October 19, 2010 12:14:57 PM IST Enkayaar, Glamsham Editorial
We all have either read the famous poem London Bridge is falling down, either ourselves or have heard our children reciting them when they are growing up. But one may ask the question what is the connection between London Bridge and JHOOTHA HI SAHI. Well, there is an integral connection as most of the plot that evolves in the film is built up around London Bridge and it is for the first time in Hindi cinema that a film has been shot so extensively using London Bridge either as the back drop or the prop.
Waterfronts bring about amazing feeling of soothe to the eyes as they appear on the screen, and JHOOTHA HI SAHI is one film where the backdrop of Thames river, on which London bridge is situated has been used rather extensively. To make the shot authentic the unit of JHOOTHA HI SAHI stopped the traffic on the Tower Bridge factoring in the demands of shot and even on the London bridge the traffic was shut down in three lanes for quite some time.
Indeed for JHOOTHA HI SAHI it is a monumental achievement, as it would be the first film in all probability that would show case London Bridge and areas around it in such vivid details. Well for that matter, it was Manmohan Desai who had used river Thames as an interesting backdrop in his eponymous film NASEEB and exposed the people of our country to the excitements of traveling on water fronts in fast speed boats, though waterfronts were used in films earlier as well.
London is a favorite hunting ground for Hindi cinema and though it has been a mixed back of results in the recent past, it has paid dividends, primarily on account of the large population of the Indian Diaspora as also the inhabitants from different parts of the Asian countries who go fida on Hindi films. This time around as per the law of averages JHOOTHA HI SAHI should score a victory at the box office as it is a young film that deals about the issue of suicide which has a sympathetic chord in the young generation of the present times, in particular in countries outside India, England being the prime example.
Indeed the film tries to identify with London through the getup of John Abraham as well, who is seen in the film sporting blue metallic colored shirts in a big way and it is the color that is preferred by most of the Londoners. Let's hope that they also prefer JHOOTHA HI SAHI.