watch Hrithik Roshan groove on "Tu
Meri" or romance Katrina Kaif in "Meherbaan Hua". And not to forget,
chicken dance in "Uff".
Then let's not forget Chennai
(2013) and Dhoom 3
While Rohit Shetty made sure to burn and blast cars as usual in his north-south
makers made sure to race
bikes to keep the "essence" of the movie. When Deepika and Shah Rukh
indulged in mind roasting and head ache-wale parodies, Aamir Khan was
making plans to take revenge against those who wronged his father. But
realized their half-baked nonsense is not going to work, they added the
tadka, and hallelujah, people loved this "amazing action" movie
because they not only saw Deepika fluttering like a butterfly singing
"Titli" but also Shah Rukh asking us
to "Get on the Dance Floor".
And no to
forget, Aamir doing a cirque du soleil on "Malang" while Katrina made sure to strip
(2014) are another
classic example. While Kick
plagued with some pacing issues, underwhelming action scenes, and an indulgent
has some serious
issues in terms of comedy, script and what not. Still, Kick
turned out to be one of the highest
gainer in 2014. Now DJ Bolli wonders what really worked. The fact that the
movie starred Salman Khan or his romantic "chemistry" with Jacqueline
Fernandes in "Tu Hi Tu" or may be his over-hyped signature
steps in "Jumme Ki Raat". Never mind! Coming
, looks like it never really turned out to be "happy" for the audiences. With a song like
Night" we wondered that this movie was nothing but Nonsense Ki Height!
only saving grace turned out to be Deepika Padukone's beautiful latke-jhatke on
"Lovely", her fire-wala song "Manwa" with Shah Rukh Khan and of course,
Now what can DJ Bolli say? Film makers have made sure to leave DJ completely flabbergasted with
their music tadka on their nonsense script and half-baked tales. DJ Bolli is
absolutely disappointed and left wondering when will the time come when movies
will rule the Bollywood not due to songs but story itself!
Writer: Peehu A.
Anamika GK & Hershi J.
Graphics: Komal P.
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