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Muppets Most Wanted movie review: A mediocre fare, punctuated with run-of-the-mill gigs!
At the very outset of this musical extravaganza you are warned, “We are doing a sequel and everyone knows that sequels aren’t quite good”. You could either take this literally or with a pinch of salt
Either way, the film is a mediocre fare, punctuated with run-of-the-mill gigs and sparkles that are aimless and trying hard to please. Click here to read more
James Bobin: I would love to collaborate with Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan
He lived in London’s Brick Lane for 10 years, watched his share of Bollywood entertainers and nowhe is keen to work with Indian actors
James Bobin, director of The Muppets and its forthcoming sequel Muppets Most Wanted, says he would love to collaborate with Indian stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan. Bobin wants Indian viewers to soak in the “chaotic, colourful and musical” fun that his latest movie offers. In an email interview, the Los Angeles-based director shared the idea behind the sequel, which releases in the US and in India this Friday. Click here to read more
‘The Muppets’ take over Bollywood, use song from Amitabh Bachchan film
After the TV show Glee used Salman Khan’s Character dheela in its trailer, it’s a Walt Disney movie that is coming home to Bollywood
Walt Disney Studios’ film The Muppets, releasing on November 25, 2011 and starring Jason Segel and Adams, is the latest to have been bitten by the Bollywood bug. The latest trailer shows ‘The Muppets taking over Bollywood’, spoofing a song from Amitabh Bachchan’s film Aks. The song, Rabba rabba, was quite popular during the film’s release in 2001. It was rendered by Sukhwinder Singh and Vasundhara Das, and picturised on Bachchan, Raveena Tandon and Manoj Bajpai. Only Sukhwinder’s voice has been used in The Muppets. But with so many popular Bollywood numbers, we wonder why the one with Sukhwinder’s voice was used. Is it because he is more familiar to Hollywood owing to Jai ho? Possible. The next time around, we hope Hollywood filmmakers use something more current, like Salman Khan’s Character dheela in Glee. Or maybe use a classic, what say?
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