Posts Tagged ‘Players’

If you still haven’t heard why this kolaveri di, am guessing you belong to a completely different planet. If you search for the song on youtube, there are some hundred versions of it – male, female, cat, mouse, chipmunks, bong, punjabi and so on. And since everyone was baffled by its instant success and nobody could explain the reason for it, now it’s the time for the bad copycats to try their luck. If only someone could explain to them that you can’t plan a viral success, it just happens because it’s so good. And if you plan a campaign, at least don’t be a copycat.

The first one is a song called Boka Chor – a desperate attempt by Bappi Lahiri and SaReGaMa. The entire video has been shot like the Kolaveri di video with some bad acting thrown in here and there. What’s worse is this info attached to the video – Bappi Lahiri is combining the Indian languages in the song Boka Chor. Enjoy this slang song in different Languages with Bappi Daa.

Combining Indian languages? Aha, where have i heard that before? Forget the video, even the idea of the song is not new. Lets’ go to the second one.

This one is by T-Series and for the promotion of Players.  With Abhishek Bachchan behind the mic, it’s again the same style, same shots, same almost everything. If you want to copy the idea, that’s fine. But why can’t you add something new to it? Why it has to be a brain-dead one? Control + C —> Control +V. Done.

And the latest one is from a film called Jodi Breakers. Strangely, the makers haven’t released a teaser or a trailer of the film but are hoping for a viral magic with this one.

Am i the only who can’t see anything magical in these three videos? If no, i hope we don’t get any more of such tacky stuff.

Bollywood’s Men in White have made a career by copying every possible thriller from the west. Their new film is called Players and for a change, its not plagiarised. It’s the official remake of The Italian Job.

The first poster of Players released today and i felt a sense of deja-vu. Because when there is so much effort going on to get that stand-out look for every new film, Abbas-Mustan seems to be stuck in their old world, as far as the posters are concerned. Scroll down to see what i mean.

So basically all the actors will stand together, try to look cool and the poster is ready. You can replace any poster with the other one and it will not make any difference. This is for multi-starrers. Now let’s look at the film posters which has not more than three stars.

So what will be the poster of Race 2? Anyone wants to bet? Will they just replace few faces? Think so. Let’s see.

Concept is dead, design is dead, long live Abbas-Mustan!