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Innovativeness is yeast that is being adapted on a large platform by the television serial makers in a big way to catch the eye balls. One of the episodes of Balika Vadhu on Monday tried to take a giant stride forward by attempting to assimilate the content of cinema and built the story of the serial around it at least for next two three episodes. The film chosen for this experimentation was DABANGG.
The row over whether composers and lyricists should get royalty has got uglier with Javed Akhtar being banned by the Film Federation of India. The producers of the film industry have raised the ante and they do not seem to be in a mood to share the booty from the efforts of the song writer and the music director, as it is being demanded by Javed Akhtar. They need to pause and think for a moment, whether the two biggest hits of the current year Munni Badnam huifrom DABANGG and Shiela Ki Jawaani from TEES MAAR KHAN would have got the bumper initial opening at the centres that matter, i.e. Mumbai and Saurashtra. It is the songs which are the medium of publicity for a film and are the initial catalytic factors in bringing the crowds in to the cinema halls.
As 2010 is coming to close, an underlining motif for the year has been that two of the super hit films have been those whose item songs have rocked the country. DABANGG had Munni Badnaam Hui and TEES MAAR KHAN had Sheila Ki Jawaani. It indeed has been a characteristic of the Hindi cinema that an item song has defined the contours of success for the film as also for the star. For the year 2010 Katrina Kaif has created the benchmark, and set the standards for 2011, an act, which would be difficult to follow. It also provides us an opportunity to revisit the item songs and see for ourselves, how the maxim that has been propounded stands the test of the time.
While DABANGG broke the box office record to emerge as the biggest grocer at the box office during the recent times to come, its record was overhauled by ROBOT, and both the films continue to rule at the box office with the same panache. Various kinds of observations have been made about the success of these two films, but one thing that has not been talked about is the impact the one liner in both these films had on the audience. Be it DABANNG or ROBOT (ENDHIRAN), it is the one liners as dialogue that has magnetized the audience to come back to the box office again and again to soak and savor into the ambience. As a matter of fact, if one were to analyze the success of Rajnikanth and Salman Khan, one thing that would emerge as the underlining motif is the punch lines which draws wolf whistles and mad appreciation.
Though Emami, the manufacturers of Zandu Balm dithered for sometime whether to select Malaika Arora Khan as their brand ambassador after the phenomenal success of Munni Badnam hui, le Zandu Balm hui,' song from DABANGG, wisdom have dawned on them and Malaika Arora Khan is now the new brand ambassador of Zandu Balm. One song has given the brand such an outreach and the icing on the cake being the oomph of Malaika, no brand campaign could have achieved such success, and that a song has provided for the brand on a platter.
When was the last time when a female actor making her debut in Hindi cinema was shown entering a bathroom to have bath as Sonakshi Sinha has been shown in DABANGG. In the recent memory no such debut has been made, while in the good old days it was a norm. There may be a voice of dissent from the feminists and the liberalists that such kind of introduction denigrates the woman and therefore should not be there at all.
Sajid Nadiadwala must be wondering what to do, as his prot?g?e and long time associate Salman Khan who has given quite a lot of hits to him including JUDWA, MUJHSE SHAAADI KAROGI etc., has emerged as a veritable threat to his new film ANJAANA ANJAANI owing to the phenomenal success that DABANGG is enjoying all over the country. The ostensible reason for postponing the release is on account of the plausible reason that the court could decide the verdict on Ayodhya and it may have negative effect on ANJAANA ANJAANI, latest offering by Sajid Nadiadwala, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. On the face of it, even press conference was addressed to put the issue under perspective, but how many of those who follow the trend of cinema would buy the argument?
Shah Rukh Khan may not see DABANGG but in heart of hearts he also would be hoping that his next film RA 1 attains the same success as DABANGG. As they say, it is very difficult to keep it simple, but if it is attained, then the success just kisses your feet and this is what has happened in DABANGG.
From the time the mobile numbers made their debut in India, and have become a veritable tool in the Hindi film industry, by virtue of being flaunted, or sought to talk to a girl or it being the number of the lead character, common man who has this number has been in acute agony. DABANGG follows into the same league. In DABANGG, a mobile number is flaunted which has turned out to be a number in reality and the poor professor from Haryana is at its wits end receiving the calls as people want to talk to Chulbul Pandey or Munni Bai. As DABANGG is gaining ground and emerging as the biggest grocer of this season, as a by-product the malice of calls is spreading like wild fire. Incidentally, most of these calls originate from small towns and there is an element of mischief embedded in them.
It indeed is fortuitous today that Eid has fallen on 9/11, today Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated all over, Jains festival as also Teej is being celebrated all over the country. It is one of the rare occasions where four festivals of four different communities have fallen on a single day, but do we tend to see any of the celebrations of these festivals on the silver screen these days? Inter-alia when was the last time when a prominent festival of the country was shown on the silver screen