Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Dhoom 2 Trailer: Flashy, but What's the Plot?

I was waiting for quite some time to see the trailer of Dhoom 2, the movie Aishwarya Rai was ordered to lose 10 lbs. for over the summer. Aish is already so skinny, I really don't know what this obsession is with movie directors making thin actresses become even more thin, but whatever. She looks good, but none of these actors really look Indian anymore. I actually liked seeing the old Bollywood actresses like Sridevi, dance with a little junk in the trunk and big bellies in ghagra cholies, but now, everyone is so buffed. Take a look at Bipasha Basu in the movie trailer, she looks just like Angelina Jolie's character "Lara Croft" from Tomb Raider. The only thing I wish this trailer would tell me is what the heck this movie is all about. Images of Aish dancing in skimpy clothes, Hrthik doing some high tech train jumping and computer work, and Abhishek flying on a jet ski across dry land (yeah, that's right, he's flying on it!) is not really helping me. And Bipasha Basu dressed up like Lara Croft? I'm still trying to figure that one out. But the trailer is pretty flashy and action packed, so enjoy!

UPDATE: I got a little free time today and acted like a total loser. I listened to this video clip closely about three times to see if there were any clues as to what this movie is all about. It is well known amongst the Bollywood circle that the producers are trying to keep the plot a secret. From the clip, it seems this film is about a diamond heist, and all of the main characters are invovled somehow. Whatever the job is, the characters seem to be taking alot of breaks in between to do their obligatory song and dance routines. It seems like they mixed the story line from Mission Impossible with the 60's classic Beach Party. This is all pure speculation though, once the film has been released, we'll get a better clue as to which Hollywood film was plagiarized to create Dhoom 2. We all know originality has never been Bollywood's strong point.


... said...

haha, i dont get it either. so weird. and damn, they cant even leave one of the most beautiful women alone about their weight. give me a break. aishwarya should have told them to shove it.

Ameet said...

Seriously - Bollywood is the new Hollywood.

Unknown said...

hmm, personally, I'm not shedding any tears for poor Ash, but whatever. I'm sure she's being paid plenty, and along with her Loreal endorsements (for that crappy lipstick which is rotting away in my drawer) she's set for life. That's more than I can say for most of the poor slobs, myself included, who continue to watch her movies.

sorry. I'm feeling grumpy and hungry on my current round of post-partum dieting.

Ameet said...

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Chic Mommy said...

Ameet, I just checked out that site, it's hilarious! Gosh, I already have so many blogs on my favorites list, now I have one more to read.

Sadaf, I feel you. Except I'm not really dieting anymore, I'm on a self-loathing "I don't care what I eat because I'm already a mess" kick right now. More on that later.

maleeha, I agree. Aish is a size 2 now, and she looked much better, in my opinion, when she was a size 6.