Monday, June 19, 2006

Eagerly awaiting...


One a continuing saga of a comic book hero and the other a Shakespearean tragedy. Brendon Routh, beware, all actors who have played Superman before have had tragedy afflict them. Vishal Bhardwaj is set to be our generation's Gulzar. Kudos, sir.
Ironic, that I'm looking forward to 2 adaptations after railing against lack of originality...go figure.

Cheers!
Abhishek

7 comments:

stuti said...

me looking forward to watching superman too. was just speaking about it with pals in lunch room this afternoon.

though, to be honest with you, "superman" logo in your post reminded me of something very different!!:-))

Cogito said...

Vishal is an amazing talent. Looking fwd to the movie !

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

stuti - i wonder what that is , the t-shirt ya? me more omkara the superman...superman revisiting more for my childhoods sake which one tries to keep alive through comic book heroes..

cogito - i find him very akin to gulzar...great music composer and film maker...he just might go further..

arko said...

wait wait...why do u say 2 adaptaions? isnt superman returns a new story...taking place after the events of part 2/3/4...?

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

arko - in the sense that its an adaption of a comic book...

Arun Nair said...

Man, I was reading about Krisshhh (however you spell that shit from Rakesh Roshan). Abhisek, this is exactly a situation where I feel you are bang on - Koi Mil gaya was a rip off of ET. even a dement can tell you that. Yet the bald nut-case goes 'my story is from the heart' etc etc. This new one promises to be India's Superman, Spiderman and batman rolled into 1. Plus, he bursts into song and dance at will. And this will be a super-hit. Being my point - the audience wants tripe like this, and there are clowns willing to oblige them.

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

arun - not many ppl know that ET itself is a rip off of a satyajit ray short story which was turned into a script and circulated amongst film circles in the 60s and 70s...it never got made then and was housed in some film library. Steven Speilberg denies the allegation but the similarities are uncanny..