Tag: Ajay Devgan
SINGHAM has emerged as one of the biggest grosser this season and the film is still going very strong all over the country side. While the reviewers and the critics panned the film for its overt and covert violence, fact of the matter is that audience has lapped up the action and is enjoying every moment of it.
Naivety about a language, and its myriad interpretations by the present generations whose sensibilities are shaped and governed by English language, indeed leads to a situation where the results makes one despair about the level of awareness that present generation has about the words that are quite popular in our local lexicon. In SINGHAM the tagline being used by the character of Ajay Devgn is "Jisme Hai Dum toh fakt Bajirao SINGHAM", and it is the use of the word fakt, that is being interpreted as u know what. It indeed is really absurd that our youth in the country, particularly those who are quite active in the cyber world do not know what Fakt is, it is a pure Urdu word which means only, and if it is being interpreted as a cusp word, which is quite popular among the youth of the world, then Lord can only save the language.
Cinema should not be made a target to settle political scores, let the audience decide what they want to see, and let this decision not be left for discretion of political leaders, who are more concerned with their constituency rather than projection of nation in a positive light, reflecting through cinema, its ability to move forward.
There are no two doubts about the fact that Ajay is the real success story for 2010, what with RAAJNEETI, GOLMAAL-3 and AAKROSH etc. The diversified roles that he has enacted have made him darling of the masses. However, is it the only factor that has endeared him to the audience?
Hindi cinema, it seems is slowly gravitating to the manner in which cinema of Hollywood has evolved. The suggested conversion emanates from the frequent use of cusp words by the female actors of Hindi cinema in the recent times, a phenomenon which was and is quite apparent in the Hollywood cinema. After all, what is a lexicon or a dialogue without the use of cusp words, some swearing etc? It might be a characteristic feature of the women in the day-to-day dialogue, but the holier than thou approach of the censor board and the conscious decision of the female actors to maintain an on screen-sati savitri image meant that they would always utter dialogues which would be highly sanitized and would conform to the norms of the society, it altogether being a different fact that in real life the argument would stand on its head.
How important is cinema in our daily lives, and how endearing are the characters which made their presence felt in a big way in the past, was evident when they were used as catalysts to take the narrative forward in GOLMAAL 3. Be it the " I am a Disco Dancer" act of Mithun Chakraborty or the reappearance of Prem Chopra in a small and miniscule role, but drawing maximum laughter from the audience, it again underlines the fact that the saga of cinema is all about characters and their portrayal.
When AAKROSH would be releasing on October 15, subject to the condition that the standoff with the censor board about 30 cuts is resolved it would mark a decade of association with films for Bipasha Basu. And what a contrast it would be, Bipasha is appearing in a totally deglamorised role, contrary to the svelte look that she is sporting these days to promote her health video.
Context, topicality, relevance etc., are all terms that can be associated with Ajay Devgn starrer AAKROSH, also starring Akshaye Khanna, and produced by Kumar Mangat. Taking off, from yesterday's column, one can say that AAKROSH indeed is a film that is really apt, underlining the churn that our country is going through, what with the Khap, the Panchayat of the Jats in Haryana raising the clarion call against government's reported move to bring it under control.