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Friday, August 19, 2011

'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan'

'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan' is the upcoming Yash-Raj Films production.
It is all geared up for release and the promos on air have caught my fancy.
The Yash-Raj Films banner have always been associated with romantic flicks.
Of late, they have even tried to re-invent their brand of romantic films.
Instead of the staple formula, there have been some innovations by them,
many of them helmed by new directors, who have tried to infuse freshness,
there have been a bit of experimenting with the execution too, some of their films have backfired, despite the changes brought about in varying degrees, and a few have emerged winners too.
Much of the story is set in Dehradun, and the portions of the film have been shot there.
There have been widespread rumors that the film is loosely based on the films like 'Dan in Real Life' and 'My Brother's Wife', however, those have been quashed by the makers. The young director has said that his debut directorial venture has actually been inspired by the matrimonial advertisements in the newspapers where people are on the lookout for an ideal Indian woman to get married to. It's reassuring that the film will not be banking on the risqué quotient (very much in display in the Spanish film 'My Brother's Wife') and rather would have all the spice, the masala, that one would normally expect from a mainstream Bollywood offering.
As far as the promotional videos are concerned, they are surely gripping.
The trailers give us a n exuberant, youthful feel.
The last time that the Yash-Raj banner had a winner,
in the light-hearted romantic genre, was 'Band Baaja Baaraat',
and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this one too.
The film has been described as a topsy-turvy tale set amongst upper-middle class families in northern India.
Imran Khan plays the brother to Ali Zafar, and falls in love with the latter's fiancée, played by Katrina Kaif.
But that's just the basic plot-line; the makers have been fiercely guarding the details, as they are expected to do.
Imran Khan, the male protagonist of the film, is now much in demand after the huge success of 'Delhi Belly', which got a terrific response from the young audience, and from the critics.
Imran is hopeful that 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan', which he has described as a comedy of errors, will strike a chord with the masses.
Ali Zafar, who has a huge fan following as a singer-actor in Pakistan, had done a brilliant comed called 'Tere Bin Laden' last year, and, basking from his success therein, he did not hesitate to sign up as the second male lead after it had reportedly been turned down by Ritesh Deshmukh.
Katrina Kaif has been paired with Imran Khan after their much speculated upon project with director Sanjay Gadhvi failed to take off.
The director, Ali Abbas Zafar, has been working as an assistant with this very production house for a while, with films like 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom', 'Tashan', 'New York', and 'Badmaash Company', and this one marks his writing as well as directorial debut.
The film stars Imran Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ali Zafar, Tara D'Souza and Kanwaljit Singh, and John Abraham reportedly has a cameo appearance.
I sincerely hope that this film lives up to its promise of being a frothy entertainer.
Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif look great as a pair. The songs are super-cool.
Katrina Kaif has donned a rockstar-avatar (in the 'Dhunki' song) for the first time.
The film's writer and director: Ali Abbas Zafar;
Cinematographer: Sudeep Chatterjee; Editor: Ritesh Soni.
And the zany songs have been composed by Sohail Sen.
Certified by the makers: A guarantee of freshness.
The surprise package: Ali Zafar, the singer-turned-actor from Pakistan.

Ali Zafar plays elder bro to Imran Khan and the latter helps in his bride hunting.


namit said...

Earlier this film was supposed to have released in July, but now it seems that we won't be able to catch it before September. Eagerly waiting to see it!!!!!

Siddhu said...

Imran Khan looks as good with Katrina, as did Ranbir Kapoor.
After all, there's nothing like seeing two beautiful people romance on screen.
I am sure that the Imran-Katrina pairing will work wonders for the film.

Joy said...

The songs are really rocking. Especially, the title track, 'Dhunki dhunki' and 'Chhoomantar' which have captured the imagination of the nation's youth. Buddy, I too hope this Yash-Raj film hits the bull's eye!

Nalinn said...

The soundtrack album is a smash-hit indeed! I love the folksy, robust numbers, high on melody. I am hoping the film will be a cool watch as well.

Raghav said...

Imran & Katrina look awessssssssssome!;-)
But I wish Ali Zafar has a good role in the film, I love the 'Madhubala' track that has him singing, and he shares screen space dancing with Imran & Katrina. All the best to him too.

ranjann said...

Lovely blog. Lovely pics. Am excited to catch the film in theaters.

Vishesh said...

Imran Khan looks really sexy. And not in the conventional way. His sexual appeal isn't all about the body beautiful, unlike Ranbir Kapoor's, it's a subtle charm that the guy has, which makes him special. I am hopeful that after 'Delhi Belly', he'll again be noticed majorly in this film.
Katrina and Ali Zafar are also two beautiful people to look at, hence this flick's gonna be a helluva eye-candy!

saurabh said...

Kool post, Ani! I am looking forward to this one for sure..... especially after getting hooked on "Chhoomantar", "Madhubala", "Dhunki laage", and "Matrimonial si aankhein" - the tracks are simply rocking, especially the last one - one of the best title songs in the recent times.

aryan rocks said...

Simply wow!
Just one point: I am keen to find out if the snap of Katz holding on to Imu is a scene from the film itself or it is their jolly banter.......
hahaha....... looks cool whatsoever.

sumit said...

I fell in love with the film's look right when the very first look of the film was released in the media. The poster, with Katrina, Ali and Imran perched on the horse had me chuckling in delight. I bet this film is going to deliver, as Aditya Chopra has supposedly taken a lot of care in getting it fashioned up to his heart's content. All the best to Team 'MBKD'!~

Rachit said...

OMG! This looks like an eminently watchable flick...... I had loved Imran's work in DELHI BELLY, and am excited to catch him in this masala romance...... and Oh Heavenly Katrina...... she just takes my breath away.........!!! The songs are good, the cast is rocking, all I expect is that the film will be worth every penny of the ticket's price, and much-much-much more!!!

Saahil said...

Imran and Katrina looked awesome together as an on-screen pair; the songs were lovely - especially the foot-tapping 'Madubala' and 'Chhoomantarr' tracks, and the icing-on-the-cake was Ali Zafar's cool presence - that guy is a natural, yaar!