Bollywood surely thinks of the audience as stupid. Bollywood thinks that the audiences will accept anything and everything that is presented to them in the movies they produce. Take for example a movie that I was watching on cable TV today. I don’t know the name of the movie, but I could see that it starred Bobby Deol, Gul Panag, Milind Soman and Lara Dutta in the lead roles. Well, I have to say that I only watched the closing few scenes of the film that was supposedly shot in Malaysia. The scenes that I watched showed everyone brandishing their guns with the leading ladies being kidnapped by the hero and the villain respectively. And then the villain (Milind Soman) shoots the hero (Bobby Deol). The impact of the bullet is so big that it pushes Bobby high up in the air and he goes on to fall behind the car that he was standing in front of at the start of the scene. Incredible!
As if this was not enough, the fallen hero now opens his eyes, recounts how he fell there. What they now show is that when Milind Soman shot him, he could actually see the path of the bullet approaching him (Matrix style!) and it barely misses his forehead and he makes an acrobatic jump behind the car and pretends to be dead.
Okay the photography was good, but was it real? Can you escape a bullet when you are shot at a close range of say less than 10 metres? Comparisons with Matrix would only make Matrix look like a bad copy of an old flop masala movie, but this was pathetic. Our filmi heroes try to act as super-heroes and end up doing a remarkably good job thanks to the stupid mentality of Bollywood producers. No wonder, the film flopped and it must have been such a big flop that I don’t even remember its name.
JUST RANDOM THOUGHTS