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Steve Barr
01-27-2007, 08:09 PM
Nothing goes together like Bollywood and NASCAR:
wallpaper (http://www.yashrajfilms.com/Movies/MovieIndividual.aspx?MovieID=f81dff38-211b-41bb-b9b7-a9b23445eb62)
trailer (http://yashrajfilms.com/Images/MediaContent/f81dff38-211b-41bb-b9b7-a9b23445eb62/Theatrical_Trailer.wmv)

Travis Sheldon
01-27-2007, 10:20 PM
Wow!
I think I'll give Talladega Nights 2 more stars after seeing this trailer.

William R.
01-27-2007, 10:26 PM
Wow.

I wonder if they'll show this at the Bollywood theater they just showcased on the local news. I don't think they have English subtitles going, but it might be worth it just to sit amongst Indian rednecks.

Steve Barr
01-27-2007, 11:41 PM
I wonder if they'll show this at the Bollywood theater they just showcased on the local news. I don't think they have English subtitles going [....]It's almost certain to have English subs. It's rare for a Hindi film in the US/UK to not have English subs, and this is from a big production house.

OTOH, the Tamil/Telugu films don't have subs unless they are on the festival circuit.

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it might be worth it just to sit amongst Indian rednecks.
I like how the kids are named "Krishna" and "Texas Ranger".

It's a kid's film, so I'm not expecting a lot from it, but I think they missed a chance to set it in RTP/Charlotte/Atlanta where you can imagine a burned-out call center wallah gets the NASCAR bug. Unfortunately it looks like they'll use NYC as the main location, as most Indian films shot in the US do.

William R.
01-28-2007, 12:04 AM
It's almost certain to have English subs. It's rare for an Hindi film in the US/UK to not have English subs, and this is from a big production house.

I did not know that. That might make the 20 minute right to North Bergen completely worth it. :D

I don't know why I thought they'd be sans-subs. I used to go to the good ol' Music Palace theater (R.I.P.) and all the HK films were subbed. I didn't think the market for these films stretched far enough to warrant them I suppose.

Man, I miss that place. Maybe the Cine Plaza can spark an interest in all things Bollywood, just as Music Palace did for all things HK.

http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/7870/palace2jh7.jpg

Steve Barr
01-28-2007, 11:16 AM
That might make the 20 minute right to North Bergen completely worth it. :DI don't know; it's rare for a Bollywood kid's film to be good. The Harry Potter ripoff Aabra Ka Daabra (http://store.nehaflix.com/aakadadvd.html), a film entirely in 3D, was pretty fun. Flying carpets instead of broomsticks. :)


[...]I didn't think the market for these films stretched far enough to warrant them I suppose.The subtitles are there for the 2nd+ generation kids who know more English than Hindi.

Steve Barr
04-28-2007, 12:08 AM
Turns out it's not too bad for what it is. It's an Indian kid's movie based on a mashup of Days of Thunder, Life is Beautiful, and Cinderella Man. The racing is silly and the humor is pretty bad, but the film is surprisingly watchable, not your standard fluffy Hollywood kid dreck.

ETA: It does have English subs, for the film and the song sequences. Even a couple of the trailers had subs.