…and it’s a HOLIDAY Monday here in the UK so this was an EXTRA treat! 😀
Yes, ravishing rafties – as you can see, the first OFFICIAL Dishoom poster has now been released and it’s bloody damn COOL as well as smoking HOT!! (I’ll come back to the ‘smoking’ bit later, heh heh.)
Varun Dhawan was the first to tweet:
The FLOOD that was then unleashed (mostly from Varun’s fans it has to be said) was amazing! From the midst of the tsunami I’ve fished out several media/celebrity reactions:
Indeed it WAS! In fact, such was the immense volume of tweets that MY twitter search conked out after 2 hours’ worth and I could scroll back no further! WOW!!! Phenomenal!! 😀
Most of the media reactions were overwhelmingly good. There are links to quite a few in the comment below this post but here’s some selected snippets:
’The makers recently unveiled the poster of the film and we are totally bowled over by it!….the sight of Varun and John, looking hot as ever, is more than enough for us to get excited for the film.’
’The first poster….looks completely badass…. the two hotties killing it with their swag walk! The poster….will remind of the poster any awesome Hollywood action flick that had two male leads. Oh and not to forget the cute bulldog!’
’…..the Dishoom team has released their first poster and boy, is it worth the wait! Featuring a rugged John and an oh-so-dapper Varun, this first look of the Rohit Dhawan directorial redefines badass….’
’….it’s too cool for words…… If the poster is this cool, we can’t wait for the trailer that’ll be out two days from now.’
However, then Times Of India threw a new observation into the mix:
’….John and Varun prove that they are going to be the next most-loved on-screen jodi. Oozing oomph in killer looks on the poster, the actors seem to be walking in slow motion alongside a bulldog who seems to have a special role in the film…..
Dishoom is a remake of the 2013 Malayalam film ‘Mumbai Police’ and is slated to release on July 29, 2016.’
Errr, WHAT??? A remake?? That’s the first I’VE heard of such a thing.
Needless to say, I went straight onto Wikipedia to find the aforementioned film and the plot synopsis of it is here. There’s no harm in reading it because there seems to be NO RESEMBLANCE WHATSOEVER to ANYTHING we’ve heard about Dishoom. I can’t help thinking that someone at TOI has got their wires crossed. If not, it’s a remake SO LOOSE as to be NOTHING like the original – haha!
‘….However, we couldn’t help but notice that the poster looks eerily similar to that of the 2010 blockbuster Due Date starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. Well, not entirely similar though. At least Dishoom used a bigger dog.’
Oh sod off, you GITS! Go and do something USEFUL with your lives!
Another piece pouring scorn was by NewsX. The full link is in the comment below but here’s the gist:
The first look of Dishoom’s poster has created ripples on Social Media with twitteratti discussing John’s look…. As John is an inspiration for an army of youngsters, the poster in which he is seen smoking, may send the wrong signal to his fans. India is plagued by the menace of smoking and an estimated million people die every year due to the cancer stick…’
Hmmmm…. well, I have to admit that I was slightly disappointed to see the smoking myself.
We know (from earlier mentions) that John’s character in Dishoom is ‘nicotine addicted’ so I’m hoping there will be some sort of positive message on that incorporated in the film. Maybe he’s trying to give up and there are comedy situations surrounding that? I hope so! I really DON’T like to see ANYONE smoking these days, especially John. 😦
However, I DID like this tweet:
Haha – well, yes, maybe he should. Cigars are said to be slightly less harmful than cigarettes!😉
Another tweet that made me smirk was this one from ‘Associate Editor @HarperCollinsIN’ Arcopol Chaudhuri:
“@Rushes The folds on John Abraham’s trousers make it seem as if he has an enlarged . . . . .”
Haha!!! REALLY? No prizes for GUESSING where HE’S been looking – rather TOO closely!!! 😉
OK, moving on to the trailer launch on Wednesday….
Film writer Rahul Raut tweeted: “Huge trailer launch planned for #Dishoom. The trailer will be showed live across 550 screens in different cities. http://kiagia.com /index.php /trending-news-category /1420-huge-trailer-launch -planned-for-dishoom …”
His piece elaborates:
‘Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Dishoom‘ logo…raised the bar for the movie and now makers are gearing up to release its dhamakedar trailer to multiply the audience’s excitement. The trailer will be launched on June 1st….in Mumbai in the presence of John, Varun Dhawan….among others.
….the trailer will also be shown across 550 screens of a chain of multiplex on the same day at the same time across the nation. This way, moviegoers watching films in the same chain of multiplex in other cities will also be able to catch the trailer launch live. It will be the first time in Hindi cinema that a film’s trailer will be showcased in such a big way.
….Sajid Nadiadwala said, “The trailer of ‘Dishoom‘ will be a big treat on the silver screen and we have tried to give that experience to a sector of the audiences a little in advance.”…’
Goodness! This all sounds VERY cool!! (I’ve rearranged my plans for the week so I can be around on Wednesday – hee hee.)
As for the trailer ITSELF, it sounds fantastic. Screenwriter Milap tweeted:
WOW!!!! Can’t WAIT!!!😀
‘Being a celebrity has its advantages and disadvantages. While one may have a huge fan following and a glamorous life, dealing with the constant media glare can be cumbersome.
….John, whose personal life was under the scanner recently, with several media reports suggested that his marriage…was on the rocks, says he has learnt to deal with the media glare.
“After a point, you get conditioned to accept things that happen around you. Over the years, I have got used to behaving in a certain way. I have become more rational. I behave like a normal middle-class person. I can relate to everybody. So, when I come under the scanner now, I’m okay with it. I also speak rationally so that I am not misrepresented,” says John.
(Queen V says: “Yeah, don’t BET on it John. Try saying THAT to the idiots at ZOOM, Pinkvilla, Bollywood Life etc etc…”)
Awwww, how cute. And how true – of ALL of us, haha!😉
Moving along… football – and John has another new signing.
NorthEast United FC said on their FB page:
Yusa has a phenomenal track record in Indian Football with I-League and Fed Cup titles under his belt. A crowd favourite with dynamic energy and leadership abilities, #NEUFC is proud to welcome Katsumi to the #Highlander fold.’
It’s ALL going on for our prince isn’t it! I can’t imagine when he gets a single MINUTE to himself!!
OK – I’ll just leave you with a few tweets that caught my eye starting with THIS FAB edit by raftie Pankti:
Awwww, sad 😦
Raftie Raffy: “Oh my… John https://twitter.com /thejohnabraham/status /737155813232381952 …”
HAHAHAHA!!! LOVE it!! That one gets ‘tweet of the day’!!
And that, my precious pearls, is going to be all from me for today. It’s a public holiday here so I’m off to eat cake and watch a comedy film.
In the meantime, please pop any interesting snippets you may find in the comments and I’ll deal with them on WEDNESDAY.
(Please Note: There will be NO post tomorrow as I am out all day – in preparation for the Wednesday trailer – EEP!!)
Catch you later, little fishies!!😀